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Brazil's Votorantim Cimentos Set to Test International Debt Market - Wall Street Journal

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Brazil's Votorantim Cimentos Set to Test International Debt Market
Wall Street Journal
SAO PAULO—Brazilian cement and concrete producer Votorantim Cimentos SA is likely to become the first Brazilian player to tap the international debt market this year, as local companies have remained absent amid domestic turmoil. The company, which is ...
Votorantim Cimentos set to open Brazil bond marketLatinFinance (subscription)
Fitch Rates Votorantim Cimentos (VCSA)'s Notes 'BBB(EXP)'MarketWatch

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UPDATE 1-Brazil telecoms consolidation seen next year -Oi shareholder - Reuters

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UPDATE 1-Brazil telecoms consolidation seen next year -Oi shareholder
Reuters
(Adds comment from Brazilian official and analyst). LISBON May 5 (Reuters) - A long-expected consolidation of Brazil's telecoms industry that is likely to involve rivals Oi and TIM has run into delays but should go ahead in 2016, a representative of Oi ...

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Dearth of Brazil savings imperils mortgage lending -Fitch - Reuters

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Dearth of Brazil savings imperils mortgage lending -Fitch
Reuters
A net outflow of savings witnessed in the first quarter should slow the expansion of mortgage loans among banks operating in Brazil, analysts led by Esin Celasun said in a report. Average loan book growth for the segment was running at an annual 27 ...
Fitch: Brazil's Deposit Decline Further Constrains MortgagesBusiness Wire (press release)

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Brazil's Itau Reduces Loan Growth Outlook - Wall Street Journal

8 hours 33 min ago

Brazil's Itau Reduces Loan Growth Outlook
Wall Street Journal
After years of double-digit expansion in their loan books, Brazilian banks have recently seen less demand for credit, representing another setback for the country's economy. By comparison, in 2014, Itau's loan portfolio increased 9.8% to 559 billion ...
UPDATE 3-Itaú bets on prudence as Brazil heads for steep recessionReuters

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Oscar, Kaka and Dani Alves Left Out of Brazil Squad for 2015 Copa America - Bleacher Report

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Bleacher Report

Oscar, Kaka and Dani Alves Left Out of Brazil Squad for 2015 Copa America
Bleacher Report
There was some talk that Kaka, who has enjoyed a decent start to life with Orlando City in Major League Soccer, could be involved as Brazil go in search of a ninth Copa win. But Dunga has opted for some younger options in midfield, including Hoffenheim ...
Coutinho in Copa America squad, Oscar outESPN FC
Oscar left out of Brazil's Copa America squad after Chelsea star picks up ...Daily Mail
Chelsea's Oscar pulls out of Brazil's Copa América campaign after injuryThe Guardian
Goal.com -mirror.co.uk -USA TODAY
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Coutinho in Copa America squad, Oscar out - ESPN FC

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ESPN FC

Coutinho in Copa America squad, Oscar out
ESPN FC
Brazil have included Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho in their squad for the Copa America but Chelsea midfielder Oscar missed out due to injury. Brazil boss Dunga has also included Santos attacker Robinho, along with Chelsea duo Willian and Filipe Luis ...
Oscar, Kaka and Dani Alves Left Out of Brazil Squad for 2015 Copa AmericaBleacher Report
Oscar left out of Brazil's Copa America squadGoal.com
Oscar left out of Brazil's Copa America squad after Chelsea star picks up ...Daily Mail
The Guardian -mirror.co.uk -Washington Times
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Brazil Auto Sales Fall 25% in April - Wall Street Journal

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Wall Street Journal

Brazil Auto Sales Fall 25% in April
Wall Street Journal
SÃO PAULO—New-vehicle sales in Brazil fell sharply in April, as the country's struggling economy continued to hurt consumer confidence, forcing the national auto dealership association to reduce its sales forecast for this year. Sales of cars and ...

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Brazilian prosecutors consider investigation into Lula lobbying claims - The Guardian

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The Guardian

Brazilian prosecutors consider investigation into Lula lobbying claims
The Guardian
Federal prosecutors in Brazil have confirmed that they are weighing whether to open a full investigation into former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's alleged overseas lobbying efforts for the scandal-plagued construction firm Odebrecht, the nation ...
Preliminary investigation into Brazil ex-President LulaBBC News
Prosecutors in Brazil investigate LulaFinancial Times
Corruption Currents: Brazil Opens Probe of LulaWall Street Journal (blog)
Irish Times -U-T San Diego
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Brazil faces surge in number of dengue fever cases - BBC News

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BBC News

Brazil faces surge in number of dengue fever cases
BBC News
Brazil has registered nearly 746,000 cases of the mosquito-borne disease dengue fever this year with nine states experiencing an epidemic, the health ministry has announced. At 368 cases per 100,000 residents it amounts to an epidemic by World Health ...
Dengue cases soar in Brazil, as death toll climbsTimes of India
Dengue epidemic in Brazil, death toll of 223Buenos Aires Herald
Brazil registers more than 740000 cases of Dengue fever in 2015Shanghai Daily (subscription)

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Big Property Investors Hunt for Bargains in Brazil - Wall Street Journal

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 11:33pm

Wall Street Journal

Big Property Investors Hunt for Bargains in Brazil
Wall Street Journal
Most investors have moved to the sidelines as rents and occupancy levels have fallen. With Brazil's growth rate plunging and protests mounting, the volume of reported office property sales hit only $584 million last year, compared with $698.6 million ...

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Brazilian Economy Struggles to Take Off - Wall Street Journal

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 9:42pm

Wall Street Journal

Brazilian Economy Struggles to Take Off
Wall Street Journal
SAO PAULO, Brazil—With Brazil dogged by drought, a sluggish economy and a corruption scandal at its most important company, businesses in Latin America's largest economy have little to be optimistic about. Economists expect Brazil's gross domestic ...
Ghost Malls' Haunt BrazilNasdaq
Brazil's industrial output likely fell in March: Reuters pollReuters

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Brazil is suffering from recession and scandal - Financial Times

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 6:20pm

Financial Times

Brazil is suffering from recession and scandal
Financial Times
The 50 basis-point rise is part of Brazil's efforts to put its house in order. The economy is expected to shrink by 1 per cent this year, the deepest recession in 25 years; unemployment is rising; while inflation is running at over 8 per cent — almost ...
Brazil Minister Supports Regulatory Relief for PetrobrasBloomberg
Stumbling blocks emerge for Brazil prosecutors in Petrobras caseReuters
Brazil to hold oil rights auction in OctoberFox News Latino
Forbes -TheStreet.com
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brazil pavilion at expo 2015 by studio arthur casas defined by tensile netted ... - Designboom

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 4:43pm

Designboom

brazil pavilion at expo 2015 by studio arthur casas defined by tensile netted ...
Designboom
the brazil pavilion at expo milan 2015 combines architecture and scenography, providing visitors with an experience that transmits the south american country's values and aspirations of its agricultural activity. the temporary building has been ...

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Brazil Austerity Can Limit Budget Cuts, Temer Tells Congress - Bloomberg

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 3:16pm

Bloomberg

Brazil Austerity Can Limit Budget Cuts, Temer Tells Congress
Bloomberg
Brazil's government will have to make significant reductions to the spending budget if lawmakers block its austerity program, Vice President Michel Temer said. “The budget cuts would be very radical,” Temer, a member of the ruling alliance's Brazilian ...

Police fire percussion grenades as fans riot in Brazil's World Cup stadiums - The Guardian

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 2:09pm

The Guardian

Police fire percussion grenades as fans riot in Brazil's World Cup stadiums
The Guardian
“The stadium's infrastructure wasn't made for Brazilian football fans,” Lt Col Aguinaldo, the commander of events policing for the state police, told the Globoesporte web site. “It's easy for fans to invade the field like this. Holding back a ...
Massive Soccer Brawl in Brazil Caught on CameraWTVY, Dothan
Brazil riot: Police fire percussion grenades and smoke bombs at rioting ...Metro
Brazilian state championship final erupts into violence at World Cup venueDaily Mail
Belfast Telegraph -Zee News
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Brazil's trade deficit $5.066 bn through April - Fox News Latino

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 1:02pm

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Brazil's trade deficit $5.066 bn through April
Fox News Latino
Brazil's trade balance posted a surplus of $491 million in April, although over the first four months of this year the country racked up a trade deficit of $5.066 billion, the government reported Monday. The result for April was 3 percent lower than ...
Brazil Posts Second Straight Monthly Trade Surplus in AprilNasdaq
Brazil posts trade surplus of $491 mln for AprilReuters
Brazil nets trade surplus of $491 mn for AprilYahoo! Maktoob News

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Brazil judge lifts injunction suspending Uber ride-share service - Reuters

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 1:01pm

Reuters

Brazil judge lifts injunction suspending Uber ride-share service
Reuters
Uber drivers are private citizens who use their own cars to pick up the service's customers. The drivers do not have to pay steep taxi license fees and they bypass local laws, leaving Brazil's taxi companies crying foul over unfair competition. "A ...

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Brazil Needs a Real Plan for Interest Rates - Huffington Post

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 12:23pm

Bloomberg

Brazil Needs a Real Plan for Interest Rates
Huffington Post
Last week, the Brazilian Central Bank (BCB) issued a report on credit card interest rates in Brazil. Itaú Unibanco and Bradesco, the two largest private banks in Brazil, have adopted average monthly interest rates of 17.96 and 14.92 percent ...
Analysts see higher inflation, sharper drop in GDP in BrazilFox News Latino
Brazil Analysts See Deeper Recession, Higher Interest RatesBloomberg

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Analysts see higher inflation, sharper drop in GDP in Brazil - Fox News Latino

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 7:43am

Bloomberg

Analysts see higher inflation, sharper drop in GDP in Brazil
Fox News Latino
Analysts have revised their 2015 inflation forecasts for Brazil higher and expect the gross domestic product (GDP) to contract more than previously expected, the Central Bank said Monday. Analysts surveyed for the Boletin Focus expect Brazil to finish ...
Brazil Analysts See Deeper Recession, Higher Interest RatesBloomberg

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Brazil struggles with drought and pollution as Olympics loom large - The Guardian

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 6:57am

The Guardian

Brazil struggles with drought and pollution as Olympics loom large
The Guardian
Water courses through many of Brazil's biggest sustainability challenges. Not only does water rationing exacerbate the divide between rich and poor in the highly stratified country, but water pollution and water quality issues are threatening the ...

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