U.S. officials, defending a decision to release pay data that suggests some eye doctors made millions of dollars from Medicare, say the list should spur physicians to push lower-cost drugs to their patients.
Brazil is the only so-called BRIC emerging economy where companies not owned by the government, such as Credit Suisse Group AG and Grupo BTG Pactual, still earn the most investment-banking fees. That may soon end.
The freefalling Brazilian real is unintentionally creating a boon for soccer fans seeking tickets to next year’s World Cup, with the currency’s tumble opening up a 20 percent difference between local and overseas prices.
Brazil’s economy last year registered its second-worst performance since 2003 as higher borrowing costs and a currency that rallied to a 12-year high led it to underperform emerging-market peers China and India.