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Former Brazil tycoon Batista leaves prison for house arrest


Eike Batista, the mining and oil magnate who was once Brazil's richest man, left prison Sunday for house arrest ahead of a trial on corruption charges.

Brazil protesters, police clash in first general strike in decades

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA Brazilian protesters torched buses, clashed with police in several cities and marched on President Michel Temer's Sao Paulo residence on Friday amid the nation's first general strike in more than two decades. | Video

Brazil Supreme Court releases former billionaire Batista from jail

BRASILIA Brazilian Supreme Court justice Gilmar Mendes ordered the release from jail of former mining and oil magnate Eike Batista, once the country's richest man, ahead of his trial on corruption charges, the court said on Friday.

Brazil's Temer deplores violent protests, says to press ahead with reforms

BRASILIA Brazil's President Michel Temer deplored violent clashes in Rio de Janeiro during a national strike on Friday but said his government would press ahead with its agenda of reforms aimed at balancing the budget.

U.S. ag cooperative CHS hit by Brazil firm's bankruptcy filing: sources

SAO PAULO CHS Inc, the biggest U.S. agricultural cooperative, is among the largest creditors of Brazilian commodities trader Seara Ind e Com de Produtos Agropecuários Ltda, which filed for bankruptcy protection last week, two sources with knowledge of the situation told Reuters on Friday.

Brazil minister backs tariff to curb U.S. ethanol imports

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi has asked Brazil's foreign trade council to impose tariffs on ethanol imports following a surge in shipments from the United States, an official said on Thursday, a move that could stir trade tensions with the Trump administration.

Magnetis sees more Brazil investors embracing robo-advisory

SAO PAULO Magnetis Gestora de Recursos Ltda, Brazil's first fintech asset manager, expects demand for affordable access to automated investment advice to surge in coming years as interest rates decline and economic uncertainty persists.

Leader of Brazil's Senate faints; exams show no evidence of stroke

BRASILIA Eunicio Oliveira, president of Brazil's Senate and a leading member of President Michel Temer's party, was being treated in the intensive care unit of a hospital in Brasilia after fainting during the night, the Senate said in a statement on Thursday.

Brazil lawmakers pass labor bill in bittersweet victory for Temer

BRASILIA Brazil's lower house of Congress on Wednesday approved the main text of a bill to relax the country's restrictive labor laws, a main plank of President Michel Temer's efforts to bolster investment and pull the economy out of its worst recession ever.

Brazil's Senate passes bill prosecutors view as curbing graft probes

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO Brazilian Senators, two dozen of whom are being investigated for corruption, pushed through a bill on Wednesday that many prosecutors and judges say curbs their ability to carry out probes, mainly those targeting the politicians themselves.


South Korea says U.S. reaffirms it will pay THAAD costs; Trump calls Asia allies

SEOUL South Korea said the United States had reaffirmed it would shoulder the cost of deploying the THAAD anti-missile system, days after President Donald Trump said Seoul should pay for the $1 billion battery designed to defend against North Korea. | Video