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Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA

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  • SAO PAULO, March 27- Brazilian police on Friday arrested the CEO of Grupo Galvão, the latest executive arrested in a corruption probe focused on state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA. Trials are underway there in what has become Brazil's biggest-ever corruption probe known as Operation Car Wash. Two dozen of Brazil's biggest engineering firms are being...

  • BRASILIA, March 27- Brazil's economy grew a slightly better-than-expected 0.1 percent in 2014, but sliding investment set the stage for what most observers expect will be a painful recession this year. Brazil's meager 2014 growth hanged on government consumption, a symptom of the country's deepening imbalances. While the 1.3 percent increase in public...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, March 26- The former chief executive officer of Petroleo Brasileiro SA, Maria das Graças Foster, on Monday said she was ashamed of a corruption scandal at the state-run oil company but denied any knowledge of alleged widespread bribery. Foster, who resigned her post on Feb. 4, told a congressional committee in Brasilia that the company cannot be...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, March 26- Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA on Thursday named Luciano Coutinho, the head of Brazil's state development bank BNDES, as its new chairman. A close ally of President Dilma Rousseff, whom he taught economics, Coutinho is known as a strong supporter of her economic policy. Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff was...

  • BRASILIA, March 26- Brazilian authorities on Thursday said they uncovered a tax fraud scheme at the Finance Ministry's tax appeals board that may have cost taxpayers up to 19 billion reais. The news came in the midst of a multibillion-dollar corruption scandal at state oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA, or Petrobras, that has rattled Brazil's political...

  • Forget Brazil. This emerging market is on the rise Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 1:21 PM ET
    Lima, Peru

    A fledgling Latin American trade block is larger economically than Brazil, and growing three or four times as fast.

  • BRASILIA, March 26- Brazil's tax agency said on Thursday that it and federal police have detected corrupt activities at the agency that could have cost state coffers at least 5 billion reais. The tax agency allegations come on the heels of a probe that has uncovered a multibillion-dollar corruption scandal at state oil giant Petroleo Brasileiro SA, known as...

  • SAO PAULO, March 24- The Obama administration has again invited Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff for a state visit to Washington, a diplomatic breakthrough that both sides hope will lead over time to greater trade between the two biggest economies in the Americas. The dust-up led one former top aide to President Barack Obama to describe Brazil and the United...

  • BRASILIA, March 24- A plan to attract private investment to Brazil's strained port infrastructure is even more important in the face of federal budget cuts that will curb public investment, Ports Minister Edinho Araújo said in an interview. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said on Friday that her government would make "significant" cuts to the 2015 budget...

  • SAO PAULO, March 23- Brazil's biggest opposition party has no interest in impeaching President Dilma Rousseff despite recent street demonstrations calling for her ouster, former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso told Reuters. Cardoso, who at 83 remains an influential leader in the centrist Brazilian Social Democracy Party, said removing Rousseff so...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, March 20- Brazil's state-run Petrobras said on Friday it shut its P-58 offshore oil production ship after the country's petroleum regulator ANP found irregularities on board the vessel, one of the company's most important offshore production systems. The shutdown comes a little more than a month after a deadly explosion on a Petrobras...

  • BRASILIA, March 20- Prosecutors who uncovered Brazil's biggest corruption case called on Friday for tougher prison sentences and more legal powers to crack down on rampant graft that costs taxpayers more than the annual budget for education and health. They also proposed reducing Brazil's long appeals process that often lets criminals go scot-free.

  • BRASILIA, March 18- Brazil's Comptroller-General Office on Wednesday added another six construction and engineering firms to an investigation of contractors that allegedly participated in a corruption ring at state-run oil company Petrobras. A total of 24 of Brazil's top builders are being investigated for suspected overpricing of contracts in a...

  • BRASILIA/ ZURICH, March 18- Swiss prosecutors have uncovered over 300 accounts at more than 30 Swiss banks that they suspect are linked to the massive corruption and money-laundering scandal at Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA. Switzerland has frozen roughly $400 million in Swiss accounts in the investigation and has begun to return an...

  • BRASILIA, March 18- At the start of the year, few would have guessed that a "Chicago Boy" economist would win over Brazil's leftist president, Dilma Rousseff. After two months on the job, the 54- year-old Levy has grown closer to Rousseff and earned a place in her inner circle as she tries to pull Brazil's economy out of a prolonged slump, government sources told Reuters.

  • BRASILIA, March 18- Brazil's Comptroller-General Office on Wednesday added another six construction and engineering firms to an investigation of contractors that allegedly participated in a corruption ring at state-run oil company Petrobras. A total of 24 of Brazil's top builders are now being investigated for suspected overpricing of contracts in a...

  • SAO PAULO, March 16- Huge demonstrations against President Dilma Rousseff over the weekend will make it harder for her to fix Brazil's finances and repair the economic damage from a corruption scandal at state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA. Rousseff is seen as safe from any impeachment threat for now since it is unlikely her opponents could marshal...

  • Why Russia isn’t the only BRIC worrying markets Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 10:27 AM ET

    Mass demonstrations across Brazil against corruption and waning economic growth have highlighted that Russia is not the only BRIC nation off track.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, March 13- Pro-government labor unions and social activists staged demonstrations across Brazil on Friday in support of President Dilma Rousseff, two days before mass protests planned against her administration. The protests on Sunday could deepen a political crisis that has given rise to calls for Rousseff's impeachment for not stopping a...

  • Cramer Remix: Don't play with this stock Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 7:39 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on the set of Mad Money

    It may be a place for fun and games, but “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer is not amused with this stock’s prospects