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  • MARIANA, Brazil, Nov 10- As despair turns to anger over a deadly dam burst at a Brazilian mine, lawmakers pushed on Tuesday for tougher regulations in a new mining code and iron ore giant Vale SA came under pressure to help mourning families and contain the environmental impact. In five days of rescue efforts in towns ravaged by the massive mudflow, six bodies have...

  • MARIANA, Brazil, Nov 10- As despair turns to anger over a deadly dam burst at a Brazilian mine, lawmakers pushed on Tuesday for tougher regulations in a new mining code and iron ore giant Vale SA came under pressure to help mourning families and contain the environmental impact. In five days of rescue efforts in towns ravaged by the massive mudflow, six bodies have...

  • *Wheat rebounds from two-week low. Soybeans were unchanged, despite an ongoing strike in Brazil that threatens to delay exports, while corn edged higher, coming just off a near two-month low. "Whatever the USDA comes out with, we are still expecting supply to be very comfortable."

  • GRAINS-Wheat prices edge up ahead of USDA report Monday, 9 Nov 2015 | 9:31 PM ET

    SYDNEY, Nov 10- U.S. wheat rose on Tuesday to edge away from a two-week low, but trading was muted ahead of a widely watched U.S. government forecast that is expected to show higher ending stocks due to slow export demand and large U.S. harvests. *Chicago Board of Trade November soybeans were little changed at $8.66-1/ 2 a bushel, having firmed 0.4 percent on Monday.

  • SAO PAULO, Nov 9- Independent truckers in Brazil started an indefinite strike on Monday, blocking traffic in a few states in the agricultural powerhouse as they asked for President Dilma Rousseff's impeachment, according to federal highway police. The soy crop is currently being planted so exports of Brazil's main cash crop will not be effected.

  • BRASILIA, Nov 6- Brazil's central bank should act swiftly to limit any price shocks that compromise its goal of bringing inflation back to the official target, bank director Tony Volpon said on Friday. Inflation in Brazil has continued to climb despite an aggressive rate-hike cycle by the central bank which started last year and despite a rapidly contracting...

  • BRASILIA, Nov 4- Brazil's government has fine-tuned arguments aimed at defending President Dilma Rousseff from a ruling that her administration manipulated federal accounts last year, and expects Congress to approve them, Chief of Staff Jaques Wagner said on Wednesday. The ruling, the TCU's first against a Brazilian president in nearly 80 years, was not...

  • BRASILIA, Nov 3- When he became finance minister 10 months ago, Joaquim Levy was an uncomfortable fit in Brazil's left-leaning government- an orthodox, University of Chicago-trained economist, a fiscal hawk with an affinity for cutting spending. Dogged by speculation over his departure amid vocal opposition from the ruling Workers' Party, Levy and his boss...

  • BRASILIA, Oct 27- President Dilma Rousseff's popularity remains in the single digits in the midst of recession and most Brazilians are not willing to pay more taxes to help her plug a gaping fiscal deficit, according to an opinion poll published on Tuesday. The latest poll did not ask respondents whether they favored the impeachment of Rousseff that her...

  • BRASILIA, Oct 23- Brazil slashed by more than half funds earmarked for a capital spending loan program known as PSI, underscoring government efforts to roll back public subsidies after years of costly aid to local companies. In a statement released late on Friday, the National Monetary Council, the country's main economic policymaking body, known as CMN, set the...

  • The panel did recommend that 10 companies be investigated for possibly paying bribes, including Japan's Kawasaki Heavy Industries, the Brazilian unit of Singaporean oil rig builder Keppel Corporation Ltd, and its Singapore- based rival Sembcorp Marine Ltd.. Approval of the report comes the week after Brazil's government said Swiss authorities froze $2.4...

  • BRASILIA, Oct 23- Brazil has started to watch its multinational companies for corrupt practices they might commit in other countries in the wake of a massive bribery scandal at home, the nation's top anti-corruption official told Reuters. Six years after encouraging homegrown conglomerates to expand beyond Brazil with cheap credit and eased regulatory...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 23- A final report approved by a Brazilian congressional panel investigating corruption at state-run oil company Petrobras has blamed suppliers and rogue employees for the graft, rather than politicians or the company. Approval of the report comes the week after Brazil's government said Swiss authorities froze $2.4 million in accounts...

  • BRASILIA, Oct 22- Brazil has given up on its goal of seeking a primary budget surplus this year and instead will record a shortfall of 70 billion reais amid escalating economic and political turmoil, a senior government source said on Thursday. President Dilma Rousseff's administration is preparing to send Congress the new projection for the primary deficit,...

  • BRASILIA, Oct 22- Brazil has given up on its goal of seeking a primary budget surplus this year and instead will record a massive shortfall as a deepening economic and political crisis drags on revenues, presidential chief of staff Jaques Wagner said on Thursday. President Dilma Rousseff was forced to drop plans to reach a fiscal surplus and instead is...

  • BRASILIA, Oct 22- Brazil has given up on its goal of seeking a primary budget surplus this year and instead will record a massive shortfall as a deepening economic and political crisis drags on revenues, presidential chief of staff Jaques Wagner said on Thursday. The new fiscal goal, outlined by Wagner to journalists at the presidential palace, has to be approved...

  • Brazil cuts 2015 fiscal target to a primary deficit Thursday, 22 Oct 2015 | 2:35 PM ET

    BRASILIA, Oct 22- Brazil has given up on its goal of seeking a primary budget surplus this year and instead will record a massive shortfall as a deepening economic and political crisis drags on revenues, presidential chief of staff Jaques Wagner said on Thursday.

  • BRASILIA, Oct 21- Brazil's central bank kept interest rates on hold on Wednesday, again standing pat despite a jump in inflation expectations to avoid doing more harm to an economy mired in its worst recession in decades. In a unanimous vote, the central bank's monetary policy committee, known as Copom, kept its benchmark Selic rate at 14.25 percent, a nine-year...

  • BRASILIA, Oct 21- Opposition lawyers filed a new petition to Congress for the impeachment of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday, seeking to unseat the unpopular leftist leader for allegedly doctoring government accounts in 2014 and into her second term. If the request is taken up by the speaker of the lower house, Eduardo Cunha, who himself is under...

  • BRASILIA, Oct 19- The speaker of Brazil's lower house of Congress, Eduardo Cunha, said on Monday he is not considering quitting his post despite a series of accusations of corruption that have led for calls for his ouster.