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05/31/18 Soy Arrives at Port, Poultry Plants Resume: Brazil Strike Update

Now in its 10th day, the national strike by Brazilian truck drivers has weakened as the army and Federal Police work to unblock roads. Trucks carrying soybeans regained access to Paranagua Port while poultry and pork slaughtering...

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05/31/18 More People Opening Crypto Trading Accounts In Brazil Than Traditional Securities

Brazilians never miss a tech trend. They’re rarely ever out in front. But when they follow, they follow for real and stick with it. Within Latin America, look for Brazil to be the cryptocurrency ringleader both on the regulatory...

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05/31/18 Brazilian processing plants invest in automation

In the last five to eight years, the Brazilian poultry processing industry has made a huge effort to automatize its manufacturing processes. “Brazilian entrepreneurs traveled to Europe and the US to observe the processing plants...

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05/29/18 Brazil: Staff Concluding Statement of the 2018 Article IV Mission

A mild recovery supported by accommodative monetary and fiscal policies is underway. But the output gap is large, public debt is high and increasing, and, more importantly, medium-term growth prospects remain uninspiring, absent...

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05/29/18 "Brazil has given a great example of how to overcome a crisis", says Moreira Franco

The Minister of Mines and Energy, Moreira Franco, stated that Brazil has given a great example of how to overcome a crisis. He added that “now is the time” to invest in Brazil, especially after the introduction of several...

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05/29/18 Brazil to implement variable tax on diesel imports -minister

SAO PAULO, May 28 (Reuters) - Brazil will implement a variable tax on diesel imports to stabilize local diesel prices whenever global prices fall below the local benchmark, Finance Minister Eduardo Guardia said on Monday.

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05/25/18 Government and lorry drivers sign agreement to suspend strike

After three days of negotiations, the Brazilian government and lorry driver organisations reached an agreement on Thursday (24 May) to suspend the strike for 15 days and resume supplies around the country. Commitments undertaken...

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05/25/18 European utility power struggle goes to the wire in Brazil

MILAN/MADRID, May 24 (Reuters) - A bitter feud over a Brazilian power grid operator has taken a global rivalry to new levels as Europe’s top two utilities ready $1.5 billion-plus bids for Eletropaulo. Brazil’s biggest power...

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05/25/18 ENTITY DEFENDS INCREASE BIODIESEL PERCENTAGE TO DIESEL TO SOLVE CRISIS

During a meeting with the Minister of Mines and Energy, Moreira Franco, to discuss the crisis in fuels, especially gasoline and diesel, to Brazilian Association of Vegetable Oil Industries (Abiove) proposed to increase the blend...

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05/24/18 Chamber's Report: Key Issues Facing Brazil's Sugar and Ethanol Industry

Sugarcane in Brazil is a highly versatile crop and an important part of Brazil’s economy. Sugar is Brazil’s fourth largest export with $8.1 billion of proceeds (4.4% of total exports), and sugarcane is the number one source of...

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05/24/18 Chinese unicorn Mobike readies Brazil launch

Chinese startup unicorn Mobike will start a pilot of its dockless cycle hire operation in the Brazilian city of São Paulo next month with plans to replicate the success it enjoys in its home market. The company has been...

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05/24/18 ‘This Noise That Never Stops’: Wind Farms Come to Brazil’s Atlantic Coast

GALINHOS, Brazil — At night, blinking red dots fill the sky, and the sound of whooshing rotating blades is everywhere — constant reminders of the wind’s abundant presence here on Brazil’s Atlantic coast and its harvesting as a...

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05/24/18 US-Brazil open-skies deal enters into force

The deal took effect after an exchange of diplomatic notes between the two governments on 21 May, says the regulator. While an open-skies agreement was first signed in March 2011, the deal has taken years to be ratified and only...

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05/22/18 Disney Expansion Turning Orlando Into Hotspot For Brazil Real Estate Investors

Tosiyuki Nakamura. Odds are you have no idea who that man is, or where he is from. It is not Japan. Nakamura is a Brazilian. He says he brings in $2,900 per month from a three-bedroom vacation home bought in 2017 for $330,000 at...

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05/22/18 Brazil’s Biggest Pension Fund Turns Into a $50 Billion Activist

When BRF SA, the Brazilian food giant that produces everything from chicken to chocolate pies, reported a record annual loss for 2017, it took less than 48 hours for its second-largest shareholder to act. Previ, Brazil’s biggest...

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05/22/18 Brazil has the tools to end Amazon deforestation now: report

A coalition of environmental NGOs known as the Zero Deforestation Working Group has developed a practical plan called “A Pathway to Zero Deforestation in the Amazon.” First proposed at the COP23 climate summit in Bonn, Germany,...

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05/21/18 President Alexandre Bettamio's Speech at the 2018 Person of the Year Awards Gala Dinner

Ladies and gentlemen, Good evening! For almost half a century, our Chamber has been recognizing extraordinary individuals who truly stand out for the accomplishments they have achieved. I believe the Chamber has a tremendous...

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05/18/18 Brazil Interested in Taking BRICS’ NDB Participation 'To the Next Level'

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Brazil is interested in enhancing the New Development Bank, which was established by the BRICS group of emerging economies, secretary of the Economic Section at the Brazilian Embassy in the United States,...

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05/18/18 Hedge Fund Narrows Emerging-Market Bets, Focuses On Brazil

Beggars can't be choosers. But if you're the world's richest hedge fund right now, you need to be as picky as possible. Bridgewater Associates, the $160 billion hedge fund firm run by billionaire Ray Dalio, refined its bets on...

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05/18/18 Enel, Iberdrola get Brazil OK for Eletropaulo bids

Both Enel SpA (ENEL.MI) and Iberdrola SA (IBE.MC) have received the greenlight from Brazil's antitrust agency CADE for their rival bids targeting Eletropaulo Metropolitana Electricidade de Sao Paulo S/A (ELPL3.BR), according to...

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