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10/30/14 St. Vincent and Brazil Sign Travel Agreement

St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Brazil have signed a visa-free travel agreement allowing for free movement of their nationals from mid-November. Foreign Affairs Minister Camillo Gonsalves told legislators that nationals of...

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10/29/14 Brazil's Cielo beats profit estimates as prepayment revenue jumps

Profit at Cielo SA beat estimates in the third quarter as robust prepayment revenue at Brazil's largest card payment processor helped offset steady transaction volumes and higher costs and expenses. The Barueri, Brazil-based...

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10/29/14 Obama, Brazil's Rousseff agree to strive for closer ties

President Barack Obama telephoned Brazilian head of state Dilma Rousseff to congratulate her on her re-election, the White House said. Obama "emphasized the strategic value of our bilateral partnership and reinforced his...

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10/28/14 Mercado imobiliário corporativo abre janela de oportunidade para investidores

Estudo da consultoria EY (antiga Ernst & Young), divulgado com exclusividade pelo Valor, mostra uma recuperação de preços dos imóveis comerciais a partir de 2016

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10/28/14 Canada's CPPIB to invest $396 mln in Brazil real estate

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) plans to invest about 1 billion reais ($396 million) in commercial property in Brazil, a few months after the Toronto-based pension fund opened an office in São Paulo. In a statement...

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10/28/14 5 steps to kick-start Brazil

On October 26, 108m Brazilians voted in the second and final round of the country’s presidential election. Incumbent Dilma Rousseff defeated challenger Aécio Neves by a slim but definitive margin (52 per cent to 48 per cent) and...

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10/15/14 Cutrale-Safra Raises Offer for Chiquita to $658 Million

Brazil’s Cutrale Group and Safra Group boosted their offer to buy Chiquita Brands International Inc. (CQB) to about $658 million, raising pressure on the banana producer to cancel its planned purchase of an Irish competitor....

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10/15/14 Australia, Brazil Seen Taking 90% of Worldwide Iron Ore Trade

Australia and Brazil, the largest iron ore producers, will raise their combined share of global seaborne supply to 90 percent as they boost output and spur the closure of higher-cost mines, according to Macquarie Group Ltd. The...

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10/15/14 MetLife Extends Brazil Bet by Providing Largest Farm Loan

MetLife Inc. (MET) made its biggest Brazilian agricultural loan with a $150 million mortgage for soybean producer Amaggi Group. The loan has a floating rate and a term of 12 years, according to a statement today from New York-...

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10/15/14 Brazil retail sales recover more than expected in August

Retail sales in Brazil rose more than expected in August, rebounding from a sharp July drop as demand increased for fuel, pharmaceuticals and clothing despite the weakest consumer confidence in more than five years. Sales volumes...

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10/15/14 Big Brazil banks look well placed to ride out economic downturn

Brazil's economy has stagnated and will remain weak well into 2015 but its big private-sector banks are poised to safely weather the downturn thanks to a cautious business model that keeps a lid on risky lending and costs. Latin...

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10/07/14 ‘Meta fiscal poderá ser plurianual’, diz brasileiro consultor do Banco Mundial

RIO — Vivendo há mais de 10 anos em Washington, onde trabalhou no Banco Interamericano de Desenvolvimento e como diretor-executivo do Banco Mundial, Otaviano Canuto é um dos citados como possível ministro da Fazenda num eventual...

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10/07/14 Gap Helps Iguatemi Luxury Malls Expand Amid Brazil Slump

Fast-fashion purveyor Forever 21 and makeup retailer Sephora are helping drive expansion plans at Iguatemi Empresa de Shopping Centers SA, the Brazilian mall company with the best sales over the past year. U.S. and European...

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10/03/14 Rio 2016 Olympics on track, says IOC

The International Olympic Committee says it is satisfied with the progress made by the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro in its preparations for the 2016 Olympics. Less than six months ago, a senior IOC official criticised Rio's...

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10/02/14 Brazilian M&A deals jump in third quarter despite election fears

Mergers and acquisitions in Brazil gained momentum in the third quarter despite rising economic and political risks, as foreign companies and private-equity firms scoured for takeover targets, hoping to tap the country's long-...

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10/01/14 Ouro Fino aims to complete first Brazilian IPO this year

Ouro Fino Saúde Animal Participações SA, Brazil's third-largest veterinary products maker, seeks to raise up to 363.5 million reais ($148 million) from investors in an initial public offering slated to price next month, which...

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10/01/14 U.S. Said to Reach Deal With Brazil Ending Cotton Dispute

The U.S. and Brazil have reached a $300 million agreement resolving a trade dispute over cotton subsidies that has bedeviled the two nations for more than a decade, according to an American government official. The accord to be...

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10/01/14 U.S. Said to Reach Deal With Brazil Ending Cotton Dispute

The U.S. and Brazil have reached a $300 million agreement resolving a trade dispute over cotton subsidies that has bedeviled the two nations for more than a decade, according to an American government official. The accord to be...

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09/30/14 Anglo American gets operating permit for Brazil iron ore project

Anglo American Plc received an operating license for a iron ore mine and processing plant in Brazil's state of Minas Gerais, the company said on Tuesday, moving the long-delayed and over-budget project closer to completion.

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09/30/14 Advent Bets on Rio’s Christ Statue as Tourism Surges

Three million visitors make the trek to the Christ the Redeemer monument each year in Rio de Janeiro. Advent International Corp. thinks the landmark can attract a lot more. Advent and other private-equity firms are making record...

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