Brazil suffered a recession in the first half of the year as investment plunged and the country's hosting of the World Cup suffocated economic activity.» Read More
BRUSSELS, Sept 21- Scotland's rejection of independence and a lack of any fireworks at a Fed meeting last week have calmed investors enough to shift the focus back to what some call the "Great Stagnation", and how to avoid it.
BRASILIA, Sept 19- One day after announcing that income inequality increased in Brazil last year, the Brazilian statistics institute IBGE said on Friday it had miscalculated and issued a new number reversing the trend.
BRASILIA/ SAO PAULO, Sept 19- Brazil's financial markets have rallied on the prospect of environmentalist Marina Silva unseating President Dilma Rousseff in next month's election, but political donations show plenty of companies may be wary of a new administration.
BRASILIA, Sept 19- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has clawed back support at the expense of her main opponent in next month's presidential election, a poll showed on Friday, suggesting the runoff that should decide the vote is too close to call.
BRASILIA, Sept 17- Brazil's government will extend its " Minha Casa, Minha Vida" low-income housing program into 2015 and build another 350,000 units to boost the building industry, Finance Minister Guido Mantega said on Wednesday.
BRASILIA, Sept 17- The Brazilian government will expand the "Minha Casa, Minha Vida" low-income housing program by 350,000 units to be built in the first half of next year, Finance Minister Guido Mantega said on Wednesday.
BELO HORIZONTE/ SAO PAULO, Brazil, Sept 16- The handsome, accomplished grandson of one of Brazil's most beloved politicians, Aecio Neves has been preparing his whole life to be president, friends say. And that, paradoxically, best explains why he's languishing in Brazil's presidential election race.
BRASILIA, Sept 15- President Dilma Rousseff is running neck-and-neck with her main rival, Marina Silva, less than three weeks before Brazil's presidential election that will likely go down to the wire in a runoff, a poll published on Monday showed.
BRASILIA, Sept 15- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's leftist government, agreeing to industry lobby group demands less than a month before a contested election, announced tax benefits on Monday for manufacturing companies operating abroad or exporting goods.
SAO PAULO, Sept 12- Brazil's central bank will extend its currency intervention program into 2015 and may increase the rollover pace of expiring currency swaps to curb volatility in the real, a person on President Dilma Rousseff's economic team said on Friday.
NEW YORK, Sept 12- U.S.-listed shares of Brazilian companies were down sharply on Friday after an opinion poll showed Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has narrowed the lead of her top challenger, Marina Silva, in a likely runoff race.
Since entering the race in mid-August, Silva has picked a pro-agriculture congressman as her running mate, met repeatedly with agribusiness leaders and campaigned in the farm belt, eager to make allies in an industry that accounts for a quarter of Brazil's economy. The fuel price controls have gutted Brazil's once-booming sugar cane ethanol industry.
BRASILIA, Sept 12- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has narrowed the lead of her top challenger, Marina Silva, to one percentage point in a potential runoff vote likely to follow the Oct. 5 presidential election, a new opinion poll by pollster Ibope showed on Friday.
BRASILIA, Sept 11- Marina Silva would push for large budget cuts and end a central bank foreign exchange program aimed at supporting the currency if she is elected Brazil's next president in October, a senior economic adviser told Reuters on Thursday.
BRASILIA, Sept 11- Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva would if elected push for large budget cuts and end a program supporting the currency in a bid to regain investor trust and revive the economy, a senior economic adviser told Reuters on Thursday.
BRASILIA, Sept 10- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has recovered support and would run a tight race with opposition candidate Marina Silva if October's election leads to a runoff vote, polls published on Wednesday showed.
BRASILIA, Sept 10- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has recovered support and is running neck-and-neck with environmentalist Marina Silva in a likely second-round runoff in the October election, a poll published on Wednesday showed. The poll was commissioned by weekly news magazine Carta Capital and published on its website.
BRASILIA, Sept 10- President Dilma Rousseff has recovered support and is running neck-and-neck with environmentalist Marina Silva in a likely second-round runoff in the October presidential election, a new poll published on Wednesday showed.
BRASILIA, Sept 9- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has recovered ground and would be tied in popular support with opposition politician Marina Silva in a runoff vote in October, a new poll showed on Tuesday, though a festering corruption scandal threatens to complicate Rousseff's re-election bid.
BRASILIA, Sept 9- The Brazilian central bank backtracked on Tuesday and decided not pursue a lawsuit against a market economist who said the bank was "incompetent" and "subservient" to President Dilma Rousseff.