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  • Here's why Brazilian stocks are soaring today Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 4:47 PM ET
    Presidential candidate Aecio Neves (C) of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB) and his wife Leticia Weber arrive to vote in general elections in Belo Horizonte, Oct. 5, 2014.

    Arminio Fraga, the man who could become finance minister of Brazil, knows what he wants to do to help that country's economy.

  • 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...

  • Nicholas Spiro, managing director at Spiro Sovereign Strategy, says Brazil's incumbent Dilma Rousseff is "reform shy" but this has put her ahead in the election race dues to Brailians' "fear of change".

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 5- Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva said on Sunday her coalition would hold meetings in coming days to discuss any endorsements for a second-round vote, which she missed with her third-place finish in the first round.

  • *Japan shares up more than 1 pct, South Korea up 0.5 pct. TOKYO, Oct 6- Japanese stocks bounced on Monday and the U.S. dollar held near four-year highs against a basket of currencies, as upbeat U.S. jobs data boosted sentiment after a week of worries about global growth and geopolitical tensions frayed investor nerves. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares...

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 5- In Brazil's most unpredictable election in decades, it was the candidate with the old-school family pedigree and a calm, presidential air who turned the race upside down with a dramatic late surge. Stuck in third place and all but written off just a week ago, Senator Aecio Neves, 54, comfortably grabbed second place in the first round of voting on...

  • BRASILIA, Oct 5- Brazil's presidential election is going to a runoff between President Dilma Rousseff and challenger Aecio Neves, the country's electoral authority confirmed on Sunday.

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 5- The latest partial count of votes in Brazil's presidential election on Sunday shows President Dilma Rousseff leading with 40.53 percent of valid votes, according to the country's electoral authority. An official tally of 86.55 percent of ballots showed Rousseff was followed by challenger Aecio Neves with 34.83 percent and Marina Silva with...

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 5- Brazil's leftist President Dilma Rousseff placed first in Sunday's election but did not get enough votes to avoid a runoff and will face pro-business rival Aecio Neves after he made a dramatic late surge into second place, partial results showed. After Brazil's most volatile campaign in decades, Neves' emphasis on "safe change" and his record as a...

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 5- Brazil's leftist President Dilma Rousseff placed a strong first in Sunday's election but did not get enough votes to avoid a runoff and will face pro-business rival Aecio Neves after he made a dramatic late surge into second place, an exit poll showed. After Brazil's most volatile campaign in decades, Neves' emphasis on "safe change" and his record...

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 5- Brazil's presidential election is heading to a runoff between President Dilma Rousseff and challenger Aecio Neves, according to an exit poll conducted by public research firm Ibope during the first round of voting on Sunday. The poll of 64,200 voters, released by TV Globo, showed 44 percent of valid votes going to Rousseff, 30 percent to Neves and...

  • Brazil election eve polls suggest Neves ahead of Silva Saturday, 4 Oct 2014 | 6:58 PM ET
    Presidential candidate Aecio Neves of the Brazilian Social Democratic Party (PSDB) waves to supporters during a campaign rally in Mogi das Cruzes October 1, 2014.

    Brazilian candidate Aecio Neves is heading into Sunday's election with a slight edge over environmentalist Marina Silva, new polls showed on Saturday.

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 2- Mergers and acquisitions in Brazil gained momentum in the third quarter despite rising economic and political risks, as foreign companies and private-equity firms scoured for takeover targets, hoping to tap the country's long-term potential. Companies announced $23.26 billion worth of deals in Brazil between July 1 and Sept. 30, up 76 percent...