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Strike seen lifting Brazil monthly inflation to two-year high

BRASILIA Product shortages driven by an 11-day truckers' strike in late May likely lifted Brazilian consumer prices in the month to mid-June by the most in more than two years, driving the annual inflation rate comfortably back to the official target range.

Exclusive: Anglo American wins permits to explore for copper in north Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO Miner Anglo American Plc clinched hundreds of permits this month to explore for copper in a remote part of northern Brazil, Brazilian authorities said, as the growing electric vehicle market and a scarcity of shovel-ready mining projects fuels demand for the metal.

Copersucar sees smaller Brazil crop, better outlook for sugar prices

SAO PAULO Brazil's Copersucar, the world's largest sugar and ethanol seller, expects smaller sugar production in the Brazilian center-south region in the current season due to aging cane fields and drier weather and sees a more positive outlook for sugar prices.

Exclusive: Amazon to tap Brazil beauty obsession with cosmetics partners

SAO PAULO Amazon.com Inc is recruiting major Brazilian cosmetics firms Grupo Boticario and Natura Cosmeticos SA to sell via the logistics platform it is developing in Brazil, three people familiar with talks told Reuters, making an early play for the world's fourth-largest beauty market. | Video

Brazilian farmers paid to "produce" water in fight against scarcity

PLANALTINA, Brazil (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Surveying a field of 50,000 green peppers, Daniel de Almeida proudly explains how he "produces" all the water needed by crops and livestock on his farm on the outskirts of Brasilia, a city about to end water rationing after a severe drought.

Brazil steel baron ready to be leftist's running mate: source

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO Brazilian presidential candidate Ciro Gomes has sounded out steelmaking tycoon Benjamin Steinbruch as a possible vice presidential running mate in October and he would join the ticket if invited, a person close to Steinbruch told Reuters.

Leftist presidential hopeful would end Brazil oil refining monopoly: adviser

SAO PAULO The leading leftist candidate in Brazil's presidential race, Ciro Gomes, would end the refining monopoly of state oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA, a senior Gomes adviser told Reuters.

Brazil watchdog fines Morgan Stanley, Royal Bank of Canada for forex manipulation

BRASILIA Brazil's antitrust watchdog on Wednesday fined Morgan Stanley and Royal Bank of Canada a total of 42.9 million reais ($11.6 million) for meddling with foreign exchange rates charged to clients.

Brazil overhauls decades-old mining law to lure investment

BRASILIA Brazil's President Michel Temer issued two decrees on Tuesday overhauling 50-year-old mining laws in attempt to draw investment to the sector and implementing rules on the collection of higher mining royalties.

Brazil probes California firm for 'biopiracy' of tropical fruit açaí

BRASILIA Brazilian prosecutors said on Tuesday that they were investigating a U.S. company for alleged 'biopiracy,' accusing it of illegally using genetic components of the tropical berry açaí in nutritional supplements it sells.

Brazil truck freight talks lag, lead to shipping delays

BRASÍLIA Talks on new prices for truck freight in Brazil, following a nationwide truckers strike in May, have yet to be concluded and the lack of a deal is hurting goods transportation, Brazil's Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said on Tuesday.

Brazilians not so soccer mad after all, report suggests

ZURICH Brazil's reputation as a soccer-mad country has been dented by a report which found that only 60 percent of those interviewed said they were interested in the sport.

Brazil sugar, coffee producers lock in profits on currency drop

SAO PAULO Many Brazilian coffee and sugar producers saw a rare opportunity last week to fix prices with solid profit margins at a moment of global oversupply for both products, moving quickly to cash in when the local currency hit its cheapest levels in two years.

Brazilian tennis great Bueno dies aged 78

SAO PAULO Maria Bueno, the Brazilian tennis great who won seven grand slam titles in the 1950s and 1960s, has died after being treated for cancer at a Sao Paulo hospital. She was 78.

Brazilian tribes fined for GMO soy crops on reservations

CONQUISTA DO OESTE, Brazil The savannah scrubland where Chief João Ponce once hunted deer and wild boar in Brazil has given way to neat rows of soy and corn that a tractor sprays with herbicide. In the next field, silver grain silos shimmer in the hot sun.

China slaps anti-dumping deposit on Brazilian chicken

BEIJING China will impose temporary anti-dumping measures on imports of Brazilian chicken meat, it said on Friday, at the same time as the United States pressures Beijing to reopen its market to American poultry products.

Chevron names Brazil chief to lead Venezuela operations after arrests

(This version of the June 8 story corrects fourth paragraph to show La Rosa previously served as commercial manager in Venezuela, not country manager)

Brazil primary deficit 5 billion reais for January-April

BRASILIA Brazil's primary deficit for the central government was 5 billion reais for January to April, undershooting expectations of a 27 billion reais deficit, Treasury Secretary Mansueto Almeida said on Friday.

World Cup still bitter-sweet for Brazil's double winner

SANTOS Winning the World Cup would be the absolute pinnacle for most footballers but achieving that feat not once but twice still rankles with Brazilian striker Pepe. The reason? He never got to play.

Support for Brazil leftist Haddad leaps with Lula backing: poll

BRASILIA Former Sao Paulo Mayor Fernando Haddad would surge to second place in Brazil's presidential race if he were to be backed as the Workers Party candidate by jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, a new poll showed on Friday.

Trump says would back both U.S House immigration bills as separation crisis grows

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump told Republican lawmakers on Tuesday he would back either of the immigration bills making their way through the House of Representatives, as the outcry grew over his administration's separation of immigrant parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border. | Video

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