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  • BRASILIA, April 9- Brazil's inflation rose at the fastest pace for March in 11 years, challenging a potential central bank plan to stop raising interest rates soon and complicating President Dilma Rousseff's chances of re-election. Brazil's benchmark IPCA consumer price index jumped 0.92 percent from February, topping all 37 forecasts in a Reuters poll.

  • BRASILIA, April 8- Brazil's presidential vote will likely delay some investment decisions this year but spending on infrastructure is expected to remain strong, a senior government official told Reuters on Tuesday.

  • BRASILIA, April 8- Brazil's presidential vote will likely delay some investment decisions this year but spending on infrastructure is expected to remain strong, a senior government official told Reuters.

  • SAO PAULO, April 7- Petroleo Brasileiro SA on Monday denied shelving plans to sell debt in local and international markets later this year because of a series of scandals regarding the Brazilian state-controlled oil producer.

  • BRASILIA, April 5- Support for President Dilma Rousseff is slipping among Brazilian voters who are increasingly pessimistic about their country's economy and disappointed with her performance, according to a poll published on Saturday.

  • Brazil electric grid operator cuts reservoir view Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 4:56 PM ET

    SAO PAULO, April 4- Brazil's electric grid operator ONS cut its forecast on Friday for water levels in the country's major southeastern and mid-west reservoir system, a setback in Brazil's struggle to avoid crippling power blackouts and electricity rationing.

  • *Sets back work in Brazil's No. 2 oilfield by about a month. RIO DE JANEIRO, April 3- Brazilian state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA suffered another setback in its effort to boost oil output last month when Italian contractor Saipem SpA dropped a 2.3 km steel pipe into the Atlantic Ocean.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, April 3- Brazilian state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA suffered another setback in its effort to boost oil output last month when Italian contractor Saipem SpA dropped a 2.3 km steel pipe into the Atlantic Ocean.

  • BRASILIA, April 2- Brazil raised interest rates to a two-year high on Wednesday, but signaled that it is ready to halt its aggressive monetary tightening if a surge in inflation subsides in coming weeks.

  • BRASILIA, April 2- Brazil raised interest rates for the ninth straight time on Wednesday, prolonging one of the world's longest-running monetary tightening cycles after a surge in food prices stoked already high inflation in an election year.

  • BRASILIA, April 2- Brazil will likely raise interest rates for the ninth straight time on Wednesday, aiming to tame a surge in food prices that threatens to push inflation through the official target ceiling in an electoral year.

  • COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil, March 28- Brazil is looking at the euro zone and Japan to open new financing options for companies that are expected to invest in the country's infrastructure sector, Treasury undersecretary Paulo Valle said on Friday.

  • Outlook for Brazil is 'grim': Pro     Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 2:15 AM ET

    Irene Mia, regional director of Latin America and the Caribbean at EIU, says investors are "confused" over economic policy in Brazil and this is holding back an economic recovery.

  • At least two dozen heads of state were due to attend Hugo Chavez's funeral on Friday during an outpouring of grief for the charismatic but divisive Venezuelan leader who changed the face of politics in South America.

  • 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.