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Brazil Eases Reserve Requirements to Inject $13.5 Billion

David Biller and Francisco Marcelino – Bloomberg Businessweek, 7/25/2014

Brazil’s central bank is making available an estimated 30 billion reais ($13.5 billion) with measures including reduced reserve requirements as it looks to boost economic activity. 149 more words

Nation, Politics & Government

Understanding the Gini Index

Now, you can study the famous Gini index yourself – and not have to rely on Jon Stewart. Here is Jeremiah to show you how. 363 more words


Brazil to boost credit to counter economic slowdown

Walter Brandimarte – Reuters, 7/25/2014

Brazil’s central bank on Friday announced measures to boost credit in the country’s ailing economy, one week after keeping its benchmark interest rate at its highest level in over two years to fight inflation. 55 more words

Nation, Politics & Government

Brazil Leads Latin American Ecommerce Growth, Becoming Amazon's Biggest Foreign Market

Robert Schoon – Latin Post, 7/24/2014

Latin America, led particularly by Brazil, is continuing rapid growth in its online economy, according to a new study by Internet Retailer. 144 more words

Nation, Politics & Government

GOP Maine gov. is doing something revolutionary with food stamps and welfare

Maine’s Republican governor on Wednesday launched a push to make more “able-bodied” people work for their food stamps.

“People who are in need deserve a hand up, but we should not be giving able-bodied individuals a handout,’’ said Gov.

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South Korea unveils US$40b economic stimulus package

South Korea unveiled a $40 billion stimulus package Thursday (July 24) as the finance minister warned of a risk of recession after the economy grew at its slowest rate for more than a year in the second quarter. 466 more words