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Gabriela Mello

Huawei says U.S. pressure on Brazil threatens long delays in 5G rollout

1:28am IST

SAO PAULO A Huawei Technologies executive warned that Brazil could suffer years of delay in deploying a 5G telecoms network and higher costs if it succumbs to mounting U.S. pressure to snub the Chinese equipment supplier.

In Brazil, delivery drivers for Uber, Rappi and others protest amid pandemic

02 Jul 2020

SAO PAULO More than a thousand food delivery drivers on motorcycles gathered in São Paulo on Wednesday to protest their work conditions, set by Uber Technologies Inc and makers of other apps, as their services remain in high demand due to coronavirus lockdowns.

Special Report: As world approaches 10 million coronavirus cases, doctors see hope in new treatments

29 Jun 2020

By Nick Brown, Deena Beasley, Gabriela Mello and Alexander Cornwell

Diageo bets on ecommerce in Brazil to make up for closed bars and restaurants

27 Jun 2020

SAO PAULO, June 26 Diageo Plc, the world's largest spirits maker, has doubled efforts to strengthen its presence in e-commerce channels in Brazil as the coronavirus pandemic triggered lockdowns, driving customers to drink at home, a company executive said on Friday.

Special Report: As world approaches 10 million coronavirus cases, doctors see hope in new treatments, lessons learned

26 Jun 2020

By Nick Brown, Deena Beasley, Gabriela Mello and Alexander Cornwell

UPDATE 1-Brazil's Iguatemi sees customer flow at least 50% lower in reopened malls; shares fall

24 Jun 2020

SAO PAULO, June 24 Brazilian upscale malls operator Iguatemi Empresa de Shopping Centers SA sees customer flow at between 35% and 50% of what it used to be before the coronavirus pandemic, its Chief Financial Officer said on Wednesday.

Brazil ecommerce jumps 57% in first five months of 2020 fueled by COVID-19

24 Jun 2020

SAO PAULO, June 23 Brazilian e-commerce has risen by 56.8% in the first five months of 2020 from a year earlier, reaching 105.6 billion reais ($20.50 billion) in sales revenue, a survey showed on Tuesday, as more consumers have shifted to online shopping during the coronavirus pandemic.

MercadoLibre to kick off ops in Brazil's 3rd distribution center in July

23 Jun 2020

SAO PAULO, June 23 Latin American e-commerce group MercadoLibre will kick off operations in its new fulfillment center in Brazil's Northeastern state of Bahia in July, the company said on Tuesday, as more customers have been shifting to online shopping during the coronavirus pandemic.

UPDATE 1-Board of Brazil's TIM approves $120 mln in quality upgrades under regulator pact

20 Jun 2020

SAO PAULO, June 19 Brazilian telecoms firm TIM Participacoes SA said on Friday its board has approved an agreement of conduct adjustment with local regulator Anatel that includes 639 million real ($119.5 million) in spending to improve the quality of its services and customers' experience.

Brazil's TIM says board approved $120 mln commitment with telecoms watchdog Anatel

19 Jun 2020

SAO PAULO, June 19 Brazilian telecoms firm TIM Participacoes SA said on Friday its board has approved an agreement of conduct adjustment with local regulator Anatel.

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