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06/29/15 United Airlines to pay $100 mln for Azul stake, for foothold in Brazil

United Airlines has agreed to pay $100 million for a 5 percent stake in Azul SA, Brazil's third-biggest airline, as it attempts to catch up with U.S. rivals with more established ties in South America's biggest air travel market...

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06/26/15 Chef Leticia explains the Desafiando La Diabetes campaign.

Leticia Moreinos Schwartz, Chef and Cookbook Author, explains the Desafiando La Diabetes campaign. This is to educate Hispanics with type 2 diabetes about their blood sugar goals.

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06/25/15 Brazil's Banco Bradesco to buy back 15 mln shares

Brazilian lender Banco Bradesco SA said in a securities filing on Wednesday that its board approved plans to buy back as many as 15 million shares over the next year.

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06/24/15 Vale do Silício pode ensinar a Dilma que não se estatiza inovação

Na viagem que faz aos EUA na semana que vem, além de encontros com investidores em Nova York e Barack Obama na Casa Branca, Dilma incluirá no itinerário uma ida a São Francisco. Compromissos em universidades de ponta como...

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06/19/15 IPO values Brazil restaurant chain operator Fogo De Chao at $545 mln

Fogo De Chao Inc priced its initial public offering at $20 per share, valuing the restaurant chain operator at $545 million. The Brazilian steak house chain's IPO raised $88.2 million after its initial public offering of more...

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06/11/15 Brazil’s Azul Airlines Founder Wins Bid to Buy Portuguese Carrier TAP

The Portuguese government said Thursday it decided to sell control of its national carrier, TAP Air Portugal, to an investor group led by David Neeleman, the founder of Brazil’s third-largest airline. Mr. Neeleman started Azul...

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06/09/15 Bradesco Said to Be Most Likely Buyer of HSBC’s Brazil Unit

HSBC Holdings Plc will probably sell its unprofitable Brazil unit to Banco Bradesco SA for about $3.2 billion to $4 billion, people with direct knowledge of the matter said. Bradesco could integrate the business more cheaply and...

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06/02/15 Chef carioca faz sucesso com culinária brasileira para estrangeiros

Letícia Schwartz descobriu que gostava de cozinhar quando era criança. “Mas cresci em uma época em que ser chef de cozinha não era encarado como opção de carreira”, afirma. Ela seguiu outros rumos: fez faculdade de economia em...

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06/02/15 Petrobras and ONGC find new oil reservoir off Brazil's Sergipe

Brazil's state-run Petroleo Brasileiro SA (PETR4.SA) discovered a new deposit of light oil in deep waters off the coast of the northern state of Sergipe, the company said on Monday. Well 3-SES-189, located in the Poço Verde area...

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06/01/15 Telefonica Closes GVT Acquisition, Consolidates in Brazil

Spanish telecom behemoth Telefonica S.A. has reportedly closed the acquisition of Vivendi's broadband assets - GVT. Per the deal, Vivendi has valued GVT at a consideration of €7.5 billion, based on the recent valuations of...

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05/21/15 Brazil's BTG Pactual, P2 sell energy company to SunEdison

May 21 Brazilian investment bank BTG Pactual SA and its partners P2Brasil and GMR Energia jointly sold 100 percent of renewable energy company Latin America Power (LAP) to SunEdison, BTG and P2 said on Thursday. The deal comes...

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05/19/15 Itau set to reopen US dollar market for Brazil

Brazil's largest private bank Itau is set to break a six-month drought in dollar bond issuance from the country with a three-year bond offering which will price on Monday. Itau's bond deal, rated Baa3/BBB-/BBB+, follows a new...

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05/14/15 Banco Do Brasil Profit More Than Doubles

Brazil’s state-run Banco do Brasil SA, Latin America’s largest bank by assets, saw its first-quarter profit more than double due to a one-time gain related to a transaction with credit-card processor Cielo SA. The bank posted a...

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05/13/15 Brazilian and American Presidents Honored with 2015 Person of the Year Awards

Over 1,100 guests attended the 2015 Person of the Year Awards Gala Dinner last night at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. The celebration, which marked the event’s 45th anniversary, was organized by the Brazilian-American...

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05/07/15 BTG Pactual may be interested in HSBC's Brazil

rupo BTG Pactual SA, the largest independent investment bank in emerging markets, could be interested in acquiring the Brazilian unit of HSBC Holdings Plc, which has been put up for sale, Valor Econômico newspaper reported on...

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05/05/15 Brazil's Itaú beats profit estimate despite jump in provisions

Itaú Unibanco Holding SA, Brazil's largest bank by market value, reported first-quarter profit that beat expectations after interest income jumped and expenses dropped. São Paulo-based Itaú earned 5.808 billion reais ($1.88...

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05/01/15 Brazil’s Petrobras Confirms New Board Members

Brazilian state-run energy giant Petróleo Brasileiro SA underwent a board shake-up late Wednesday that went mostly as expected, with its interim chairman being replaced by the chief executive of the country’s top mining company....

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04/29/15 Banco Bradesco’s Profit Rises 23% on Higher Lending Revenue

Banco Bradesco SA, Latin America’s second-biggest bank by market value, said profit rose 23 percent, in line with analysts’ estimates, as lending revenue increased. First-quarter adjusted net income, which excludes one-time items...

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04/28/15 Operação do Ano - Veirano Advogados

O Veirano Advogados acaba de ser reconhecido pela publicação Global Competition Review por sua participação na “Operação do Ano” (“Matter of the Year”), realizada entre as empresas GlaxoSmithKline e Novartis AG abrangendo seus...

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04/28/15 BTG Pactual Said to Gain $1.5 Billion on Its Stake in Rede D’Or

Grupo BTG Pactual, Brazil’s only publicly traded investment bank, gained about 4.4 billion reais ($1.5 billion) on its stake in medical-care provider Rede D’Or Sao Luiz SA, according to a person with direct knowledge of the...

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