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12/01/17 Surging investment drives Brazil GDP recovery in third quarter

A long-awaited rebound in capital spending extended Brazil’s recovery into the third quarter, adding to signs that Latin America’s largest economy is turning the corner after its deepest recession in a century. Sharp upward...

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11/30/17 Temer: reform will end privileges to benefit society

Speaking during a lunch with parliamentarians of the Joint Congressional Caucus for Commerce, Services and Entrepreneurship, President Michel Temer said that the pension reform "is not a reform to the detriment of the...

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11/30/17 Copersucar partners with BP on ethanol complex in Brazil

Brazil’s Copersucar, one of the world’s largest ethanol merchants, and BP’s Brazil unit said on Thursday they will form a 50-50 logistics joint venture in the country. The venture will operate Copersucar’s recently built ethanol...

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11/29/17 How a Brazilian Media Company Managed Its Digital Transformation

How does a traditional media company stay relevant in the digital age? For Grupo RBS, a Brazilian media conglomerate that owns newspapers, and radio and TV stations, the answer was to embrace the change and look for opportunities...

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11/29/17 New freight line aims to boost Brazilian agriculture exports

THE government of the Brazilian state of Paraná held an event in São Paulo on November 28 during which it presented plans for a new freight railway that will improve the flow of agricultural products from the midwest of Brazil...

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11/28/17 U.N. asks Brazil for peacekeepers for Central African Republic

The United Nations has asked Brazil to send troops to join its peace mission in the Central African Republic, said Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the U.N.’s head of peacekeeping operations, in an interview on Monday. The U.N. Security...

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11/28/17 Cabinet members promote Brazil as investment destination

A delegation of high-level Brazilian officials embarked for Frankfurt (Germany) this week aiming to attract more infrastructure investments to Brazil. The delegation features several cabinet members, including the head of the...

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11/28/17 Brazilian shoppers help buoy nascent recovery

The account manager at marketing agency Kerigma in São Paulo state says she has almost paid off the excessive credit card debt she accumulated during Brazil’s great recession of the past two years. After the downturn slashed her...

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11/27/17 Shell and carmakers aim to go the distance with highway charging

Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) has partnered with top carmakers to deploy ultra-fast chargers on Europe’s highways, stealing a march on rivals in the race to remove one of the biggest obstacles facing the electric car sector. Shell’s...

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11/27/17 Why int'l investors view Brazil infra sector with caution

International investors are taking a conservative approach toward infrastructure projects in Brazil amid uncertainties related to next year's presidential elections, according to a World Bank official. Brazil has always been...

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11/27/17 Brazil's IG4 raises up to $400 mln to distressed private equity fund

IG4 Capital Investimentos SA is raising a new $400 million fund for private equity investments in distressed Brazilian companies, founder Paulo Mattos told Reuters on Wednesday. Mattos expects to select up to eight investments...

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11/27/17 New labour law prompts Brazil small firms to hire workers legally

New labour laws that took effect this month in Brazil are prompting small firms to bring workers onto their books, potentially taking the edge off a recent surge in under-the-table employment and providing a boost for tax...

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11/27/17 Brazilian flat steel sales rise 4.2% in October

Brazilian flat steel sales grew by 4.20% year on year in October due to an improved performance by the country’s industrial sectors, according to figures published by national flat steel association Inda on Wednesday November 22...

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11/17/17 Brazil advances in ICT adoption

Brazil has made progress in the adoption of information and communication technologies (ICTs), according to a new report from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). The Measuring the Information Society report analyzed...

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11/17/17 Ayrton Senna: How F1 legend's legacy is helping educate Brazil's youth

Just weeks before his death in May 1994, Ayrton Senna spoke to his sister about his plans to give back to Brazil. The 34-year-old, three-time Formula One world champion from Sao Paulo wanted to help those less fortunate than him...

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11/17/17 Government measures promote entrepreneurship

Measures presented by the Brazilian government since last year have created a more favourable environment for entrepreneurship in Brazil, especially for micro and small enterprises. Initiatives such as the Growing Without Fear...

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11/16/17 Brazil Stock Market Retrace Likely To Turn Around Say The Macro Fiscal Flows

A positive macro picture for a land one is looking at investing in is a real prerequisite, and the purpose of this report is to assess if Brazil has a positive macro environment within which to invest. Brazil is of particular...

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11/16/17 VW taps Brazil growth with new model to challenge Fiat, GM

Volkswagen launches its new Virtus model on Thursday to tap Brazil’s highest-volume segment as part of a recovery plan that analysts said will help it regain ground on rivals General Motors and Fiat in South America’s largest car...

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11/16/17 Petrobras CEO says cheaper offshore oil puts Brazil on the 'winner's side' of a tough market

Brazil's low-cost oil will help Petroleo Brasileiro compete in a tough market as it seeks to turn around its business, Pedro Parente, CEO of the state-owned oil giant, said on Wednesday. Oil majors such as Exxon Mobil, BP, Royal...

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11/15/17 Germany, Britain inject $153 million in Amazon climate change fight

Germany and Britain will provide a combined $153 million to expand programs to fight climate change and deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, according to a statement from the Brazilian government on Tuesday. Roughly $88...

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