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04/19/17 Brazil Pension Reform Changes Would Cut Savings: Meirelles

Changes to the Brazilian government's landmark pension reform proposal should reduce planned fiscal savings by up to 25 percent in 10 years and nearly 30 percent in 30 years, Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles told Reuters on...

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04/18/17 The Royal Navy's Only Operational Aircraft Carrier Could Be Sold To Brazil

The amphibious assault ship and helicopter carrier HMS Ocean is currently the largest vessel in the Royal Navy—it's also the flagship of the fleet. With years to go before the first of the Royal Navy's two Queen Elizabeth class...

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04/17/17 Mercosur to sign trade deal with EU this year

South American trade bloc Mercosur plans to sign a trade agreement with the European Union this year, the president of Argentina, which holds the rotating presidency of Mercosur, said in an interview published on Saturday. The...

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04/17/17 Brazil's economy grew in Feb at fastest pace in 7 years

Economic activity in Brazil grew in February at the fastest pace since January 2010, a central bank indicator showed on Monday, in the strongest sign yet that Latin America's largest economy is emerging from a two-year recession...

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04/17/17 Brazilian artist’s mural billed world’s biggest

Many painters struggle to get their work viewed but Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra won’t have a problem — his most recent work is billed as the biggest in the world. The prolific Mr. Kobra takes as his canvas the sides of...

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04/13/17 Carrefour gets boost from rising Brazilian real

Sales at Carrefour, the world’s second largest retailer by revenue, climbed 6.2 per cent in its first quarter helped along by rising petrol prices and beneficial exchange rate movements. The French retailer reported a 1.4 per...

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04/12/17 Brazil likely to step up monetary easing to spur recovery

Brazil's central bank is widely expected to speed up monetary easing on Wednesday, taking advantage of slowing inflation to try to revive an economy still struggling with its deepest recession on record. All but one of the 47...

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04/12/17 New programme will boost tourism and create jobs

Tourism package aims to attract 12 million foreign tourists a year by 2022 and increase visitor revenue to US$ 19 billion. Tourism Minister Marx Beltrão announced a new programme this Tuesday (11 April) called Brasil + Turismo ("...

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04/12/17 Brazil’s Health Minister Outlines Health Challenges in PAHO Visit

The main challenges for Brazil’s health system include improving its management, financing, transparency and efficiency, according to Brazilian Health Minister Ricardo Barros, who visited the Pan American Health Organization (...

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04/12/17 Brazilian state honors Alfred Frederick's contributions to education

Distinguished Service Professor Alfred Frederick of SUNY Oswego last month earned the title of Citizen of the State of Piauí, an award bestowed by the northeastern Brazilian state's Legislative Assembly for his more than 25 years...

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04/11/17 TRANCOSO: BRAZIL'S BEST HIDDEN BEACH TOWN

“Everyone sings really badly here,” says Bob Shevlin. “But it doesn’t matter – it’s an expression of soul.” It’s not easy in 2017 to find places that feel more magical than mass market. The originally hippie heavens of Goa,...

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04/11/17 Brazil resumes exporting meat to major markets

While the Brazil meat scandal is still on the radar, the drama surrounding arrests, bribery allegations, international food safety and tainted meat, which hit the press March 17, seems to be subsiding. A number of countries have...

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04/11/17 Brazilian foreign minister and OAS chief call for Venezuelan elections

Brazil's foreign minister and the head of the Organization of American States (OAS) called on Tuesday for elections to restore full democracy in Venezuela, following weekend protests after a political ban on a top opposition...

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04/10/17 Reinventing Brazil's economy

The finance minister and former president of the central bank of Brazil, Henrique Meirelles, explains to John Authers what reforms are needed for the country to overcome its current crisis. Welcome from Sao Paulo in Brazil, where...

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04/10/17 Markets Spotlight: Brazil keeps hold of investors’ interest

Our round-up of the best comment and analysis from the Financial Times during the week focuses on the role of investor relations officers, evaluation of Bank of England’s Corporate Bond Purchase Scheme and investors sentiment...

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04/10/17 Brazil pilots Bitcoin solution for real estate registration

Ubitquity LLC recently launched to a pilot project in Brazil, recording real estate ownership on the Bitcoin blockchain. The Delaware-based startup runs a platform that secures the records using Colu's colored coins protocol. A...

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04/10/17 Brazil beef exports seen returning to normal

Brazil's beef exports should return to normal levels between April and May as the country's efforts to reverse import bans have started to bear fruit in the wake of a food safety scandal that surfaced last month, industry group...

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04/10/17 Marcos Pereira defends more Latin America trade

Increasing intraregional trade integration was one of the main topics addressed during the World Economic Forum for Latin America, held this Thursday (6 April) in Buenos Aires. Speaking during the event, also attended by...

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04/10/17 Brazil to waive 30 pct IPI tax on Colombian autos

Brazil has agreed to allow imports of Colombian vehicles and car parts without a 30 percent industrial products tax (IPI) as part of a bilateral auto pact under negotiation during Mercosur trade talks with Latin America's Pacific...

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04/06/17 2017 Brazil Summit

Organized for over a decade, the Brazil Summit is one of the most important events in the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce’s annual calendar. Government officials, business leaders, members of the international financial...

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