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08/03/17 The big holdup in a Canada-U.S. lumber deal? Russian, German, Brazilian wood

Canada and the United States must chop down one big, remaining impediment to a deal on softwood lumber and this obstacle involves wood from neither country but from other places: Germany, Sweden, Chile, Brazil and Russia. This...

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08/02/17 China, BRICS trade ministers vow to fight protectionism

China and the other BRICS nations pledged on Wednesday to fight protectionism and safeguard intellectual property rights, even as U.S. President Donald Trump considers action against what he sees as unfair trade practices by...

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08/02/17 Central Bank: reforms are key to stabilise economy

The approval and implementation of economic reforms, especially the adjustments to fiscal policy, are fundamental to keep inflation under control and ensure the stabilisation of the Brazilian economy. The assessment, made by...

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08/01/17 Brazil's industrial output remains steady in June

Brazil's industrial output remained steady in June, data showed on Tuesday, beating expectations for a small drop while underscoring that a tentative economic recovery remains fragile. Industrial production was expected to drop 0...

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07/31/17 Are Brazilian real estate buyers back in Miami?

Brazil is to the Miami real estate market as LeBron James was to the Miami Heat: a supernova phenomenon that lifted us to the greatest heights, but left difficult questions and painful longing in its absence. And as the former...

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07/31/17 Brazil's other wild place -- the Pantanal

Our boatman gets a radio call that a jaguar mother and two cubs have been spotted moving along a riverbank in the Pantanal wetlands of southern Brazil about 20 minutes from our present location. But when we arrive, there's no...

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07/31/17 Brazil’s central bank cuts rates by 100bps to 9.25%

Brazil’s monetary policy committee slashed its benchmark Selic rate by a full percentage point to 9.25 per cent at its meeting on Wednesday, after annual inflation fell to a decade low of 3 per cent in June. The move marks the...

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07/27/17 A-B InBev profit rises, sees brighter hopes for Brazil

Strong growth in China, Mexico and new market South Africa helped Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer, to increase earnings in the second quarter. The company behind Budweiser, Stella Artois and Corona, which makes...

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07/27/17 Brazil and Africa Bridge the South Atlantic

The relationship between Africa and Brazil is rarely spared a second glance. When African countries are examined in relation to the wider world, people often focus on the continent's significant economic, historical and security...

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07/27/17 Brazilian Israelis start NGO to help growing stream of newcomers

Amid growing immigration from Brazil to Israel, Brazilian Jews living in the Jewish state established an organization devoted to facilitating newcomers’ absorption. Olim MeBrasil, or Immigrants from Brazil, was registered as a...

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07/26/17 Brazil announces 30-day delay of ethanol import tariff

The U.S. Grains Council, Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy issued a joint statement following the Brazilian decision to further delay a decision on ethanol import tariffs. Brazil’s Chamber of Foreign Trade, the...

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07/26/17 Mexican stocks hit record high, Brazil stocks lifted by commodities

Mexico's stock market hit a fresh record high on Tuesday, boosted by expectations of good earnings, while Brazil's stocks hit a one-month high as commodity price gains lifted shares of local blue-chips Vale SA and Petróleo...

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07/26/17 For Private Equity Firms Looking to Expand into Emerging Markets, Brazil Is Ready for Its Close-Up

As Brazil’s economy takes important steps toward stabilization after a major boom and a two-year correction, it is becoming attractive to private equity (PE) firms that want to diversify into emerging markets. The continuing...

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07/25/17 Foreign investors sustain Brazil through recession

When Israeli property executive Mia Stark arrived in Brazil in 2013, the country’s economy was already beginning its long slide into what would become its worst recession in history.  Undeterred, the Brazil chief executive of...

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07/25/17 Trade balance hits $2.2 billion surplus in 3rd week of July

In the third week of July, the trade balance recorded a surplus of US$ 2.203 billion, the result of US$ 5.276 billion in exports and US$ 3.073 billion in imports. Accumulated trade for the month so far has totalled US$ 13.844...

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07/25/17 Antwerp invests in Brazilian port

Port of Antwerp, through its subsidiary Port of Antwerp International (PAI), is to invest US$10m in Porto do Açu, a privately owned port complex in São João da Barra, in the northern part of Rio de Janeiro State, in Brazil. More...

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07/24/17 Mercosur-Colombia agreement to benefit Brazilian exports

The Brazilian government signed an Economic Complementation Agreement (ACE) between Mercosur and Colombia on Friday (21) in Mendoza, Argentina. According to Marcos Pereira , Brazil's Minister of Industry, Foreign Trade and...

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07/24/17 Glencore bets on copper with $21M investment in Brazilian producer

Glencore (LON:GLEN) has placed a multi-million-dollar bet on copper by investing just over US$21 million (GBP 16.16 million) into Brazilian copper producer Paranapanema (PMA). The Swiss commodities trader and miner said on Friday...

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07/24/17 Brazilian mining giant Vale woos UK investors

Brazilian mining giant Vale is hoping a sweeping overhaul of its corporate governance will tempt more UK-based funds to buy into its stock. The company, which is the world’s largest miner by tonnes produced, is wooing investors...

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07/24/17 Brazil's Meirelles says no pension vote until conditions ripe

Brazilian Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles said on Friday that the government's pension reform bill will only be put to the vote in Congress "when conditions are mature" and the timing is not certain. Speaking to journalists...

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