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  • CHICAGO/ LONDON, Jan 31- International companies are taking steps to mitigate the effects of the turmoil in emerging markets, including hedging foreign currency exposure more aggressively, reducing some investment plans, cutting costs, and raising prices frequently.

  • Weather has been mostly normal in other regions including Brazil's soy belt, where a record crop is still expected. Still, the risks are considerable because Brazil's economy is so fragile at the moment.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO/ LONDON, Jan 29- Emerging market currencies slumped on Wednesday as the U.S. Federal Reserve cut back further on monetary stimulus, offsetting aggressive interest rate hikes by Turkey and South Africa.

  • HAVANA, Jan 28- Cuban President Raul Castro challenged Latin American and Caribbean leaders to improve healthcare and education, telling a regional summit on Tuesday they have the natural resources to eradicate poverty but may lack the political will.

  • LONDON/ RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 28- Turkey's lira gained for a second straight day on Tuesday on bets of a steep interest rate hike, while other emerging market currencies and stocks rose on growing expectations that more developing countries would tighten monetary or fiscal policy.

  • HAVANA, Jan 28- Cuban President Raul Castro challenged Latin American and Caribbean leaders on Tuesday to improve health care and education, telling a regional summit they have the natural resources to eradicate poverty but may lack the political will.

  • Cuba opens new port built with Brazilian aid Monday, 27 Jan 2014 | 11:48 AM ET

    MARIEL, Cuba, Jan 27- Cuba on Monday inaugurated a $957 million port billed as the most modern in Latin America and crucial to the economic future of the communist-ruled island in a project financed by Brazil and equipped for ships passing through an expanded Panama Canal.

  • HAVANA, Jan 27- Latin American and Caribbean leaders converge on Cuba this week to discuss trade, peace and human rights in a further sign of regional eagerness to challenge the dominance of the United States. Among those arrested was Jose Ferrer, leader of the Santiago de Cuba- based Patriotic Union of Cuba, one of the most active opposition groups.

  • BRASILIA/ SAO PAULO, Nov 6- Brazil's government will exclude up to 42 billion reais in public spending from the calculation of the so-called primary budget surplus this year, Finance Minister Guido Mantega said on Tuesday, in an accounting maneuver aimed at meeting a closely watched budget target.

  • BRASILIA/ SAO PAULO, Nov 6- Brazil's government will exclude up to 42 billion reais in public spending from the calculation of the so-called primary budget surplus this year, in an accounting maneuver aimed at meeting a closely watched budget target. However, Mantega reiterated that Brazil's government remains committed to fiscal discipline.

  • SAO PAULO, Nov 6- Brazilian car dealerships cut their 2012 sales forecast in half on Tuesday as short-term tax incentives boosted demand less than was expected in the world's fourth-largest auto market.

  • SAO PAULO, Nov 6- Brazil's government would not meet its primary fiscal surplus goal this year without resorting to an accounting maneuver, Finance Minister Guido Mantega said in an interview published Tuesday.

  • SAO PAULO, Nov 6- Brazil's government would not meet its primary fiscal surplus goal this year without resorting to an accounting maneuver, Finance Minister Guido Mantega said in an interview published Tuesday.

  • *Brazil investing heavily to increase energy capacity. BRASILIA, Oct 26- A massive blackout left as many as 53 million Brazilians in the dark late Thursday and early Friday, the latest in a string of energy shortages that have raised questions about whether Brazil's infrastructure is keeping pace with economic growth.

  • *Brazil investing heavily to increase energy capacity. BRASILIA, Oct 26- A massive blackout left as many as 53 million Brazilians in the dark late Thursday and early Friday, the latest in a string of energy shortages that have raised questions about whether Brazil's infrastructure is keeping pace with economic growth.

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 25- Brazil's banking sector will undergo profound changes over the next two years as government efforts to keep interest rates at record lows translate into lower credit costs and more competition, the head of the nation's largest foreign lender said on Thursday.

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 25- Brazil's banking sector will undergo profound changes over the next two years as government efforts to keep interest rates at record lows translate into lower credit costs and more competition, the head of the nation's largest foreign lender said on Thursday.

  • *Adds to views that Brazil's banks headed for rough patch. *Itau's expense, provision cuts may help stem profit drops.

  • BMW to build plant in Brazil Saturday, 20 Oct 2012 | 2:37 PM ET

    SAO PAULO-- Officials say German automaker BMW AG will build a factory in southern Brazil. Raimundo Colombo says BMW will invest approximately 1 billion reals to build the plant. Colombo tells the state government's website he will meet with President Dilma Rousseff on Monday "to explain details of the investment."

  • Brazil: Majority of top court convicts ex-top aide Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 9:38 AM ET

    RIO DE JANEIRO-- The one-time right-hand-man of popular former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was found guilty on a corruption charge by a majority of 10 Supreme Court justices Tuesday, who ruled he orchestrated a widespread cash-for-votes scheme that came to light seven years ago.