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09/18/15 Brazil's BTG Pactual concludes BSI purchase after Swiss approval

Brazil's Grupo BTG Pactual SA, the largest independent investment bank in emerging markets, said on Tuesday it had concluded its acquisition of Swiss private banking firm BSI Group Inc for 1.25 billion Swiss francs ($1.29 billion...

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09/18/15 Real's depreciation as a business opportunity for both Brazilian and American companies

The exchange rate depreciation can be seen as an opportunity for Brazilian companies to direct their focus on expanding business in foreign markets and for Americans’ to take over convenient Brazilian industrial or real estate...

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09/16/15 Macro Snapshot – Chief Economist Jean Ergas

Chinese investors – better safe than sorry – Chinese government facing a “Hobson’s” choice Chinese stock market is down once again as investors follow the time tested maxim of “better safe than sorry”! Chinese economic data has...

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09/09/15 Tourism in Brazil: a growing sector

Tourism in Brazil is a growing sector on several regions of the country. Rio de Janeiro is the second largest city in Brazil and one of the most popular destinations in South America. According to Rio’s Research Center and...

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09/03/15 Cushman & Wakefield and DTZ Announce Completion of Merger

The new Cushman & Wakefield, a global leader in commercial real estate services, announced today the successful completion on September 1 of the merger between Cushman & Wakefield and DTZ. The new Cushman & Wakefield...

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09/02/15 Brazil's agriculture sector

Historically, sugar cane was the main agriculture base in Brazil. Nowadays, however, Brazil is the world’s leading producer of coffee and orange (more than twice the amount produced in the United States). The country is also the...

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08/31/15 Spain's Telefonica says gaining market share in Brazil

Spanish telecoms company Telefonica is gaining market share in Brazil, Chief Operating Officer Jose Maria Alvarez-Pallete told journalists, as he played down the significance of a recession in the Latin American country. Brazil...

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08/26/15 Brazil’s Caixa Takes Step Toward IPO for Insurance Unit

Brazil’s state-owned lender Caixa Economica Federal took its first formal step toward holding an initial public offering for its insurance subsidiary as part of an effort to help the government improve its fiscal situation. Caixa...

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08/26/15 Azul Brazilian Airlines Introduces Brazil Air Pass

Azul Brazilian Airlines, Brazil's largest airline by cities served, today introduced the Azul Brazil Air Pass offering 10 days of unlimited flights throughout Brazil for $299, or 21 days of flights for $399. The air pass is now...

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08/24/15 BRAZIL’S FASANO COMES TO MIAMI BEACH

The owner of Miami Beach’s swanky Shore Club has picked Brazilian hospitality company Fasano to run the site’s new luxury hotel and condominium, part of a major redevelopment of the famed seaside resort. Fasano will operate a 100...

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08/19/15 Banco do Brasil raises loan exposure limits to large firms

Banco do Brasil SA on Wednesday raised its limits on loan exposure to the nation's largest firms, a sign that President Dilma Rousseff is again using state-controlled lenders to help stem the fallout from a deep recession. Brazil...

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08/19/15 CAIXA VAI LIBERAR R$ 5 BILHÕES ATÉ O FIM DO ANO PARA SETOR AUTOMOTIVO

A Caixa Econômica Federal oferecerá linhas de capital de giro e de investimento com juros mais baixos e prazos mais estendidos às empresas da cadeia produtiva do setor automotivo. Segundo a presidente da Caixa, Miriam Belchior, o...

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08/19/15 BNY Mellon to Feature Steve Forbes at Annual Symposium on Best Practices for ETFs

BNY Mellon, a global leader in investment management and investment services, will feature Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media, as the keynote speaker at its annual ETF symposium. The symposium for exchange...

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08/14/15 Banco do Brazil Says It’s On Track to Meet Lending Target as Net Profit Rises

Brazil’s state-run Banco do Brasil SA, Latin America’s largest bank by assets, is maintaining its forecast for lending this year despite relatively weak profit growth and the country’s struggling economy. The bank, which said...

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08/13/15 Brazil's Caixa unit IPO sparking investor interest

Brazilian state-controlled bank Caixa Econômica Federal's planned listing of its insurance unit is winning strong interest from investors in early marketing meetings, with some willing to anchor the deal by buying significant...

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08/13/15 Carioca deixa carreira como economista e vira chef com programa de tv

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08/12/15 Embraer gets Brazil clearance for Legacy 450, FAA coming soon

Planemaker Embraer on Tuesday got certification for its Legacy 450 business jet from Brazilian aviation authority ANAC, the company said, adding that it expected the same within weeks from the U.S. Federal Aviation Authority (FAA...

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08/05/15 New member brings music to the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce

The 21 year-old carioca singer/songwriter Laura Rizzotto is a new member of the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce and is offering mmebers a special housewarming gift: the free download of her second album, "Reason to Stay",...

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08/05/15 2015 Outlook for Legal Issues in Brazil by Tozzini Freire

Current economical uncertainties and hectic political landscape present an important challenge: “how do I define priorities for my business?” The search for answers to this question has driven TozziniFreire Advogados to sponsor a...

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08/04/15 Brazil's Itaú beats profit estimate as revenue surges

Itaú Unibanco Holding SA, Brazil's largest bank by market value, beat profit estimates in the second quarter on Tuesday as interest and fee income rose surprisingly jumped in spite of a slumping economy. Recurring net income, or...

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