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11/09/17 Facebook And Twitter Are the Newest Battlegrounds in Brazil’s Election

Less than a year before Brazil’s presidential elections, potential candidates are ramping up social media presence as they brace for a tight race with shrinking financial resources. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube are...

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11/08/17 $1.5B investment will strengthen research and innovation in Brazil

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is going to invest US$ 1.5 billion in research and innovation work in Brazil over the next five years. The announcement was confirmed on Monday (6) by Gilberto Kassab, Minister of Science...

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11/08/17 Lucro da Gerdau aumenta 46,7% no trimestre e soma R$ 134,77 milhões

A siderúrgica Gerdau registrou lucro líquido atribuído aos controladores de R$ 134,77 milhões no terceiro trimestre, uma alta de 46,73% na comparação com um ano antes, beneficiada principalmente por menor despesa financeira...

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11/07/17 Planning Minister: "Brazil has entered a new growth cycle"

Following structural reforms and the change in course in the economy, Brazil has entered a new growth cycle and has the potential to grow from 3% to 3.5% without affecting inflation. The assessment was made by the Minister of...

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11/06/17 Michigan firms embark on trade mission to Brazil, Argentina

Business leaders from seven Michigan companies are traveling to South America on a trade mission to increase export opportunities. The Michigan Economic Development Corp. says the trade mission starts Sunday and runs through Nov...

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11/06/17 BRAZIL: Ibovespa Rises On Volatile Session, Fearing U.S. Interest Rate Hike

Ibovespa, the benchmark stock index in Brazil, rose 0.12% Friday, closing at 73,915.43 points amid high volatility on a session marked by economic data in the United States - which reinforced fears that the interest rate in that...

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11/03/17 Grain trade a boon as Brazil's Itaqui seeks higher shipping volumes

Brazil’s Itaqui port, the country’s closest deepwater gateway to the Panama Canal, has projected a rise in 2017 shipping volumes thanks to a record grain harvest and development of a new northern farming frontier. Most of Itaqui’...

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11/03/17 Unemployment drops for ninth consecutive month to lowest level of the year

In the wake of improvements in the labour market and the recovery of the economy as a whole, joblessness fell for the ninth consecutive month in Brazil. The unemployment rate fell from 13% to 12.4% in the quarter ended in...

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11/03/17 Supply woes: Brazil cuts into U.S. soybean market share in China

Brazil is expected to win a larger share of China’s soybean imports in coming months, hitting U.S. exporters during the peak marketing season for their most valuable farm product as the world grapples with a fifth consecutive...

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11/02/17 Trade balance has best October in history

In another positive result for the Brazilian economy, the country’s foreign trade had its best performance for a month of October in history. The trade balance - i.e. the difference between exports and imports - ended the month...

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11/02/17 Bunge eyes IPO of Brazilian sugar mills stake

A stake in Brazilian sugar mills that have been a financial millstone for Bunge, the agricultural trader and processor, may be floated in an initial public offering after a sale process attracted no buyers, the company said. New...

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11/01/17 Industry output has best September in four years

After two years of the most severe recession in Brazilian history, economic indicators continue to paint a more positive horizon for the country's economy. Data released on Wednesday (1 November) by the Brazilian Institute of...

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11/01/17 JWT Buys Brazilian eCommerce Specialist Enext

WPP marcoms agency J. Walter Thompson has acquired a majority stake in Brazilian eCommerce and iCloud specialist E-Next Consultoria e Serviços de Internet (Enext). Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 2008, São Paulo-...

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10/31/17 Qatar Petroleum wins contract for oil exploration in Brazil

A consortium comprising Qatar Petroleum, Shell and China National Offshore Oil Corporation has won a contract to explore and share deep-water production off the coast of Brazil. Qatar Petroleum said in a statement that the region...

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10/31/17 U.S. Citizens Can Soon Apply for E-Visas to Brazil

The idea of drinking a caipirinha on a white sand beach has helped make Brazil an attractive destination for vacationers—but reaching the South American country isn't the easiest. That’s because Brazil is one of the many...

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10/30/17 Brazil’s startup ecosystem is thriving despite bureaucracy

The evidence for this tech renaissance is plain as day: Multinational and regional tech powerhouses have graced Brazilian cities with their approval. For instance, Google, Airbnb, and Uber have built offices in Sao Paulo; in...

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10/27/17 Brazil Anticipates a Freer Economy and the Growth That Comes With It

After two years of recession and continued political instability, Brazil seems to be headed toward economic recovery. President Michel Temer, though currently under investigation for corruption, has been steadfast in his efforts...

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10/26/17 Latin American IPO boomlet gathers steam, led by Brazil, Argentina

Recovery hopes in two of Latin America's largest economies, Brazil and Argentina, have triggered a surge in initial public offerings, with companies in mining, food, construction and fuel distribution set to test the markets in...

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10/25/17 Governo inclui 13 aeroportos em programa de desestatização

O governo federal incluiu uma lista de 13 aeroportos no Programa Nacional de Desestatização. A decisão está no "Diário Oficial da União" (DOU) desta quarta-feira. Constam da lista os aeroportos de Vitória (ES), Recife (PE),...

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10/25/17 Environmental fines may be converted into recovery actions for degraded areas

President Michel Temer's administration took another step toward the preservation and recovery of the Brazilian environment and biomes. During a visit to the Caiman farm (state of Mato Grosso do Sul) on Saturday (21), Temer...

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