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02/02/18 Apple Pay Expanding to Brazil Soon

Apple Pay is set to expand to a Brazil later this year, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed in today's first quarter earnings call. While Apple didn't provide an exact date for the launch of Apple Pay in Brazil, Cook did say it would...

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02/01/18 Brazil's pre-salt reserves provide half of oil production

Brazil's pre-salt oil reserves for the first time account for more than half of the country's production of oil equivalent, the National Petroleum Agency said Wednesday. The agency said on its website that Brazil extracted 1.685...

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02/01/18 Brazil industry expands in 2017, first in four years

Brazil's industrial output expanded in 2017 for the first year in four due to a strong pickup in auto production, suggesting manufacturers kicked off the new year on a stronger footing. Industrial output rose 2.5 percent last...

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02/01/18 Utility Giant CEO Sees Clear Path to Privatization in Brazil

The chief executive officer of Brazil’s state-owned utility Eletrobras remains confident that a controversial plan to take the company private will succeed this year despite opposition from lawmakers and an upcoming presidential...

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02/01/18 Brazil to release $4 billion in farm credit

Brazilian President Michel Temer has announced the government-controlled bank Banco do Brasil will release 12 billion reais ($4 billion) in subsidized credit to farmers for the planting, upkeep, harvest, transport, storage and...

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01/31/18 Brazil's unemployment rate ends 2017 at 14-month low

Brazil’s jobless rate continued to fall at the end of 2017 due to growing off-the-books employment, ending the year at a 14-month low. The unemployment rate slipped 0.6 percentage points in the three-months through December to 11...

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01/31/18 Brazil Minerals, Inc. Adds Lithium Project Area to Its Mineral Bank

Brazil Minerals, Inc. (OTC:BMIX) (the "Company" or "Brazil Minerals") announced today that it has added a premier mineral right for lithium to its mineral bank. This 288-acre claim is within a new and large province that could...

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01/29/18 Foreign businesses keen on investing more in Brazil

Investors told President Michel Temer they are confident in the recovery of the Brazilian economy. Foreign businesspeople and investors alike expressed their intent to invest more in Brazil and their confidence in the Brazilian...

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01/29/18 NewSpace Start-Up Aims To Send First Brazilian Probe To Moon

NewSpace start-up ‘Airvantis’ is aiming for a 2021 launch of Brazil’s first lunar probe that would circle the Moon in a highly- elliptical orbit. The hope is that the nominal six month cubesat mission’s 7-kilogram payload ---...

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01/29/18 WhatsApp Business becomes available in Brazil

WhatsApp has launched WhatsApp Business, its dedicated Android app for small business owners, in Brazil. The app aims to provide businesses with tools that make it easier to connect with their customers and grow. Owners can...

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01/26/18 Investing in Brazil means growth for country and investors alike

On a dinner hosted by the World Economic Forum on Wednesday (24 January) in Davos, President Michel Temer highlighted the economic achievements of the country over the last year and took the opportunity to reaffirm that Brazil...

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01/26/18 Business confidence in the economy grows in January

Brazilian entrepreneurs are more optimistic about the country's economy. The Trade Entrepreneur Confidence Index (Icec) reached 110.1 points in January, now firmly above the 'zone of indifference', which is 100 points. The index...

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01/25/18 Brazil offers e-visa to Americans in bid to increase tourism

Brazil is making it easier and cheaper for Americans to apply for a visa following a decline in the number of visitors from the U.S. in recent years. Starting Thursday, Americans can complete the visa process completely online,...

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01/25/18 A Bitcoin For Women Entrepreneurs In Brazil And Impact Investors Globally

In the world of fintech and social entrepreneurship, the hot ticket is blockchain. An increasing number of social enterprises are turning to the technology, the underpinning of Bitcoin, as well as cryptocurrency, to create secure...

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01/23/18 Four facts about increased industry confidence

1 - Confidence is up in all regions Research by the National Confederation of Industry (CNI) shows that optimism has grown in all geographic regions of the country. The biggest increase was in the Southeast (20.63%), followed by...

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01/23/18 Brazil believes its growth rate will be double the IMF’s forecast

Brazil expects to see upwards of 3 percent gross domestic product (GDP) growth in 2018, Brazilian Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles told CNBC Tuesday, a figure that flies in the face of the International Monetary Fund's (IMF)...

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01/22/18 Wal-Mart shops Brazil unit stake to Advent, other funds: sources

Wal-Mart Stores Inc is in talks with buyout firm Advent International Corp and other funds to sell a major stake in its Brazilian operations, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said on Sunday. Wal-Mart is being...

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01/22/18 Helping Brazilian English Teachers Build Professional Skills

Thirty high school English teachers from Brazil are spending six weeks at UM in a new skill-building program. Raphael Silveira, an English teacher in Recife, Brazil, is looking forward to building his professional skills through...

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01/22/18 Brazil stocks hold near all-time highs; Argentina stocks fall

Brazilian stocks hovered near all-time highs on Friday as optimism over the country's economic prospects sustained demand for local assets, while hopes of a tie-up with Boeing Co boosted shares of Embraer SA. The benchmark...

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01/19/18 China investment in Brazil hit seven-year high in 2017

China invested $20.9 billion in Brazil in 2017, the most since 2010 as a recession helped push down asset prices and attracted investors, according to Brazil’s planning ministry. The energy, logistics and agriculture sectors drew...

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