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Mosquito repellant sales boom in Brazil amid Zika scare

Feb 05 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO Fear of the mosquito-borne Zika virus has Brazilians rushing to buy repellant, creating a shortage of some brands on pharmacy shelves and boosting sales for the industry - a trend some producers are preparing for elsewhere as the outbreak spreads.

Mosquito repellant sales boom in Brazil amid Zika scare

Feb 05 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO Fear of the mosquito-borne Zika virus has Brazilians rushing to buy repellant, creating a shortage of some brands on pharmacy shelves and boosting sales for the industry - a trend some producers are preparing for elsewhere as the outbreak spreads.

Mosquito repellant sales boom in Brazil amid Zika scare

Feb 04 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO Fear of the mosquito-borne Zika virus has Brazilians rushing to buy repellant, creating a shortage of some brands on pharmacy shelves and boosting sales for the industry - a trend some producers are preparing for elsewhere as the outbreak spreads.

Mosquito repellant sales boom in Brazil amid Zika scare

Feb 04 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 5 Fear of the mosquito-borne Zika virus has Brazilians rushing to buy repellant, creating a shortage of some brands on pharmacy shelves and boosting sales for the industry - a trend some producers are preparing for elsewhere as the outbreak spreads.

Telecom Italia, Oi want new Brazil telecom rules before any merger

Oct 27 2015

SAO PAULO, Oct 27 Telecom Italia SpA and Oi SA on Tuesday urged Brazil's government to revamp telecommunications industry rules before the companies would consider a merger, a sign that consolidation hinges on a more flexible regulation of carriers.

Brazil consumer goods earnings hurt by weak demand, high inflation

Jul 22 2015

SAO PAULO Earnings at Brazilian consumer goods producers likely stagnated in the second quarter as high inflation and rising unemployment weakened demand, making it harder for companies to increase prices, according to a Reuters survey of analysts.

Brazil tax change spurs cosmetics inflation, emptier salons

Jul 08 2015

SAO PAULO, July 8 Higher taxes in Brazil will drive up the cost of perfume, makeup and shaving cream 20 percent or more this month, cosmetics distributors and industry groups warn, stoking inflation and weighing on the world's No. 3 beauty market.

Nextel operator NII to stay in Brazil, its last Latam operation

Jun 03 2015

SAO PAULO Nextel operator NII Holdings Inc is stepping up investment in Brazil to expand its tiny share of the mobile telephone market and has no plans to sell out despite an economic slowdown, its chief operating officer said.

Nextel operator NII to stay in Brazil, its last Latam operation

Jun 03 2015

SAO PAULO Nextel operator NII Holdings Inc is stepping up investment in Brazil to expand its tiny share of the mobile telephone market and has no plans to sell out despite an economic slowdown, its chief operating officer said.

Brazil's Lojas Renner posts 44 pct profit jump, beats forecasts

Apr 29 2015

SAO PAULO, April 29 Lojas Renner SA, Brazil's fastest-growing clothing retailer, posted a bigger-than-expected jump in profit on Wednesday as a successful expansion plan helped win market share despite a consumer slowdown.

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Brexit day of reckoning: PM Johnson battles further delay

Prime Minister Boris Johnson appealed to lawmakers to back his last-minute Brexit deal in an extraordinary sitting of the British parliament on Saturday after his plans were plunged into chaos by his opponents' moves to derail the legislation.