It’s been a(nother) tough week for CSA, ThyssenKrupp’s vast Brazilian steel mill.

Rio de Janeiro’s city council ordered the company on Monday to halt operations at the iron and steel plant just outside the city. Apparently, they did not have all the correct licences. If CSA did not comply with the order, the council said, they would have to pay a fine of R$570.65 ($280.28) per day.

That’s not great news for any company, especially CSA. Read more

By Nicholas Watson of bne

Emirates, the Gulf carrier, is preparing a new route from its Dubai hub to Poland and upgrading its connection to Russia by putting Moscow on its Airbus 380 superjumbo flight list.

While such an expansion by the world’s largest airline is a vote of confidence in emerging Europe, it’s less good news for the region’s struggling flag carriers that are desperately looking to be rescued by such global airlines. Read more