Brazil

Brazil
Thursday, July 24th 2014 - 23:34 UTC

Brazil's priority is curbing resistant inflation, say central bank minutes

The central bank kept its benchmark Selic rate on hold at 11% for the second straight time last week

Brazil's central bank indicated on Thursday it is unlikely to cut interest rates any time soon and instead is focused on curbing resistant high inflation even as the economy flirts with recession. In the minutes of its last policy meeting, the bank stressed that interest rates at current levels should help ease inflation in coming years.

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014 - 09:00 UTC

Mercosur has 'yet to crystallize' but 'I remain positive' says Cardoso

The former Brazilian president claims points to the common external tariff as the main obstacle

Former Brazilian president Fernando Henrique Cardoso said that Mercosur has 'yet to crystallize as a customs union' and pointed to the common external tariff which is the founding stone but is “full of objections” as the main hurdle. Nevertheless “I remain positive about the strength of Mercosur”.

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014 - 06:39 UTC

China/Argentina swap disagreements to be addressed by courts in London and Paris

Xi and Cristina celebrate, but any differences on the swap will not be decided by Argentine or Chinese courts

Argentina's current confrontation in New York with Judge Thomas Griesa and the holdout speculative funds brings up the issue of having resigned the sovereignty of Argentine courts at the time of negotiating or restructuring foreign debt.

Saturday, July 19th 2014 - 07:36 UTC

A money rich China and Brazil dispute influence in Latam

“Venezuela is currently China's number one debtor in Latin America, and Beijing's top supplier of oil in the region”, says Mijares

After the BRICS summit and a visit to Brazil, China's President Xi Jinping is embarking on a tour of Argentina, Venezuela and Cuba in a bid to boost ties and gain clout in the region, as analyst Victor Mijares tells Deutch Welle.

Saturday, July 19th 2014 - 07:11 UTC

Embraer's 20-year market outlook: 6,250 new jets in 70 to 130-seat segment

The C-190, one of Embraer's most successful 70 to 130-seat jet aircraft

Brazil leading aircraft manufacturer and space research company, Embraer has released its Market Outlook 2014-2033 which details the company's forecast for deliveries of new 70 to 130-seat jet aircraft over the next twenty years. The report examines the main drivers contributing to air transport growth and reviews projected deliveries by world region.

Saturday, July 19th 2014 - 06:41 UTC

China confirms its interest in Brazil with credit and infrastructure projects

Presidents Xi and Rousseff seal the close relationship

China expanded its trade partnership with Brazil with 7.5 billion dollars in financing for Brazilian miner Vale, the purchase of 60 passenger jets from plane-maker Embraer and renewed commitment to invest in infrastructure.

Friday, July 18th 2014 - 07:45 UTC

Brazil leaves basic interest rate unchanged at 11%; no surprises expected ahead of October election

Disappointing growth data is expected to keep the central bank, led by Alexandre Tombini, from raising interest rates for the rest of 2014

Brazil held interest rates unchanged for a second straight time this week but did not commit to keeping them stable for long as inflation remains high in Latin America's top economy. The Brazilian economy performance is anemic and next October president Dilma Rousseff is bidding for re-election.

Thursday, July 17th 2014 - 07:27 UTC

BRICS development bank HQ in Shanghai and India will hold the presidency

“It is a sign of the times, which demand reform of the IMF” Rousseff told reporters at the close of the summit

The first president of the BRICS group New Development Bank will be from India and the position will rotate every five years among Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, said a joint statement from the leaders said.

Thursday, July 17th 2014 - 07:20 UTC

CFK says BRICS support Argentina in the holdouts dispute, but where’s the document?

Dilma Rousseff will be taking a proposal on sovereign debt restructuring to the G20 summit in Australia, according to the Argentine president

President Cristina Fernandez assured that Argentina received the support from the group of BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) in its struggle against the holdout speculative funds, during the two summits held in Brazil, in Fortaleza and Brasilia.

Thursday, July 17th 2014 - 06:24 UTC

Brazil looking ahead to another year of record grains crop: 192.5 million tons

 Soy, corn and rice take up 85% of the planted area and 91% of total production

Brazil which has become one of the world’s food powerhouses is forecasting a record harvest of 192.5 million tons of grains, up 2.3% over the previous period, according to the latest report from the Brazilian Stats and Geography Institute, IBGE.

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