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Montevideo, June 22nd 2018 - 11:13 UTC

Brazil

  • Friday, March 6th 2009 - 10:34 UTC

    World Bank 1.3 bn. loan to Brazil for green management

    The World Bank approved a 1.3 billion US dollars loan to Brazil for the First Programmatic Development Policy Loan for Sustainable Environmental Management, supporting Brazil’s ongoing efforts to improve its environmental management system.

  • Friday, March 6th 2009 - 08:58 UTC

    Brazil Argentina trade clash; dispute could reach WTO

    Brazil’s Foreign Trade Secretary Welber Barral admitted publicly that Brasilia is considering taking its trade dispute claims with Argentina to the World Trade Organization. Insistent leaks to the press from “reliable sources” anticipated for days the growing trade rift between Mercosur two main partners.

  • Thursday, March 5th 2009 - 23:00 UTC

    Argentine/Brazil bilateral trade drops 40% in Jan-Feb

    Argentine Pte. Mrs CFK will visit Pte. Lula in Brazil during the present month

    Bilateral trade between Argentina and Brazil continued to deteriorate during the first two months of the year, according to official statistics released in Brasilia. Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade said that exports to Argentina in January-February were down to 1.33 billion US dollars which represents 46.5% less than Jan-Feb. 2008.

  • Thursday, March 5th 2009 - 17:22 UTC

    Exxon reports oil discovery off the Brazilian coast

    Seadrill drillship West Polaris

    United States ExxonMobil has notified Brazilian regulatory agency Agencia Nacional de Petroleo, Gas Natural e Biocombustiveis (ANP) that it has found indications of hydrocarbons in block BM-S-22 off the Brazilian coast. The discovery was made in well 1-ESSO-3SPS.

  • Thursday, March 5th 2009 - 16:54 UTC

    Petrobras unveils ambitious bio-fuels expansion program

    Brazil’s government managed oil and gas corporation Petrobras announced its bio-fuels business plan for 2009/2013 which involves 2.4 billion US dollars to increase the production of bio-diesel and ethanol, most of which to be sourced in Brazil.

  • Wednesday, March 4th 2009 - 16:49 UTC

    Brazil, Germany help boost car sales; US continues to plunge

    Car sales in Brazil and Germany soared in February helped by tax breaks and a cash bonus to scrap old vehicles. In Brazil Fiat SpA reported its third straight sales increase in February and in Germany sales rose by 22% compared with the same month last year, reaching their highest level for 10 years.

  • Wednesday, March 4th 2009 - 16:47 UTC

    Brazil’s trade in February leaner but returns to surplus

    Brazil's trade surplus hit 1.7 billion US dollars in February, up from a 518 million dollar deficit in January and an 882 million dollars surplus in February 2008, the Ministry of Development, Industry and Trade reported this week.

  • Tuesday, March 3rd 2009 - 23:00 UTC

    Lula da Silva calls for quick completion of Doha round

    Lula: “The Doha round is more of a political than a financial decision.”

    Brazil's President Lula da Silva urged leading economies to complete stalled global trade talks warning that protectionism could tip the economic crisis into chaos.

  • Tuesday, March 3rd 2009 - 23:00 UTC

    Brazilean tourism industry boosted by domestic travellers

    Rio de Janeiro City

    Revenues from Brazil's tourism sector grew 20% in the first two months of the year boosted by domestic travellers announced the Tourism Ministry. However the estimate includes a number of sectors like hotels, air flights, car rentals and travel agencies, which makes it difficult to give an exact sum of money spent by tourists.

  • Monday, March 2nd 2009 - 23:00 UTC

    Brazil: dispute over federal funds for landless peasants

    Brazil's cabinet Chief Dilma Rousseff said the government will continue to support financially the Landless Peasants Movement, MST, until it has been proven that the organization is using the funds for illegal actions, reported the official news agency Agencia Estado.