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03/21/18 Temer discusses expanded relations with leaders of seven nations

On the occasion of the World Water Forum, which takes place in Brasilia until Friday (23 March), President Michel Temer received leaders from seven nations this Monday for bilateral meetings at the Presidential Palace. Topics...

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03/16/18 Suzano wins battle for Fibria, creating Brazil pulp giant

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil’s Suzano Papel e Celulose SA (SUZB3.SA) won a battle to tie up with larger rival Fibria Celulose SA (FIBR3.SA), creating the world’s biggest wood pulp producer despite aggressive offers from...

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03/16/18 Brazilian grain growers explore increased use of Panama Canal

Sao Paulo | Reuters — Brazilian farmers in top soy state Mato Grosso signed a memorandum of understanding with the Panama Canal Authority to evaluate ways to cut transportation costs and boost Brazilian grain volumes using the...

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03/15/18 Tarsila, the "Picasso of Brazil"

Now on display in New York after a run in Chicago: the work of a Brazilian artist Faith Salie says North Americans need to know ... In her native country, Brazil, all you need to say is her first name: Tarsila. "For Brazilians,...

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03/15/18 Yara opens its first foliar fertilizer plant in Brazil

SAO PAULO, March 14 (Reuters) - Yara Brasil Fertilizantes SA opened a new fertilizer plant in Brazil on Wednesday, as it strengthens its presence in one of the world’s fastest growing agricultural markets. Some 100 million reais...

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03/15/18 Investors don’t see a 'radical' candidate winning Brazil election: Meirelles

Brazil’s risk perception has improved as investors in financial markets are betting that a moderate, market-friendly candidate will win presidential elections in October, Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles said. "A lasting...

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03/14/18 São Paulo offers blueprint for what Brazil could achieve

São Paulo is the most global of Brazilian cities. Its skyline is more imposing than that of Shanghai and its inhabitants’ use of cell phones is greater than that of the people of Mumbai. While Saint Petersburg may attract more...

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03/14/18 Starbucks signs licensing agreement with Brazil investment firm

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Sao Paulo investment firm SouthRock Capital has signed an agreement with Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) that gives it the right to develop and operate branches of the Seattle-based chain in Brazil, the companies...

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03/09/18 Tourist spending hits record high in January

Foreign tourist spending hit an all-time high for the month of January in Brazil, with travellers injecting US$ 779 million into the economy. It is the highest amount for at least the last 28 years (the period for which this...

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03/09/18 Record harvest led to unprecedented agribusiness growth in 2017

Last year’s record grain crop was a decisive factor driving both the fall in inflation and Brazil’s overcoming of the recession in 2017. By helping bring down food prices and increasing agribusiness revenue, agribusiness was the...

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03/09/18 U.S. space companies aim to help Brazil rocket base lift off

BRASILIA (Reuters) - U.S. companies eager to tap into the fast-growing market for low-cost satellite launches could become the first customers when Brazil’s Alcantara space center near the equator opens as a commercial spaceport...

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03/08/18 Brazil Senate approves Open Skies air deal with United States

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s Senate on Wednesday approved an Open Skies agreement between Brazil and the United States that clears the way for a partnership between American Airlines Group Inc (AAL.O) and LATAM Airlines Group SA...

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03/08/18 Amazon may finally bring its full retail business to Brazil

In 2017, Amazon Brazil started allowing third-party sellers to list their items on the website. Apparently, though, that could've been just the beginning of the e-commerce titan's expansion in the biggest retail market in Latin...

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03/07/18 Wintershall looks to Brazil for new oil production ventures

KASSEL, Germany (Reuters) - BASF’s oil and gas subsidiary Wintershall announced plans on Wednesday to expand into Brazil’s growing offshore oil sector as part of a drive to boost sales and profit this year. Chief executive Mario...

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03/07/18 Brazil: Government Appoints Commission To Privatize Eletrobras

A special congressional committee has been formed to analyze federal bill PL 9463/18, which proposed the privatization of Brazil's state-owned energy company, Eletrobras. The commission, which was set up after Senate-imposed...

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03/06/18 GDP growth ends longest recession in Brazilian history

Brazil's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) rose 1% in 2017 after two years of strong decline, ending the country's largest recession in history. The data was released on Thursday (1 March) by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and...

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03/05/18 Year begins with 77,822 new formal jobs

After three years, the Brazilian economy added jobs in a month of January again. According to the data from the General Register of Employed and Unemployed Persons (Caged) released by the Ministry of Labour this Friday (2 March...

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03/02/18 Tech M&As continue to rise in Brazil

The information technology (IT) sector was the busiest in January in mergers and acquisitions activity in January 2018, according to a report by PwC Brazil. Some 11 transactions involving IT businesses took place during that...

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03/02/18 Brazil farm exports may benefit from rising U.S.-China trade tensions: official

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian farm exports may benefit from rising trade tensions between the United States and China, an official from Mato Grosso state, Brazil’s largest grain growing region, said in an interview on Friday.

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03/01/18 Uber Scores Victory With New Brazil Legislation

Brazil’s lower house of Congress voted to approve lighter regulations on car-hailing apps, giving a boosts to Uber Technologies Inc. in one of its largest markets. The deputies upheld late on Wednesday two of three amendments...

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