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  • Brazil expands labor rights for domestic workers Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    RIO DE JANEIRO— Nivea dos Santos got her first job as a live-in maid at age 12, dusting, vacuuming, ironing and polishing the silver of a wealthy Rio de Janeiro family from dawn until she'd fall, exhausted, into bed. More than two decades later, Brazil has passed legislation aimed at preventing such abuses.

  • DIARY - Emerging Markets Economic Events to Sep 3 Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 8:02 PM ET

    Aug 21- For other related diaries, please. NEW DELHI- Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will attend a banking event in New Delhi. NEW DELHI- RBI Deputy Governor Rama Subramaniam Gandhi will participate in a panel discussion on G20- 0830 GMT.

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 20- Thrust by tragedy into the center of Brazil's presidential race, environmentalist Marina Silva is riding a groundswell of anti-establishment anger but her chances hinge on expanding her coalition and winning over mainstream voters and business leaders.

  • SAO PAULO/ RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 20- Brazil cut the amount of capital that commercial banks must put on compulsory deposit with the central bank in an effort to free up more capital for loans and boost a stagnant economy, the bank said in a statement on Wednesday.

  • BRASILIA, Aug 18- Marina Silva's entry into Brazil's presidential race will almost certainly force the October election into a second-round runoff and the environmentalist could even unseat President Dilma Rousseff, according to a poll released on Monday.

  • BRASILIA, Aug 15- Environmentalist Marina Silva could defeat President Dilma Rousseff if Brazil's October election goes to a second-round run-off, according to a new poll that saw the challenger entering the race in second place.

  • BRASILIA, Aug 15- Environmentalist Marina Silva will enter Brazil's presidential race in a strong second place, backed by 21 percent of voters, and could overtake President Dilma Rousseff in a second-round runoff, a poll showed on Monday.

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 15- Whichever way Brazil's steel industry looks it sees pain. "Only a crazy person would invest in Brazil right now," CSN Chief Executive Benjamin Steinbruch told a conference in Sao Paulo this week.

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 14- Brazilian homebuilder MRV Engenharia e Participacoes SA beat profit expectations for the second quarter as demand for low-income housing remained robust while the negative impact from older, less profitable projects diminished.

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 14- Brazilian juice maker Cutrale and the Safra Group, a banking and real estate conglomerate, said late on Thursday they were "extremely disappointed" that the board of Chiquita Brands International Inc rejected their takeover offer, adding that they are "considering all alternatives."

  • BRASILIA, Aug 14- General Motors Co will invest 6.5 billion reais in Brazil over the next five years, Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra said on Thursday, reaffirming the automaker's long-term plans despite a sharp downturn in the local market.

  • BRASILIA, Aug 14- Brazilian environmentalist Marina Silva is still in shock from the death of presidential candidate Eduardo Campos and has not begun to consider whether she will run in his place, a close friend said on Thursday.

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 14- The late entry of environmentalist Marina Silva into Brazil's presidential race following the death of her running mate could rally young voters and those upset over a sluggish economy and corruption, but introduce new uncertainty for investors wary of her record of unpredictable decisions.

  • GM to invest $2.8 bln in Brazil in five years-CEO Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    BRASILIA, Aug 14- General Motors Co will invest 6.5 billion reais in Brazil over the next five years, Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra said on Thursday. Speaking to reporters in Brasilia after meeting President Dilma Rousseff, Barra said the new investment will spent on new products, technology and maintaining plants.

  • Brazil presidential candidate dies in plane crash Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 1:35 PM ET
    Eduardo Campos, candidate of the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) for October's presidential election, speaks on August 6, 2014.

    Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos was killed in a plane crash in the southeastern city of Santos on Wednesday.

  • SANTOS, Brazil, Aug 13- Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos was killed in a plane crash on Wednesday, throwing the October election into disarray and causing big swings in local financial markets.

  • CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports Brazilian President Candidate Eduardo Campos was the third place candidate before he was killed in a plane crash.

  • Counterfeit coffee: You're drinking sticks and dirt Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 12:12 PM ET

    Some unwanted ingredients are now being added to it and most consumers are none the wiser, The Fiscal Times reports.

  • CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera provides insight to a Reuters report regarding a plane crash that reportedly killed Brazilian President candidate Eduardo Campos, and the reaction in the Brazilian market.

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 12- The opening of Brazil's iron ore export terminal Porto Sudeste might be pushed back to next year, according to the CEO of steelmaker Usiminas, which has a contract to ship ore through the port.