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UPDATE 2-Brazil can sell China more pork with swine fever outbreak -BRF

03 Apr 2019

SAO PAULO, April 3 Brazil is in a position to step up pork exports to China where an African swine fever outbreak has become a "transformational event" for the global meat industry, Pedro Parente, chief executive of Brazilian food processor BRF SA, said on Wednesday.

Brazil ports linked to Bunge, Cargill seek lower Panama Canal fees

02 Apr 2019

SAO PAULO Brazilian port operators including units of global grain traders Cargill Ltd and Bunge Ltd will unveil a proposal this week to lower Panama Canal tariffs and cut their costs in shipping agricultural commodities to their main market China.

UPDATE 2-Brazil's JBS says profits will be stronger this year

29 Mar 2019

SAO PAULO, March 29 JBS SA executives said on Friday the Brazilian meat company will deliver higher earnings in 2019 on strong demand for beef in the United States and Australia as well as growing Chinese demand for various proteins.

Brazil says new hydro power projects in the Amazon possible

25 Mar 2019

SAO PAULO The Brazilian government would be open to evaluating new hydro power projects in the Amazon region on their merits, as the administration shrugs off "ideological" interference in the licensing process, Environment Minister Ricardo Salles said on Monday.

Brazil agribusiness group seeks bankruptcy protection -letter

22 Mar 2019

SAO PAULO, March 22 Privately owned Brazilian agribusiness group Itaquere has filed for bankruptcy protection to restructure 482 million reais ($127 million) of debt, according to a letter from management seen by Reuters.

Brazil's new status would not affect prior ag commitments: WTO chief

20 Mar 2019

SAO PAULO Brazil's agreement with the United States to forgo special treatment by the World Trade Organization (WTO) would apply only to future negotiations within the multilateral trade body, Director General Roberto Azevedo said on Wednesday.

Brazil's Amaggi and Big 4 grain traders mull road, railway venture

11 Mar 2019

SAO PAULO The world's big four agriculture traders and Brazilian rival Amaggi could make a joint bid to operate a road connecting the country's grain belt to northern ports, while also considering an investment in a parallel railway, the firm that conducted a study on the potential venture said on Monday.

Brazil's Amaggi and Big 4 grain traders mull road, railway venture

11 Mar 2019

SAO PAULO, March 11 The world's big four agriculture traders and Brazilian rival Amaggi could make a joint bid to operate a road connecting the country's grain belt to northern ports, while also considering an investment in a parallel railway, the firm that conducted a study on the potential venture said on Monday.

UPDATE 1-Brazil northern port terminals could run out of soybeans by Friday -Abiove

07 Mar 2019

SAO PAULO, March 7 Two riverside ports in Pará state could run out of soybeans by Friday due to closures on the BR-163 highway linking the country's grain belt to port facilities in the north, Daniel Amaral, chief economist at oilseeds group Abiove, said on Thursday.

UPDATE 2-Brazil food firm BRF posts worse-than-expected 4th-qtr loss, shrs drop

28 Feb 2019

SAO PAULO, Feb 28 Brazilian food processor BRF SA said it lost money for the second consecutive quarter as a trade embargo, fallout from a food safety investigation and Brazil's feeble economy thwarted turnaround efforts.

World News

Yellow vest demonstrators, police clash in Paris

Clashes broke out between dozens of demonstrators and police in Paris on the 23rd Saturday of yellow-vest protests after authorities warned that rioters could return to the French capital to spark a new wave of violence.