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  • SAO PAULO, Oct 27- Despite opposition from nearly half of Brazil's voters, leftist President Dilma Rousseff won re-election on Sunday and will have another four years to try to revive growth in a once-booming economy gone stagnant. The 66- year-old Rousseff, who was a Marxist guerrilla in her youth, overcame growing dissatisfaction with the economy, poor public...

  • BRASILIA, Oct 27- President Dilma Rousseff narrowly won re-election by spending heavily and promising to extend the fight against poverty but she will need to restore order to public finances in her second term to get Brazil's stalled economy back in gear. To do so, she needs to move swiftly to staunch the bleeding in Brazil's fiscal accounts, which has added...

  • SAO PAULO/ BRASILIA, Oct 26- Brazil's leftist President Dilma Rousseff narrowly won re-election on Sunday after convincing voters that her party's strong record of reducing poverty over the last 12 years was more important than an ongoing economic slump. After the closest, most divisive campaign since Brazil returned to democracy three decades ago, Rousseff...

  • MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.35 percent and Tokyo's Nikkei rose 0.5 percent. "Stable housing starts in the U.S. and solid Q3 GDP in the U.K. are likely to give the market some comfort after the recent concerns about global growth," strategists at Barclays wrote in a note to clients. U.S. stocks, recovering from a battering...

  • BRASILIA, Oct 26- Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff said her first priority in a second term would be political reform, promising to work with Congress on changes that the country demands after winning re-election in a tight Sunday runoff. Rousseff had called for a popular referendum on political reform after widespread protests in June 2013, but she dropped...

  • FOREX-Euro comes safely through ECB stress test Sunday, 26 Oct 2014 | 8:12 PM ET

    TOKYO, Oct 27- The euro held firm in early Monday trade after the European Central Bank's stress tests found smaller capital shortfalls among European banks than expected. Painting a brighter picture than had been expected, the ECB concluded that banks' capital holes had chiefly been plugged, leaving only a modest 10 billion euros to be raised.

  • BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, Oct 26- Brazil's opposition candidate Aecio Neves conceded defeat to President Dilma Rousseff in a speech to supporters after Sunday's runoff election.

  • SAO PAULO/ BRASILIA, Oct 26- Brazil's leftist President Dilma Rousseff narrowly won re-election on Sunday after convincing voters that her party's strong record of reducing poverty over the last 12 years was more important than a recent economic slump. After one of the closest, most divisive campaigns in Brazil in decades, Rousseff won 51.6 percent of votes in a...

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 26- Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff widened her lead over opposition candidate Aecio Neves in a nearly complete count of votes in Sunday's runoff election, according to the country's electoral authority.

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 26- Brazil's leftist President Dilma Rousseff was on the verge of winning a second term in Sunday's election, buoyed by strong support from the poor following one of the country's closest, most divisive campaigns in decades. Rousseff had 51.3 percent of votes in a runoff against Senator Aecio Neves of the centrist Brazilian Social Democracy Party,...

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 26- Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff widened her lead over opposition candidate Aecio Neves in a nearly complete count of votes in Sunday's runoff election, according to the country's electoral authority.

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 26- Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff is ahead of opposition candidate Aecio Neves in a nearly complete count of votes in Sunday's runoff election, according to the country's electoral authority.

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 26- Brazil's leftist President Dilma Rousseff was on the verge of winning a second term in Sunday's election, buoyed by strong support from the poor following one of the country's closest, most divisive campaigns in decades. Rousseff had 51 percent of votes in a runoff against Senator Aecio Neves of the centrist Brazilian Social Democracy Party,...

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 26- Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff is ahead of opposition candidate Aecio Neves in a nearly complete count of votes in Sunday's runoff election, according to the country's electoral authority.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO/ SAO PAULO, Oct 26- Brazilians were voting on Sunday in an election that pits a leftist president with strong support among the poor against a centrist senator who is promising pro-business policies to jumpstart a stagnant economy. "We're tired after 12 years... we need a change, we need better education and basic health care," said Tiago Nunes, a 32-...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 26- Brazilians vote on Sunday in a bitterly-contested election that pits a leftist president with strong support among the poor against a centrist senator who is promising pro-business policies to jumpstart a stagnant economy. But many voters believe Aecio Neves, a 54- year-old former state governor with strong support among...

  • BRASILIA, Oct 25- President Dilma Rousseff is heading into Sunday's presidential runoff vote with a slight lead in most polls over opposition candidate Aecio Neves, setting the stage for Brazil's tightest election in decades. A survey released on Saturday by polling firm Ibope gave Rousseff a 6- percentage point lead over Neves, while a closely-watched poll...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 24- Brazil's financial markets rose on Friday following a four-day slump sparked by polls showing President Dilma Rousseff is poised to defeat market-favorite candidate Aecio Neves in Sunday's presidential elections. "What happened is that they exaggerated yesterday," said Paulo Celso Nepomuceno, a strategist with Coinvalores, a...

  • Low unemployment benefiting Rousseff: Pro  Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 4:40 AM ET

    Edwin Gutierrez, head of emerging market sovereign debt at Aberdeen Asset Management, says low unemployment and rising wages are helping the popularity of incumbent President Dilma Rousseff.

  • MATEUS LEME, Brazil, Oct 23- President Dilma Rousseff looks positioned to narrowly win a second term on Sunday thanks to a slight rebound in the economy and her success in portraying her rival as an elitist who would take Brazil back to a more heartless era. But the overall momentum has been in Rousseff's favor, thanks to swelling support from Brazil's...