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Most Brazilian Stocks Advance as Vale Rallies on Commodity Gain

Ney Hayashi – Bloomberg, 7/22/2014

Most Brazilian stocks climbed as higher commodity prices buoyed raw-material producers including mining company Vale SA.

The gauge for material stocks on the MSCI Brazil Index gained the most in a week. 84 more words

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Laif Meidell: Brazil drought pushes up coffee index

Laif Meidell – Reno Gazette-Journal, 7/21/2014

From the start of the year through Monday, the Standard & Poor’s GSCI Coffee index has risen 56.18 percent following the worst drought in decades to hit Brazil. 178 more words

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Brazil bank bonds rally on cut in liability estimates

Davide Scigliuzzo – Reuters, 7/22/2014

NEW YORK – Bonds of Brazilian banks rallied on Tuesday after prosecutors in the country slashed the banks’ potential liabilities in a landmark court case over the profits they made on savings accounts more than two decades ago. 50 more words

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Brazil Boosts Security in “Pacified” District

Latin American Herald Tribune, 7/22/2014

Brazilian authorities on Monday strengthened security in a cluster of Rio de Janeiro shantytowns that were officially pacified four years ago after decades as a bastion of drug traffickers. 60 more words

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Visit Orlando seeks more Brazil visitors, CEO says

Paul Brinkmann – Orlando Sentinel, 7/21/2014

George Aguel, CEO of Visit Orlando, said the state and Central Florida are looking for ways to capitalize even more on a recent surge in Brazilian visitors. 48 more words

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Brazil Mid-July Inflation Decelerates More Than Forecast

David Biller – Bloomberg, 7/22/2014

Brazil’s consumer prices in the month through mid-July rose less than economists forecast, as food and transport prices dropped.

Inflation as measured by the benchmark IPCA-15 index decelerated to 0.17 percent from 0.47 percent the prior month, the national statistics agency said on its website today. 64 more words

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Africa: Brics Summits Make Little Progress On Science Cooperation

Fabiola Ortiz – All Africa, 7/21/2014

Scientific cooperation among the BRICS countries lags far behind its potential, according to Brazilian experts speaking after last week’s BRICS summit in Brazil. 84 more words

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