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Rodrigo Viga Gaier

UPDATE 1-Brazil's BNDES to sell $1.9 bln in JBS shares -chairman

21 Nov 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 21 Brazilian development bank BNDES aims to sell about 8 billion reais' ($1.9 billion) worth of shares of JBS SA, the world's largest meatpacker, through a secondary share offering this year, bank chairman Carlos Thadeu said on Thursday.

Brazil's Bolsonaro rejects link to murder case, threatens TV network's license

31 Oct 2019

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday deplored a TV network's report linking him with a former police officer accused of assassinating a Rio de Janeiro city councilwoman and threatened to cancel the broadcaster's license.

UPDATE 3-Brazil's Bolsonaro rejects link to murder case, threatens TV network's license

31 Oct 2019

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 30 Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday deplored a TV network's report linking him with a former police officer accused of assassinating a Rio de Janeiro city councilwoman and threatened to cancel the broadcaster's license.

Brazil's BNDES to bring forward 10 billion reais dividend payments to government this year

27 Oct 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's BNDES development will bring forward almost 10 billion reais ($2.5 billion) in dividend payments to the government this year to help shore up the public finances, the bank's chairman Carlos Thadeu de Freitas told Reuters.

UPDATE 1-Brazil's BNDES fires director after divestment dispute -sources

18 Oct 2019

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 17 The majority of the board of Brazilian development bank BNDES has voted to dismiss director Andre Laloni, who requested a leave of absence last week amid disagreements over asset sales, two people with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.

Brazil says oil on beaches is Venezuelan, but the culprit may not be

18 Oct 2019

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's government has confirmed that oil mysteriously washing up on the country's beaches is Venezuelan, but that does not necessarily mean Venezuela is responsible, the head of environmental agency Ibama said on Thursday.

Sale of $29 billion in Brazil government assets hinges on BNDES spat: sources

16 Oct 2019

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO The sale of some 120 billion reais ($29 billion) worth of shares owned by Brazilian development bank BNDES has snagged on a dispute among the bank's executives, three people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Brazil president sees crime behind mystery oil slicks

09 Oct 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO/BRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday that mysterious oil slicks polluting northeastern beaches likely had criminal origins, without explaining further.

Brazil president calls economy minister from hospital to oppose new tax

14 Sep 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro telephoned Economy Minister Paulo Guedes from hospital this week to express his opposition to the creation of a new "CPMF" financial transactions tax, Guedes said on Friday.

Brazil development bank BNDES mulls strategy for Petrobras, Vale asset sales: sources

12 Sep 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's development bank BNDES is mulling strategies to sell its stakes in listed companies such as state-controlled oil company Petrobras SA , two sources with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.

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