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Suppliers and staff count the cost of UK Carillion's collapse

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LONDON/EDINBURGH The collapse of British services group Carillion started to hurt thousands of small contractors on Tuesday, with some laying off workers after the rapid demise of a company that was winning state contracts as recently as November.

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Kyrgios off to flying start in Melbourne 15 Jan 2018

MELBOURNE Home hope Nick Kyrgios launched his Australian Open campaign with a 6-1 6-2 6-4 demolition of Brazilian Rogerio Dutra Silva on Monday to continue his bright start to the year.

UPDATE 1-Tennis-Kyrgios off to flying start in Melbourne 15 Jan 2018

MELBOURNE, Jan 15 Home hope Nick Kyrgios launched his Australian Open campaign with a 6-1 6-2 6-4 demolition of Brazilian Rogerio Dutra Silva on Monday to continue his bright start to the year.

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Brazil's Meirelles says S&P downgrade will not affect growth 13 Jan 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles said on Saturday that a recent decision by Standard & Poor's to cut the nation's credit rating will not affect 2018 economic growth.

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Brazil's Meirelles says S&P downgrade will not affect growth 13 Jan 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles said on Saturday that a recent decision by Standard & Poor's to cut the nation's credit rating will not affect 2018 economic growth.

UPDATE 3-S&P sees slower-than-expected fiscal progress in Brazil 12 Jan 2018

SAO PAULO, Jan 12 Brazil has made slower-than-expected progress in cutting government spending ahead of presidential elections, a Standard & Poor's director said on Friday, a day after the agency downgraded the country's rating deeper into junk territory.

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S&P cuts Brazil debt rating as pension reform doubts grow 12 Jan 2018

BRASILIA Ratings agency Standard & Poor's cut Brazil's credit rating further below investment grade on Thursday as doubts grew about a presidential election in October and a push to trim its costly pension system, seen as vital to closing a huge fiscal deficit.

UPDATE 1-Monsanto looking to sell dicamba-resistant GM soy seed in Brazil 11 Jan 2018

SAO PAULO, Jan 11 The Brazilian unit of seed and agrochemicals maker Monsanto on Thursday said it will run field tests with genetically modified soy seed INTACTA2 XTEND in Brazil in the 2019-20 crop, looking to launch the variety commercially the following year.

Brazil's Caixa may cut mortgage lending if court blocks capitalization 11 Jan 2018

SAO PAULO, Jan 11 Brazilian state bank Caixa Econômica Federal may reduce mortgage lending if it cannot get approval to use money from a worker severance fund known as FGTS to bolster its capital, the bank's president said in a newspaper interview published on Thursday.

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Brazil curbs soy farming deforestation in Amazon 10 Jan 2018

BRASILIA Brazil all but stopped growth of soy farming in newly deforested parts of its Amazon rainforest during the 2016-2017 crop year after efforts to halt purchases of beans from such areas, official data showed on Wednesday.

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Ahead of UK summit, Macron visits migrants in port of Calais

CALAIS, France French President Emmanuel Macron visited a migrant reception centre and quizzed refugees in Calais on Tuesday, taking stock of the pressure on the Channel port ahead of a summit with British Prime Minister Theresa May this week.