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Brazil's Black Friday earns name Black Fraude for consumer complaints

3 hours 52 min ago
Although they don't celebrate Thanksgiving and don't have the day off on Friday, millions of Brazilians are taking part in a booming Black Friday of their own, and consumer protection authorities are working overtime to shield them from scams that have earned the annual sales event the nickname...

Brazil’s Bolognesi to Build $2.3 Billion LNG-Fired Power Plants

5 hours 50 min ago
With two thermal projects of 1,238 megawatts each, the Porto Alegre , Brazil-based company won contracts to sell power for 25 years starting in 2019, the Sao Paulo-based electricity trading board CCEE said in a statement today.

Brazil's Levy has tough task to mend finances, regain trust

10 hours 14 min ago
By Anthony Boadle and Alonso Soto BRASILIA (Reuters) - Incoming finance minister Joaquim Levy faces tough hurdles, including resistance from within the ruling party, as he sets out to restore order to ...

Brazil to raise rates for second straight meeting next week - Reuters Poll

10 hours 34 min ago
By Silvio Cascione BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's central bank is widely expected to raise interest rates for a second straight meeting next week, tightening its grip on inflation but weighing further on ...

Brazil Awards First Contracts Since 2011 for Coal and Gas Power

11 hours 25 min ago
Brazil awarded its first contracts for coal and natural gas power plants in three years as the country seeks to replace capacity from hydroelectric facilities that have curtailed output amid the worst drought in eight decades.

Brazil's GDP grows in third quarter

13 hours 41 min ago
The government says Brazil's economy has pulled out of the recession it slipped into after the second quarter of the year. The IBGE statistics bureau said Friday that Brazil's gross domestic product grew ...

Brazil scrapes out of recession on government spending

14 hours 10 min ago
By Silvio Cascione BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's economy crawled out of a recession in the third quarter as public spending rose before presidential elections, suggesting growth could be short-lived as ...

Brazil scrapes out of recession on government spending

14 hours 30 min ago
Brazil's economy crawled out of a recession in the third quarter as public spending rose before presidential elections, suggesting growth could be short-lived as the government plans to tighten its budget. ...

Brazil’s Real Declines on Outlook for Swaps Program as Oil Drops

16 hours 54 min ago
Brazil’s real fell on speculation a program by the central bank aimed at supporting the exchange rate may be tapered. Currencies from commodity-exporting countries fell globally as oil prices plunged.

Research and Markets: Brazil Wound Care Management Market Outlook to 2020

16 hours 59 min ago
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Brazil Wound Care Management Market Outlook to 2020" r

Brazil’s GDP Grows Less Than Analysts Forecast in Third Quarter

17 hours 8 min ago
Brazil’s economy expanded less than forecast in the third quarter as the world’s second biggest emerging market recovers from recession.

Brazil's Capoeira, yurts, saunas make world heritage list

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 11:57pm
Brazil's Afro-style Capoeira fight and dance, Estonia's medieval tradition of smoke saunas and the nomadic yurts of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan were listed by UNESCO as intangible world heritage sites Thursday.

Levy Vows to Reduce Weight of Brazil’s Debt Without Saying How

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 11:27pm
Brazil’s Finance Minister-designate Joaquim Levy pledged to adopt more rigorous fiscal discipline without providing details on how he will reduce the country’s debt levels. The real weakened.

Fugitive New Zealand killer deported from Brazil

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 2:39pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A convicted killer and pedophile from New Zealand who fled to Brazil while on temporary release from prison was deported Friday from the South American country.

Brazil next finance chief pledges balanced growth, fiscal discipline

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 10:37am
By Alonso Soto BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's incoming finance minister Joaquim Levy vowed to cut spending and clean up the country's finances on Thursday, aiming to rebuild trust with investors after years ...

Brazil next finance chief pledges balanced growth, fiscal discipline

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 10:36am
Brazil's incoming finance minister Joaquim Levy vowed to cut spending and clean up the country's finances on Thursday, aiming to rebuild trust with investors after years of weak growth and erratic economic ...

Brazil's Rousseff names banker, former treasury secretary as finance minister

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 10:07am
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff named a former treasury secretary with a reputation as a fiscal conservative as finance minister on Thursday in a move that's widely seen as charting ...

Brazil's Rousseff names banker as finance minister

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 9:54am
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff named a former treasury secretary with a reputation as a fiscal conservative as finance minister on Thursday in a move that's widely seen as charting a new course for ...

Investors keenly await remarks from incoming Brazil finance minister

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 8:26am
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's incoming finance minister, banker Joaquim Levy, is expected to explain his plans for fixing a stagnant economy after President Dilma Rousseff's government officially announces ...

Levy Named as Brazil Finance Minister to Boost Confidence

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 7:48am
President Dilma Rousseff appointed former Treasurer Joaquim Levy as finance minister in a bid to avoid losing Brazil’s investment-grade status over slowing growth and a widening budget deficit.