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08/14/18 Brazil's farmers dump sugar for soy as trade war boosts Chinese demand

ITAÍ, Brazil (Reuters) - Last year, Brazilian farmer Gustavo Lopes sized up his sugarcane plantation against his soybean fields. He looked at global trends, including rising U.S.-China trade tensions and a stubborn sugar-market...

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08/14/18 Agribusiness exports reach US $ 59.2 billion in the year

Brazilian agribusiness exports rose from US $ 56.39 billion to US $ 59.2 billion between January and July of this year (+ 5%), a record figure for the entire historical series (1997-2018) for the period, according to the...

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08/13/18 Agriculture could help preserve Brazil’s native vegetation

In 2015, one region of Brazil was nicknamed “the last agricultural frontier of the world.” Known as “Matopiba,” this unofficial territory comprises 337 municipalities in four states (Maranhão, Tocantins, Piauí, and Bahia), adding...

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08/10/18 Mobile becomes main banking channel in Brazil

The mobile channel has surpassed Internet banking for the first time in Brazil, according to statistics from the Brazilian Central Bank. Some 24,5 billion banking transactions were carried out via smartphones and tablets in 2017...

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08/10/18 Apple, Netflix Shares in Brazil Jump in Bid to Avoid Turmoil

In a bid to escape domestic disorder, Brazilian investors have upped their bets on locally-traded shares of Apple Inc., Netflix Inc. and GoPro Inc. The total number of Brazilian Depositary Receipts traded increased by 104 percent...

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08/10/18 Brazil cuts deforestation emissions below 2020 targets

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil cut its greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation in 2017 to levels below its internationally agreed 2020 climate change targets, the country’s Environment Ministry said on Thursday. Brazil reduced...

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08/09/18 Brazil's CSN sees Q2 steel shipments rise 13% to 1.32 million mt

Sao Paulo — Brazilian integrated steelmaker CSN shipped 1.32 million mt of steel products in the second quarter of 2018, up 13% from 1.17 million mt in Q2 2017, according to results released Wednesday. Of that total, 798,000 mt...

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08/09/18 Visa Applications to Brazil Skyrocket 42 Percent with E-Visa

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – According to the latest figures from Brazil’s Ministry of Tourism, visa applications to visit Brazil saw a significant surge from February to July this year, up 42 percent from the same period last year....

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08/09/18 PARTNERSHIP INVESTS IN THE PRODUCTION OF CARBON NEUTRAL MEAT

The Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) and Marfrig Global Foods have established a strategic alliance to strengthen the decomposition of Brazilian beef through the production concepts Carbon Neutral Meat (CCN)...

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08/06/18 Brazil stocks lead gains, NAFTA hopes boost Mexico

Brazilian stocks led gains in Latin America after state-controlled oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA reported a larger-than-expected jump in quarterly net profit, while Mexico's stocks and currency climbed on optimism about...

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08/03/18 Brazil mills put premium on ethanol output, idle some sugar units

ARAÇATUBA, Brazil, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Brazilian cane mills will continue to prioritize ethanol production over sugar output well into the next crop season as high oil prices boost demand for the biofuel, millers and consultants...

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08/03/18 Brazilian oil exports rebound, hitting record in July

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Brazilian oil exports hit a record of 8.1 million tonnes in July, nearly three times its shipments in June and 50 percent higher than a year ago, Brazilian government data showed on Wednesday. In...

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08/03/18 Shipments of chicken meat grow 20.6% in July in the annual comparison

Brazilian exports of chicken meat (considering all products, among in nature and processed) reached 463.1 thousand tons in July, reports the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA). The number, 20.6% higher than the 384...

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08/02/18 Real Estate Firm GTIS Plans Infrastructure Expansion in Brazil

GTIS Partners LP, a real estate private equity firm with about $5 billion in assets under management, is diversifying into infrastructure -- with Brazil as its first stop. The firm has hired Eduardo Klepacz from Cubico...

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08/02/18 Corp. America Weighs Brazil Airports, Plans Florence Runway

Fresh from selling a 25 percent stake in its Italian operations, Corporacion America Airports SA said it may bid on new airport projects in Brazil and plans to start construction on a new runway in Florence. Shares gained the...

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08/02/18 The country built on trade barriers

President Trump's imposition of hefty tariffs on imports in a bid to protect American jobs, which has sparked a trade war with China, has put protectionism back on the global agenda this year. That has prompted institutions that...

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08/02/18 Brazil keeps rates at record low, downplays 'temporary' inflation spike

BRASILIA, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Brazil’s central bank kept interest rates at an all-time low on Wednesday and downplayed a recent spike in inflation, suggesting no rate hikes in the immediate future. The effect of a nationwide...

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08/02/18 Brazilian stocks jump nearly 13% in July, 'piggybacking' on broad emerging-market rally

Emerging market stocks were on fire last month and Brazil was the biggest beneficiary of that rally. The iShares MSCI Brazil exchange-traded fund (EWZ) surged 12.6 percent in July, posting its first positive month since January,...

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08/02/18 Brazil expands mortgage financing options in possible boon for homebuilders

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s National Monetary Council (CMN) on Tuesday raised the price threshold of homes eligible to be financed by a worker severance fund to 1.5 million reais ($400,000), in a move that may benefit...

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07/31/18 The Young Entrepreneurs’ Guide to Starting & Growing a Successful Business

Entrepreneurship is a great way to learn new skills, develop connections, and hopefully make money. For those who don’t find the traditional go-to-school-and-find-a-job route appealing, entrepreneurship is a great alternative...

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