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By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Neri Geller, Brazil’s Agriculture Minister, announced Thursday (July 17th) that China has agreed to suspend its embargo on Brazilian beef. The ban has been in place since 2012 when a case...
By Alfred Rinaldi, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A sharp rise in the cost of Credit Default Swaps (CDS), which is an indicator of a country's risk premium, is increasing pressure on the Rousseff government to address market...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega is set to defend the use of unconventional monetary policies by emerging economies, including Brazil, to counteract the damaging effects of the global economic...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Talks between the five leaders of the BRICS nations of developing economies – Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa – have been dominated by discussions over medium-term investment in the...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Five of the world’s biggest emerging economies, which together make up the BRICS group – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - have met in Durban, South Africa, to...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Six of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's overseas trips in 2013 have already been announced and appear to show greater attention to Africa and the BRICS group of emerging nations. As...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Figures from the Federação das Indústrias do Estado de São Paulo (Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo, FIESP) - which provide a competitiveness index for the...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Banco Central (Central Bank, BC) has reduced its compulsory reserve requirements for the country’s banks, freeing up some R$30 billion (US$15 billion) of the R$380 billion (US$189 billion)...
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...

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