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07/14/08 InBev's CEO Brito takes global stage with Bud bid

When Carlos Brito started working at Brazilian brewer Brahma in 1989 the company looked to Anheuser-Busch Cos for inspiration for its marketing strategy and sales techniques. As chief executive of Belgian-Brazilian brewer InBev...

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07/10/08 Brazil boom lifts millions into middle class

Clearing a space among empty beer bottles, Paulo spreads out a glossy leaflet that envisions an urban development more reminiscent of Tokyo or Singapore than the Rio de Janeiro slum where he has lived for 50 years. A pedestrian...

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07/08/08 Capital markets: IPO market set to revive in second half

Share issuance on Brazil’s capital markets has come to a screeching halt this year after a record-busting 2007 which saw the country come from nowhere to be one of the most significant issuers of new deals in the world. Faced...

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07/08/08 Brazil: Wireless Boom Continues

With a little help from a booming economy, fierce competition and affordable handsets, Brazil's wireless market continues booming. Brazil’s wireless telecom market, the largest in Latin America, is growing faster than experts...

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07/07/08 Quietly, Brazil Eclipses an Ally

President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela and President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil clasped hands here at a summit meeting late last month, as employees of Venezuela’s state oil company raised their fists and shouted Cuban-...

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07/03/08 Lula Set to Send Wealth Fund Bill to Brazil Congress

Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will send a bill to Congress tomorrow to create a sovereign wealth fund, Finance Minister Guido Mantega said. Initial financing for the fund will come from 14.2 billion reais ($8.8...

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07/02/08 Biofuels Battle: Tear Down The Brazilian Wall

Brazil’s ethanol lobby Unica is breaking out the fireworks for its Fourth of July pro-sugarcane ethanol campaign called, with a nod to Papa Smurf, “Are We There Yet?”. Sen. Lugar thinks Brazilian ethanol—made from sugarcane...

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07/01/08 CCP's CEO reasserts upcoming M&A wave of Brazil-based real-estate companies

From mid-2005 until now, twenty-eight homebuilding companies have gone public in Brazil. Cyrela Brazil Realty S.A. is the largest Brazil-based vertically integrated real estate developer. The firm recently announced it will...

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06/27/08 Lean, green and not mean

The United States may drop a tariff on Brazilian ethanol. But the industry is still the victim of much misplaced criticism  WHEN John McCain laid out his plans for reducing America’s dependence on oil to an audience in California...

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06/27/08 Brazil's Siderurgica to Build $6 Billion Plant, Estado Says

Cia. Siderurgica Nacional SA plans to spend $6 billion building and expanding a steel plant that would produce 3.5 million metric tons annually within six years, Estado de S. Paulo  said, citing Eneas Garcia Diniz, the company's...

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06/25/08 Brazil May Become 3rd-Largest Oil Producer, Lula Says

Brazil's offshore oil discoveries, including the Western Hemisphere's largest since 1976, may push the country past the U.S. as the world's third-largest crude producer, president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said. ``Brazil can...

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06/25/08 Virgin's Branson may launch Brazil airline

British billionaire Richard Branson is in talks with Brazilian partners to start an airline in Latin America's largest country, the Agencia Estado news service said on Tuesday. The airline would be a kind of "Virgin Brazil" and...

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06/25/08 David Neeleman believes Azul Airlines will expand regional aviation in Brazil

"It’s amazing that you can't fly direct between Curitiba and Belo Horizonte," said David Neeleman, CEO of Azul Airlines – which is set to start flying at the beginning of 2009. Brazilian regional aviation offers large chunks of...

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06/19/08 Meirelles Says Brazil Central Bank Is 'Ready to Act'

Meirelles said he sees the need to cool consumer spending in Brazil after the annual inflation rate climbed to 5.58 percent in May, the fastest since January 2006, fueled by rising food costs. Policy makers raised the so-called...

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06/19/08 President of Brazil's biggest real estate company to speak in New York

Brazil’s recent economic success and stability in an uncertain global market has powered its lucrative real estate sector into the public eye.  This market holds an enormous potential for investors around the world, as an...

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06/18/08 HSBC Sees Private Banking in Brazil Expanding More Than 50%

HSBC Holdings PLC, Europe's largest bank by market value, expects its private banking operations in Brazil to increase assets under management by more than 50 percent in 2008 as more foreigners seek opportunities to invest. ``...

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06/16/08 Brazil: FDI Opportunities and Pitfalls

Despite the general optimism in Brazil, pitfalls are real and can be extremely detrimental to the foreign investor. Brazil’s GDP grew 5.4 percent in 2007 to $1.1 trillion. Foreign direct investment in Brazil practically doubled...

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06/16/08 100 years on, Japanese a vibrant part of Brazil

When Shunji Nishimura decided to leave Japan in 1932 for a job in Brazil his mind was set on making money quickly and returning to Kyoto. Like thousands of Japanese immigrants that made the same trip before him, Brazil's booming...

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06/13/08 BG, Petrobras and Repsol find more oil in Brazil

British gas producer BG Group, Brazil's Petrobras and Spain's Repsol YPF have made another oil find in the Santos Basin offshore Brazil, lifting BG and Repsol's shares, and adding to hopes that Brazil may become a major oil...

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06/12/08 Brazil economy grows 5.8 percent in Q1

Brazil's economy expanded at a rapid clip of 5.8 percent in the first quarter as consumers continued a spending spree and businesses invested heavily to meet demand, the government said Tuesday. The increase beat most analysts'...

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