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11/26/14 Joia Rara ganha Emmy Internacional

Os vencedores do Emmy Internacional, o Oscar da TV mundial, foram anunciados na noite de segunda-feira (24) em Nova York, e a TV Globo, mais uma vez, foi premiada. A vitória veio na categoria telenovela com Joia Rara. A cerimônia...

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11/26/14 Globo CEO and President Honored with Emmy Directorate Award

When Roberto Irineu Marinho, now 65, succeeded his father, Roberto Marinho, as CEO and president of Brazil’s Globo Group in 2003, he promised to continue his legacy. But Irineu Marinho, the recipient of the 2014 Intl. Emmy...

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11/26/14 Brazil’s Real Leads World Advances on Levy Appointment Optimism

Brasil's real led gains among global major currencies on speculation that President Dilma Rousseff will appoint a finance minister capable of restoring growth to Latin America’s largest economy. The real strengthened 0.6 percent...

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11/25/14 SunEdison Targets Brazil With $30 Million Solar Plant

SunEdison Inc. (SUNE), a U.S. developer and polysilicon supplier, is expanding in Brazil where demand for renewable power is expected to be a key driver of growth. SunEdison will invest $30 million in a panel factory in Brazil...

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11/25/14 Brazil's CSN, Namisa partners to merge units after long rift

Brazil's Cia Siderúrgica Nacional SA and its partners in the iron ore venture Namisa will merge their mining and logistics businesses to create a major ore exporter, ending a years-long rift due to a failed expansion plan. The...

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11/25/14 American Tower Pays $2.25 Billion for Brazil, Nigeria M&A

American Tower Corp. has agreed to buy towers across Nigeria and Brazil for more than $2.2 billion, furthering the U.S. company’s plans to expand internationally. Yesterday, American Tower said it will acquire 4,800 wireless...

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11/24/14 Brazil’s political economy under Dilma reloaded

As Dilma Rousseff struggles to assemble a new economic team after the bitter political strife that led to her re-election by a thin margin, a tension has built up between continuity and change. The divide between the “more of the...

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11/24/14 Real Estate Joins Brazil’s Big Startup Industries

Add real estate to the industries that have captured the attention of venture investors in Brazil. Real estate marketplace VivaReal recently raised a $41.3 million Series C with Spark Capital and Lead Edge Capital. The raise is...

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11/21/14 Telecom Italia likely to sell Brazil towers to American Tower

Telecom Italia (TLIT.MI) will likely sell the mobile phone towers of its Brazilian unit to American Tower Corp (AMT.N) for almost the full targeted amount of 900 million euros ($1.1 billion), two sources familiar with the...

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11/21/14 Brazil meat company JBS to buy Australia's Primo for $1.25 bln

Brazil's JBS SA, the world's largest beef exporter, has agreed to buy Australian processed foods producer Primo Smallgoods for $1.25 billion. The company will also buy food company Grupo Big Frango in Brazil for 430 million reais...

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11/21/14 Why isn't Brazil exploiting its amazing wind capacity?

Brazil has made huge strides in divesting from fossil fuels. In 2009 the country produced a staggering 85% of its electricity from renewable resources. Nearby Argentina hit just 29.2%, while renewably generated electricity is a...

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11/20/14 IMAX CEO Gelfond Sees Expansion of Theaters in Brazil, China

IMAX Corp. (IMAX), the pioneer of large-screen cinema, is building dozens of theaters in China, Brazil, Russia and the Middle East, Chief Executive Officer Rich Gelfond said. The company opened 30 to 40 theaters in China this...

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11/20/14 Cielo, Banco do Brasil to Form $4.5 Billion Card Venture

Cielo SA (CIEL3) will form a joint venture valued at 11.6 billion reais ($4.5 billion) to manage debit- and credit-card transactions of Banco do Brasil SA, Latin America’s largest lender by assets. Cielo, Brazil’s largest card-...

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11/20/14 Brookfield buys into 488MW Brazilian renewable portfolio

The transaction has an equity purchase price of US$545mn, the New York-listed firm said in a statement on Thursday. The portfolio includes 163MW of hydropower, 150MW of wind and 175MW of biomass plants. "[We] will acquire and...

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11/19/14 Brazil's jobless rate falls to 4.7 percent in October

Brazil's unemployment rate fell unexpectedly in October despite widening layoffs in manufacturing and construction, in welcome news for President Dilma Rousseff's plan to shore up public finances without painful economic...

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11/19/14 Cielo in Talks to Manage Banco do Brasil Card Businesses

Cielo SA (CIEL3), Brazil’s largest card-payment processor, is in talks to manage Banco do Brasil SA’s debit- and credit-card transactions. An agreement would boost growth, diversify revenue from electronic payments and improve...

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11/18/14 Brazil May Buy Over 100 Gripen Jets

Saab AB’s deal to sell Gripen NG jets to Brazil could more than triple to eventually include the purchase of over 100 aircraft before the country has satisfied its demand for combat planes, a senior Brazilian military officer...

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11/18/14 Brazil's downturn fails to put off foreign investors

Optimism over the Brazilian economy has been in short supply recently, so when someone bucks that trend it tends to attract attention. The reasons for gloom are obvious - market analysts expect the country to grow less than 0.3%...

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11/18/14 Telecom Italia board to discuss Brazil on Friday

Telecom Italia will discuss its options in Brazil at a board meeting on Friday, Chief Executive Marco Patuano said on Tuesday on the sidelines of an event in Rome. On Nov. 11, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters the...

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11/18/14 Brazil's Omega brings Delta do Parnaiba into operation

Brazilian renewable energy developer Omega Energia officially inaugurated the 70MW Delta do Parnaíba wind complex in the northeastern state of Piaui. The complex is comprised of three wind farms: the 20MW Porto das Barcas, 20MW...

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