Former Brazilian President Lula da Silva, one of the most popular figures in Brazil vowed in a video posted on YouTube to beat his recently diagnosed throat cancer.
Brazil will receive 8 billion dollars in financing from the World Bank to push its campaign to uproot extreme hardship deeper into some of the country's poorest areas, the bank said on Wednesday.
Brazil posted a trade surplus of 2.355 billion dollars in October, beating forecasts for a third straight month, outpacing imports in the final days of the month following a recovery in global commodities prices.
Brazilian industrial production fell more than expected in September, posting its steepest decline in five months and bolstering the central bank’s argument for more interest-rate cuts in Latin America’s largest economy.
A high-profile state congressman in Rio de Janeiro who investigated criminal militia groups is leaving Brazil after he said police found at least seven death threats against him this month.
Loan disbursements at Brazil's state development bank BNDES will miss their initial target for the year, reflecting a rapid economic slowdown in Latin America's largest economy, the lender's top executive said on Monday.
Brazil’s net debt fell in September to its lowest level since 1997, as a 15% decline in the real last month boosted the value of the country’s near-record 353 billion dollars in foreign currency reserves.
Millions of foreigners have moved into Brazil attracted by the economic expansion of recent years, while the number of Brazilians leaving the country has dropped dramatically, according to official data released last week.
Brazil's popular former President Lula da Silva started chemotherapy treatment for throat cancer Monday with his doctors voicing confidence in his chances of being cured within four months.
At the end of the current year Brazil’s GDP will rank sixth in the world and for the first time ahead of Britain’s GDP, according to the Sao Paulo media based on reports from IMF and private consultants.