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Brazil government slashes 2014 budget surplus goal

3 hours 43 min ago
Sharp depletion of Brazil's fiscal accounts has prompted the government to slash its key budget surplus goal to a fraction of its original target, according to a planning ministry report released on Friday. ...

Brazil's Rousseff struggling to limit Petrobras scandal's damage

8 hours 1 min ago
By Brian Winter and Anthony Boadle SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff expects a bribery scandal at state-run oil company Petrobras to deteriorate in coming months, aides say, with ...

Brazil's Rousseff struggling to limit Petrobras scandal's damage

8 hours 17 min ago
By Brian Winter and Anthony Boadle SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff expects a bribery scandal at state-run oil company Petrobras to deteriorate in coming months, aides say, with arrests possible for some political allies and potentially serious damage to an economy that is already struggling. Prosecutors say corrupt officials siphoned billions of dollars from Petroleo ...

HSBC sees improved Brazil risk, reward as Rousseff adjusts policies

12 hours 8 min ago
By Guillermo Parra-Bernal SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Strategists at HSBC Securities are recommending investors take on additional risk in Brazil, where equity markets sank about 30 percent from this year's ...

Research and Markets: Brazil Mobile Demand Market to 2015: Mobile Subscriptions by Technology - GSM, GSM/GPRS, GSM ...

13 hours ago
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Brazil Mobile Demand Market to 2015: Mobile Subscriptions

Research and Markets: Brazil Mobile Demand Market to 2015: Mobile Subscriptions by Operators - Vivo, Claro, TIM, Oi ...

13 hours 1 min ago
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Brazil Mobile Demand Market to 2015: Mobile Subscriptions

Brazil’s Real Extends Weekly Rally on Outlook for Economic Team

13 hours 18 min ago
Brazil’s real extended its weekly rally to the biggest since March on speculation that President Dilma Rousseff is close to nominating a team capable of reviving Latin America’s largest economy.

Brazil meat company JBS to buy Australia's Primo for $1.25 bln

15 hours 21 min ago
Brazil's JBS SA, the world's largest beef exporter, has agreed to buy Australian processed foods producer Primo Smallgoods for $1.25 billion. The company will also buy food company Grupo Big Frango in ...

Telefonica Ready to Take Part in Further Brazil M&A Deals

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 9:32pm
Telefonica SA (TEF) , owner of the largest wireless carrier in Brazil , is prepared to take part in further consolidation in the country’s phone-service market as rivals consider combinations.

Scandal strains Brazil's giant Petrobras

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 2:44pm
The bribery investigation that could change the country forever

Founder of Brazil's largest retail chain dies

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:29am
SAO PAULO (AP) — Samuel Klein, the Polish-born founder of Brazil's largest home-appliance retailer, has died, the company said in a statement. He was 91.

A Santa Claus Rally for Brazil ETFs?

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 7:38am
The iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWZ) is one exchange traded fund that confirms the old maxim “There is no such thing as a free lunch.” Over the past month, EWZ, the largest ETF tracking stocks ...

TMP Worldwide Expands Presence to Brazil and Latin America

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 5:00am
TMP Worldwide Advertising & Communications, LLC, a global innovator in employment marketing, announced today that it has expanded its presence to Brazil with the opening of a new office in São Paulo, as ...

Brazil’s ambitious HIV treatment plan based on Canadian concept

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:57pm
Country has 720,000 living with HIV, and it wants every one of them on treatment, whether they’re sick or not

Environmentalists: Brazil's greenhouse gases rise

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:22pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Emissions of greenhouse gases in Brazil, Latin America's biggest country, were almost 8 percent higher in 2013 than one year earlier, a network of more than 30 environmental groups said Wednesday.

Brazil’s iron ore exports slumped in October but should improve

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 11:00am
Being the second-largest iron ore exporting country, Brazil accounts for almost 25% of market share. The country is home to Vale, one of the largest mining companies.

Copa Mundial Ranking: How Does Brazil's Economy Compare?

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 9:04am
Ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil protesters held up English language signs emblazoned with messages such as WE DON T NEED THE WORLD CUP and WE NEED MONEY FOR HOSPITALS AND EDUCATION. What doesn t appear on these signs is the fact that since 2010 Brazil s government spent nearly $200 in health and education programs for every dollar spent on World Cup stadiums. Brazil has also cut its ...

Brazil tallies $9bn in suspicious Petrobras deals

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 8:15am
Brasília (AFP) - Brazil's finance ministry has uncovered more than nine billion dollars in suspicious transactions involving Petrobras, the state oil giant at the center of a massive corruption scandal, a newspaper reported Wednesday. The finance ministry audit has identified suspicious deposits and withdrawals totaling 23.7 billion reais ($9.164 billion) between 2011 and 2014. The paper said ...

Brazil's Rousseff 'close' to naming finance minister, official says

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:54am
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff is "close" to naming a new finance minister, a government official said on Wednesday, a pick that will help define whether she takes a more market-friendly approach ...

Brazil must speed foreign trade deals, Cabinet minister says

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 3:23am
Brazil must pick up the pace on negotiations over international trade deals, Presidential Chief of Staff Aloizio Mercadante said on Wednesday, pushing South American trade bloc Mercosur to make progress ...