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New Brazilian minister pledges realistic fiscal targets and balanced economic growth

Friday, November 28th 2014 - 06:46 UTC
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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff finally announced on Thursday the appointment of Joaquim Levy, as her next Finance minister who is also known as the 'scissors man', who pledged more realistic fiscal targets and promised more balanced economic growth. Read full article

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  • ChrisR

    “but he could face resistance from within sectors from the ruling governing coalition who have sworn to protect social spending.”

    “Could face?”

    Ha, ha, ha.

    This guy has done it once but can he do it under DumbAss Dilma who is only happy being in charge of everything.

    She is called “The Manager” but is nothing of the sort. Managers set the scene for where the business is going, resource the staff as needed, arrange training in facilitation and when everything is set in motion they monitor progress to ensure continuing peak performance. All she seems to do is bawl and threaten.

    Nov 28th, 2014 - 09:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Levy is “ going to........” of course he is, how can he not say anything else. Dumbass and Cretina are from the same mould.

    Nov 28th, 2014 - 10:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Regardless of fat D's past record of undue interference in trying to run the economy - and don't think I'm letting Mantega off the hook - Levy is not the kind of guy to let her tell him what to do. He has nothing to prove, and coming from the 2nd post at Bradesco, it is unlikely he'll allow fat D to trample over him ...he'll tell her to go to hell, and quit before that.

    Nov 28th, 2014 - 04:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Brazil Orders Sea Ceptor Air Defense Missile
    http://www.defensenews.com/article/20141128/DEFREG05/311280010/Brazil-Orders-Sea-Ceptor-Air-Defense-Missile
    The European missile maker said the Brazilian Navy intends to use the weapon on the new Tamandare-class of corvettes now in development
    .

    Nov 28th, 2014 - 07:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @4 Briton
    Interesting...
    Who is Brazil likely to be at war with? Or feels the need to defend itself from?
    Or is this a further power-play to be percieved as #1 in the region?

    Nov 28th, 2014 - 10:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Briton, labor and honor to the English. Great Britain is our allies.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJHcVsD9DBs&list=FLmXPTu1f8AdGlizWNiASx2A&index=17

    Nov 28th, 2014 - 10:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    @6
    Nice try Brasileiro, but your Armed Forces are just a bunch of boys and untested amateurs in comparison to the noble, battle-hardened men and women of the British Army, The Royal Navy and the Royal Airforce.
    We pay lip-service to these so-called Brazillian 'allies', just to annoy Argentina. Has Brazil ever fought in any major war theatre?
    hmmm....

    Nov 28th, 2014 - 11:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    The experiences of a large theater of war die in two generations. There remain only the academies, books and pride!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3-VeOjMj4U&index=77&list=FLmXPTu1f8AdGlizWNiASx2A

    Nov 28th, 2014 - 11:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    and your sad, ineffectual schoolboy machismo.

    Nov 28th, 2014 - 11:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 6 Brasso

    You do realise that this device is NOT offensive, don't you?

    It helps defend the ship from local offensive weapons and is a good move by Brazil.

    Nov 29th, 2014 - 06:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Yes.

    Nov 29th, 2014 - 07:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    8. Then how do you explain England (UK) being so powerful for the last 25 generations?

    Nov 29th, 2014 - 11:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @6 Hey Brazzo,
    thought you hated Great Britain....or does your mood change when you aren't menstruated ?

    Reyr #8, you got this partially right...the FEB in the WWII - Monte Castello, Italy - did what they were sent to do....for that they deserve my respect.

    Nov 30th, 2014 - 08:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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