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By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – Putting Christmas dinner on the table could be considerably pricier than last year, research shows. The prices of typical holiday food like chicken, pork and bacalhau, or salt cod, typically eaten...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – From November 1, 2012, Brazilian Internet Service Providers (ISPs) selling fixed or mobile broadband must provide at least twenty percent of the speed they advertise, according to new rules...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The modest recovery seen in Brazil's economy could be jeopardized by the marked slowdown being witnessed in China, Brazil’s biggest importer, market experts have said. The warnings came after...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is widely expected to unveil a plan to reduce energy bills, for industry and consumers, aimed at helping to stimulate the country’s struggling economy. She has also...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Banco Central (Central Bank, BC) has revealed that foreign investors have dramatically reduced the amount of capital they are investing in Brazil: a forty percent drop has been registered...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Some 58.2 percent of Brazilians use their monthly salary to pay off “installment debt,” according to a new survey by the Instituto Brasileiro de Economia (Brazilian Institute of Economics, Ibre-FGV). Yet...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – According to economists, political experts and business figures, the current blip in the Brazil’s financial progress will be short-lived, and booming growth will be back in the next few...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Figures recently released show Brazil's economy barely grew in the first quarter of 2012, with shallow growth in the service sector and dismal results from the agriculture industry. Experts are...
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