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Gram Slattery

Brazil's Petrobras to cut over 20% of workforce in mass downsizing

01 Jul 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO Some 10,000 employees of Brazil's Petrobras, or 22% of its workforce, have accepted voluntary buyouts, Chief Executive Roberto Castello Branco said on Wednesday, as the state-run oil company intensifies its quest to slim down and refocus on core businesses.

Exclusive: Petrobras to receive offers for Bahia refinery on Thursday, sources say

24 Jun 2020

By Tatiana Bautzer, Carolina Mandl, Gram Slattery and Sabrina Valle

Aspirin in honey: dubious COVID-19 'cures' spread in Brazil

17 Jun 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO In Brazil, home to the world's second worst coronavirus outbreak, one thing seems to be spreading faster than the virus: the suspect, and sometimes strange, strategies to treat it.

Exclusive: Petrobras to keep half its office staff at home permanently

17 Jun 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's Petrobras has decided to keep half its administrative staff working from home permanently, the company told Reuters, in a dramatic example of how the novel coronavirus has major companies rethinking their use of office real estate.

In violent Rio, U.S. protests stoke backlash against deadly cops

08 Jun 2020

SÃO GONÇALO, Brazil The killing of another black teenager by Rio de Janeiro police last month was, based on the numbers, unremarkable – one of hundreds gunned down every year by some of the world's deadliest cops. | Video

UPDATE 1-Dozens of workers contract coronavirus at Dommo Energia field in Brazil -sources

26 May 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 26 About 50 workers were infected by the novel coronavirus during an outbreak in recent weeks at a production well owned by Brazilian oil firm Dommo Energia SA, two regulatory sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Exclusive: Coronavirus spreads in Brazil's oilfields, as 6 offshore operators register cases

26 May 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO Norway's Equinor ASA, Brazil's Dommo Energia SA and Anglo-French firm Perenco are among at least six oil producers that have registered coronavirus cases among employees or contractors at facilities off the coast of Brazil, according to industry and regulatory sources.

EXCLUSIVE-Coronavirus spreads in Brazil's oilfields, as five offshore operators register cases

26 May 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 26 Norway's Equinor ASA and Anglo-French firm Perenco are among at least five oil producers that have registered coronavirus cases among employees or contractors at facilities off the coast of Brazil, according to industry and regulatory sources.

Petrobras looks to China's 'teapots' to keep oil exports flowing

16 May 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's state-run Petrobras sees no need for cuts in oil production, executives say, as the market for its crude remains robust in China, while domestic demand for fuel picks up amid social distancing fatigue in Latin America's largest economy.

UPDATE 3-Petrobras looks to China's 'teapots' to keep oil exports flowing

16 May 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 15 Brazil's state-run Petrobras sees no need for cuts in oil production, executives say, as the market for its crude remains robust in China, while domestic demand for fuel picks up amid social distancing fatigue in Latin America's largest economy.

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