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  • BRASILIA, Sept 9- Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has narrowed environmentalist Marina Silva's lead in a likely presidential election runoff in October, a new opinion poll showed on Tuesday, but a new political corruption scandal could hurt her re-election bid.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 9- Moody's Investors Service on Tuesday said it may cut Brazil's credit rating in the next couple of years as the economy slows down, putting added pressure on whoever is elected president in October to change course on economic policy.

  • BRASILIA, Sept 9- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has narrowed environmentalist Marina Silva's lead in a likely second-round presidential election runoff in October to three percentage points from six points two weeks ago, a new opinion poll showed on Tuesday.

  • SAO PAULO, Sept 9- The streets of Jardim São Luis, a poor and violent neighborhood near the edge of São Paulo, have not been this quiet in years. After a decade of economic growth and welfare policies that lifted more than 30 million Brazilians out of poverty, Jardim São Luis and other tough neighborhoods across Brazil had high hopes for the future.

  • BRASILIA, Sept 8- Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff said on Monday that Finance Minister Guido Mantega would not stay on if she is re-elected in October, reiterating her pledge to bring in a new cabinet in hopes of regaining the confidence of voters and investors.

  • BRASILIA, Sept 8- President Dilma Rousseff sought to shield her re-election bid from a new scandal at state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA by asking prosecutors on Monday for any details involving officials in her government.

  • BRASILIA, Sept 8- Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff said on Monday that Finance Minister Guido Mantega has told her that he would not stay on in the post for personal reasons if she is re-elected in October.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 7- Over $30 billion in dirty money linked to crime, corruption and tax evasion is flowing out of Brazil each year, double the amount a decade earlier, a study has found.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 7- Brazil's October presidential race has been shaken up by a corruption scandal allegedly involving state-run oil firm Petrobras and dozens of lawmakers, with both leading candidates forced onto the defensive after colleagues were implicated.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 7- Brazil's October presidential race has been shaken up by a corruption scandal allegedly involving state-run oil firm Petrobras and dozens of lawmakers, with both leading candidates forced onto the defensive after colleagues were implicated.

  • SAO PAULO, Sept 4- Brazil's president Dilma Rousseff said she would make changes in her cabinet if elected for a second term after a reporter asked her on Thursday if she planned to replace Finance Minister Guido Mantega.

  • SAO PAULO, Sept 4- Automobile production in Brazil rose in August, though the slight gain looks unlikely to offset concerns over an industry crisis weighed by a sluggish local economy, weak consumer confidence and falling exports. Brazil's auto industry, which makes up a fifth of the country's manufacturing output, has slashed production this year as sales lag.

  • BRASILIA, Sept 3- Brazil held interest rates steady for a third straight time on Wednesday, signaling it is in no rush to help an economy that fell into recession just weeks before a heated presidential election.

  • Brazil's oil industry may be large and growing, but little of what Rousseff promised when elected in 2010- or before then as energy minister or chairwoman of state-run energy giant Petrobras- has come to pass.

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  • SAO PAULO, Sept 1- Popular environmentalist Marina Silva looks capable of winning Brazil's presidential election in October but a major campaign gaffe and mounting attacks from other candidates and the media suggest the race is still wide open.

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 29- Opposition presidential candidate Marina Silva said on Friday that Brazil's recession is very worrying and her government would work to restore the credibility of the country's economic policies to recover investment and growth if elected. It also called for an overhaul of Brazil's complex and onerous tax system.

  • BRASILIA, Aug 29- Brazil's central bank will very likely leave interest rates unchanged next week despite a recently confirmed recession, avoiding any potential controversy in the final month of a tense presidential race, a Reuters poll showed on Friday.

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 29- 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, a major blow to President Dilma Rousseff's already diminishing hopes for reelection in October.

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 29- Brazil's economy suffered a recession in the first half of the year, government data showed on Friday, dealing a major blow to President Dilma Rousseff's already diminishing hopes for reelection in October.