WRAPUP 6-Brazil's BTG Pactual looks to new leadership after Esteves jailed SAO PAULO, Nov 30- Grupo BTG Pactual SA looked to new leadership to steer it out of crisis on Monday after controlling shareholder André Esteves resigned as CEO and chairman following his jailing as part of Brazil's sweeping corruption probe. Shares and bonds in Latin America's largest independent investment bank plummeted, reflecting concerns about the...
| By: Guillermo Parra-Bernal and Tatiana Bautzer
UPDATE 4-ICBC Standard Bank to pay $37 mln in landmark bribery plea deal LONDON, Nov 30- ICBC Standard Bank Plc agreed to pay nearly $37 million and enter into a British financial regulator's first deferred prosecution agreement to end probes into bribery of officials in Tanzania. Monday's settlement resolved claims centred on an alleged $6 million bribe paid to Tanzanian officials by the Tanzanian unit of South Africa's...
| By: Estelle Shirbon
Ford and Vale are big market movers Ford Motor Co., down 20 cents to $14.33. Vale SA, down 20 cents to $3.37. The information technology company completed its spinoff of CSRA following CSRA's combination with SRA International.
Source: The Associated Press
UPDATE 3-U.S. states probe VTech hack, experts warn of more attacks BOSTON/ HONG KONG, Nov 30- U.S. states said they will investigate a massive breach at digital toy maker VTech Holdings Ltd as security experts warned that hackers are likely to target similar companies that handle customer data. VTech did not break out the number of children affected. Motherboard reported on Monday that the hackers also stole photos and chat logs...
| By: Jim Finkle, Clare Baldwin and Donny Kwok
In retail slump, HK jeweller lets clients try before they buy HONG KONG, Dec 1- Online luxury jeweller Plukka is going door-to-door to beat the worst retail downturn in more than a decade in Hong Kong, where some of the world's most expensive commercial rents and plunging sales are corroding earnings of much larger rivals. This service, launched in Hong Kong and New York last month, could potentially shield Plukka from the...
| By: Donny Kwok