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  • Brazil incoming finance minister vows to boost government savings

    Incoming Brazilian finance minister Joaquim Levy said on Thursday the government will pursue a primary budget surplus equivalent to 1.2 percent of gross domestic product in 2015. The surplus, or the excess of revenue over expenses before debt interest...
  • Tighter Brazil fiscal policy to help curb inflation, Tombini says

    A tighter budget spending policy should help bring down inflation towards the mid-point of the official target range, Brazilian central bank chief Alexandre Tombini said on Thursday. Brazil's government targets inflation at 4.5 percent, with a tolerance...
  • Brazil incoming planning minister mulls changes to 2015 budget

    Brazil's incoming Planning Minister, Nelson Brabosa, said on Thursday that the government's budget plan for next year will be adapted to reflect a new primary surplus target. The current primary surplus target for 2015 is of 2.5 percent of gross domestic...
  • Brazil's Rousseff confirms banker Levy as finance minister

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff confirmed banker Joaquim Levy as her next finance minister on Thursday in an attempt to regain the trust of investors and jump-start the sluggish economy. In a statement read by a presidential spokesman, the...
  • Brazil's occupying artists propel Bienal Sao Paulo's theme

     Brazil's occupying artists propel Bienal Sao Paulo's theme
    When Andy Marshall, Talitha Bewlay and about 100 other artists stormed past a security guard and broke into the huge building at 63 Ouvidor on May 1, they didn't really know what was going to happen. They had seen the scores of other occupied buildings...
  • Brazil still struggling to reach its full potential

    Brazil still struggling   to reach its full potential
    After a dirty, divisive and at times surprising campaign, Dilma Rousseff, Brazil's leftist president won what some call a closely contested election — although she bested her opponent by 3.5 million votes. For Rousseff, it will be her second...
  • Rio unveils 2016 Olympics mascots: a plant and an animal

    Rio unveils 2016 Olympics mascots: a plant and an animal
    RIO DE JANEIRO -- Bright yellow and cat-like, with a green leaf-haired brother, the mascots for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro were launched by organisers late on Sunday. The mascots, who are said to represent the animals and plants...
  • Els dreams of carrying South African flag at 2016 Olympics

    By Tony Jimenez (Reuters) - Ernie Els is dreaming of holding aloft the South African flag at the opening ceremony when golf returns to the Olympics in Brazil in 2016, he said at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. The South African, who has won...
  • Rio 2016 mascots inspired by animals and plants of Brazil

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Bright yellow and cat-like, with a green leaf-haired brother, the mascots for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro were launched by organisers late on Sunday. The mascots, who are said to represent the animals...
  • Brazil government slashes 2014 budget surplus goal

    BRASILIA (Reuters) - Sharp depletion of Brazil's fiscal accounts has prompted the government to slash its key budget surplus goal to a fraction of its original target, according to a planning ministry report released on Friday. In the report, the...
  • HSBC sees improved Brazil risk, reward as Rousseff adjusts policies

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Strategists at HSBC Securities are recommending investors take on additional risk in Brazil, where equity markets sank about 30 percent from this year's peaks, on signs that President Dilma Rousseff will undertake gradual, more...