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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In September, the average price of real estate in Brazil rose 0.12 percent, according to the latest FipeZap index, which tracks fluctuations in home and apartment prices advertised for sale...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The foreign exchange market in Brazil closed down on the first business day of the new year, with the US dollar appreciating against the Brazilian real by 2.17 percent. The...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Bank employees all over Brazil started a strike on Tuesday, October 6th, for an indefinite period of time, after salary negotiations stalled last week. Negotiations between bank workers unions and...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – World Cup organizer and football (soccer) governing body FIFA has announced the creation of a special fund of US$100 million to support sports facilities, youth and women's football, and medical...
By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The 2014 World Cup in Brazil has generated nearly one million jobs in the country and will inject approximately R$30 billion in the economy, shows a recent survey conducted by FIPE...
Opinion, By Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Curmudgeon quotes former Senator Everett Dirksen (R-Ill): “A billion here, a billion there; pretty soon, you’re talking real money.” And again: “A billion here, a billion there, a billion...
By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Salaries in Brazil rose and the jobless rate went down to 5.3 percent in August from 5.6 percent last month, slightly below what economists were predicting. This is the second...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A rumor that the Bolsa Família anti-poverty program was set to close led to hundreds of thousands of families withdrawing the state benefit over the weekend. Caixa Econômica Federal, the...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Ministry for Cities has announced it is launching an inquiry into accusations that former civil servants defrauded the government’s major public housing program, known as Minha Casa Minha...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In 2011 Brazil’s middle class was the biggest of all five of the country’s ‘official’ classes, comprising 54 percent of the population. In the last year...
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