That's lower than the 3.1 percent level that Brazil has pursued in recent years, but Campos said the key is to have a realistic goal "without artificial measures." The entire world is making bilateral trade deals except for Brazil. "
RECIFE/ BRASILIA, Dec 19- To some Brazilians, especially in the business world, Eduardo Campos has all the traits of a perfect president. Leftist enough to appeal to Brazil's poor masses, but eager to please big business and convinced of the merits of free trade.
BRASILIA/ SAO PAULO, Dec 18- Brazil awarded a $4.5 billion contract to Saab AB on Wednesday to replace its aging fleet of fighter jets, a surprise coup for the Swedish company after news of U.S. spying on Brazilians helped derail Boeing's chances for the deal. In addition to Chicago- based Boeing Co, France's Dassault Aviation SA was a contender for the contract.
WASHINGTON, Dec 18- A White House- appointed panel on Wednesday proposed curbs on some key National Security Agency surveillance operations, recommending limits on a program to collect records of billions of telephone calls and new tests before Washington spies on foreign leaders. The panel's five members met with Obama at the White House on Wednesday.
BRASILIA/ SAO PAULO, Dec 18- Brazil on Wednesday awarded a $4.5 billion contract to Saab AB to replace its aging fleet of fighter jets, a surprise coup for the Swedish company after news of U.S. spying on Brazilians helped derail Boeing's chances for the deal. In addition to Chicago- based Boeing, France's Dassault Aviation was a contender for the contract.
SAO PAULO, Dec 18- Brazil has decided to award a long-awaited fighter jet contract to Sweden's Saab AB, according to a report on the website of newspaper Folha de S.Paulo on Wednesday.
SANTIAGO, Dec 15- Michelle Bachelet was elected as Chile's president again on Sunday in a landslide victory that hands the center-leftist the mandate she sought to push ahead with wide-reaching reforms.
SAO PAULO, Dec 15- Brazil will no longer resort to creative accounting to meet a closely watched primary budget surplus target and expects its fiscal position to improve in 2014 with a larger tax take, Finance Minister Guido Mantega told a newspaper.
BRASILIA, Dec 13- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's popularity continued to recover in November thanks to her government's social programs and a slowdown in inflation, a poll showed on Friday, making her the clear favorite in next year's presidential vote.
BRASILIA/ SAO PAULO, Dec 5- Brazil's central bank on Thursday signaled it could slow one of the world's most aggressive monetary tightening cycles, but warned that currency volatility could limit the impact of past interest rate hikes on inflation.
BUENOS AIRES, Dec 5- Argentina's recent Cabinet shuffle has smoothed trade friction between South America's two largest economies and clears the way for a united proposal for free trade with the European Union, Brazilian Trade Minister Fernando Pimentel said on Thursday.
SAO PAULO, Dec 5- Production and sales of motor vehicles in Brazil fell in November as weaker demand and high inventories kept pressure on the local auto industry. Stagnant demand for cars despite heavy tax incentives from President Dilma Rousseff underscored expectations that sales in Brazil will contract this year for the first time in a decade.
BRASILIA/ SAO PAULO, Dec 5- Brazil's central bank said on Thursday its string of six interest rate hikes have had a lagging effect on inflation, signaling policymakers could be ready to slow one of the world's most aggressive monetary tightening cycles.
BRASILIA, Dec 4- A vote on a bill that would force Internet giants like Google and Facebook to keep Brazilians' information inside the country will be delayed until next year over disagreements about its content, a senior lawmaker told Reuters on Wednesday.
SAO PAULO, Dec 3- Brazil's economy contracted in the third quarter for the first time since early 2009, falling short of expectations yet again as plunging investment and idle factories wiped out what had already been sluggish growth.
BRASILIA, Dec 2- Brazil posted a trade surplus in November that was more than five times expectations, official data showed on Monday, but even so the country remained on track to end the year with its first annual deficit in more than a decade.
JIQUITAIA, Brazil, Dec 1- They were heckled and called slaves of a communist state when they first landed, but in the poorest corners of Brazil the arrival of 5,400 Cuban doctors is being welcomed as a godsend.
*New fuel price policy announced but details scarce. RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 29- Brazil's state-run oil company, Petroleo Brasileiro SA, said on Friday it will raise the wholesale price of gasoline by 4 percent and diesel by 8 percent to cut losses and bring domestic fuel costs closer to international levels.
BRASILIA, Nov 29- Brazil posted its smallest primary budget surplus for the month of October in more than a decade, casting further doubt on public finances as the government scrambles to meet a year-end fiscal goal that is key to the future of its credit rating.
BRASILIA, Nov 28- Brazil's primary surplus will soar in the last two months of this year thanks to extraordinary revenues, Treasury chief Arno Augustin said on Thursday, evidence of the government's reliance on one-time cash inflows to try to meet an important fiscal goal in 2013..