Brazil's government managed Petrobras will bid strongly for Exxon's downstream assets in South America, O Globo newspaper reported this week from Rio do Janeiro.
The European Union will freeze all imports of Brazilian beef as from Thursday after Brazil failed to provide sufficient sanitary safety guarantees announced in Brussels EU Health and Consumer Affairs Commissioner Markos Kyprianou.
Xstrata Plc, the world's fourth- largest copper producer, rose to a three-week high in London trading after newspaper reports that Brazil's Cia. Vale do Rio Doce may agree to buy the company within the next few days.
Brazil's government oil managed corporation Petrobras finished 2007 in sixth place of PFC Energy 50's ranking, which lists the world's largest oil companies based on their market values.
Foreign direct investment in Brazil reached a record 34.6 billion US dollars (almost double the 18.7 billion of 2006) reported the Brazilian Central Bank. FDI this year is expected to topple 28 billion US dollars with an estimated record 4.5 billion in January.
Brazil is seeking to acquire military technology from France that could help it become the first country in Latin America to have a nuclear submarine, the Defense Ministry said on Monday.
Brazil's government managed oil company Petrobras announced this week the discovery of a huge second natural gas field 290 kilometeres off the coast of Rio do Janeiro and 40 kilometeres north of the Tupi field which is thought to be one of the largest discovered in the past twenty years.
Cuban leader Fidel Castro is lucid and healthy enough to resume a political role in Cuba, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said on Tuesday at the end of a 24 hours visit to the island during which ten bilateral agreements were signed.
Brazil faces no risk of a yellow fever epidemic, despite an outbreak that killed two people last week in the capital, Health Minister Jose Gomes Temporao said in Brasilia.
Brazil's government managed petroleum corporation Petrobras is involved in Antarctic research and development sponsoring the renewal of the Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station, and the acquisition of research equipment for the Oceanographic Support Ship Ary Rongel.