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May seeks Florentine renaissance for deadlocked Brexit talks

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FLORENCE, Italy British Prime Minister Theresa May will try to rescue stalled Brexit talks on Friday with a speech in the Italian city of Florence she hopes will convince the European Union she is ready to cut a fair divorce deal.

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Exclusive - Brazil's Braskem terminates supply contract with Venezuela's PDVSA 21 Sep 2017

HOUSTON/SAO PAULO Brazil's Braskem has terminated a contract to buy light virgin naphtha and natural gasoline from Venezuela's state-run oil company PDVSA that would expire this month, the petrochemical company said on Thursday.

Brazil set to unfreeze 10-15 bln reais in spending on Friday -source 21 Sep 2017

BRASILIA, Sept 21 Brazil's government is preparing to unfreeze more than 10 billion reais ($3.18 billion) in spending on Friday because of a looser budget target to fend off a potential shutdown, a government source told Reuters.

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Brazil's Votorantim Metais files for New York, Toronto IPO 21 Sep 2017

SAO PAULO/TORONTO Brazil-based mining company Votorantim Metais Holding SA filed on Thursday for an initial public offering in New York and Toronto, to tap into a wide base of investors betting on a long-term recovery in zinc, copper, lead and silver prices.

UPDATE 1-Brazil's Votorantim Metais files for New York, Toronto IPO 21 Sep 2017

SAO PAULO/TORONTO, Sept 21 Brazil-based mining company Votorantim Metais Holding SA filed on Thursday for an initial public offering in New York and Toronto, to tap into a wide base of investors betting on a long-term recovery in zinc, copper, lead and silver prices.

UPDATE 2-Brazil cuts estimate for coffee production in 2017 21 Sep 2017

SAO PAULO, Sept 21 Brazil's government on Thursday cut its projections for coffee output this year, especially for arabica, due to unfavorable weather and an insect infestation in the world's largest exporter.

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Brazil police formally accuse JBS Batista brothers of insider trading 21 Sep 2017

SAO PAULO Brazil's federal police on Thursday formally asked prosecutors to bring charges against brothers Wesley and Joesley Batista, the owners of meatpacker JBS SA , for insider trading.

Brazil police formally accuse JBS Batista brothers of insider trading 21 Sep 2017

SAO PAULO, Sept 21 Brazil's federal police on Thursday formally asked prosecutors to bring charges against brothers Wesley and Joesley Batista, the owners of meatpacker JBS SA, for insider trading.

Brazil's central bank trims inflation forecast, sees faster growth 21 Sep 2017

BRASILIA Brazil's central bank trimmed its inflation forecast on Thursday and said it expected economic growth to pick up into next year, painting a rosier picture for Latin America's largest economy as interest rates approach record lows.

UPDATE 2-Brazil's central bank trims inflation forecast, sees faster growth 21 Sep 2017

BRASILIA, Sept 21 Brazil's central bank trimmed its inflation forecast on Thursday and said it expected economic growth to pick up into next year, painting a rosier picture for Latin America's largest economy as interest rates approach record lows.

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Fearing far-right surge, Merkel tells Germans to vote on Sunday

BERLIN Fears that apathy could boost the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) in an election on Sunday have driven Chancellor Angela Merkel and her main rival to urge their backers to go out and vote.