BUZZ-Petrobras SA: Brazil takes legal action against contractors

jueves 4 de diciembre de 2014 10:02 GYT

** Brazilian state-run oil company's U.S.-listed shares down 4 pct at $8.89 premarket

** Brazil's comptroller general opens cases on Wednesday against 8 engineering conglomerates, suspected of bribery and fraud in deals with Petrobras

** Scandal has intensified scrutiny of corporate governance at Petrobras

** Some minority shareholders have complained of lax oversight and outsized government influence

** Up to Wednesday's close, stock had fallen 33 pct this year due to corruption scandal and fall in global oil prices