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Rodrigo Viga Gaier

Exclusive: Petrobras eyes exit from Brazil bourse's good governance program - sources

Jul 12 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian state-run oil firm Petrobras is considering an end to its participation in a program certifying good governance and limited political interference in state companies set up by the Sao Paulo stock exchange, two sources told Reuters.

EXCLUSIVE-Petrobras eyes exit from Brazil bourse's good governance program -sources

Jul 12 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 12 Brazilian state-run oil firm Petrobras is considering an end to its participation in a program certifying good governance and limited political interference in state companies set up by the Sao Paulo stock exchange, two sources told Reuters.

Former Rio de Janeiro governor tells judge he paid $2 million bribe to host 2016 Olympics

Jul 05 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO The former governor of Rio de Janeiro state said in court testimony on Thursday that he paid $2 million to buy votes to ensure the sprawling Brazilian seaside city would be chosen to host the 2016 Olympic Games.

Dozens arrested in Rio for murder, extortion of Petrobras contractors

Jul 04 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO Police in Rio de Janeiro arrested more than 40 people on Thursday for their alleged roles in a murderous gang that extorted companies working for state-run oil company Petrobras and established a secret cemetery to dispose of rivals.

Brazil pension reform can be saved with 100 billion reais turnaround: Economy Minister

Jun 17 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO The Brazilian government's plans to overhaul its pension system can still be saved if lawmakers reverse changes to transition rules and concessions to legislative aides, Economy Minister Paulo Guedes told Reuters, holding out hope for a compromise.

Brazil markets spooked by minister's complaints on pension reform

Jun 14 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's economy minister and lower house speaker exchanged harsh words on Friday over progress on pension reform, creating another drag on Brazilian financial assets already feeling the heat from global market weakness.

Brazil markets spooked by minister's complaints on pension reform

Jun 14 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's economy minister and lower house speaker exchanged harsh words on Friday over progress on pension reform, creating another drag on Brazilian financial assets already feeling the heat from global market weakness.

Brazil's Odebrecht expects to take part in Petrobras auctions in 2019

Jun 13 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian conglomerate Odebrecht SA's construction unit expects to speed up talks with Petroleo Brasileiro SA to resume providing services to the state-run oil company and participate in its public auctions in the second half of 2019, an Odebrecht executive said on Thursday.

Brazil, Argentina discuss lower Mercosur external tariff: sources

Jun 05 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO/BUENOS AIRES Brazil and Argentina have started discussing a reduction in the common external tariff (TEC) of the South American trade bloc Mercosur, sources in both governments told Reuters on Wednesday, as their market-friendly presidents look to boost economic growth.

Bolsonaro supporters march to pressure Brazil's Congress

May 26 2019

SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO Supporters of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro marched on Sunday in support of his agenda and against lawmakers whom they see standing in his way, adding to tensions between the far-right leader and Congress.

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