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07/14/17 China's HNA buys Odebrecht stake in Rio Airport for $19 million

The transport unit of Odebrecht SA, the Brazilian conglomerate at the heart of a global graft scandal, has concluded the sale of a stake in Rio de Janeiro international airport to China's HNA Infrastructure Co Ltd (0357.HK) for $...

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07/13/17 Itau’s Miami Growth Fueled by Brazil Investors Escaping Mess

Brazil’s Itau Unibanco Holding SA says its Miami private-banking business is booming despite the political and economic crisis at home. Or perhaps because of it. “In bad environments, it grows for diversification,” Carlos...

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07/13/17 The Brazilian Economic Turnaround Offers Positive Currency Risks

I have been following Brazil (NYSEARCA: EWZ) for a while now and you can read my March 2016 article on CEMIG (NYSE: CIG) here. The difference between now and then is that the situation in Brazil has been improving, the economy is...

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07/12/17 Mercadolibre to debut lending, logistics services in Brazil

Argentine online marketplace Mercadolibre Inc is diving into areas like lending and logistics management, which once belonged exclusively to large financial and retail groups, to increase market share in Brazil, a top executive...

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07/12/17 Temer sanctions law that benefits thousands of low-income citizens

A bill sanctioned this Tuesday (11) by President Michel Temer will benefit thousands of Brazilians in rural and urban areas. The law allows people affected to receive title and be entitled to documentation proving full possession...

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07/11/17 TOKYO 2020: BRAZILIANS PROCURE 6 JAPANESE TRAINING BASES

The Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) and Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) have partnered on an agreement rendering 6 training bases allocated to the former in preparation for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. After having visited...

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07/11/17 Can a new airship unlock the Amazon?

Standing in the middle of what used to be a sugar cane field four miles from the south Brazilian city of São Carlos is a huge arched hangar. Inside the purpose-built structure is an aviation first for Brazil – a new design that...

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07/10/17 Brazil is adding jobs in net terms, says Finance Minister

Speaking during the G20 summit in Hamburg (Germany), Henrique Meirelles gave more details about Brazil's economic recovery trajectory. On Saturday (8), the Finance Minister said that the country is adding jobs in net terms and...

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07/10/17 Brazil to drive iron ore trade growth in 2018

Vale's S11D is on track to see gains through this year and into next, forecast says. Brazil will be the hub of growth in the seaborne iron ore trade next year, which is expected to accelerate slightly from this year, according to...

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07/10/17 Brazil Seeks Meeting with USDA Chief to Discuss Beef Ban

The Brazilian government has requested a meeting with the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to discuss a ban imposed on the country's fresh beef, Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said on Friday. The meeting, which may...

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07/06/17 Companies increase investment in innovation as buffer to crisis

Companies operating in Brazil that have stood out in the field of innovation maintained or increased investments in this area, with the prospect of getting out of the recession. That is what Eduardo Fusaro, director of Strategy...

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07/06/17 Brazil crisis may open “correction” opportunity

The combination of a political class that clings to power and influential business leaders desperately seeking wealth with elected leaders willing to negotiate has deformed the Brazilian state's patrimonial system, says economist...

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07/06/17 Brazil’s Industrial Production Rises but Sales Remain Low

Industrial production in Brazil registered a growth of 0.8 percent in May according to data from the IBGE (Brazilian Statistical Bureau). Although this is the second consecutive positive rate recorded by the Brazilian industry,...

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07/06/17 Google picks four Brazilian startups for accelerator program

Google has chosen four Brazilian startups to take part in its Launchpad Accelerator program. The four ventures will be among 33 startups of 16 countries chosen to participate in the program, which includes a two-week "intensive"...

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07/05/17 Reforms and improved indicators create a new investment environment in Brazil

After President Michel Temer came into office, the Brazilian economy was reorganised and began once again showing the results expected by society. At the beginning of the year, for the first time after eight quarters of...

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07/05/17 Fintechs seek slice of Brazil's small business loan market

Financial technology firms in Brazil are targeting lending to small- and mid-sized companies to fill a gap in the credit market left by large lenders deterred by rising delinquencies and narrow margins. Fintech firms in Brazil...

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07/05/17 CFA Society Brazil premia com R$ 20 mil melhor pesquisa sobre finanças

A CFA Society Brazil abriu as incrições para a primeira edição do Prêmio de Inovação Financeira, que tem como objetivo estimular a pesquisa na área de finanças e gerar um banco de ideias para o desenvolvimento do mercado...

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06/30/17 This Mobile Payment Platform Has Become The Apple Wallet Of Brazil

More than 80% of Latin America pays for their prepaid mobile credit in cash. As a result, a massive segment of the population has grown accustomed to spending hours in line to pay for a digital product. However, despite...

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06/30/17 Brazil increases reduced-tariff exports to the EU

A larger volume of Brazilian products can now enter the European Union at lower or zero import tariffs. As of this Saturday (1st), the bloc will increase Brazil's export quota for raw sugar by 78,000 tons and for chicken by 4,700...

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06/30/17 The Brazilian Packaging Ink Industry is on the Rise

In spite of shaky economic conditions, the Brazilian printing market is robust. With a gross domestic product (GDP) of $1.775 trillion in 2015 and more than 200 million people, Brazil’s packaging industry has plenty of room to...

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