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05/30/08 Fitch upgrades Brazil to investment grade

Fitch Ratings on Thursday upgraded Brazil's credit ratings to investment grade, becoming the second large rating agency in less than a month to give the coveted classification to Latin America's largest economy. Fitch said in a...

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05/28/08 Hostile Takovers at BOVESPA: When will they start?

The Brazilian stock exchange (BOVESPA), the largest in Latin America with 70 percent of the volume in the region, saw a robust wave of IPO's in 2007. As the number of Brazil-based public companies increases, BOVESPA's track-...

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05/28/08 Merrill Lynch Creates Real Estate Fund In Brazil

Merrill Lynch & Co. plans to start an investment fund for real estate in Brazil with partner MaxCap Real Estate Advisors, Valor Economico reported, citing a company statement. The fund is already negotiating the acquisition...

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05/27/08 U.S. Ethanol Isn't Up to Brazilian Smackdown

Sometimes two things look pretty much the same, like a Cartier diamond and a Home Shopping Network cubic zirconia. There's a world of difference between the two. The same is true of ethanol made in the U.S., mainly from corn, and...

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05/23/08 Brazil Energy Program to be discussed in New York

Global climate changes, hikes in crude-oil prices, and food supply concerns are the dominating themes of almost every business discussion today. Underlying these debates are the decisions related to the energy sector, which have...

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05/23/08 New Find Fuels Speculation Brazil Will Be a Power in Oil

A flurry of activity by emerging oil giant Petróleo Brasileiro SA is heating up speculation that Brazil may have enough deep-water oil to propel it into the big leagues of global oil exporters and ease pressure on soaring oil...

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05/21/08 Brazil More Competitive

Chile and Peru are the most competitive economies in Latin America, while Venezuela and Argentina remain the least competitive. Brazil's economy has become more competitive, while Mexico's has become less so, according to the...

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05/20/08 `BRIC' Dialogue Is Changing World Order, Amorim Says

Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim said the so-called BRIC countries are ``changing the way the world order is organized'' as they seek to convert their combined economic clout into greater political influence. The foreign...

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05/20/08 Brazil Buys More PCs Than TVs, Bolstering Hewlett-Packard, Dell

When Catarina Delboni traded in her generic computer for a new system from Hewlett-Packard Co., she joined the ranks of Brazilian consumers taking advantage of lower prices and payment plans to buy from the top U.S. brands. Her...

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05/19/08 Feed People, Fuel Economies, and Foster Stewardship

The United States and Brazil have a chance to create a partnership to confront a new global challenge: the rising price of food in the face of new demands for food stocks. Around the world, food prices have increased so...

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05/16/08 Brazilian companies launch carbon reporting programme

Eleven major Brazilian companies have committed to report their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through a new voluntary registry. By signing up to the Brazil Greenhouse Gas Protocol Program, the companies commit to use the GHG...

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05/14/08 S&P unimpressed by Brazil's new industrial policy

Brazil's recently-unveiled plan to boost exports and specific sectors of the economy was taken with a pinch of salt by rating agency Standard & Poor's, which noted the high fiscal costs to be incurred by the government....

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05/13/08 Lisa Schineller, Standard & Poor’s sovereign ratings director, comments Brazil’s upcoming sovereign-wealth fund

"I still think there are a lot of questions," said Lisa Schineller this morning at the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce when commenting the upcoming Brazilian sovereign-wealth fund, "and we need more information." "When the...

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05/12/08 Brazil, Russia, India, China Ministers Plan Talks on Energy

The foreign ministers of Brazil, Russia, India and China will meet in Russia this week to discuss a range of issues including energy, terrorism and climate change. The so-called BRIC countries are ``the biggest centers of...

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05/09/08 Cane surpasses power dams in Brazil energy complex

Sugar cane and cane-based ethanol became a more important energy source than hydroelectric power plants in Brazil's overall energy complex last year, topped only by petroleum and oil products. The government's EPE energy planning...

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05/08/08 Brazil Sovereign Wealth Fund May Manage $20 Billion

Brazil's Finance Minister Guido Mantega said the government may tap tax revenue to finance a sovereign wealth fund of as much as $20 billion. The government won't use the central bank's international reserves for the effort,...

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05/07/08 A Boom Year for Brazil

If harried American investors are considering the old adage "Sell in May and go away," Brazil might prove a sunnier destination. Ratings agency Standard & Poor's upgraded Brazil to investment grade last week, and shares...

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05/06/08 Brazil Keeps Booming

Brazil reaches investment grade earlier than expected. Meanwhile, FDI is setting new records. Brazil's boom appears without end. It was only fitting that President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva spent Friday receiving a delegation of...

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05/05/08 Gains consolidating after Brazil upgrade

Investors are expected to fine tune their emerging markets portfolios this week following a sharp rally set off by the upgrade of Brazil's sovereign ratings to investment grade on Wednesday.The week should start on a slow pace,...

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05/05/08 Brazil's Potential [Energy Central]

Brazilians are dancing in the streets. But will the hoopla last? The celebration comes amidst observations by key energy officials there that surveyors have discovered an area off-shore that may hold 33 billion barrels of oil....

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