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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Thursday the United States began charging a 25 percent import surcharge on 279 Chinese products and now more than 1,000 Chinese products have a surcharge when entering the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With the recent strong depreciation of the Brazilian real in relation to the U.S. dollar, making the prices of Brazilian products more attractive abroad the South American country’s trade balance...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The latest report from the United Nation agency ECLAC (Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean) shows a downward revision of its economic growth projection for the regional Gross...
By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Foreign sales of soybean by Brazil have set records during this first half of 2014, consolidating the country as the second largest soybean exporter in the world, only behind the United...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Inflation in Brazil is showing signs of slowing down this July, growing by only 0.24 percent after months of registering steady price hikes. This marks a decrease from last month's...
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 Andrew Willis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While consumers across the globe are currently struggling with higher food prices caused by the worst U.S. drought in half a century, Brazilian farmers are enjoying bumper sales and a...
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 – 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...

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