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03/27/15 Meet Jorge Paulo Lemann: Brazil’s Richest Man And Warren Buffet’s Partner In Heinz-Kraft Merger

Warren Buffet and Jorge Paulo Lemann staged a merger with Kraft Foods for U$6 billion [$7.73 billion], a deal which stimulates mixed reactions from consumers and market analysts alike. Unlike Buffet, not all consumers are...

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02/03/15 Em mensagem, Dilma diz que ajustes são necessários para garantir crescimento com inclusão

Em mensagem enviada ao Parlamento, a presidente Dilma Rousseff confirmou o compromisso do governo de combater a inflação, manter a estabilidade econômica e lutar pelo equilíbrio fiscal, para que a economia volte a crescer. O...

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12/09/14 FIPPPA - Animal Protein Production and Processing International Fair - April 28, 2015

The first edition of FIPPPA - Animal Protein Production and Processing International Fair, dedicated to the protein production and processing market (poultry, pork, beef and dairy production), will be held in Curitiba, Paraná...

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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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09/18/14 Recoleo Professionalizes Vegetable Oil Recycling In Brazil

Recoleo vans, with their signature cartoon oil drop, collect over 400,000 liters of vegetable oil from 1,500 homes and 3,500 businesses each month across four Brazilian states to process into biodiesel for over 5,000 clients....

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07/29/14 Plans for Minors on the Rise in Brazil's Pension Industry

Demand for savings plans designed for minors are on the rise in Brazil's private pension plan industry. These plans are sold as retirement plans but parents who buy them mainly use them to finance their children's' higher...

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07/10/14 BNDES aprova R$ 5 bilhões para renovação de programas do setor sucroenergético

A diretoria do Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social (BNDES) aprovou a reedição dos programas de apoio à renovação e ampliação de canaviais (BNDES Prorenova) e de financiamento è estocagem de etanol (BNDES PASS)...

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07/03/14 Biodiesel B6 já pode ser encontrado nos postos

A Medida deverá posicionar o Brasil como 2º maior produtor mundial de biodiesel Os postos de combustível começaram a comercializar nesta terça-feira, 1º de julho, o diesel com a adição de 6% de biodiesel. A ampliação da mistura...

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05/16/14 Em meio à crise de energia, três empresas do setor anunciam alta nos lucros

Em meio à crise na energia, três empresas divulgaram nesta sexta-feira lucros bilionários nos três primeiros meses do ano, auge da onda de calor que ocasionou forte redução do nível dos reservatórios e explosão no consumo. A...

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05/16/14 Japan’s Love Affair With Brazil Rekindled Ends Peso Fling

After a year-long obsession, Japanese investors are just not that into Mexico anymore. Sales of peso-denominated bonds known as Uridashi have plunged this year, with just $199 million issued. That compares with sales of $1.8...

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05/16/14 Soccer networking: Brazil's plan to boost exports during World Cup

Many Brazilians think the upcoming soccer World Cup is a waste of money, but Apex, the nation's export agency, says it can use the tournament to get more than $3 billion in new contracts for local businesses. To do so, Apex has...

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05/12/14 Títulos pós-fixados do Tesouro Direto custam 10 vezes mais que os prefixados

Os títulos pós-fixados do Tesouro Direto têm ficado cada vez mais caros para o pequeno investidor. Atualmente, a Letra Financeira do Tesouro (LFT) já vale R$ 6 mil. A quantia é quase dez vezes maior do que o mínimo necessário...

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05/12/14 Brazil Economists See Higher Growth and Slower Inflation in 2014

Brazil economists cut their 2014 inflation forecast while raising estimates for economic growth, after industrial production and inflation statistics released last week came in better than analysts expected. Brazil’s inflation...

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05/12/14 Petrobras Steps Up Cost Cuts to Counter Fuel Subsidies

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (PETR4) is stepping up cost-cutting measures to avoid a fourth straight profit decline amid losses derived from government fuel subsidies. Petrobras, as Brazil’s state-run oil producer is known, raised a...

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