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  • Russian ban: Is Brazil the real winner?     Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 4:20 AM ET

    Sunny Mann, partner at Baker & McKenzie, says that the Russian ban on some Western products could benefit some countries - including Brazil - and advises Western businesses to make contingency plans.

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 7- Net income at Cetip SA Mercados Organizados, Brazil's largest securities clearinghouse, missed estimates for the second quarter after expenses rose faster than expected. Profit at the Sao Paulo- based company reached 99.5 million reais in the quarter, up 9.1 percent from a year earlier but down 0.5 percent on a quarterly basis.

  • New Brazil law shores up domestic workers' rights Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 3:28 PM ET

    RIO DE JANEIRO— A new law in Brazil provides fines against employers who fail to legally register their domestic workers. The legislation is part of efforts to provide basic labor protections to Brazil's estimated 6 million domestic workers.

  • Around 90 new meat plants in Brazil were immediately approved to export beef, chicken and pork to Russia and the South American nation is already working to increase its exports of corn and soybeans sales to Russian buyers, Brazil's secretary of agricultural policy, Seneri Paludo, said on Thursday.

  • BRASILIA, Aug 7- If Aecio Neves wins the presidency this October, he would allow Brazil's currency to float freely, leaving the market to set the exchange rate in a move that would likely help local industries struggling with a strong real.

  • Paludo said around 90 new plants in Brazil had already been approved to export beef, chicken and pork to Russia. Russia banned all imports of U.S. food products as well as fruit and vegetables from the European Union on Wednesday after President Vladimir Putin ordered retaliation for Western sanctions against Moscow over the Ukraine crisis.

  • *Russia ban is in retaliation for Western sanctions. MOSCOW, Aug 6- Russia has escalated an economic battle set off by the crisis in Ukraine with a ban on all food imports from the United States and on fruit and vegetables from the European Union, dropping any pretence these might be for food safety reasons.

  • *Western bank still expects robust Russia profits. MOSCOW, Aug 6- Russia will ban all imports of U.S. food products as well as fruit and vegetables from the European Union after President Vladimir Putin ordered retaliation for Western sanctions against Moscow, a state news agency reported on Wednesday.

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 5- When João Paulo de Oliveira was fired in 1980 by Rapistan, a Michigan- based manufacturer of conveyor belts, his troubles were only beginning. In ensuing years, the military dictatorship that ran Brazil arrested or detained him about 10 times.

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 4- Brazilian presidential hopeful Aecio Neves said on Monday he would consider taxing large fortunes as part of a broader push to overhaul the country's tax code, a surprise admission from a candidate who is widely seen as pro-business.

  • BRASILIA, Aug 1- Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe touted the success of his economic policies on a visit to Brazil on Friday and said it was time for the two nations to expand their trade and investment partnership.

  • BRASILIA, Aug 1- Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe touted the success of his economic policies on a visit to Brazil on Friday and said it was time for the two nations to expand their trade and investment partnership.

  • Japan to lend $200 mln to Brazil's Amaggi soy group Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 1:53 PM ET

    BRASILIA, Aug 1- Japan agreed on Friday to lend $200 million to Brazil's Amaggi Exportacao e Importacao, one of the world's largest soybean growing operations, as the Asian country deepens its footprint in Brazil's farm belt.

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 1- Brazilian food processor BRF SA does not expect to make large acquisitions in the near term, executives said on Friday, although the company may look at small regional partnerships to boost profits.

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 30- Argentina was in a race against time on Wednesday to cut a deal by the end of the day with holdout investors who are suing it and to avert its second debt default in a little over a decade. Here are some of Argentina's crises through history:.

  • The state of earnings     Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 3:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Bob Pisani and independent investment consultant David Darst, discuss quality of earnings season.

  • July 25- U.S. companies are reporting sluggish financial results in Latin America, showing the risks they face in relying on Brazil and other emerging markets in the region for growth. Several companies reported tepid performance in Brazil, the biggest economy in Latin America, where some economists fear the country is on the verge of a recession.

  • SAO PAULO, July 24- General Motors Co wants to put nearly a fifth of its workers at a factory in Brazil on paid leave, an auto workers union said on Thursday, amid falling output in Latin America's largest economy. General Motors put 940 workers at the same factory on paid leave in 2012, and the union said 598 of them were later fired.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, July 24- Brazil's Vale SA produced record amounts of iron ore in its latest second quarter, rising to the task of battling Australian rivals for market share, but weaker performance at other divisions fanned some concern ahead of results next week.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, July 24- Brazilian miner Vale said on Thursday its iron ore output in the second quarter was a record high for the period, up 12.6 percent from a year earlier, as it ramped up production to win back market share from Australian rivals.