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.
Barbados bonds are heading for the second-best performance in emerging markets this month as investors gain confidence in the government’s plan to narrow a budget deficit that prompted the firing of 3,000 public workers.
Brazilian central bank board member Carlos Hamilton so disagreed with a surprise interest-rate cut in August that he slammed phones and stomped through hallways, according to three bank officials familiar with his reaction.
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.