SAO PAULO, Aug 1 Brazil's currency and interest
rate futures opened lower on Thursday, a day after the central
bank kicked off an easing cycle with a sharper rate cut than
most economists expected, while stocks rallied on the outlook
for more stimulus ahead.
SAO PAULO Brazil's Economy Minister Paulo Guedes said on Thursday he was confident pension reform would be approved in the next 60-90 days, and that it would pack a sufficient fiscal punch.
SAO PAULO Brazil will overhaul rules for selecting projects to reduce deforestation supported by the Amazon Fund, which is financed by Norway and Germany, after discovering irregularities in spending, Environment Minister Ricardo Salles said on Friday.
SUZANO, Brazil Two former students opened fire at a Brazilian school on Wednesday and killed at least five teenagers as well as two school officials before committing suicide in an attack that police said was inspired by the 1999 Columbine massacre in the United States. | Video
SAO PAULO Brazilian center-left presidential candidate Ciro Gomes said on Tuesday that he would undo a $4.75 billion joint venture planned by Boeing Co and Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA if he wins this year's election.
SAO PAULO For years, 66-year-old Vera Helena, one of the matriarchs of a squatter community occupying an abandoned tower in downtown Sao Paulo, has waited for a call to say she won a slot in the city's coveted public housing lottery.
SAO PAULO Fabiana Silva called the streets of São Paulo home for 16 years as one of hundreds of people trapped in cracolândia, the open-air drug markets in South America's biggest city.
SAO PAULO Petróleo Brasileiro SA is reviving an initial public offering of fuel distribution unit BR Distribuidora to cut the Brazilian state-controlled oil company's debt and investment in low-return activities, Chief Executive Officer Pedro Parente said on Thursday.