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Nationwide and Lloyds announce Carillion support measures

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LONDON Britain's Nationwide Building Society will employ around 250 contractors from failed construction outsourcing company Carillion, the lender said on Thursday, meaning their jobs will be saved.

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Alcoa misses estimate as Brazil drought hits production 17 Jan 2018

Aluminum producer Alcoa Corp's profit and revenue both missed market estimates for the fourth quarter as a drought in Brazil hit bauxite production and higher power prices in Spain boosted expenses, the company said on Wednesday.

UPDATE 1-Brazil lenders propose voluntary overdraft debt transfer - sources 17 Jan 2018

SAO PAULO, Jan 17 Brazil's top lenders have proposed changes on overdraft credit lines that aim to reduce interest rates for consumers by suggesting clients who are over-using expensive credit transfer their debts to cheaper products.

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Brazilians rush to get yellow fever vaccinations amid fatal cases 17 Jan 2018

BRASILIA Brazilians lined up for hours to get yellow fever vaccinations in Brazil's largest states, alarmed by the increase in the number of fatal cases of infection and a warning from the World Health Organization to tourists visiting parts of the country.

Brazilians rush to get yellow fever vaccinations amid fatal cases 17 Jan 2018

BRASILIA, Jan 17 Brazilians lined up for hours to get yellow fever vaccinations in Brazil's largest states, alarmed by the increase in the number of fatal cases of infection and a warning from the World Health Organization to tourists visiting parts of the country.

UPDATE 2-Vale could be "natural" Samarco owner, in talks with BHP -director 17 Jan 2018

SAO PAULO, Jan 17 Brazil's Vale is in talks with Anglo American BHP Billiton Plc on options for their joint venture Samarco, and it may be easier for Vale to resolve that miner's problems as sole owner, a Vale director said on Wednesday.

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Brazil great Ronaldinho to retire, says brother 16 Jan 2018

SAO PAULO Former Brazil and Barcelona midfielder Ronaldinho, who won the World Cup, Champions League, Copa Libertadores and World Player of the Year award, is retiring from the game, his brother and agent Assis said on Tuesday.

Soccer-Brazil great Ronaldinho to retire, says brother 16 Jan 2018

SAO PAULO, Jan 16 Former Brazil and Barcelona midfielder Ronaldinho, who won the World Cup, Champions League, Copa Libertadores and World Player of the Year award, is retiring from the game, his brother and agent Assis said on Tuesday.

WHO recommends yellow fever shot to Sao Paulo visitors 16 Jan 2018

BRASILIA The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that the whole of Sao Paulo state, which includes Brazil's largest city, Sao Paulo, should be considered at risk for yellow fever and recommended foreign travelers get vaccinated before visiting.

UPDATE 1-Brazil considers lifting tariff on U.S. ethanol 16 Jan 2018

BRASILIA, Jan 16 Brazil is studying the removal of a 20-percent tariff on ethanol imports from the United States, Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said on Wednesday, in a decision that could depend on Washington lifting a ban on fresh beef exports from Brazil.

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Exclusive - Trump accuses Russia of helping North Korea evade sanctions; says U.S. needs more missile defense

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump complained on Wednesday that Russia was helping North Korea to evade international sanctions, signaling frustration with a country he had hoped to forge friendly relations with after his 2016 election win. | Video