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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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01/19/18 Brazil considers lifting tariff on U.S. ethanol

Brazil is studying the removal of a 20-percent tariff on ethanol imports from the United States, Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said on Wednesday, in a decision that could depend on Washington lifting a ban on fresh beef...

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01/17/18 Brazil stocks hit all-time highs on economic outlook

Brazilian stocks on Tuesday edged up to an all-time high as optimism over the nation's economic prospects kept an early-year rally alive. The benchmark Bovespa stock index closed up 0.1 percent at 79,831.8, after earlierbreaching...

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01/17/18 Brazil elections unlikely to derail M&A recovery, regulator says

Uncertainty surrounding Brazil’s presidential elections will not derail a recovery of mergers and acquisitions as Latin America’s largest economy shifts into higher gear, an antitrust official told Reuters in an interview....

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01/16/18 BRAZIL’S 2018 SOYBEAN HARVEST IS UNDERWAY

Brazil’s harvest of the 2017/2018 soybean crop began in a punctual way two weeks ago, mainly in Mato Grosso. The harvest has reached 0.3% of the total planted area, according to AgRural’s survey. According to estimates by the...

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01/16/18 Brazil and Switzerland renew R&D agreement

Brazil and Switzerland have renewed their ongoing research and development agreement for another three years. The joint science and technology committee, in place since 2009 also signed a related agreement between the Brazilian...

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01/16/18 Brazil economic activity expands for third month in November

Economic activity in Brazil expanded for a third straight month in November, the longest stretch of gains since 2014, suggesting strong momentum at the end of the year. The central bank’s economic activity index rose 0.49 percent...

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01/12/18 BRAZIL: Ethanol Demand Expected To Increase 60% In 2018, Says NexSteppe

The RenovaBio program - which aims at increasing biofuels consumption - and rising gasoline prices in Brazil should lead to a 60% growth in local ethanol demand, said Henrique Falqueiro, director of NexSteppe, which operates in...

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01/11/18 Over $54bn will be spent on Brazil’s upstream capex to 2020

GlobalData expects that an average capex of $18.2bn per year will be spent on 382 oil and gas fields in Brazil between 2018 and 2020. Capital expenditure into Brazilian traditional oil projects will add up to $47.2bn over the...

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01/10/18 Corporate Brazil Is Moving Past Its Scandals

Talk of a recovery abounds in corporate Brazil today. Of course, what constitutes improvement for a sector crippled by a pay-for-play scandal and multi-year recession can seem tepid, even a bit curious, to the outside observer....

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01/10/18 Car industry grows in 2017 after 4 years of decline

With the end of the recession and the improvements in the economic environment, the Brazilian automotive industry resumed growth after four years of decline. In 2017, automobile production increased 25.2%, with a 9.2% growth in...

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