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11/03/17 Grain trade a boon as Brazil's Itaqui seeks higher shipping volumes

Brazil’s Itaqui port, the country’s closest deepwater gateway to the Panama Canal, has projected a rise in 2017 shipping volumes thanks to a record grain harvest and development of a new northern farming frontier. Most of Itaqui’...

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11/03/17 Unemployment drops for ninth consecutive month to lowest level of the year

In the wake of improvements in the labour market and the recovery of the economy as a whole, joblessness fell for the ninth consecutive month in Brazil. The unemployment rate fell from 13% to 12.4% in the quarter ended in...

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11/03/17 Supply woes: Brazil cuts into U.S. soybean market share in China

Brazil is expected to win a larger share of China’s soybean imports in coming months, hitting U.S. exporters during the peak marketing season for their most valuable farm product as the world grapples with a fifth consecutive...

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11/02/17 Trade balance has best October in history

In another positive result for the Brazilian economy, the country’s foreign trade had its best performance for a month of October in history. The trade balance - i.e. the difference between exports and imports - ended the month...

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11/02/17 Bunge eyes IPO of Brazilian sugar mills stake

A stake in Brazilian sugar mills that have been a financial millstone for Bunge, the agricultural trader and processor, may be floated in an initial public offering after a sale process attracted no buyers, the company said. New...

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11/01/17 Industry output has best September in four years

After two years of the most severe recession in Brazilian history, economic indicators continue to paint a more positive horizon for the country's economy. Data released on Wednesday (1 November) by the Brazilian Institute of...

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11/01/17 JWT Buys Brazilian eCommerce Specialist Enext

WPP marcoms agency J. Walter Thompson has acquired a majority stake in Brazilian eCommerce and iCloud specialist E-Next Consultoria e Serviços de Internet (Enext). Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 2008, São Paulo-...

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10/31/17 Qatar Petroleum wins contract for oil exploration in Brazil

A consortium comprising Qatar Petroleum, Shell and China National Offshore Oil Corporation has won a contract to explore and share deep-water production off the coast of Brazil. Qatar Petroleum said in a statement that the region...

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10/31/17 U.S. Citizens Can Soon Apply for E-Visas to Brazil

The idea of drinking a caipirinha on a white sand beach has helped make Brazil an attractive destination for vacationers—but reaching the South American country isn't the easiest. That’s because Brazil is one of the many...

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10/30/17 Brazil’s startup ecosystem is thriving despite bureaucracy

The evidence for this tech renaissance is plain as day: Multinational and regional tech powerhouses have graced Brazilian cities with their approval. For instance, Google, Airbnb, and Uber have built offices in Sao Paulo; in...

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10/27/17 Brazil Anticipates a Freer Economy and the Growth That Comes With It

After two years of recession and continued political instability, Brazil seems to be headed toward economic recovery. President Michel Temer, though currently under investigation for corruption, has been steadfast in his efforts...

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10/26/17 Latin American IPO boomlet gathers steam, led by Brazil, Argentina

Recovery hopes in two of Latin America's largest economies, Brazil and Argentina, have triggered a surge in initial public offerings, with companies in mining, food, construction and fuel distribution set to test the markets in...

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10/25/17 Governo inclui 13 aeroportos em programa de desestatização

O governo federal incluiu uma lista de 13 aeroportos no Programa Nacional de Desestatização. A decisão está no "Diário Oficial da União" (DOU) desta quarta-feira. Constam da lista os aeroportos de Vitória (ES), Recife (PE),...

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10/25/17 Environmental fines may be converted into recovery actions for degraded areas

President Michel Temer's administration took another step toward the preservation and recovery of the Brazilian environment and biomes. During a visit to the Caiman farm (state of Mato Grosso do Sul) on Saturday (21), Temer...

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10/25/17 Embraer recebe encomenda da Força Aérea dos EUA de 6 A-29 Super Tucano

A Embraer informou em comunicado que a companhia, juntamente com sua parceira Sierra Nevada Corporation, recebeu da força aérea americana a encomenda de seis aeronaves A-29 Super Tucano que serão acrescentadas à frota das...

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10/24/17 Investimentos sobem 0,8% em agosto, aponta indicador do Ipea

Após 13 meses consecutivos em queda, na comparação com o mesmo período do ano anterior, os investimentos voltaram a reagir em agosto. É o que mostra o Indicador Ipea de FBCF – Formação Bruta de Capital Fixo, divulgado nesta...

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10/24/17 Brazil, Latam well-positioned for growth amid Fed rate tightening

Latin America and Brazil in particular are well-positioned among developing countries to withstand expected rate increases by the U.S. and European central banks in coming months, investors and economists said, while Turkey looks...

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10/24/17 Brazil congressional committees ready reforms helping small miners

Brazilian congressional committees are scheduled to vote on sweeping mining reforms on Tuesday, likely amending President Michel Temer’s proposals to favor smaller miners before putting them to a broader vote. Temer proposed the...

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10/23/17 Upcoming auctions likely to create 500,000 jobs in Brazil

Investments, tax revenue and royalties, in addition to economic growth, are some of the main impacts expected after the upcoming auctions of oil and gas fields in the pre-salt layer. With the expectation of R$ 100 billion being...

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10/23/17 Amazon Expands in Brazil

After five years of just selling books in the country, Amazon is now launching an electronics and appliances marketplace. The official announcement came Wednesday, but locals have been talking about it for a week after Bloomberg...

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