SAO PAULO Sugar market players in Brazil are diverging widely about the size of the 2018-19 cane crop in the center-south, the world's largest sugar producing region, as erratic weather makes it difficult to assess the season's likely final tally.
SAO PAULO Brazil's antitrust watchdog Cade on Friday approved buyout firm Advent International's acquisition of Walmart Inc's Brazilian operations, and sought no additional asset sales.
RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian authorities arrested 15 people on Thursday as part of an investigation into alleged corruption in highway contracts in the state of Sao Paulo, according to a statement from federal prosecutors and police.
BRASILIA Deforestation in Brazil's vast savannah, which takes up 25 percent of the country, ticked up in 2017 after a sharp drop in 2016, the Environment Ministry said on Thursday, outpacing destruction of the Amazon rainforest.
BRASILIA Brazil's inflation rate soared back to the central bank's official target range in mid-June after a nationwide protest by truckers drove product shortages across the board, lifting consumer prices by the most in more than two years.
SAO PAULO For years, 66-year-old Vera Helena, one of the matriarchs of a squatter community occupying an abandoned tower in downtown Sao Paulo, has waited for a call to say she won a slot in the city's coveted public housing lottery.
RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's move to ease rules forcing oil producers to buy from domestic suppliers means Latin America's top producer will be able to sustain output of 5 million barrels per day (pbd) by the mid-2020s, compared to just 3.7 million bpd under prior rules, consultancy Wood Mackenzie said in a report on Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON Lilian Merida-Galicia and her 7-year-old daughter were apprehended after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona and separated by U.S. officials in mid-May. | Video