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Brazil firms shun Trump fears in busiest debt, stock window in years


SAO PAULO Brazil's busiest pipeline of bond and equity offerings in at least six years is being fueled by increasing investor confidence in the country's ability to emerge from a harsh recession and shrug off global market turmoil, bankers said.

Brazil central bank: Rate cut won't accelerate inflation

BRASILIA The Brazilian central bank's decision to slash interest rates will help the economy recover without threatening the downward trajectory of inflation toward its target, the bank said in minutes from its last meeting released on Tuesday.

Brazil police control new uprising at prison where 26 were killed

RIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO Police put down a new uprising at a prison in northeastern Brazil where 26 inmates were killed by a rival gang faction over the weekend and questioned five drug gang leaders they think ordered the bloodshed, authorities said on Monday.

Exclusive: Brazil's Temer says unemployment, not graft probe, biggest worry

BRASILIA Brazil's priority this year will be job creation as its economy emerges from the worst recession on record, President Michel Temer said on Monday, dismissing speculation that key labor and pension reforms could be derailed by a corruption scandal.

Brazil aims to build 30 prisons this year to tackle crisis: Temer

BRASILIA Brazil aims to build nearly 30 prisons over the next year to ease chronic overcrowding in its penitentiary system as part of a package of emergency measures to tackle a wave of deadly prison riots, President Michel Temer said on Monday.

Brazil to boost new crop financing by about 20 percent: Temer

BRASILIA Brazil will increase a subsidized credit line available to farmers to prepare for the 2017-2018 crop by about one-fifth to 12 billion reais ($3.72 billion), President Michel Temer told Reuters on Monday.

Trump's trade stance to have limited impact on Brazil: Meirelles

DAVOS President-elect Donald Trump's protectionist stance and promises to curb immigration will have limited impact on the Brazilian economy, Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles said on Monday.

Brazil issues first license for sale of a cannabis-based drug

SAO PAULO Brazilian healthcare regulator Anvisa on Monday said it had issued the country's first license for sale of a cannabis-based drug in the country after years of legal wrangling with patients.

Death toll from Brazil jail riot at 27, nine injured

SAO PAULO Twenty-seven inmates were killed in a Brazilian prison riot that broke out on Saturday, adding to chaos in a penitentiary system in which some 140 inmates have died in gang warfare since the start of the year.

Brazil state seeks tougher jail terms for drug lords, paper says

SAO PAULO The state of Sao Paulo is considering transferring four leaders of Brazil's most powerful drug cartel to federal prisons and stricter jail terms for 12 jailed leaders following an outbreak of gang-related violence across prisons, O Estado de S. Paulo newspaper reported on Saturday.


Britain will leave EU single market, May says

LONDON Britain will leave the EU's single market when it exits the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday, putting an end to speculation that London might try to seek a "soft Brexit". | Video