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Brazil revives bullet-train project


August 24th, 2012 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Aug 24 (IANS/EFE) Brazil has announced the revival of a $16.5 billion high-speed railway project that would link Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.The National Agency of Terrestrial Transport, ... Read more...

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Brazil to spend $579 million on World Cup security


August 16th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 16 (IANS) The Brazilian government will spend 1.17 billion reais ($579 million) on the security of the FIFA World Cup 2014.State news agency Agencia Brasil said ... Read more...

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Brazil looks to private sector to bolster infrastructure


August 16th, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Aug 16 (IANS/EFE) President Dilma Rousseff has unveiled a 133 billion reais ($65.5 billion) plan to improve Brazil's infrastructure and spur economic growth.The plan, which will involve awarding private ... Read more...

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Brazilian oil giant announces contracts worth $4.5 bn


July 21st, 2012 - 10:49 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, July 21 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian state-controlled oil giant Petrobras and its partners BG Group, Petrogal Brasil and Repsol Sinopec will sign 10 contracts worth $4.5 billion for the construction ... Read more...

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Brazil’s central bank cautious over fresh interest cut


July 20th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, July 20 (IANS) Brazil's central bank has said it would remain cautious about "any additional steps toward monetary flexibility" despite extensive market expectations of a fresh rate cut.A report ... Read more...

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Brazilian auto production falls


July 6th, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, July 6 (IANS/EFE) Brazil produced 1.55 million motor vehicles in the first six months of the year, a fall of 9.4 percent from the same period in 2011, ... Read more...

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Brazil lags 95 percent in 2014 Football World Cup work


May 24th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 24 (IANS) A Brazilian government report has revealed just five percent of the country's 2014 Football World Cup projects have been completed, implying nearly 95 percent ... Read more...

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Brazil asks US for transfer of military technology


April 25th, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, April 25 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian Defense Minister Celso Amorim has made a proposal to Pentagon chief Leon Panetta for collaboration in the military sphere including the transfer of US ... Read more...

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Strike halts work on mega-dam in Brazil


April 24th, 2012 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 24 (IANS/EFE) A strike Monday effectively halted work on Brazil's giant Belo Monte hydroelectric dam, a controversial project in the heart of Amazonia that has drawn ... Read more...

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Colombia’s FARC frees 10 captives


April 3rd, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Villavicencio (Colombia), April 3 (IANS/EFE) The last 10 security force members held by Colombia's FARC rebels arrived here Monday after a handover in the jungle to a team from the ... Read more...

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Brazil not to take further steps to depreciate Real


March 24th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 24 (IANS) The Brazilian government does not plan to further push down the exchange rate of the Brazilian Real against the US dollar, a senior finance ... Read more...

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‘Brazil committed to halting currency appreciation’


March 23rd, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 23 (IANS) Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega said Thursday that the government is committed to halting the appreciation of the Brazilian currency real against the US ... Read more...

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Brazilian firm makes offshore crude find


March 21st, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 21 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian state-controlled energy giant Petrobras said Tuesday it discovered a new "high-quality" oil accumulation off the coast of Sao Paulo state.The new find was ... Read more...

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Kerala education department on eMission to Brazil


March 17th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 17 (IANS) A two-member team of top officials of the state education department left for Brazil Saturday to explore possibilities of collaboration between Kerala and the south American ... Read more...

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‘Alcoholic beverages will be sold during 2014 World Cup’


March 16th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 16 (IANS) The Brazilian government, after a long and heated debate, has guaranteed the sales of alcoholic beverages during the 2014 football World Cup.Currently, alcoholic beverages ... Read more...

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Brazil must keep currency competitive, says minister


March 14th, 2012 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, March 14 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian government does not intend to directly intervene in the currency market, but will continue taking steps to stop the real from rising to a ... Read more...

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Brazil takes new measure to stabilise currency rate


March 13th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 13 (IANS) The Brazilian government announced Monday a new measure aimed at checking the inflow of foreign speculative capital and stabilising the exchange rate of the ... Read more...

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Ronaldo defends Valcke’s criticism of Brazil


March 9th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 9 (IANS) Ronaldo defended FIFA's secretary general Jerome Valcke's recent harsh words for Brazil's delayed football World Cup 2014 preparations.Valcke declared last week that projects and ... Read more...

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Brazil request Valcke’s removal from World Cup negotiations


March 4th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 4 (IANS) A day after being criticised by FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke, Brazilian Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo said he would seek his removal from further ... Read more...

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World’s five hotspots of biodiversity


March 3rd, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 3 (IANS) Here are five of the world's highest biodiversity ecologies still over 70 percent intact as identified by the Conservation International.Hotspots require two main criteria: At least ... Read more...

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Brazil criticises developed countries’ monetary policy (Lead)


March 2nd, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, March 2 (IANS) Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff Thursday accused the developed countries of adopting a monetary expansion policy which would lead to a "monetary tsunami" and hurt the emerging ... Read more...

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Brazil moves to contain rise of real


March 2nd, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, March 2 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian government announced Thursday that it is expanding the reach of a 6 percent tax on loans from abroad as part of steps to ... Read more...

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Brazil wants firms to offer six months’ maternity leave


February 17th, 2012 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Feb 17 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian government wants to increase from four to six months the amount of paid maternity leave companies are obliged to give new mothers, the country's ... Read more...

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Brazilian government sees economy expanding through 2014


February 14th, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Feb 14 (IANS/EFE) Latin America's largest economy will grow 4.5 percent this year, 5.5 percent next year and 6 percent in 2014, the Brazilian finance ministry said Monday.Brazil's ... Read more...

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Crime erupts in Brazilian city as cops go on strike


February 5th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Feb 5 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian city of Salvador registered a total of 29 homicides over a 30-hour span, amid a crime wave caused by a police strike, officials said.The ... Read more...

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Woman to head Brazilian oil giant


January 24th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 24 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian government has nominated Maria das Gra├žas Foster to succeed Jose Sergio Gabrielli as CEO of state-controlled oil giant Petrobras, the company said ... Read more...

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Brazil’s jobless rate hits nine-year low


December 23rd, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 23 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's unemployment rate fell in November to 5.2 percent, its lowest level of the past nine years, authorities said Thursday.Last month's jobless rate was ... Read more...

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Brazil’s inflation hits 6.64 percent


December 9th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, Dec 9 (IANS) Brazil's 12-month inflation reached 6.64 percent in November, much higher than the 4.5-percent target, the country's statistics agency IBGE announced Thursday.Over the first 11 ... Read more...

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Brazil cuts taxes to spur growth


December 2nd, 2011 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Dec 2 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's finance minister announced Thursday a series of tax cuts aimed at ensuring economic growth of 5 percent in 2012 and shielding the country from the ... Read more...

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Brazilian economy was flat in third quarter


November 23rd, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Nov 23 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's economy appears to have stalled in the third quarter, the country's deputy finance minister said Tuesday, while predicting a return to growth in the final ... Read more...

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Brazil calls for global aid to rebuild Libya


October 22nd, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, Oct 22 (IANS) Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota has called for aid from the international community to help rebuild and stabilise Libya."The UN needs to fully take ... Read more...

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Bundchen’s lingerie ad under scanner


October 1st, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 1 (IANS) A lingerie brand commercial featuring supermodel Gisele Bundchen is under Brazilian government officials' scanner.The officials have demanded that the commercial must be taken off air over ... Read more...

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Brazil on track for $60 bn in foreign investment


September 24th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Sep 24 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian economy will net $60 billion in new foreign direct investment this year, the country's central bank said.As of Aug 31, FDI in the goods ... Read more...

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Infrastructure on track for 2014 World Cup in Brazil


September 15th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Sep 15 (IANS) Brazil's sports ministry says that mega-constructions of multiple stadiums and supporting infrastructure is on track for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.In a report submitted Wednesday, Brazilian ... Read more...

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Amazon tribe missing after drug trafficker attack


August 10th, 2011 - 11:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Brazilian officials are concerned that an uncontacted tribe living in the Amazon rainforest may have been harmed by armed drug smugglers. Officials say the ... Read more...

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