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AP PHOTOS: Brazil's poor, Rousseff's solid support

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 6:43pm
Children play amid tumbledown shacks in some of Rio de Janeiro's poorest hillside "favela" slums, places where armed drug traffickers lay down the law, stray bullets fly and raw sewage oozes into the streets.

Brazil's election hinges on fickle lower middle class, its members torn between gains, future

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 6:23pm
The political debate boiled in Lena's Salon in Rio's Cantagalo slum, as patrons argued about who should win Sunday's presidential election.

Brazil race hinges on fickle lower middle class

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 6:03pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The political debate boiled in Lena's Salon in Rio's Cantagalo slum, as patrons argued about who should win Sunday's presidential election.

Brazil, Argentina to strenghten aerospace cooperation; talk Gripen deal

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:21am
Richard Tomkins GAVIAO PEIXOTO, Brazil, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Brazil and Argentina are to strengthen their cooperation in the aerospace sector, including Brazil's expected production of Sweden's Gripen fighters.

Neves Win in Brazil Would End Alliances Built by Lula

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 9:39am
Aecio Neves, presidential candidate for the Brazilian Social Democracy Party, known as PSDB, right, waves to supporters during a campaign rally in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Oct. 19, 2014.

Brazil candidates battle for key prize: Their hometown

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 7:20am
By Brian Winter BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) - The two candidates in Brazil's presidential election runoff on Sunday grew up just seven blocks apart, attending the same elite tennis club, watching movies at the same theater and strolling through the same leafy plazas during the 1960s. They cheered for rival soccer teams, though, and eventually went down very different political paths. Dilma ...

Brazil's Rousseff pulls ahead of Neves as election nears

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 4:23am
By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff pulled ahead of opposition candidate Aecio Neves in another poll on Wednesday and looks like a slight favorite heading into what is expected to be the country's tightest election in decades. The Datafolha poll was the fourth in three days to show Rousseff approaching Sunday's runoff vote with a slight edge over Neves, who ...

Brazil Market’s Neves Euphoria Is Short-Sighted to Bears

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:22am
While a Aecio Neves victory would likely trigger additional gains in coming weeks as traders anticipate him taking measures to lure back investment, they may not last long.

In emerging beauty markets like Brazil, new products key

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 5:56pm
Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - In Brazil, women primarily wear their hair long, and need to tackle the country's generally hot, humid climate when they style it. They also demand a wide range of sun protection creams.

As Brazil poll looms, Moody's downgrades Petrobras

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:41pm
New York (AFP) - Ratings agency Moody's downgraded Brazil's state oil giant Petrobras' debt rating Tuesday, in a new blow for the government's economic reputation five days before presidential election.

Brazil's JBS Foods to delay IPO

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:46am
JBS SA received regulatory approval to delay an initial public offering of its JBS Foods unit in Brazil, according to a securities filing on Tuesday, putting off a plan to raise 4 billion reais for a few ...

Brazil's Embraer unveils new KC-390 military transport

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:37am
Gavião Peixoto (Brazil) (AFP) - Brazilian planemaker Embraer unveiled its new KC-390 military transport Tuesday as the country expands its foray into the global security and defense air transport market.

Brazil Surgical Sutures Market Outlook to 2020

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 9:31am
NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brazil Surgical Sutures Market Outlook to 2020 Summary GlobalData's new report, "Brazil Surgical Sutures Market Outlook to 2020", provides key market data ...

Battle to win home of Brazil's president, challenger heats up in bellwether state

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 6:53am
Brazil's deadlocked presidential race is the most heated since the nation returned to democracy, and nowhere is the battle more bare-knuckled than in the state where both candidates were born.

Fight for Brazil's battleground state heats up

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 6:33am
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — Brazil's deadlocked presidential race is the most heated since the nation returned to democracy, and nowhere is the battle more bare-knuckled than in the state where both candidates were born.

Jim Chanos Tanked Brazil

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:50am
Jim Chanos tanked Brazil on Monday afternoon...

Rousseff Gains Edge as Brazil Polls Point to Photo Finish

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 2:40am
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff gained support over opposition candidate Aecio Neves even as the race remains in a dead heat less than a week before the runoff, according to a Datafolha poll published yesterday. Rousseff has 46 percent support and Neves has 43 percent, according to the Datafolha poll taken yesterday and released on Globo TV. In the last Datafolha poll published Oct. 15 ...

Brazil's mid-October inflation remains above target ahead of election

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 1:39am
Brazil's annual inflation rate remained above the official target in mid-October, providing ammunition to opposition candidate Aecio Neves just days before a tightly contested presidential election. Consumer ...

Expect More for Volatility for the Big Brazil ETF

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 1:30am
With election day in Brazil just five days away, investors can expect more volatility from Brazilian stocks and the iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWZ ) . Data indicate as much. Entering Monday, ...

Brazil presidential candidates Rousseff, Neves look backward to the future

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 9:30pm
Candidates in the Oct. 26 election are campaigning on their past records, rather than future proposals.