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04/23/15 Smartphones surpass PCs in Brazil for the first time

The number of smartphones has surpassed that of computers in use in Brazil, a study has found. There are 152 million computers in use in Brazil at present, 24 millions of which are tablet devices. In comparison, there are 154...

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04/22/15 Fazenda diz que meta fiscal será atingida

O secretário de Acompanhamento Econômico do Ministério da Fazenda, Paulo Correa, fez uma apresentação nesta manhã de segunda-feira, 20, no Brazil Summit para discutir as perspectivas para a economia brasileira, na qual ressaltou...

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04/21/15 BG Group prioritizes Australia, Brazil

British energy company BG Group said Tuesday it would change how it discloses financial data to reflect the importance of Brazilian and Australian assets. BG Group said, starting May 8, it would unveil a number of disclosure...

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04/17/15 BRICS Said to Name Executives of Development Bank by Month-End

The governments of the BRICS nations agreed to name representatives to their $50 billion development bank by end-April, according to an official. India will name the bank’s first president, with Brazil, Russia, China and South...

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04/16/15 Brazil to Present Ambitious Climate Plan With More Renewables

Brazil will increase the use of renewable energy, target zero net deforestation and push for low-carbon agriculture as part of its climate proposal, Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira said in an interview. In its proposal to...

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04/15/15 Saab Signs Joint-Management Pact for Brazil Air Force

Swedish defense group Saab AB said Tuesday it signed an agreement establishing a partnership for joint management of the F-X2 project for the Brazilian Air Force. The Brazilian government selected Saab’s Gripen aircraft in...

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04/13/15 Balança tem superávit de US$ 132 milhões nas duas primeiras semanas de abril

As exportações brasileiras superaram as importações em US$ 132 milhões, nas duas primeiras semanas de abril. Os dados foram divulgados hoje pelo Ministério do Desenvolvimento, Indústria e Comércio Exterior. As vendas ao mercado...

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04/13/15 Ralph Lauren To Open Store In São Paulo, Brazil

Ralph Lauren has announced a 9,100-square-foot store in São Paulo, Brazil, which is set to open on Tuesday. The South American retail location will sell both menswear and womenswear collections, in addition to accessories,...

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04/10/15 Brazil’s BNDES to Disburse US$19.4 Billion for Infrastructure

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Social and Economic Development Bank, BNDES, announced this week it would allocate approximately R$60 billion (around US$19.4 billion) from a total of R$170 billion (approximately US$55 billion) of...

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04/10/15 Brazil 2015/16 coffee output seen rising to 45.6 million bags

The world's biggest producer, Brazil, will harvest 45.6 million 60-kg bags of coffee in the upcoming 2015/16 crop, up from 44.21 million bags this year, Wolthers Douque forecast in a report on Thursday, at the low end of recent...

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04/08/15 Foreign funds stay optimistic on Brazil, favoring buyouts

Global private-equity funds are looking to Brazil at a time when many local firms are watching from the sidelines, betting that lucrative investment opportunities remain despite recent economic and political turmoil. Executives...

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04/08/15 Shell Buying BG for $70 billion

Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s acquisition of BG Group Plc not only increases access to deep-water fields in Brazil, but provides greater heft in dealings with Petroleo Brasileiro SA, the local partner mired in a graft probe. With...

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04/08/15 Understanding Tech Penetration In Latin America

It’s pretty telling that Mark Zuckerberg didn’t choose Beijing, London or Dubai to have the first Facebook overseas town-hall meeting. He chose a place that 10 years ago few people in Silicon Valley knew much about, and much less...

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04/07/15 Brazil gets a vote of confidence

Shorting Brazil is no longer the favorite sport of analysts and traders, judging by recent market trends and comments. After months of successive downgrades to Brazil’s once-promising economic outlook, local assets have rallied...

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04/06/15 EIG Global Digs Deeper Into Brazil

A Washington, D.C.-based private-equity firm is pouring investment into projects associated with two of Brazil’s most tarnished names—state-run oil firm Petróleo Brasileiro SA and disgraced tycoon Eike Batista’s former empire....

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04/06/15 Brazil Announces Huge 350 MW Floating Solar Power Plant

Brazil’s energy ministry has ranked the country’s various sources of energy as per their abundance, cheapness, renewability, and availability of the necessary technology. Among the available options, hydropower comes top,...

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04/02/15 New Rules Proposed for Brazil’s State Companies

Brazil’s stock exchange operator is proposing, with the support of the market regulator, a series of recommendations to improve corporate governance at state-run companies amid a corruption scandal at oil company Petroleo...

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04/01/15 Sale of 7.5 million Olympic tickets begins in Rio

Tickets for the 2016 Rio Olympics went on sale in Brazil on Tuesday, with top prices comparable to those at the London Games and more than half costing 70 Brazilian reais ($22) or less. The most affordable of the 7.5 million...

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04/01/15 Apple confirma abertura da sua primeira loja em São Paulo

Cerca de um ano após inaugurar sua primeira Apple Store no Brasil, localizada no Rio de Janeiro, a empresa de Cupertino confirmou a chegada de uma nova loja no país, dessa vez em São Paulo. Por meio de sua assessoria de imprensa...

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03/31/15 ​Android Auto to arrive in Brazil in 2015

Google's in-car system Android Auto should be available to Brazilian consumers in the second half of 2015. Android Auto product manager Daniel Holle told Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo that the launch is planned for later...

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