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  • 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.

  • Brazil lawmakers named in suspected kickback Saturday, 6 Sep 2014 | 1:47 PM ET

    SAO PAULO— An imprisoned former director of the country's state-controlled Petrobras oil company has named more than 30 lawmakers allegedly involved in a suspected money laundering and kickback scheme involving company contracts, Brazil's leading newsweekly said Saturday.

  • 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.

  • BRASILIA, Aug 28- Brazil's finance minister waded into the country's presidential campaign on Thursday, warning that an opposition victory in the October election could push the economy into recession and undo a decade of social gains under the ruling Workers' Party.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 27- Investors are warming up to a possible victory by Marina Silva in Brazil's presidential election as the popular environmentalist emerges as their best shot at avoiding four more years of a government they strongly dislike.

  • BRASILIA, Aug 27- Environmentalist Marina Silva would handily beat President Dilma Rousseff if Brazil's October election goes to a runoff, a poll showed on Wednesday, an outcome that seemed unimaginable just a few weeks ago and one that would put an end to 12 years of Workers' Party rule.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 27- Brazil's new mining code, a flagship policy of President Dilma Rousseff first announced in 2009, is unlikely to be passed before next year and could be ditched entirely if the government changes in upcoming elections, industry insiders say.

  • BRASILIA, Aug 27- Environmentalist Marina Silva has surged to a strong second place in Brazil's presidential election and is set to defeat President Dilma Rousseff if the race goes as expected to a runoff, a new poll showed on Wednesday.

  • BRASILIA, Aug 26- A surging Marina Silva has narrowed President Dilma Rousseff's lead in Brazil's presidential race, a new opinion poll showed on Tuesday, paving the way for a likely second-round runoff in which the popular environmentalist looks well-positioned to win.