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  • BRASILIA/ SAO PAULO, May 8- Brazil Finance Minister Joaquim Levy's four-month-old austerity plan is encountering growing resistance in Congress, as some legislators say his policies may deepen a looming recession. This week, leaders in President Dilma Rousseff's own Workers' Party refused to pass a reduction in social welfare benefits designed to save the...

  • Brazil lower house passes key fiscal adjustment measure Wednesday, 6 May 2015 | 10:10 PM ET

    BRASILIA, May 6- A measure that reduces the cost of social welfare benefits narrowly cleared the lower chamber of Brazil's Congress on Wednesday night in a tense victory for President Dilma Rousseff's efforts to cut a fiscal deficit and restore investor confidence. Lawmakers voted 252-227 to pass the bill that toughens conditions for jobless Brazilians to...

  • SAO PAULO, May 4- Recent setbacks for prosecutors in a huge corruption scheme at Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA suggest they will struggle to win as many convictions as they seek. The Supreme Court's decision last week to release from jail nine executives at construction companies suspected of paying bribes in the scheme, and put them...

  • *Brazil's Rousseff to visit Washington in June. BRASILIA, April 30- After finally turning the page on a dispute over spying that hampered attempts to deepen trade ties, Brazil and the United States may be headed for another clash, this time over U.S. farm subsidies. Although it is too early to launch a full-out trade dispute, Brazil plans to apply pressure on...

  • BRASILIA, April 30- The Brazilian government recorded its smallest primary budget surplus for the month of March in five years, missing estimates by a long shot and putting into question its ability to meet its key fiscal goal this year and restore investor confidence. The disappointing surplus was a blow to Finance Minister Joaquim Levy, who has vowed to fix...

  • SYDNEY, April 30- A Brazilian man executed in Indonesia for drug trafficking who was diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder did not understand what was happening to him until his final moments, a priest assigned as his spiritual adviser told Australia's ABC radio on Thursday. Brazil had made repeated personal pleas for Indonesia to commute his...

  • BRASILIA, April 29- Brazil again steeply raised interest rates on Wednesday to convince investors that the government is serious about reining in runaway prices, despite fears that aggressive tightening will make an expected recession worse. Brazil's benchmark interest rate now stands well above those of other major emerging market countries such as...

  • BRASILIA, April 29- Brazil opted for another steep interest rate hike on Wednesday to convince investors that the government is serious about reining in runaway prices despite fears of a recession. Brazil's benchmark interest rate now stands well above those of other major emerging market countries such as India and Turkey, both with rates at 7.5 percent.

  • BRASILIA, April 28- Brazil's jobless rate rose to a three-year high in March and wages fell at the sharpest pace in more than a decade, data showed on Tuesday, as the economy headed into a likely recession. The unemployment rate in Brazil's six largest cities rose to 6.2 percent in March from 5.9 percent in the previous month- the highest in three years, statistics...

  • WILMINGTON, Delaware, April 28- Brazilian oil company Petrobras' $17 billion write-down, announced last week, may have been meant to close the accounting on a sprawling corruption scandal, but could instead provide fresh ammunition for a U.S. class action lawsuit. The case, filed in Manhattan federal court in December by a group of large investors, alleges $98...

  • SAO PAULO, April 27- Private-equity firm Carlyle Group LP agreed on Monday to pay 1.75 billion reais for a stake in Rede D'Or São Luiz SA, Brazil's largest hospital chain, a source with direct knowledge of the deal said. Washington, D.C.- based Carlyle acquired the stake through a capital increase, with controlling shareholder and Chairman Jorge Moll and Grupo BTG...

  • REUTERS BUSINESS NEW SCHEDULE AT 1500 GMT/11 AM ET Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    Editor: Alden Bentley +646 223 6200. Cap Gemini to buy U.S.-based IGATE for $4 bln, raises 2015 outlook. PARIS- Cap Gemini plans to buy United States- based IGATE Corp for $4 billion cash to make North America its biggest market and is raising its sales outlook for 2015 after a solid first-quarter, the French IT services company says.

  • BRASILIA, April 27- Brazil's government plans over time to remove tariffs on high-end capital goods in a bid to boost productivity and breathe life into its flailing economy, an adviser to President Dilma Rousseff told Reuters. Strategic Affairs Minister Roberto Mangabeira Unger, a Harvard philosophy professor tasked by Rousseff with laying out a new...

  • BRASILIA, April 24- Brazil is unlikely to have new railway projects in its plan to lure private investment to improve the country's aging infrastructure and aid the stagnant economy. Although the concession plan is expected to be smaller than the three previous ones in 2012, 2013 and 2014, President Dilma Rousseff hopes fresh investment will help offset the...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, April 24- Petrobras' decision to take a massive $17 billion write-down to account for overvalued assets and corruption-related costs is only the start of a broad overhaul needed to revive Brazil's troubled state-owned oil company. While many have focused on the $2.1 billion, or 12 percent of the write-down, related to money siphoned off in a...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, April 24- Petrobras' decision to take a massive $17 billion write-down to account for overvalued assets and corruption-related costs is only the start of a broad overhaul needed to revive Brazil's troubled state-owned oil company. While many have focused on the $2.1 billion, or 12 percent of the write-down, related to money siphoned off in a...

  • BRASILIA, April 24- Brazilian interest rates are set to rise sharply again next week, a Reuters poll showed on Friday, as the central bank attempts to boost its inflation-fighting credentials even as signs of a recession continue to grow. Forty-two of the 48 economists surveyed in the poll expect policymakers to raise the benchmark Selic rate by 50 basis points...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, April 23- Executives at Brazil's Petrobras on Thursday sought to move on from a giant corruption scandal that has plagued the state-run oil company, outlining a back-to-basics recovery plan that left some investors hoping the worst was over. On a call with investors the day after publishing long-delayed audited results for 2014, Chief...

  • BRASILIA, April 23- Royal Dutch Shell Plc has taken into account the risks presented by the Petrobras graft scandal to its expanding operations in Brazil and is confident the Brazilian state-run oil company will emerge stronger, Shell's CEO said on Thursday. Van Beurden briefed Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff for 1-1/ 2 hours on Thursday on his company's...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, April 23- Shares in Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras fell 5 percent on Thursday, a day after it reported the largest loss ever on $17 billion in charges, giving investors a deeper look at the fallout from a huge corruption scandal. Preferred shares pared losses after a sharp opening selloff in Sao Paulo as traders weighed the greater...