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Brazil Spinal Surgery Market Outlook to 2020

3 hours 5 min ago
NEW YORK, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Brazil Spinal Surgery Market Outlook to 2020 ...

Brazil 2014: Football is quickly losing its humanity

4 hours 25 min ago
“If England is the home of football, Brazil is where the beautiful game, Joga Bonito, lives.” – Ben Smith, BBC. Conjuring up romantic images of the youths of Brazil’s deprived favelas uniting to play football on the street, and of budding prodigies rising up through the ranks to become a hero and a role-model to […]

Brazil jobless rate drops in March as fewer people seeks jobs

6 hours 22 min ago
Brazil's jobless rate dropped unexpectedly in March as fewer people sought jobs, highlighting a trend that has helped keep unemployment near record lows despite weak economic growth. Brazil's non-seasonally-adjusted jobless rate declined in March to 5.0 percent, from 5.1 percent in February, statistics agency IBGE said on Thursday. In March 2013, Brazil's jobless rate stood at 5.7 percent.

Farmers Seeking Heat Relief Signal Brazil Climate Peril

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 5:24pm
Brazil may see a mass migration of crops and farm workers from huge swaths of currently tillable lands to more temperate zones as global warming takes hold, according to leading climate experts in the country.

Brazil troops guard strike-hit Bahia

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:53am
Brazil sends thousands of federal troops to maintain order in the north-eastern state of Bahia after police there went on strike over pay.

Brazil's Anti-FIFA Protests: Not Little, But Definitely Late

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:10am
Why Brazil is better than the anti-FIFA protesters think.

Brazil's Rousseff looks weak, but so do her election rivals

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 5:50am
By Brian Winter SAO PAULO (Reuters) - With Brazil's economy struggling, a scandal at its state-run oil company and nearly three-quarters of voters saying they want change from their government, President Dilma Rousseff looks vulnerable in her bid for re-election this October. Senator Aecio Neves and former governor Eduardo Campos, who are both running on centrist, pro-business platforms, have ...

Brazil's economic activity slows sharply in February

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 2:46am
Brazil's economic activity slowed sharply in February from January, central bank data showed on Wednesday, suggesting a weak start to the year that could pressure the central bank to halt its year-long campaign of interest rate hikes. The central bank's IBC-Br economic activity index rose 0.24 percent in February from January in seasonally adjusted terms, slightly below the market forecast for ...

Brazil looks to swap World Cup publicity for carbon credits

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 1:01pm
By Marcelo Teixeira SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil, looking to offset the carbon emissions generated by construction, travel and other activities related to hosting the 2014 Soccer World Cup, said on Tuesday it wants holders of United Nations-backed carbon credits to swap them for publicity during the games. The World Cup begins June 12 and Brazil's Environment Ministry said it has launched a ...

Brazil GDP: Behind Brazil's Low Unemployment, A Quest For Education

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 8:01am
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil 's growing prosperity is allowing teenagers to stay in school for longer instead of searching for jobs to support their families, boosting the country's long-term prospects but also cau

Brazil At A Crossroads, But Investors Optimistic

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 6:20am
Brazil investors more bullish than most as investors ponder whether country is heading for better days.

Brazil Seeks Wider Primary Surplus Goal in 2015 on Faster Growth

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 6:00am
Brazil is targeting a higher budget surplus next year as it seeks to reassure investors following a credit rating downgrade.

Brazil's Petrobras defends Pasadena refinery purchase

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 5:00am
Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA on Tuesday defended its 2006 decision to buy a refinery in Pasadena, Texas against allegations it had dramatically overpaid. The chief executive of the company, known as Petrobras, told Congress the company had paid $554 million for the refinery assets alone, though a trading unit and other related infrastructure and legal costs brought the ...

Brazil's Petrobras says bought Pasadena refinery to maximize returns

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:15am
Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA purchased a refinery in Pasadena, Texas, to maximize returns on heavy Brazilian oil in the U.S. Market, CEO Maria das Graças Foster told Brazil's Congress ...

Brazil economy to grow 3% in 2015: official

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:26pm
Brazil's economy is forecast to expand by three percent next year, picking up briskly after years of stagnant growth, a top government economist said on Tuesday. Miriam Belchior, Brazil's minister of planning, said in a report presented to the national legislature that inflation for Latin America's biggest economy was expected to be five percent next year. Recent growth has been slow in Brazil ...

Brazil: Pres Rousseff Defends Petrobras, Says Accusations Politically Motivated

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:22pm
RIO DE JANEIRO, April 15 (BERNAMA-NNN-AGENCIES) -- Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff defended the country's state oil and gas giant Petrobras, saying accusations of corruption, cost-overruns and stagnation at the company were politically motivated.

Brazil's Campos to run for president with environmentalist

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 2:29pm
By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - Eduardo Campos, a business-friendly socialist from Brazil's poor northeastern region, announced on Monday he will seek the presidency, vowing to restore confidence in the country's fiscal accounts and once booming economy. The two-time governor of Pernambuco state picked as his running mate Marina Silva, a popular environmentalist who will bring millions of ...

Brazil president pledges thorough Petrobras probe

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:33pm
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff shakes hands with workers of Brazilian state-run oil giant Petrobras at Petrobras' shipyard in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on September 11, 2013

Brazil's modern capital gets a taste of football

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 9:18am
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Locally known as the Mane Garrincha Stadium, the 70,000-capacity Estadio Nacional in Brasilia was completed last year for the Confederations Cup and will host seven matches at this year's World Cup.

Brazil group seeks lower taxes for venture capital funds

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 7:24am
The group representing Brazil's buyout industry is in talks with the government and lawmakers to implement a lower tax structure on venture capital funds to help lure more money into the highly-risky segment, senior executives said on Monday. Associação Brasileira de Private Equity & Venture Capital is working closely with finance ministry officials, senators and lower house deputies in the ...