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05/17/18 Government to raise R$ 7 billion with new round of oil and gas auctions

The federal government expects to obtain R$ 7 billion in revenue with the 5th Round of Oil and Gas Auctions under the production sharing system, scheduled to take place on 28 September. The bill was announced by the Ministry of...

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05/17/18 Brazil holds interest rates steady in surprise move, cites EM rout

Brazil’s central bank unexpectedly left its key interest rate unchanged on Wednesday, with policymakers citing the recent sell-off in emerging markets assets for the move. The bank held its benchmark Selic rate at a record low of...

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05/17/18 Petrobras shares rise and exceed 2010 mega capitalisation value

After measures by the Brazilian government, which reorganised Petrobras and made it profitable again, the state-owned company has seen its stock increase in value. On Wednesday (16), they surpassed 2010 capitalisation prices,...

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05/11/18 UPDATE 1-Brazil retail sales up in March, cap weak first quarter

BRASILIA, May 11 (Reuters) - Retail sales in Brazil rose in line with expectations in March, capping a weak first quarter with more evidence that the economic recovery hit a bump at the start of the year. Retail sales rose 0.3...

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05/11/18 Brazil ranked world's 2nd best destination for investments

Brazil has regained its attractiveness to investors in recent years in the wake of consolidated economic recovery and the region's geopolitical stability. A report released by Ernst & Young shows that the country now ranks...

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05/11/18 Brazil April inflation unexpectedly slows, boosts rate cut bets

BRASILIA, May 10 (Reuters) - Brazil's inflation rate unexpectedly slowed in April and kept far below the official target, suggesting a recent period of currency weakness is unlikely to keep the central bank from cutting interest...

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05/10/18 China Food Giant Expands in Brazil

China’s food giant Cofco International is positioning itself to increase soybean purchases from Brazil as trade tensions escalate between the U.S. and the Asian nation, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter....

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05/10/18 Brazil’s tech startups begin to expand globally

Startups in Brazil, Latin America’s largest entrepreneurial ecosystem, are no longer solely focused on Brazil as their only frontier to conquer. Based on conversations with founders and in tracking the news, dozens of startups...

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05/10/18 Brazil antitrust regulator approves Vale-Yara fertilizer deal

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s antitrust regulator on Wednesday approved the sale of a Vale SA (VALE3.SA) fertilizer unit to Yara International ASA (YAR.OL) in a deal that will allow the Norwegian group to produce nitrogen-based...

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05/08/18 Brazil to export bovine genetic material to four new countries

After a week of negotiations, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA) has signed agreements with representatives of Kenya, Ecuador, Colombia and Guatemala for the sale of bovine genetic material to these...

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05/08/18 Brazil soy boom spells bumper year for agricultural equipment

RIBEIRÃO PRETO, Brazil (Reuters) - Agricultural equipment makers in Brazil are banking on strong sales this year, boosted by a second straight bumper soy crop and rising grain prices, which will more than offset weakness in the...

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05/08/18 Brazil and Switzerland sign double taxation agreement

The Brazilian and Swiss governments signed an agreement to avoid double taxation for people doing business in Brazil and Switzerland. The agreement was signed by the Brazilian Federal Revenue Secretary, Jorge Rachid, and now...

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05/04/18 “Brazil is growing due to the extraordinary work in agribusiness", says Temer

During a visit to the International Agricultural Technology in Action Trade Show (Agrishow), on Thursday (3), in Ribeirão Preto (state of São Paulo), the President of the Republic Michel Temer, stressed the importance of...

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05/04/18 Brazil retailer Via Varejo explores new delivery options, eyes Uber deal

SAO PAULO, May 3 (Reuters) - Brazil's largest appliance retailer, Via Varejo SA, is expanding a partnership with the state-run postal service while exploring options such as using Uber transport apps to deliver goods, an...

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05/04/18 Brazil's ruling ends some politicians' protection from prosecution

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s Supreme Court on Thursday ruled to restrict federal lawmakers’ protection from prosecution, a move hailed by some experts as a blow to impunity for the powerful, but a decision that may...

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05/03/18 Bunge plans filing to explore Brazil sugarcane mill IPO

CHICAGO, May 2 (Reuters) - Global agricultural trader Bunge Ltd will file in Brazil as soon as this month to explore a public offering for its Brazilian sugarcane milling operations, Chief Executive Soren Schroder said on...

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05/03/18 BRAZIL SOY EXPORTS SURPASS 10 MLN TNS IN APRIL -SECEX

SAO PAULO, May 2 (Reuters) - Brazil's soybean exports surpassed 10 million tonnes in April, government data showed on Wednesday, close to an all-time monthly record as local farmers begin to benefit from a trade dispute between...

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05/02/18 Survey shows improvement in 20 safety indicators in Rio

Data from the Rio de Janeiro Public Security Institute shows that 20 safety indicators evolved favourably during the first month of federal intervention in the state. The survey, conducted by Governo do Brasil, compared numbers...

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05/02/18 Brazil ethanol sales to Japan to sputter as Tokyo woos Trump

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil ethanol producers stand to lose a big chunk of their largest market, Japan, to U.S. agribusiness, after Tokyo bent to pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump and tweaked requirements for gasoline...

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05/02/18 Brazilian General to command UN peace mission

Brazilian Army Division General Elias Rodrigues Martins Filho has been selected to serve as Force Commander the world's largest UN mission: The United Nations Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Monusco...

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