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  • JPMorgan's Global Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, produced with Markit, held steady at 52.2 in October. The index combines survey data from countries including the United States, Japan, Germany, France, Britain, China and Russia. Regional manufacturing surveys from Asia were littered with unwelcome landmarks, including a five-month low for...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 1- Brazil's Petrobras failed to get its third-quarter earnings approved by PriceWaterhouseCoopers as the auditing firm demanded wider investigation into a corruption scandal plaguing the state-run oil company, newspaper O Estado de S.Paulo said on Saturday. Estado reported that Petrobras' board, which is presided by Finance Minister...

  • BRASILIA, Oct 31- Brazil posted its biggest monthly deficit ever in September, underscoring a rapid deterioration of the fiscal accounts that poses the biggest challenge to newly re-elected President Dilma Rousseff's efforts to regain investor trust. That put Brazil at risk of ending 2014 with its first annual primary deficit in nearly two decades.

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 31- After a grueling election campaign in which officials faced fierce criticism for downplaying the effects of a year-long drought, Brazil's most populous state is finally coming to terms with an uncomfortable reality: it is running out of water. São Paulo state accounts for a third of Brazil's economy and 40 percent of its industrial...

  • *Dollar, yields jump after Fed ends QE. LONDON, Oct 30- The dollar surged to a three-week high, bond yields rose and gold fell on Thursday after the U.S. Asian shares mostly fell, following a slight decline on Wall Street overnight.

  • *Brazil shocks with interest-rate hike. TOKYO, Oct 30- The dollar stayed on the front foot on Thursday, setting a 3-1/ 2 week high against a basket of currencies after the Federal Reserve surprised markets with a more hawkish policy tone and signalled its confidence in the U.S. economic recovery. said Kengo Suzuki, chief forex strategist at Mizuho Securities.

  • *Kiwi slides on softer New Zealand rate outlook. Spreadbetters expected a more stable start for Europe, forecasting an effectively flat open for Britain's FTSE, Germany's DAX and France's CAC. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.6 percent.

  • *Kiwi slides on softer New Zealand rate outlook. TOKYO, Oct 30- Asian stocks fell and the dollar surged to a three-week high versus the yen after the U.S. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.6 percent.

  • *Brazil's real rises after interest rate-hike shock. TOKYO, Oct 30- The dollar stayed on the front foot on Thursday, holding near prior session highs as it basked in the afterglow of the Federal Reserve's optimistic take on the U.S. economic recovery, raising the odds of policy tightening sooner rather than later. "We maintain our view the first rate hike will be in...

  • BRASILIA, Oct 29- Brazil's central bank raised interest rates on Wednesday, surprising investors with a move that signals President Dilma Rousseff could make more market-friendly policy changes after her narrow re-election victory on Sunday. In a divided vote, the central bank's board decided to raise its benchmark Selic rate by 25 basis points to 11.25...

  • BRASILIA, Oct 29- Brazil's central bank raised interest rates on Wednesday, shocking investors who expected policymakers to stay put until President Dilma Rousseff unveils policy changes following her narrow re-election victory on Sunday. In a divided vote, the central bank's board decided to raise its benchmark Selic rate by 25 basis points to 11.25...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 29- Argentina's ongoing debt worries and soaring inflation might be scaring some investors away, but those very factors make the South American country appealing, Mark Yusko, head of the $4 billion Morgan Creek Capital Management, said on Wednesday. Argentina has recently made headlines for a debt default and its worrisome economy, not for being an...

  • BRASILIA, Oct 29- Brazil's central bank will likely keep interest rates steady for a fourth straight time on Wednesday, holding its ground until President Dilma Rousseff announces changes to economic policy following her narrow re-election victory. After narrowly defeating centrist Senator Aecio Neves on Sunday, Rousseff has pledged to change her...

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 29- Automakers in Brazil are facing the sharpest slowdown since 1999 and it could be a year or more before things turn the corner. "It looks like the market is in for a difficult time until 2016," said Koji Kondo, Toyota Motor Corp's chief executive in Brazil, citing labor costs, rising taxes and infrastructure bottlenecks as a persistent problem.

  • Brazil set to hold interest rates ahead of policy changes Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    BRASILIA, Oct 29- Brazil's central bank will likely keep interest rates steady for a fourth straight time on Wednesday, holding its ground until President Dilma Rousseff announces changes to economic policy following her narrow re-election victory. After narrowly defeating centrist Senator Aecio Neves on Sunday, Rousseff has pledged to change her...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 28- Newly re-elected President Dilma Rousseff said on Tuesday that the Brazilian economy will recover in her second term and avoid a downgrade of its credit rating. Earlier on Tuesday, a senior analyst at Moody's Investors Service said the ratings agency was in no rush to decide whether to cut Brazil's rating but could act quickly if it...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 28- Moody's is in no "rush" to decide whether to cut Brazil's credit rating but could act quickly if it sees re-elected President Dilma Rousseff is not making significant policy changes in her second term, a senior analyst with the firm said on Tuesday. Less than two months after the ratings agency threatened to downgrade Brazil if the government...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 28- Hedge fund manager Jim Chanos, the prominent short-seller, said Tuesday he has lightened up on some of his bets against Brazil, saying most of the country's downside risk is priced in after the sharp selloff over the past two months. "I wouldn't be jumping wholeheartedly into the Brazil trade here," he said. Nevertheless, he added that he remains short...

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 28- Gold fell for a fifth session in a row on Tuesday to its lowest in nearly two weeks as investors nervously awaited the U.S. *Spot gold dropped to $1,222.20 an ounce, its lowest since Oct. 15, before recovering slightly to trade down 0.2 percent at $1,222.58 an ounce by 0039 GMT. *Gold's failure to climb despite weakness in equities and the U.S. dollar...

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 27- President Dilma Rousseff promised on Monday to make changes to her economic policies as she sought to build bridges with business leaders after narrowly winning re-election at the end of an acrimonious campaign. Rousseff said in television interviews the changes would be announced next month after broad discussions with industrial and...