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Brazil’s middle class swells as 35 mn climb out of poverty


September 21st, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 21 (IANS/EFE) Roughly 35 million Brazilians have climbed out of poverty over the last decade and 53 percent of the country's nearly 194 million people now ... Read more...

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Armed Brazilian demands bank returns her $25


August 3rd, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Aug 3 (IANS/EFE) A 73-year-old retired teacher went to a bank in Brazil and demanded at gunpoint that the financial institution return 50 reais (about $25) that a ... Read more...

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`Brazil ready to tackle ripple effects of eurozone crisis’


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 23 (IANS) Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega has said that his country is ready to cope with any possible ripple effects the eurozone debt crisis may ... Read more...

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Cisco to invest $545 mn in Brazil


April 4th, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 4 (IANS/EFE) US-based Cisco Systems, the world's largest maker of networking equipment, said it planned to invest 1 billion reais (about $545 million) in Brazil over ... 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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Brazilian oil giant to build world’s largest ethanol plant


August 19th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Aug 19 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian state-controlled oil giant Petrobras and private sugar and ethanol group Sao Martinho said they planned to build an ethanol plant with the capacity to ... Read more...

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Brazilian movie cop urges countrymen to give up guns


May 6th, 2011 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, May 6 (IANS/EFE) Actor Wagner Moura, star of the "Tropa de Elite" film series, is lending his voice to a new campaign to disarm the civilian population, Brazilian ... Read more...

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Brazilian president gets flu vaccination


April 26th, 2011 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, April 26 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff launched a nationwide campaign to vaccinate over 30 million people against influenza by herself getting a vaccination shot.Rousseff, who said she wanted ... Read more...

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Brazil launches population census


August 2nd, 2010 - 6:47 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 2 (IANS/EFE) Some 190,000 enumerators equipped with handheld computers, digital maps and GPS devices will visit an estimated 58 million houses during this year's census in Brazil. The 12th ... Read more...

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France’s Carrefour rules out Brazil exit, plans investment


February 15th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Feb 15 (IANS/EFE) French supermarket chain Carrefour has no plans to leave Brazil and will make more investments in the South American country, said the company's top executive in Brazil, ... Read more...

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Brazil unveils new banknotes


February 4th, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Feb 4 (IANS) Brazil's Central Bank has unveiled new banknotes with superior print quality and new security features to prevent counterfeiting. The new bills unveiled Wednesday are in denominations of 2, ... Read more...

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Brazil’s Green Party to raise funds on the Web


December 16th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 16 (EFE) The Green Party has said that it would be the first political party in Brazil to create an Internet-based fundraising system. Congress amended the election law ... Read more...

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Brazil’s unemployment falls to 7.5 percent


November 27th, 2009 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Nov 27 (EFE) Brazil's unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent in October, the lowest level of the year, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, or IBGE, said. The September ... Read more...

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