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06/09/17 It’s the law in Brazil — immigrants welcomed

In recent weeks, international headlines regarding Brazil have focused on the country’s widening corruption scandal, including allegations leveled against President Michel Temer. Amidst this ongoing turmoil, a significant...

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06/08/17 OECD intends to open office in Brazil, says Finance Minister

Government submitted request for Brazil to join the 35-country international organisation at the end of last month. Finance Minister, Henrique Meirelles, said the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)...

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06/08/17 Government launches 2017/2018 Agricultural and Livestock Plan

Speaking during the launch ceremony of the 2017/2018 Agricultural and Livestock Plan, held this Wednesday (7) at the Presidential Palace, President Michel Temer reinforced the government's "unequivocal commitment to Brazilian...

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06/08/17 Sony remains optimistic about Brazil

Sony has reiterated its confidence in Brazil at the launch of its product range for 2017 for the local market in São Paulo today. With consumer items ranging from OLED 4k televisions to professional cameras, audio equipment and...

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06/07/17 Free universal healthcare reduces health inequality in Brazil

Researchers from Imperial College London and Fiocruz in Brazil have highlighted the importance of expanding universal health coverage to reduce “avoidable” deaths among Brazil’s black and mixed race populations. The Brazilian...

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06/07/17 What people think of every country in the world, according to Google

No matter how open-minded you consider yourself to be, you will have some sort of preconception when it comes to other countries. Thanks to Google, we can find out what those preconceptions are. The infographic below, created by...

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06/07/17 Stem 7 Capital To Focus On Brazilian Mining Assets

Stem 7 Capital Inc. ("Stem 7" or the "Company") (STS.H) is pleased to inform shareholders of the Company's decision to focus on the growing mining industry in Brazil, South America. Stem 7's recently appointed director Mr. Eric...

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06/07/17 Brazil GDP Rises in First Quarter After Eight Consecutive Quarters of Contraction

Brazil GDP Rises in First Quarter After Eight Consecutive Quarters of Contraction. Gross domestic product boosted by record harvests; consumer spending still shrinks. Brazil’s economy has emerged from its worst recession on...

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06/07/17 BRAZILIAN BUSINESS GOES GLOBAL

Marcio Kumruian opened a shoe store with his cousin in an empty part of a São Paulo parking garage in 2000. What started as a word-of-mouth operation serving the university next door eventually moved to a mall and then to an...

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05/25/17 Brazilian Uber Rival Raises $100 Million From SoftBank

A Latin American competitor to Uber — 99 — has raised $100 million from SoftBank of Japan to fuel growth, the Brazilian start-up’s chief executive says. SoftBank will become a minority shareholder in the privately held 99, as the...

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05/25/17 Miners find 794 pound emerald in Brazil

A giant emerald measuring 4.3 feet and weighing a whopping 794 pounds was discovered in April in the mining region of Carnaiba in the north of Brazil. The precious stone was found 656 feet below the surface of the Carnaiba mine...

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05/24/17 Brazilian Journlists Invited to Apply for 4-Day "Reporting Land Rights" Course

Urbanization, resource extraction, forestry concessions, the growth of agri-business -Property Rights underpin many of the major issues that Brazilian reporters cover every day. Yet few stories explore the complex social,...

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05/24/17 Is It the Time to Buy Brazilian Stocks and FX?

Brazil's stock market plunged more than 10% immediately after opening Thursday, wiping out almost all its gains for the year. Brazil's currency, the real, also tanked more than 9% against the dollar, its worst day since the...

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05/23/17 Brazil planning to double visitors in five years

Brazil is home to the largest rainforest on Earth. It has miles of sandy, deserted beaches, and stunning flat-topped mountains. It invented samba and a devilish little drink called the caipirinha. It has massive reserves of...

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05/23/17 Agenda econômica continua independentemente de "qualquer coisa", diz Meirelles

O Ministro da Fazenda, Henrique Meirelles, afirmou nesta terça-feira que o Brasil vai continuar com sua agenda econômica independentemente "de qualquer coisa" e que já existe consenso de que a atual política econômica vai...

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05/23/17 Central Bank: Brazilian economy must continue on "virtuous path"

Brazilian Central Bank governor highlighted the importance of economic advances and the country's ability to react to internal and external shocks. This Friday (19), the president of the Brazilian Central Bank, Ilan Goldfajn,...

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05/23/17 Brazil says it will stick with reforms after S&P warns of potential downgrade to credit rating

The Brazilian government said on Monday it is committed to business-friendly reforms after S&P Global Ratings threatened to downgrade the country further into junk territory amid a political crisis. S&P revised Brazil's...

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05/19/17 Safe For Now, Brazil Credit Rating Holds Amidst Crisis

Brazil's credit rating survived another day. Even as the country is mired in its worst political scandal since the beginning of the military dictatorship back in the late 1960s, it still manages to keep the lights on. Good news...

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05/19/17 Co-Productions on the Rise in Brazil

Better late than never. In February, the U.K. and Brazil ratified a film-TV co-production treaty first unveiled in 2012. At the Rio Content Market in March, Brazilian and French film authorities signed a framework collaboration...

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05/10/17 Brazil economy 'breathing' as new port rules enacted: Temer

Brazil's economy is starting to "breathe" after two years of recession and slowing inflation will allow interest rates to come down further, President Michel Temer said on Wednesday at the enacting of new rules to draw...

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