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01/03/17 Brazil real, Mexico peso seesaw in thin trading

The Brazilian real and the Mexican peso seesawed on Monday, the first trading day of the year, in thin trading volumes due to holidays in the United States and other Latin American markets. The real weakened 0.7 percent, after...

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01/03/17 Brazil Posts Record Trade Surplus of $47.7 Billion in 2016

Brazil posted its biggest trade surplus ever in 2016 as imports plunged amid the country’s worst economic recession on record. The country had a surplus of $4.4 billion in December, bringing the total for the year to $47.7...

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12/14/16 Brazil Could Help Solve Europe's Refugee Crisis

Could the most practical solution to the refugee crisis in Europe be an ocean away in South America’s largest nation? This may strike some as far-fetched, but bear with us. For humanitarian and economic reasons, Brazil may offer...

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12/14/16 How this MasterChef contestant became a feminist hero in Brazil

When Brazilians tune in to see what’s cookin’ in tonight’s finale of their country’s version of MasterChef, it’s more than just culinary skills they’ll be looking for. That’s because reality show finalist Dayse Paparoto, a 31-...

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12/13/16 Brazil poultry, pork exports grow in 2016, says group

Brazil increased its poultry and pork exports this year and is expected to report higher volumes again in 2017, the meat processors' association ABPA said on Tuesday. Brazil is expected to close out 2016 with 4.39 million tonnes...

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12/13/16 Superávit comercial supera os US$ 44 bilhões no acumulado do ano

A balança comercial brasileira alcançou superávit de US$ 44,142 bilhões, com o resultado das duas primeiras semanas de dezembro. A expectativa do Ministério da Indústria, Comércio Exterior e Serviços (MDIC) é que o saldo anual...

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12/12/16 Brazil Chapecoense: Tributes paid to team as season ends

Tributes have been paid to the Chapecoense players who died in a plane crash in Colombia on the final day of the Brazilian football season. The LaMia plane ran out of fuel and crashed near Medellin, killing 71 people, including...

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12/12/16 The 50 Best Places to Work, According to Glassdoor

If you're looking for a new job, here's a good place to start. Career website Glassdoor Inc. has released its annual report on the best places to work based on employees who elected to anonymously submit a company review on its...

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12/09/16 Brazil’s November IPCA is Lowest for Month Since 1998

The National Consumer Price Index (IPCA) in Brazil rose by 0.18 percent in November, according to the IBGE (Brazilian Statistics Bureau). This is far lower than the 0.26 percent registered in October 2016, and according to the...

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12/09/16 Brazil Close to Granting Amnesty to Foreigners

This week, Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies approved a new Immigration Law which will create a roadmap for those with ‘irregular’ status in Brazil to obtain residency. The main requirement for amnesty of those seeking to remain in...

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12/08/16 Agribusiness Expected to Grow in Brazil During 2017

After a disappointing year in the agribusiness sector, Brazil’s Statistics Bureau (IBGE) predicts a 14.2 percent increase in the Brazilian crop harvest in 2017 in comparison to 2016. The Bureau forecasts a total of 210.1 million...

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12/08/16 Emerging Markets Rise Before ECB Decision Amid Export Outlook

Gains for Brazil’s real, South Africa’s rand and Turkey’s lira lifted an index of emerging-market currencies for a fourth day. Stocks advanced on optimism European policy makers will extend a stimulus program likely to boost...

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12/08/16 Brazil's export lull sets stage for record soybean shipments

If there is a silver lining to Brazil’s recent shortcomings in grain exports, the country is now more prepared than ever to pump out big volumes in 2017, perhaps to the dismay of its competitors. Brazil is the No. 1 and 2 shipper...

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12/08/16 Amazon Protected Areas Observatory launched at COP 13

At the 13th Conference of the Parties (COP 13) in Cancun (Mexico), the Amazon Protected Areas and Climate Observatory was launched. The goal is to promote a healthier and integrated management of protected areas in the Amazon...

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12/07/16 Brazil's inflation seen easing to 7 percent in November

Brazil's annual inflation rate probably eased in November to the lowest level since late 2014, leaving the country's central bank comfortable to soon accelerate the pace of interest rate cuts, a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday....

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12/07/16 JBS Jumps on BNDES-Approved Plan for Unit IPO in U.S

JBS SA, the world’s largest meat company, jumped the most in seven months as Brazil’s national development bank BNDES endorsed a new reorganization plan after having rejected a similar proposal six weeks ago. The company’s board...

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12/07/16 Scatec Solar shakes up Brazilian plans with 150MW pipeline purchase

Scatec Solar will make its first foray into the Brazilian PV market with a group of four projects totalling 150MW. The company expects to invest US$212 million to realise the plants. The Norwegian developer has decided not to...

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12/06/16 MDIC e Investe SP assinam acordo de fomento a startups

O ministro da Indústria, Comércio Exterior e Serviços, Marcos Pereira, e o diretor-executivo da Investe São Paulo, Ermínio Lucci, assinaram hoje um acordo de cooperação entre as duas entidades. O foco é o fortalecimento de ações...

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12/06/16 2016 Entrepreneur 360™ - How to Grow a Well-Rounded Business

Consider the word BUILD. It’s perhaps the most common verb in entrepreneurship—she built a business; he is building a business. But the word isn’t fair. You know what gets built? A building. The foundation is laid, the first...

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12/06/16 Brazil to restore huge tract of degraded land in largest pledge of its kind

Brazil has pledged restore an area of degraded land larger than Romania by planting trees and introducing farming methods kinder to the environment - the biggest commitment of its kind ever made by a single country, according to...

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