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  1. From Barron’s, December 29, 2014 (Part 2)

    Commentary

    Sat, 27 Dec 2014

    tax-loss selling [ it is the trade-date that counts except for short-sale losses ]. Closed on Wednesday, Dec 31 , are Brazil , Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Thailand. Closed for half-day are Australia, HK, New Zealand, Singapore. Most world

  2. Brazil's Christmas shoppers pull back in weak economy

    Headlines

    Fri, 26 Dec 2014

    SAO PAULO, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Brazilians cut down on Christmas spending this year as the weak economy depressed consumer confidence, data released on Friday showed.

  3. UPDATE 1-Petrobras hit with U.S. class action suit over $98 bln in securities

    Headlines

    Fri, 26 Dec 2014

    Dec 26 (Reuters) - Brazil 's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA and some of its executives were hit with a U.S. class action lawsuit by investors in $98 billion of the company's securities over an alleged kickback and bribery scheme.

  4. EMERGING MARKETS- Brazil Bovespa drops with Petrobras; real gains

    Headlines

    Fri, 26 Dec 2014

    SAO PAULO, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Shares of Brazil 's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA drove the benchmark Bovespa index lower on Friday, while the Brazilian real posted gains in a thin...

  5. Africa: Rising Incomes, Changing Tastes

    Headlines

    Thu, 25 Dec 2014

    days are behind it. The same is true of Brazil . By contrast, sub-Saharan Africa ..... 17% from 1990 to 2011, comparable to Brazil (20.8%), China (22.2%), and ..... 1990 to 2011 compared with 43.1% for Brazil , a whopping 573.9% for China, and

  6. EMERGING MARKETS- Brazil , Mexico currencies edge higher in thin trading

    Headlines

    Wed, 24 Dec 2014

    SAO PAULO, Dec 24 (Reuters) - The currencies of Brazil and Mexico gained slightly on Wednesday as equity markets worldwide extended their rally, supporting investor appetite for risk in emerging...

  7. Brazil's Rousseff picks allies for second-term cabinet

    Headlines

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014

    BRASILIA, Dec 23 (Reuters) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff appointed 13 new ministers on Tuesday, choosing allied politicians in a cabinet reshuffle while trying to avoid any names that could be...

  8. Brazil's BNDES to cut share of govt subsidies in some loans

    Headlines

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 23 (Reuters) - Brazil 's state development bank BNDES on Tuesday said it will reduce the level of government subsidies in some of its corporate loans, reinforcing government...

  9. EMERGING MARKETS- Brazil real drops on strong U.S. GDP data

    Headlines

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014

    (Recasts after release of stronger-than-expected U.S. data) SAO PAULO, Dec 23 (Reuters) - The Brazilian real weakened about 1.5 percent on Tuesday after stronger-than-expected U.S. economic growth...

  10. UPDATE 2- Brazil central bank signals another steep interest rate hike

    Headlines

    Tue, 23 Dec 2014

    (Adds comments by the central bank's director of economic policy)

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