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BRASILIA, Dec 12- French President François Hollande sought to take advantage of a chill in U.S.- Brazil relations to push a French bid for a multibillion-dollar fighter-jet contract during a visit to Brasilia on Thursday.
*Carrier orders 60 jets from Embraer, 30 from Bombardier. *Embraer sees 2014 as "good year" for commercial jet sales. Dec 12- American Airlines Group Inc said on Thursday it ordered 90 regional jets from Embraer SA and Bombardier Inc in deals worth about $4 billion at list prices as it upgrades to a more efficient fleet to lower operating costs.
BUENOS AIRES/ BRUSSELS, Dec 12- Europe and South America are seeking more time to agree a free-trade pact and will extend a year-end deadline to say how far they are willing to go to open up their markets into early next year, officials said on Thursday.
BRASILIA, Dec 12- French President François Hollande sought to take advantage of a chill in U.S.-Brazilian relations to push France's business interests during a visit here on Thursday, including its bid for a multibillion-dollar contract to sell fighter jets to Brazil.
RIO DE JANEIRO-- Torrential rains caused chaos and at least two deaths in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday. Traffic was snarled, airports temporarily closed and commuter trains halted after flood waters engulfed many parts of the city. Mayor Eduardo Paes asked people to stay indoors and avoid the streets.
*Major developed world stocks set to slow- analysts. *Emerging stocks to have better year in 2014. LONDON, Dec 12- This year's rocketing gains for major developed world stock indexes will taper off in 2014, according to a Reuters poll that showed better days ahead for struggling emerging markets.
SAO PAULO, Dec 12- American Airlines Group Inc agreed to buy 60 aircraft from Embraer SA, the world's largest producer of regional jets, in a deal worth $2.5 billion at list prices, sending Embraer shares to a two-month high on Thursday.
SANTIAGO, Dec 11- Chilean presidential frontrunner Michelle Bachelet's proposed tax reform is good news for the Andean nation and would bring the tax rate closer to that of developed nations, the head of the United Nations' regional economic body said on Wednesday.
BOGOTA, Colombia-- The mayor of Colombia's capital has told thousands of supporters the city will become ungovernable if he is forced from office.
SANTIAGO, Dec 11- Growth in the economies of Latin America and the Caribbean is expected to gather pace next year, as a more favorable global outlook boosts demand for its exports, the United Nations economic body for Latin America said.
In November these investors, who participated in one or both of the debt restructurings following Argentina's sovereign default in 2001, formed an ad hoc committee to propose an offer to resolve the stand-off with the holdouts.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 9- A Brazilian oil union said Monday that it plans to go on strike to protest allegedly unsafe conditions at state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA's REPAR Refinery, the site of a Nov. 28 fire that shut more than 10 percent of Brazil's fuel output.
CARACAS, Dec 8- President Nicolas Maduro's government won a majority of votes in Venezuela's local elections on Sunday, disappointing the opposition and helping his quest to preserve the late Hugo Chavez's socialist legacy.
CARACAS, Dec 8- President Nicolas Maduro's government won a majority of votes in Venezuela's local elections on Sunday, boosting his quest to preserve the late Hugo Chavez's socialist legacy and denting the opposition's hopes for change.
CARACAS, Dec 8- Venezuelans voted in municipal elections on Sunday that are the biggest political test yet for President Nicolas Maduro as he tries to halt an economic slide and preserve the socialist legacy of his late mentor, Hugo Chavez.
BRASILIA, Dec 8- Brazil's state-run Petroleo Brasileiro SA could raise fuel prices next year using its new pricing formula, Chief Executive Maria das Graças Foster told a local newspaper in an interview published on Sunday.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec. 6- A Brazilian state judge suspended a plan to unify the bankruptcy protection petitions of tycoon Eike Batista's oil producer and shipbuilder, saying the joint petition could hurt the interests of a creditor that opposed the plan.
COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil-- Tickets for the final and the opening match of the 2014 World Cup will not be available to fans when a new sales phase opens after Friday's draw in Brazil.
*Coal accounts for 2.3 pct of Vale's revenue, fertiliser for 7 pct. *Coal 25 percent stake could fetch $1 billion- analysts. LONDON, Dec 5- Brazilian miner Vale plans to sell a 15 to 25 percent stake in its coal operations, including projects and mines in Australia and Mozambique, and has had interest from potential partners including coal buyers, it said on Thursday.
*Brazil antitrust watchdog rules against Telefonica. *Telefonica prefers sale of Brazil unit, Fossati against. Telecom Italia's 67 percent stake in TIM Participacoes has become an issue since TIM Brasil's biggest rival, Spain's Telefonica, agreed a deal in September to gradually take over Telecom Italia's controlling shareholder group, Telco.