Brazil

Brazil official rules out fire sale of Banco do Brasil stock

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 1 - Brazil's government has no plans to sell the shares of state-run Banco do Brasil SA owned by the nation's sovereign wealth fund, to help close a shortfall in the federal budget, a top finance ministry official said on Wednesday.

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Brazil posts first trade deficit in seven months 01 Oct 2014

SAO PAULO - Brazil posted a trade deficit <BRTBAL=ECI> of $939 million in September, its first monthly deficit after six straight positive results this year, government data showed on Wednesday.

UPDATE 1-Brazil posts first trade deficit in seven months 01 Oct 2014

SAO PAULO, Oct 1 - Brazil posted a trade deficit of $939 million in September, its first monthly deficit after six straight positive results this year, government data showed on Wednesday.

Wireless auction gives glimpse of shrinking Brazil market 01 Oct 2014

SAO PAULO, Oct 1 - Brazil's auction of next-generation wireless spectrum was most notable for what was missing: one of the country's four big carriers and, with it, the heated competition that officials hoped for.

Uncertainty looms over Brazil's currency ahead of election: Reuters poll 01 Oct 2014

BRASILIA - The outlook of the Brazilian real looks highly uncertain ahead of the October presidential election, in a challenging time for Latin American currencies in general as the United States sets the stage for higher interest rates.

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Insight - An environmentalist's calculated push towards Brazil's presidency 01 Oct 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO - In March 2003, three months into her tenure as Brazil's environment minister, Marina Silva gathered a half-dozen aides at the modernist ministry building in Brasilia, the capital.

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An environmentalist's calculated push toward Brazil's presidency 01 Oct 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO - In March 2003, three months into her tenure as Brazil's environment minister, Marina Silva gathered a half-dozen aides at the modernist ministry building in Brasilia, the capital.

Soccer-Aguirre recalls Kagawa and Havenaar to face Brazil 01 Oct 2014

TOKYO, Oct 1 - Japan boss Javier Aguirre recalled playmaker Shinji Kagawa and tall striker Mike Havenaar to another experimental squad for the friendly matches against Brazil and Jamaica later this month.

Import controls drive slide in Argentine industrial output 01 Oct 2014

BUENOS AIRES - Argentine industrial output shrank in August as stricter import restrictions in the first month after the country's debt default hit manufacturers reliant on parts from abroad and recession in Brazil hurt demand for automobiles.

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Brazil's Rousseff widens lead over Silva in fresh polls 01 Oct 2014

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO - President Dilma Rousseff has solidified her lead over opposition candidate Marina Silva and would win a runoff vote to Brazil's presidential election, two new polls showed on Tuesday.

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Hong Kong leader plays waiting game, protesters demand he resign

HONG KONG - Hong Kong's leader is willing to let pro-democracy demonstrations blocking large areas of the city go on for weeks if necessary, a source close to him said, while defiant protesters vowed they would not budge. | Video