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  • BRASILIA, April 26- Brazilian Vice President Michel Temer said on Tuesday that former central bank chief Henrique Meirelles would be his choice to be finance minister if he were to take over the presidency. In an interview with Brazilian daily O Globo, Temer said he was "impressed" with Meirelles, an orthodox economist widely respected on Wall Street.

  • SAO PAULO, April 25- Latin American stocks fell on Monday at the start of Brazil's corporate earnings season, dragged down by lower commodities prices ahead of central bank meetings in the United States and Japan this week. Brazil's Bovespa stock index slipped nearly 2 percent, underperforming the broader MSCI Latin American stock index, as shares of miner Vale...

  • NEW YORK, April 22- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff denounced her impeachment as a "coup" to an international audience on Friday, and said she would appeal to the Mercosur bloc of South American nations for Brazil to be suspended if democratic process is broken. Rousseff could be removed from office within weeks by the Senate in an impeachment process that has...

  • SAO PAULO, April 22- Brazil's equities and currency fell on Friday as investors adjusted to a Latin American selloff the previous day, when the country's markets were closed due to a holiday. The miner's Brazil- listed stocks caught up on Friday, dropping 6 percent and weighing on the benchmark Bovespa stock index. Speaking at the United Nations, Rousseff warned...

  • *EM miners, energy credits showing most distress. LONDON, April 22- Defaults among junk-rated emerging market companies are ticking higher, spelling danger for yield-seeking investors who may have been lured back to these assets by this year's price rallies in metals and oil. "You are seeing more distress, and defaults are rising," said Bill Perry, a fund manager at...

  • SAO PAULO, April 21- A judge from Brazil's top electoral authority has instructed police to start collecting evidence of irregularities in President Dilma Rousseff's 2014 re-election campaign, adding to her legal woes since Sunday's impeachment vote. Maria Moura, of the TSE electoral court, said evidence in the case over whether Rousseff and Vice President...

  • CHICAGO, April 20- A burst of frenetic buying sent U.S. corn and soybean futures sharply higher on Wednesday after months of sluggishness, rewarding farmers with prices they thought were unattainable just weeks ago due to massive crop inventories. The buying represents a "fund-money freight train," said Angie Setzer, vice president of grain for Citizens LLC.

  • SAO PAULO, April 20- Brazilian Mines and Energy Minister Eduardo Braga said on Wednesday he is leaving the post to retake his seat in the Senate as the upper chamber of Congress prepares to vote on the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff next month. Braga, who is from the PMDB major opposition party, said however that he will take a break for medical tests and...

  • The U.S. government's Energy Information Administration said crude stockpiles rose 2.1 million barrels last week, less than the 2.4 million barrel build forecast by analysts polled by Reuters and the 3.1 million barrel rise called by the American Petroleum Institute industry group. Crude prices had slumped earlier on Wednesday following the end of a...

  • SAO PAULO, April 19- Latin American stocks and currencies rose on Tuesday as a recovery in oil prices boosted investor sentiment and fostered demand for risky assets. Crude prices jumped on Tuesday after a worker strike in Kuwait nearly halved output in the OPEC member nation. After the lower house voted for her impeachment, the Senate could ratify the decision...

  • NEW YORK, April 19- Oil prices rose on Tuesday following a workers' strike in Kuwait, while a global stock index hit its highest level since early December as signs of economic stabilization in China lifted demand for riskier assets. The rise in crude prices drove up the currencies of countries dependent on commodity exports, including Australia and Canada, where...

  • *U.S. stocks near flat after midday in New York. NEW YORK, April 19- Oil prices rose on Tuesday following a workers' strike in Kuwait, while a global stock index hit its highest since December as signs of economic stabilization in China lifted demand for riskier assets. Stocks in Japan and China also ended higher.

  • SAO PAULO, April 19- Latin American stocks and currencies rose on Tuesday as a recovery in oil prices boosted investor sentiment and fostered demand for risky assets. Crude prices jumped on Tuesday after a worker strike in Kuwait nearly halved output in the OPEC member nation. After the lower house voted for her impeachment, the Senate could ratify the decision...

  • NEW YORK, April 19- Major world stock markets rose on Tuesday as the bounce in oil prices helped the energy sector, following signs of economic stabilization in China, increasing demand for riskier assets. The rise in oil prices, largely driven by a workers' strike that nearly halved output from Kuwait, drove the Australian dollar to a 10- month high and boosted the...

  • LONDON, April 19- Global stocks reached their highest levels since early December on Tuesday as oil prices rose, driven by a strike in Kuwait, and signs of economic stabilization in China improved demand for risky assets. MSCI's All Countries World Index, which tracks shares in 45 countries, rose as high as 407.45 points, its highest since Dec. 7, on strong gains in...

  • TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, April 19- Commodity currencies rose on Tuesday with the Australian dollar hitting a 10- month high while the yen edged lower after oil prices appeared to stabilise from a sharp slide, underpinning risk sentiment. The Australian dollar touched a high of $0.7784 at one point, its best level since last June. Brent futures were last down 0.6 percent...

  • *Crude oil underpinned by news of Kuwait strike. TOKYO, April 19- Asian share markets rose to five-month highs on Tuesday, taking their cue from gains on Wall Street after a strike in Kuwait helped pull crude oil prices above their prior-session lows. Japan's Nikkei stock index was up 3.5 percent in early trading, a day after it fell 3.4 percent as investors assessed...

  • *Crude oil prices helped by news of Kuwait strike. TOKYO, April 19- Asian share markets rose on Tuesday, taking their cue from gains on Wall Street after a strike in Kuwait helped spark a recovery in crude oil prices. Japan's Nikkei stock index was up 3.4 percent in early trading, a day after it plunged by that same percentage as investors assessed the impact of...

  • TOKYO, April 19- Commodity currencies soared on Tuesday with the Australian dollar hitting a 10- month high while the yen weakened broadly as a strong rebound in oil prices boosted risk sentiment. The Australian dollar rose to as high as $0.7778, its highest level in about 10 months. The Canadian dollar came close to a 9- month high of C $1.2750 per dollar hit a week...

  • BRASILIA, April 18- The Brazilian government's main statistics agency, IBGE, said on Monday it would indefinitely suspend its farm census which gathers data on cattle, crops and the rural economy due to budgetary cuts, which have also hit other research at the agency. Brazil is in the middle of its worst economic recession in several decades as well as a deepening...