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  • SAO PAULO, Oct 12- Business-friendly opposition candidate Aecio Neves received a crucial boost in Brazil's presidential election race on Sunday with the endorsement of popular environmentalist Marina Silva two weeks before his runoff against incumbent Dilma Rousseff. He needs the support of most of Silva's supporters if he is to defeat the leftist...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 10- Brazilian presidential challenger Aecio Neves would seek to repair ties with the United States and finalize a long-delayed free-trade agreement with the European Union if he is elected in an Oct. 26 runoff, his top economic adviser said on Friday. "We are keen to move back to a broader, more open approach to foreign policy," Arminio Fraga, a former...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 10- Brazilian presidential challenger Aecio Neves would seek to repair ties with the United States and finalize a long-delayed free-trade agreement with the European Union if he is elected in an Oct. 26 runoff, his top economic adviser said on Friday. "We are keen to move back to a broader, more open approach to foreign policy," Arminio Fraga, a former...

  • BRASILIA, Oct 9- Pro-business opposition candidate Aecio Neves has gained support and is running neck-and-neck with leftist President Dilma Rousseff ahead of Brazil's Oct. 26 presidential runoff, two polls showed on Thursday. The polls were the first by Brazil's two major polling firms since Sunday's first-round vote in which Rousseff won 41.6 percent of...

  • BRASILIA, Oct 9- Environmentalist Marina Silva said on Thursday she will wait for political pledges from pro-business opposition candidate Aecio Neves before backing him in the Oct. 26 runoff to Brazil's presidential election. An endorsement from Silva, who finished third in the election's first round on Sunday with 22 million votes, would increase Neves'...

  • BRASILIA, Oct 9- Environmentalist Marina Silva said on Thursday she is still waiting for "answers" on political commitments she is seeking from pro-business candidate Aecio Neves before endorsing him in the Oct. 26 runoff to Brazil's presidential election. "We hope Neves embraces the idea of political renewal," Feldman told reporters at the meeting at the...

  • BRASILIA, Oct 9- Environmentalist Marina Silva said on Thursday she is still waiting for "answers" on political commitments she is seeking from pro-business candidate Aecio Neves before endorsing him in the Oct. 26 runoff to Brazil's presidential election. In a statement to parties that backed her unsuccessful presidential bid, Silva said Neves' commitments...

  • BRASILIA/ RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 8- Brazil's annual inflation rate in September shot way above an official target to its highest in nearly three years, the latest economic blow for President Dilma Rousseff who is locked in a tight race for re-election against market-favorite Aecio Neves. Brazil has slipped into recession in the first half of the year and will barely...

  • BRASILIA, Oct 8- Brazil's annual inflation rate in September rose way above the official target to the highest in nearly three years, giving fresh ammunition to opposition candidate Aecio Neves in a run-off vote later this month against President Dilma Rousseff. Meat prices rose sharply after Russia stepped up imports of Brazilian beef, chicken and pork.

  • SAO PAULO/ BRASILIA, Oct 7- President Dilma Rousseff's strategy of slamming bankers and playing up class divisions may give her the edge in this month's election but it further strains relations with business leaders just as Brazil's stagnant economy badly needs fresh investment. The leftist incumbent, who led the first round of voting on Sunday and now faces...

  • BRASILIA, Oct 7- The Brazilian economy will likely have a mild recovery next year as electoral uncertainty fades, but still lag regional peer Mexico that should grow faster after a series of economic reforms, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday. The global lender cut its growth forecast for Latin America's largest economy by 0.6 percentage point to...

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 6- Brazilian cellphone tower operator T4U Holding Brasil SA delayed the pricing of a 500 million-real initial public offering for a month as concern over the nation's presidential election hampered sentiment ahead of investor meetings, two sources with direct knowledge of the deal said on Monday. T4U, which is controlled by Israel's Fishman...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Oct 6- Arabica coffee futures catapulted more than 9 percent on Monday to the highest level in more than 2-1/ 2 years as forecasts for sustained dry weather in top-grower Brazil fueled concerns for severe damage to the 2015/ 16 crop. The spike brought futures above the April highs seen after Brazil's worst drought in decades ignited concerns over a...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 6- Global equity markets extended a rally on Monday that drew strength from a forecast-beating U.S. jobs report last week that bolstered confidence in the American economy and the Federal Reserve's monetary policy, but the dollar gave up some of its gains. Brazil's benchmark stock index jumped more than 5 percent after a pro-business candidate...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO/ SAO PAULO, Oct 6- Brazilian financial markets rallied on Monday after a pro-business candidate surged to a strong finish in Sunday's election, setting the stage for what is expected to be a tight runoff against leftist President Dilma Rousseff. Aecio Neves of the centrist Brazilian Social Democracy Party made a dramatic late surge from third...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO/ SAO PAULO, Oct 6- Brazilian financial markets rallied on Monday after a market-favorite candidate won strong voter support in Sunday's elections to challenge President Dilma Rousseff, whom investors accuse of driving Latin America's largest economy into a recession. Aecio Neves of the centrist PSDB party made a dramatic late surge from third...

  • LONDON, Oct 6- European equities advanced while the dollar paused after a sharp rally last week as forecast-beating U.S. jobs data eased concerns about global economic growth. The upbeat U.S. data contrasts starkly with the outlook in Europe, where German industrial orders posted their biggest monthly drop since 2009 in August. That strengthened the view that...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 6- Brazilian stocks, currency and bonds are expected to rally on Monday as a market-favorite candidate won strong voter support in a first-round of elections to challenge president Dilma Rousseff, whom investors accuse of driving Latin America's largest economy into a recession. "You had a scenario indicating that Dilma would get nearly...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO/ SAO PAULO, Oct 6 (Reuters)- An unexpectedly competitive runoff campaign for Brazil's presidency kicked off on Monday with leftist incumbent Dilma Rousseff and her pro-business rival Aecio Neves racing to lock up supporters of an ousted third-place candidate and others frustrated with a stagnant economy. The runoff will be a battle between...

  • LONDON, Oct 6- European equities advanced while the dollar held near four-year highs against a basket of currencies on Monday after stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data eased concerns about global growth. The upbeat U.S. data was in stark contrast with the outlook in Europe, where German industrial orders posted their biggest monthly drop since 2009 in...