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03/01/17 ArcelorMittal, Votorantim Merge Brazil Long Steel Businesses

Steel giant ArcelorMittalMT and Votorantim S.A. have agreed to combine their long steel businesses in Brazil. Pursuant to the definitive agreement, Votorantim's long steel businesses in Brazil - Votorantim Siderurgia - will...

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03/01/17 Twitter sees growth in Brazil

Twitter has reported a 30 percent boost in advertising revenue in Brazil last year helped by digital marketing interest around the Olympic Games and rising smartphone uptake locally. Despite posting its slowest quarterly revenue...

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02/28/17 Brazil's Carnival 2017: A week-long celebration of parades and street parties

Revelers all over Brazil are geared up for parades, balls and street parties during Carnival week celebrations. Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival parade is world famous for the samba dancing, costumes that leave little to the imagination...

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02/28/17 Brazill will experience economic growth with the end of the recession, says Temer

With the fall in interest rates and inflation, president believes in an increase in trust and investments in the country. This Friday (24), the President of the Republic, Michel Temer, stated that Brazil is leaving economic...

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02/28/17 Align Technology Announces Acquisition of Its Invisalign Distributor for the Brazil Market

Align Technology, Inc. ALGN, +1.02% today announced the acquisition of its distributor Align Technology Do Brasil LTDA. This acquisition enables Align Technology to directly focus on the commercial, marketing, and operational...

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02/27/17 BNDES publica editais de licitação para estruturação de projetos de participação privada no setor de saneamento de seis estados

O Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social (BNDES) lançou hoje seis editais de licitação para contratação de serviços técnicos especializados para a estruturação de projetos de participação privada, envolvendo a...

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02/27/17 Brazil hopes Belt & Road will be successful

China is ready to boost the world’s economy with a massive global project, known as the Belt & Road initiative. President Xi Jinping and Chinese officials plan to launch a new era on trade agreements and mutual cooperation by...

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02/24/17 Government accounts result shows the country is recovering, says Temer

For President of the Republic, surplus joins other positive indicators, such as the reduction in interest rate and increase in foreign investment. The President of the Republic, Michel Temer, stated that the result of the central...

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02/23/17 Brazil’s Foreign Minister Resigns Due to Health Problems

Citing health reasons, Brazil’s Foreign Minister José Serra handed in his resignation to President Michel Temer on Wednesday afternoon. As one of the founding fathers of the PSDB (Brazilian Social Democracy Party) Serra has been...

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02/22/17 Brazil's Temer has no plans to revive CPMF tax

The Brazilian government will not back a plan to revive an unpopular tax on financial transactions, known as CPMF, as proposed by a lawmaker in its coalition, the minister in charge of relations with Congress said on Tuesday....

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02/22/17 Vale Is Looking to Raise $1.5 Billion With the Sale of Some Assets

Vale SA is downsizing its divestment plans this year as commodity prices recover, focusing on unloading less-important operations while jettisoning proposals to sell any of its prized iron-ore assets, said people with knowledge...

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02/22/17 The 21 most expensive countries in the world to live in

The world's most expensive countries to live in were calculated by MoveHub, a company dedicated to helping people move abroad, in a new survey. MoveHub based its assessment on a range of costs, such as the price of groceries,...

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02/21/17 Brazil ETFs Are Piping Hot: Time To Buy?

Brazilian stocks and ETFs have been a tear with large-cap Brazil fund iShares MSCI Brazil Capped (NYSEARCA:EWZ) adding over 100% in the last one year (as of February 14, 2017) and advancing about 17% so far this year. Hopes of...

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02/17/17 This country's stocks prove to be one of the best ETF bets

A popular Brazilian equities-tracking exchange-traded fund has surged 103 percent in the past year, making it one of the best-performing large U.S.-listed ETFs. And some equity strategists see even more room to run for the...

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02/17/17 Courses on entrepreneurship and management arrive at Brazilian universities' journalism programs

Renowned university journalism programs across Brazil will open courses on entrepreneurship, management and business from now until 2018, and many have already included the content into their curricula. This is the case at public...

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02/16/17 Government plans to simplify tax system

Speaking during the inauguration ceremony for the new Chairperson of the Parliamentary Agriculture Caucus (FPA in the Portuguese acronym), President Michel Temer said this Tuesday (14 February) that the government plans to...

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02/16/17 Brazil Hopes FGTS Fund Will Inject R$30 Billion into Economy

A recent measure adopted by the Brazilian government to allow nearly 30.2 million workers to withdraw the amounts deposited in inactive workers’ fund (FGTS) is expected to inject R$30 billion into the Brazilian economy by the...

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02/15/17 World's diplomats seeking reassurance from US at G20 meeting

Foreign ministers from most of the world's leading powers are heading to a diplomatic summit of the Group of 20 industrialized and emerging economies in Germany, with all eyes on the new U.S. Secretary of State for clues about...

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02/14/17 Huge U.S. corn exports face hurdles from South American rivals

The United States appears well on its way to exporting the largest volume of corn in nine years, but there will be some hurdles to overcome in order to meet the full expectation for the season. The United States is the world’s No...

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02/14/17 This Brazilian Brewer Is Making Beer Out of $20,000 Bonsai Trees

The craft beer market has grown so rapidly in recent years that breweries are getting increasingly creative in order to set their products apart from the rest. In the case of Heroica, located in the Brazilian city of Jundiaí (...

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