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May meets senior ministers to discuss Brexit divorce bill offer

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LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May met with senior members of her ministerial team on Monday to discuss their response to European Union demands for more detail on how much Britain is willing to pay as part of its Brexit divorce package.

UPDATE 1-Brazil economic activity index up more than expected in September 20 Nov 2017

SAO PAULO, Nov 20 Economic activity in Brazil expanded at more quickly than expected in September, central bank data showed on Monday, rebounding from the prior month's contraction and reinforcing the outlook for a gradual recovery.

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Brazil central banker says 'fine' with gradual U.S. rate hikes 19 Nov 2017

BERKELEY, Calif. Brazil's central bank chief Ilan Goldfajn said he expects the U.S. Federal Reserve to continue to raise U.S. interest rates gradually, allowing the current relatively benign environment for the South American economy to continue.

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Brazil speaker wants city rules for Uber, other car-hailing apps 17 Nov 2017

BRASILIA The head of Brazil's lower house of Congress said on Friday he hopes that the chamber will approve the Senate version of a bill regulating ride-hailing apps such as Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL].

CORRECTED-Brazil speaker wants city rules for Uber, other car-hailing apps 17 Nov 2017

BRASILIA, Nov 17 The head of Brazil's lower house of Congress said on Friday he hopes that the chamber will approve the Senate version of a bill regulating ride-hailing apps such as Uber Technologies Inc.

Yara buys Vale fertilizer complex in Brazil for $255 million 17 Nov 2017

SAO PAULO Norway's Yara International ASA , a global producer and distributor of fertilizers, has reached an agreement to buy Vale SA's fertilizer complex in Cubatão, Brazil, for $255 million in cash, the company said on Friday.

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Former broker in Trump Panama project under investigation in Brazil 17 Nov 2017

AMERICANA, Brazil Federal prosecutors in Brazil are conducting a criminal investigation into alleged international money laundering by a man at the centre of a Reuters inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump’s first international hotel project.

UPDATE 1-Brazil speaker says pension overhaul in danger if left until 2018 17 Nov 2017

BRASILIA, Nov 17 The Brazilian government's plan to overhaul the costly pension system will be in trouble if it does not clear the lower house of Congress this year, and it still lacks the votes needed for approval, Speaker Rodrigo Maia said on Friday.

Braskem to build plant in test using sugar to make plastic bottles 17 Nov 2017

SAO PAULO, Nov 17 Brazil's Braskem, the largest producer of thermoplastic resins in the Americas, will build a pilot plant in partnership with Denmark's Haldor Topsoe to test the use of sugar to produce a key ingredient in PET making.

REUTERS SUMMIT-Cartica's Barger says firm looking for new investments in Brazil 17 Nov 2017

NEW YORK, Nov 16 - Cartica Management LLC is looking for investment opportunities among Brazilian companies, aiming to profit from the volatility in the run-up to the 2018 presidential election, founder and Chief Executive Teresa Barger said on Thursday.

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe faces impeachment after military takeover

HARARE Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe faces the start of impeachment proceedings on Tuesday that could see him ousted within the week, against the backdrop of a military takeover dubbed "Operation Restore Legacy". | Video