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USA, Italy and Brazil set lineups for Raia Rapida sprint showdown - SwimSwam

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SwimSwam

USA, Italy and Brazil set lineups for Raia Rapida sprint showdown
SwimSwam
Three of the four nations competing in Raia Rapida, Brazil's televised summer sprint format meet, have set their official rosters. The United States, Italy and South Africa will join host Brazil at the meet, and only South Africa has yet to set its ...

How Brazil's China-Driven Commodities Boom Went Bust - Wall Street Journal

7 hours 11 min ago

Wall Street Journal

How Brazil's China-Driven Commodities Boom Went Bust
Wall Street Journal
SÃO PAULO—Not long ago, Brazil stood as the leading example of how a developing nation could rise toward global prominence on the force of a China-driven commodity boom. As its economy surged, Brazil stormed the world stage—hosting a World Cup, ...

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Is austerity saving or sinking Brazil's troubled economy? - BBC News

10 hours 24 min ago

BBC News

Is austerity saving or sinking Brazil's troubled economy?
BBC News
Recent media headlines have focused on the corruption scandal threatening to bring down Brazil's government. But for most Brazilians just as worrying is the state of the economy. Official figures suggest the economy is slipping into recession, and set ...
Brazil Uncertainty Torpedoes Investment and Ushers in RecessionBloomberg
UPDATE 2-Brazil considers reinstating tax on financial transactions - sourcesReuters
General Motors Brazil To Place 800 Workers On Paid LeaveGM Authority (blog)

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Brazil Uncertainty Torpedoes Investment and Ushers in Recession - Bloomberg

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Brazil Uncertainty Torpedoes Investment and Ushers in Recession
Bloomberg
Brazil's economy probably slipped into recession in the second quarter, as a political crisis drove confidence to ever-deeper lows and stifled investment. Gross domestic product contracted 1.7 percent in the three months through June, according to the ...
Is austerity saving or sinking Brazil's troubled economy?BBC News

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Public Release: 27-Aug-2015 Brazil's national oral health policy -- an example ... - EurekAlert (press release)

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Public Release: 27-Aug-2015 Brazil's national oral health policy -- an example ...
EurekAlert (press release)
Alexandria, Va., USA - Today, the International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) published a Discovery! article titled "10 Years of a National Oral Health Policy in Brazil: Innovation, Boldness and Numerous Challenges.

UPDATE 2-Brazil considers reinstating tax on financial transactions - sources - Reuters

14 hours 48 min ago

GM Authority (blog)

UPDATE 2-Brazil considers reinstating tax on financial transactions - sources
Reuters
The last CPMF consisted of a 0.38 percent charge imposed on nearly every financial transaction in Brazil. It was eliminated in 2008 in a major defeat for then-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, and subsequent attempts at reinstating it have failed.
General Motors Brazil To Place 800 Workers On Paid LeaveGM Authority (blog)

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Brazil Expected to be Major Exporter - Agriculture.com

14 hours 51 min ago

Brazil Expected to be Major Exporter
Agriculture.com
After years of looking east at Europe (the longtime U.S. farm rival) and then looking west at China (newly emerged as the biggest food importer on earth), American farmers will be looking south in the future. Brazil, the fifth most populous nation ...

Fiscal crisis has Brazilian scientists scrambling - Science Magazine (subscription)

15 hours 10 min ago

Fiscal crisis has Brazilian scientists scrambling
Science Magazine (subscription)
Brazilian neuroscientist Suzana Herculano-Houzel spent years studying the brains of mammals, including mice, whales, and humans, to understand the forces that shape their intricate folds. The effort paid off last month, when the Federal University of ...

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China's flagging economy complicates Brazil's PV market - Recharge (subscription)

15 hours 12 min ago

Recharge (subscription)

China's flagging economy complicates Brazil's PV market
Recharge (subscription)
China's recent economic troubles have sparked a renewed round of devaluation of the Brazilian real against the US dollar, increasing the cost of importing panels into the country. Higher panels prices could dent the returns from projects that will be ...

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UPDATE 1-Brazil's Caixa mulls revising loan book growth guidance - Reuters

15 hours 44 min ago

UPDATE 1-Brazil's Caixa mulls revising loan book growth guidance
Reuters
(Adds details on earnings, comments throughout). By Guillermo Parra-Bernal and Aluísio Alves. SAO PAULO Aug 27 (Reuters) - State-controlled Caixa Econômica Federal, Brazil's top mortgage lender, may revise loan book growth estimates for this year as a ...

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Frictions shake Brazil's ruling coalition - Financial Times

16 hours 29 min ago

Financial Times

Frictions shake Brazil's ruling coalition
Financial Times
Mr Temer's decision to step down as the government's point man with Congress has underlined the growing dispute within the governing coalition between the two main parties — Ms Rousseff's Workers party (PT) and Mr Temer's Brazilian Democratic ...
Brazil's Rousseff facing 'political suicide bomber,' growing calls for impeachmentFox News
Brazil Senate Reconfirms Attorney General JanotWall Street Journal
Brazil readying deals with firms implicated in Petrobras scandal, paper saysFox News Latino
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Brazil Senate Reconfirms Attorney General Janot - Wall Street Journal

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Wall Street Journal

Brazil Senate Reconfirms Attorney General Janot
Wall Street Journal
SÃO PAULO—Brazil's top prosecutor will keep his job for another two years in the midst of a corruption investigation that has touched the highest levels of the nation's business and government. The Senate voted late Wednesday to retain Rodrigo Janot ...
Brazil's Senate confirms reappointment of prosecutor generalYahoo News
Former Brazilian president, chief prosecutor spar in CongressReuters UK

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Watch Brazil's biggest race shot in stop motion - Red Bull

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Red Bull

Watch Brazil's biggest race shot in stop motion
Red Bull
It's Brazil's biggest race, bringing 33 drivers together at the Autódromo Internacional Ayrton Senna in Goiânia to compete for a grand prize of one million reais (€250,000) – the biggest purse in South American motorsport. It's a huge event and ...

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Despite petition against him, Israel expects Brazil to accept Dayan as envoy - Jerusalem Post Israel News

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Jerusalem Post Israel News

Despite petition against him, Israel expects Brazil to accept Dayan as envoy
Jerusalem Post Israel News
Dayan is a former head of the Council of Jewish Communities of Judea and Samaria, and the petition-- sent to Brazil's president because of Dayan's identification with the settlement movement – opposed his appointment on the grounds that it was a ...

Brazil readying deals with firms implicated in Petrobras scandal, paper says - Fox News Latino

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Brazil readying deals with firms implicated in Petrobras scandal, paper says
Fox News Latino
Brazil's Finance Ministry is preparing a presidential decree that will enable construction firms implicated in a massive corruption scandal to pay compensation to Petrobras in exchange for maintaining their contracts with the state-controlled company ...
Some Hope, Maybe, for Brazil ETFsETF Trends
UPDATE 2-Brazil near deal on firms hit by Petrobras probe -sourceReuters

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Brazil Stocks Post Best Three-Day Rally Since November on China - Bloomberg

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Brazil Stocks Post Best Three-Day Rally Since November on China
Bloomberg
The Ibovespa posted the biggest three-day advance since March on speculation that Brazil's top trading partner is making efforts to bolster the market and the economy. The stock gauge joined a rally in developing nations after people familiar with the ...

LatAm: Former Oi CEO assumes role as Nextel Brazil CEO - RCR Wireless News

20 hours 12 min ago

Total Telecom

LatAm: Former Oi CEO assumes role as Nextel Brazil CEO
RCR Wireless News
In the middle of rumors that TIM would make an offer to buy Nextel in Brazil, which was denied by both telecom carriers, NII Holdings announced a new CEO for Nextel Brazil. Francisco Valim, former CEO of América Móvil's NET and former CEO of Oi, agreed ...
Former Oi CEO to lead Nextel BrazilTotal Telecom

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Brazil Anticipates Renewable Energy Goals - Folha.com

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Folha.com

Brazil Anticipates Renewable Energy Goals
Folha.com
The subject of an agreement between Brazil and the United States, the production of energy via renewable resources has exploded in the country during the last few years-mainly due to investments in wind farms and the production of ethanol. Currently ...

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Mobile operators unite against WhatsApp in Brazil - ZDNet

20 hours 58 min ago

Mobile operators unite against WhatsApp in Brazil
ZDNet
The largest telecom operators in Brazil are currently working on a report that aims at proving the irregularity of cross-platform messaging tool WhatsApp to the government. Three senior sources within the top telecom firms in the country told Reuters ...

Brazil considers reinstating tax on financial transactions -media - Reuters

21 hours 36 min ago

Brazil considers reinstating tax on financial transactions -media
Reuters
Faced with what is expected to be the worst recession in 25 years, the Brazilian government has been forced to lower its fiscal savings goals because of a sharp plunge in tax revenue. Bringing back the CPMF would be part of a strategy that includes ...

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