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Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Senate in Brazil approved on Wednesday night an amendment which would make it illegal for companies to donate funds to political campaigns. The amendment, part of a more ample political...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has signed a temporary measure allowing companies to reduce working hours and employees' salaries in order to avoid layoffs. Through the Programa de Proteção ao...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Interest rate cuts led by public banks in Brazil in 2012 have given a much-needed boost to small-scale businesses in terms of those looking to gain access to credit. Agência...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Second biggest petroleum company in Brazil, OGX, has fared the worst in terms of market value so far in 2012 of Brazil’s 295 companies publicly-traded on the São Paulo...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The United States’ biggest private medical company, UnitedHealth Group (UHG), and Amil Participações S.A., the biggest healthcare operator both in Brazil and Latin America, have agreed to merge, according...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The dollar ended with a fall of 0.67 percent on Thursday, after closing high five sessions in a row. However, it still closed relatively high against the Brazilian Real,...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian beverage giant, Ambev, announced on Monday that it had entered into a strategic alliance with the Dominican Republic’s biggest company, E. Leon Jimenes SA (ELJ), to...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Ibovespa or Bovespa Index, São Paulo Stock Exchange’s main index, has continued its steady uphill climb, pushing through the 61,000-point mark yesterday for the first time since July...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A U.S. based insurance company is being prosecuted for selling life insurance policies in Brazil without being legally registered in the country. National Western Life, which is headquartered in...
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