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04/26/17 Brazilian sugar exports to rise to record levels

Brazilian sugar production and exports will reach record levels this season, as mills increase the ration of cane diverted to sugar, rather than ethanol, in response to rising prices and a weak currency which incentivises exports...

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04/25/17 'A era da meia-entrada no Brasil acabou', diz secretário da Fazenda

Após o secretário de Assuntos Internacionais do Ministério da Fazenda, Marcello de Moura Estevão Filho, prever na manhã desta segunda-feira um cenário para a economia brasileira “bem mais claro” em 2017, o secretário de Política...

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04/25/17 Spain, Brazil Want EU-Mercosur Deal, Worry About Venezuela

The governments of Spain and Brazil on Monday reinforced their commitment to completing a trade pact between the European Union and South American trade bloc Mercosur despite protectionist sentiments. On a two-day visit to Brazil...

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04/21/17 Brazil Emerges From Its Worst Recession, Says Finance Chief

Brazil’s economy will emerge from its worst recession on record in the first quarter of this year, Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles said in an interview with Bloomberg News and TV. Latin America’s largest economy is estimated...

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04/21/17 Brazil central bankers say lower interest rates to help recovery

Interest rate cuts should help Brazil's economy return to growth, central bank directors Carlos Viana and Tiago Berriel said on Thursday at different events in Washington according to a statement published by the central bank on...

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04/20/17 Brazil's Usiminas reverses loss as steelmaking revenues rise

Usinas Siderúrgicas de Minas Gerais SA reversed a loss in the first quarter as early signs of a recovery in industrial output allowed Brazil's No. 1 listed flat steelmaker to hike prices for some products and increase sales...

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04/20/17 Brazilian Senate approves new Migration Law providing equal rights to foreigners

On Wednesday, the Senate approved the new Migration Law that guarantees the same rights for immigrants and native Brazilians. In addition to regulating the entry and exit of foreigners into the country, the text establishes...

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04/20/17 Brazilian beef 'pretty safe,' says Brazil's finance minister

Brazil is still attracting a stream of foreign direct investment even after a corruption scandal involving its meat industry, the country's finance minister said Wednesday. The scandal, which broke in March, stems from a two-year...

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04/20/17 Nordex finalises 195MW deal in Brazil

The 195MW Lagoa do Barro project will comprise Nordex's AW125 3MW turbines, acquired by Nordex in its takeover of Acciona Wind Power in 2016. An initial deal between Acciona and Atlantic Renewable Energy's owner, UK-based...

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04/19/17 Brazil Pension Reform Changes Would Cut Savings: Meirelles

Changes to the Brazilian government's landmark pension reform proposal should reduce planned fiscal savings by up to 25 percent in 10 years and nearly 30 percent in 30 years, Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles told Reuters on...

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04/18/17 The Royal Navy's Only Operational Aircraft Carrier Could Be Sold To Brazil

The amphibious assault ship and helicopter carrier HMS Ocean is currently the largest vessel in the Royal Navy—it's also the flagship of the fleet. With years to go before the first of the Royal Navy's two Queen Elizabeth class...

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04/17/17 Mercosur to sign trade deal with EU this year

South American trade bloc Mercosur plans to sign a trade agreement with the European Union this year, the president of Argentina, which holds the rotating presidency of Mercosur, said in an interview published on Saturday. The...

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04/17/17 Brazil's economy grew in Feb at fastest pace in 7 years

Economic activity in Brazil grew in February at the fastest pace since January 2010, a central bank indicator showed on Monday, in the strongest sign yet that Latin America's largest economy is emerging from a two-year recession...

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04/17/17 Brazilian artist’s mural billed world’s biggest

Many painters struggle to get their work viewed but Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra won’t have a problem — his most recent work is billed as the biggest in the world. The prolific Mr. Kobra takes as his canvas the sides of...

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04/13/17 Carrefour gets boost from rising Brazilian real

Sales at Carrefour, the world’s second largest retailer by revenue, climbed 6.2 per cent in its first quarter helped along by rising petrol prices and beneficial exchange rate movements. The French retailer reported a 1.4 per...

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04/12/17 Brazil likely to step up monetary easing to spur recovery

Brazil's central bank is widely expected to speed up monetary easing on Wednesday, taking advantage of slowing inflation to try to revive an economy still struggling with its deepest recession on record. All but one of the 47...

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04/12/17 New programme will boost tourism and create jobs

Tourism package aims to attract 12 million foreign tourists a year by 2022 and increase visitor revenue to US$ 19 billion. Tourism Minister Marx Beltrão announced a new programme this Tuesday (11 April) called Brasil + Turismo ("...

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04/12/17 Brazil’s Health Minister Outlines Health Challenges in PAHO Visit

The main challenges for Brazil’s health system include improving its management, financing, transparency and efficiency, according to Brazilian Health Minister Ricardo Barros, who visited the Pan American Health Organization (...

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04/12/17 Brazilian state honors Alfred Frederick's contributions to education

Distinguished Service Professor Alfred Frederick of SUNY Oswego last month earned the title of Citizen of the State of Piauí, an award bestowed by the northeastern Brazilian state's Legislative Assembly for his more than 25 years...

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04/11/17 TRANCOSO: BRAZIL'S BEST HIDDEN BEACH TOWN

“Everyone sings really badly here,” says Bob Shevlin. “But it doesn’t matter – it’s an expression of soul.” It’s not easy in 2017 to find places that feel more magical than mass market. The originally hippie heavens of Goa,...

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