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Brazil Economists Cut 2014 Growth, 2015 Selic Rate Forecasts

7 hours 3 min ago
Brazil analysts cut their estimates for expansion in 2014 and the Selic rate at year-end 2015, after the economy slipped into recession in the first half.

Brazil Suffers Slow Growth With Lula China Policy Sowing Doubts

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 5:48pm
In 2004, Brazil’s then-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and 400 executives went on a six-day trip to China. The mission was simple: Encourage companies to strengthen ties with the Asian nation to bolster growth at home.

Volleyball to be hot ticket for 2016 Rio Olympics

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 2:27pm
Brazil's loss to Poland in the final of the men's volleyball world championship on Sunday was a blow to the South Americans, but should boost the sport in two years at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Poland upset three-time defending champion Brazil 3-1 in Katowice to end an astounding three-week tournament in Poland that drew more than 500,000 fans - including 62,000 for the tournament's opening ...

Brazil readies election thriller

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 10:03am
Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - A fiery plane crash that claimed the life of a popular politician has provided Brazil's presidential campaign with a dramatic plot twist worthy of a telenovela.

3 Reasons iShares MSCI Brazil Index ETF (EWZ) Shares Could Fall

Sun, 09/21/2014 - 9:55am
Brazil may be a popular stomping ground for investors seeking international exposure, but the iShares MSCI Brazil Index faces three big headwinds that could send its share substantially lower.

Campaign donations highlight winners, losers in Brazil election

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:02pm
By Silvio Cascione and Brad Haynes BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's financial markets have rallied on the prospect of environmentalist Marina Silva unseating President Dilma Rousseff in next month's election, but political donations show plenty of companies may be wary of a new administration. Silva's market-friendly proposals promise relief for oil giant Petrobras, ethanol mills and ...

Campaign donations highlight winners, losers in Brazil election

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:02pm
By Silvio Cascione and Brad Haynes BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's financial markets have rallied on the prospect of environmentalist Marina Silva unseating President Dilma Rousseff in next month's election, but political donations show plenty of companies may be wary of a new administration. Silva's market-friendly proposals promise relief for oil giant Petrobras, ethanol mills and ...

Insight - Campaign donations highlight winners, losers in Brazil election

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 11:06am
BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's financial markets have rallied on the prospect of environmentalist Marina Silva unseating President Dilma Rousseff in next month's election, but political donations show plenty of companies may be wary of a new administration.

In tight Brazil race, candidates avoid moral quagmires

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:47am
Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - As the battle for Brazil's presidency heats up, the leading candidates -- determined not to scare voters away -- are steering clear of divisive social issues such as gay marriage and abortion.

Campaign donations highlight winners, losers in Brazil election

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:30am
BRASILIA/SAO PAULO, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Brazil's financial markets have rallied on the prospect of environmentalist Marina Silva unseating President Dilma Rousseff in next month's election, but political donations show plenty of companies may be wary of a new administration. Silva's market-friendly proposals promise relief for oil giant Petrobras, ethanol mills and private banks. The money ...

In tight Brazil race, candidates avoid moral quagmires

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 9:47am
As the battle for Brazil's presidency heats up, the leading candidates -- determined not to scare voters away -- are steering clear of divisive social issues such as gay marriage and abortion.

Brazil bank employees' union shuns pay rise proposal, mulls strike

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 8:11am
Brazil's largest bank workers' union said on Friday that it was mulling a strike after a pay rise counter-proposal made by a group representing commercial banks was short of its demands. In a statement, the Sindicato dos Bancários de São Paulo, Osasco e Região said a proposal made by Fenaban that offers a 0.61 percent inflation-adjusted gain "comes below the 1.54 percent average real pay rise ...

Brazil's inflation shoots above target in mid-September

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 2:38am
Brazil's annual inflation rate surpassed the government's target range in mid-September as meat prices rose sharply, giving ammunition to opposition candidates in the run-up to the October presidential ...

Brazil Resources announces results from technical report on its Rea Uranium Project, Western Athabasca Basin

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 2:00am
Brazil Resources announces results from technical report on its Rea Uranium Project, Western Athabasca Basin

Goldman’s Leme Says Brazil Unit Returned to Profitability

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 5:19pm
Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s Brazil unit returned to profitability in last year's fourth quarter as the departure of several managing directors helped cut costs and fixed-income gains offset an investment-banking revenue drop.

Could Brazil Have The First 'Green' President Of A Major Economy?

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:05am
Marina Silva grew up deep in the Amazon and says Brazil must do more to protect its natural riches. But environmentalists have doubts about what she can do, given the powerful agrobusiness interests.

André Lopes Named as Technical Director for Crawford Brazil

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 7:32am
André Lopes Named as Technical Director for Crawford Brazil Experienced technical adjuster will handle claims for automobile, marine and property & casualty losses ATLANTA (September 18, 2014) - Crawford ...

Brazil call up Mario, Dodo for Argentina, Japan friendlies

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:28pm
Roi de Janiero, Sep 18 (IANS) Brazil's chief football coach Dunga has called up defenders Mario Fernandes and Dodo for friendlies against Argentina and Japan next month.

AP Interview: Brazil's Silva wants better US ties

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 2:39pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Marina Silva, a front-running presidential candidate who grew up in the Amazon jungle and could become the first black to lead Brazil's government, said Wednesday that if elected she'll improve ties with the U.S. and strongly push for human rights in nations like Cuba.

Brazil oil graft case accused keeps lips sealed

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:58pm
Brasília (AFP) - An ex-director of Brazil's state oil giant Petrobras at the center of a scandal after accusing dozens of politicians of taking oil deal kickbacks, gave nothing away in a hearing Wednesday.