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  • SAO PAULO, June 5- Brazil is seeking immediate help from U.S. and other foreign companies to perform $1.5 billion worth of dredging and other improvements at seaports, U.S. Foxx was in Brazil last week and saw firsthand the country's infrastructure bottlenecks as he got stuck in Sao Paulo's rush-hour traffic on a Friday night.

  • SAO PAULO, June 5- Brazil's auto industry remained stagnant in May, with production and sales well below levels in the same month a year earlier, as weak demand, high inventories and fading government stimulus took a toll.

  • BRASILIA, June 3- President Dilma Rousseff said on Tuesday that she couldn't explain why Brazil wasn't growing faster, after the economy barely grew in the first quarter frustrating many of the country's middle class voters heading into elections.

  • NEW YORK, May 30- Emerging market equities in the second quarter have undergone a rebirth of sorts, rebounding from severe underperformance over the prior 12 months to flirt with the best levels in a year, but analysts say warning signs are flashing.

  • SAO PAULO/ BRASILIA, May 30- Brazil's economy barely grew in the first quarter as investment plunged, reflecting a broad malaise that has stirred recent labor unrest and street protests as President Dilma Rousseff seeks a second term. "I couldn't find anything positive at all in the," said Bruno Rovai, an economist at Barclays.

  • BRASILIA, May 28- Brazil will likely stop raising interest rates on Wednesday to avoid choking an already weak economy even if inflation remains stubbornly high.

  • BRASILIA, May 28- Brazil will likely stop raising interest rates on Wednesday to avoid choking an already weak economy even if inflation remains stubbornly high.

  • Polls in the so-called Fragile Five economies- Brazil, India, Indonesia, Turkey and South Africa- topped investors' list of political worries for 2014.. Presidential polls in Brazil and Turkey are still to come, but parliamentary elections in India and South Africa and local elections in Turkey have been greeted with enthusiasm by investors.

  • BRASILIA, May 22- President Dilma Rousseff's main rivals have cut her lead ahead of Brazil's elections in October, though she is still favored to win re-election if the race goes to a second round, according to a poll published on Thursday.

  • SAO PAULO, May 22- Afranio Sobrinho has one of the most unpopular jobs in Brazil. Sao Paulo's main reservoir fell last week to an all-time low of 7.8 percent of capacity, raising the specter of a water shortage in a country with the world's largest fresh-water reserves.

  • BEIJING, May 21- Chinese state media labeled the United States a "mincing rascal" and "high-level hooligan" on Wednesday in response to Washington charging five Chinese military officers with hacking U.S. companies to steal trade secrets.

  • BEIJING, May 21- Chinese state media labeled the United States a "mincing rascal" and "high-level hooligan" on Wednesday in response to Washington charging five Chinese military officers with hacking U.S. companies to steal trade secrets.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, May 15- Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA, Latin America's largest utility, on Thursday recorded a 986 million first-quarter profit, its biggest in a year and a half, as a drought sent power prices to record highs.

  • UPDATE 1-Brazil retail sales slip unexpectedly in March Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 8:53 AM ET

    BRASILIA, May 15- Retail sales in Brazil dropped unexpectedly in March as rising food prices and interest rates ate into consumers' pockets, government data showed on Thursday, in the latest sign of weak economic growth in the first quarter. Retail sales volumes in Brazil fell 0.5 percent in March from February, the government statistics agency IBGE said.

  • BRASILIA, May 15- Dilma Rousseff sometimes enters the cabin of her presidential plane, asks to see the flight plan and orders the pilot to fly around potential turbulence- even if it might add hours to the journey. Since taking office in 2011, Rousseff has often tried to control Brazil's economy in the same hands-on way.

  • TIMELINE-Key moments in Rousseff's presidency in Brazil Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 8:25 AM ET

    SAO PAULO, May 15- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is running for re-election in October after a first term marked by slow growth and a difficult relationship with investors, but also record-low unemployment and falling poverty.

  • BRASILIA, May 14- Brazil's Senate opened an inquiry on Wednesday into alleged corruption and mismanagement at state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA, a probe that could complicate President Dilma Rousseff's bid for reelection in October.

  • Twitter takes aim at 'retail politics' in Latin America Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 1:58 PM ET

    SAO PAULO, May 14- After seeing explosive growth across Latin America, Twitter Inc is now tapping into the region's other big passion besides soccer- politics. "The Latin American market is growing, and elections are good opportunities for Twitter," Adam Sharp said in an interview.

  • Japan investors target Brazil for yen carry-trade bets Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 1:53 AM ET

    *Uridashi, institutional flows chase Brazil's high yields. TOKYO, May 14- The wide gap between Japan's interest rates and those of Brazil's has attracted investors to the yen carry-trade for Brazilian assets in spite of emerging market risks.

  • BRASILIA, May 9- Support for President Dilma Rousseff among Brazilian voters has fallen and her main rivals have gained ground, reducing her chances of a first-round victory in the Oct. 5 election, a new poll by Datafolha showed on Friday.