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Russia ban on Brazil meat exports may soon be reversed: ABPA

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA A temporary ban imposed by Russia on Brazilian beef and pork exports may be reversed soon, potentially minimizing the impact on local producers, an industry group and a market analyst told Reuters on Tuesday.

Crucial vote in Brazil could lead to ban on abortion for rape victims

RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More pregnant women could die in Brazil if it passes a law banning all abortions on Tuesday, including in cases of rape or when the mother's life is in danger, critics said.

Brazil house speaker says whipping votes for pension reform difficult, but urgent

RIO DE JANEIRO The speaker of Brazil's lower house said on Tuesday that it will not be easy to obtain the 308 votes needed to pass a much anticipated pension reform, but that doing so is "fundamental and urgent" for the country.

Brazil economic activity index up more than expected in September

SAO PAULO Economic activity in Brazil expanded at more quickly than expected in September, central bank data showed on Monday, rebounding from the prior month's contraction and reinforcing the outlook for a gradual recovery.

Brazil central banker says 'fine' with gradual U.S. rate hikes

BERKELEY, Calif. Brazil's central bank chief Ilan Goldfajn said he expects the U.S. Federal Reserve to continue to raise U.S. interest rates gradually, allowing the current relatively benign environment for the South American economy to continue.

Brazil speaker wants city rules for Uber, other car-hailing apps

BRASILIA The head of Brazil's lower house of Congress said on Friday he hopes that the chamber will approve the Senate version of a bill regulating ride-hailing apps such as Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL].

Former broker in Trump Panama project under investigation in Brazil

AMERICANA, Brazil Federal prosecutors in Brazil are conducting a criminal investigation into alleged international money laundering by a man at the center of a Reuters inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trumps first international hotel project.

Brazil speaker says pension overhaul in danger if left until 2018

BRASILIA The Brazilian government's plan to overhaul the costly pension system will be in trouble if it does not clear the lower house of Congress this year, and it still lacks the votes needed for approval, the Speaker Rodrigo Maia said on Friday.

Heineken, Coke distributors start Brazil arbitration in February: Valor

SAO PAULO Heineken NV and Brazilian distributors for Coca-Cola Co will begin arbitration in February regarding a distribution contract that the Dutch brewer decided to end this year, according to a Friday report by newspaper Valor Economico.

Brazil groups deny problems with beef shipments to Russia

SAO PAULO Brazilian meat industry groups denied on Thursday problems with beef and pork shipments to Russia, after reports that food safety bodies there were evaluating possible irregularities that could lead to an import freeze.

Volkswagen taps Brazil growth with new model to challenge Fiat, GM

BERLIN Volkswagen launched its new Virtus model on Thursday to tap Brazil's highest-volume segment as part of a recovery plan that analysts said will help it regain ground on rivals General Motors and Fiat in South America's largest car market.

Brazil to cut $12 billion fine for construction firm Andrade Gutierrez: paper

SAO PAULO The Brazilian government has backed off a previous plan to fine construction and engineering conglomerate Andrade Gutierrez SA 40 billion reais ($12 billion) for its participation in a graft scheme, a national newspaper reported on Thursday.

Germany, Britain inject $153 million in Amazon climate change fight

BRASILIA Germany and Britain will provide a combined $153 million to expand programs to fight climate change and deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, according to a statement from the Brazilian government on Tuesday.

Judge orders detention of Rio state congressmen, state bank employees

RIO DE JANEIRO A judge in Brazil has ordered the detention of several top political figures in Rio de Janeiro, including the president of the state assembly, federal prosecutors said on Tuesday.

Brazil's president to begin cabinet reshuffle: press office

BRASLIA Brazil's President Michel Temer will start a cabinet reshuffle that should be completed in mid-December, his press office said on Monday without providing a reason for the change.

Brazilian minister quits in sign of rift in Temer's coalition

BRASILIA One of four ministers representing a centrist Brazilian party in President Michel Temer's government resigned on Monday, underscoring a rift between the embattled leader and one of his most powerful coalition partners.

Brazil to slightly reduce output of soybeans, corn in 2017-18: MB Agro

NEW YORK Brazil will harvest 110 million tonnes of soybeans in the 2017/18 crop year, down from 114 million tonnes in the previous year, an industry consultant said at an event on Monday.

Brazil F1 tire test canceled for security reasons

LONDON Pirelli and McLaren have canceled a Formula One tire test scheduled for the Brazilian Grand Prix circuit after teams were targeted by armed robbers in Sao Paulo over the weekend.

Shell to begin drilling in Brazil's Gato do Mato block in 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO Royal Dutch Shell Plc's Brazil chief said on Monday that the oil major plans to begin drilling in 2019 in an offshore block in the coveted pre-salt layer that it won in an auction last month with France's Total.

Vettel wins as Hamilton roars back to fourth in Brazilian Grand Prix

SAO PAULO Sebastian Vettel restored Ferrari pride with victory in the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday while newly-crowned four-times world champion Lewis Hamilton produced the drive of the day from last to fourth for Mercedes.


U.S. Navy plane crashes in Philippine Sea, three missing

TOKYO A U.S. Navy transport plane carrying 11 people crashed in the Philippine Sea south of Japan on Wednesday as it flew to the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan and three people were missing, in the latest Navy accident in the region. | Video

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