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Brazil considers lifting foreign stake limit for airlines -paper

Brazil considers lifting foreign stake limit for airlines -paper | Brazil | Scoop.it
Brazil's government isconsidering removing limits to the foreign ownership of localairlines to attract investment to the struggling sector, ValorEconomico reported on Monday.
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Scotch and luxury cars define spirit of the age - FT.com

Scotch and luxury cars define spirit of the age - FT.com | Brazil | Scoop.it
From fast cars to fertilisers, pills to pipeline parts, UK manufacturers have been finding a growing market for their products in Brazil. Exports dipped in 2014 — as a result of slowing growth in Brazil — but long-term trends appear good. Over the
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The Impact of Local Architecture and Government Planning in Rocinha, Brazil

The Impact of Local Architecture and Government Planning in Rocinha, Brazil | Brazil | Scoop.it
Rocinha, a neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is one of the largest and densest slums in Latin America.

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Alex Vielman's curator insight, October 5, 2015 11:27 AM

Brazil is known for his its beautiful architecture but is also very known of its favelas. Favelas, or the slums, of Brazil are usually where the lower income families are located in Brazil. In these favelas, there is a lack of education, healthcare and what seems to be inescapable poverty. Pcoincha, a neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, is one of the largest slums in all of Latin America. Despite the Brazilian government’s mixed history with creating helpful change, localized urban planning by the government has brought improvements to parts of Rocinha. In 2011, an ambitious project to change the district called Rua 4 was successfully implemented. Residents were moved to public housing within their neighborhood, rather than being moved to the outskirts of the city which is often the case in attempts to improve housing.

Urban planning is a way to improve the town of Rosinha and there the next couple of years Brazil hopes demonstrate that there is an impact change to favelas that are possible.

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Recession and graft: the growing rot in Brazil - FT.com

Recession and graft: the growing rot in Brazil - FT.com | Brazil | Scoop.it
Incompetence, arrogance and corruption have shattered Brazil’s magic spell. Combined with the end of the commodity boom, they have driven the world’s eighth biggest economy into a deepening recession. The unfolding corruption scandal at Petrobras,
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Is For-Profit The Future Of Education In Brazil?

Is For-Profit The Future Of Education In Brazil? | Brazil | Scoop.it
Entrance exam test prep, which can cost $500-$1000 a month, is largely limited to the elite class in Brazil, and only available in major cities, by..
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Brazil Leader Faces Backlash From Friends, Foes

Brazil Leader Faces Backlash From Friends, Foes | Brazil | Scoop.it
Brazil’s socialist leader faces a stark choice in the coming days: veto a bill to raise salaries for state workers, risking a backlash from her leftist supporters, or sign it, risking a disastrous credit downgrade for her country.
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Brazil's ditching of climate change targets may not signal policy shift

Brazil's ditching of climate change targets may not signal policy shift | Brazil | Scoop.it
Dilma Rousseff’s reneging on a plan to limit CO2 emissions had many fearing the worst but June’s summit with the US may simply mean a delayed announcement
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The end of the BRICS

The end of the BRICS | Brazil | Scoop.it
By Gwynne Dyer - ”The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable”, said John Kenneth Galbraith, the wisest American economist of his generation. (“A paltry honor,” he would have murmured.)
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Brazil's Ironic Water Crisis

Brazil's Ironic Water Crisis | Brazil | Scoop.it
The first step towards solving a problem is acknowledging and understanding its root causes. No doubt many of you have heard of Brazil’s water problem. The country has been hit with its worst drought in history, and the situation doesn’t seem like it will get better anytime soon. This is shocking to many, how can the country with the most abundant water reserves on the planet be going through a water crisis? Well, two reasons. One is the poor administration of water resources. The country has an
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Indonesia Executions Trigger Recalls of Brazilian, Dutch Envoys

Indonesia Executions Trigger Recalls of Brazilian, Dutch Envoys | Brazil | Scoop.it
Indonesia executed six people for drug trafficking, ignoring a plea for clemency from Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff and prompting the Latin American nation and the Netherlands to recall their ambassadors.
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Brazil lifts benchmark interest rate by 50 basis points to 11.75% - FT.com

Brazil lifts benchmark interest rate by 50 basis points to 11.75% - FT.com | Brazil | Scoop.it
Brazil has raised its benchmark interest rate 50 basis points to the highest level since 2011 as the government fights to win back investor trust. The central bank lifted the Selic rate late on Wednesday to 11.75 per cent — its second increase in
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Brazil with the largest trade deficit for October in 16 years

Brazil with the largest trade deficit for October in 16 years | Brazil | Scoop.it
Brazil ran a trade deficit of 1.17 billion last month, the largest shortfall for October in 16 years, the government said on Monday. Imports totaled 19.5bn, while exports amounted to 18.3bn, the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade said in a report.
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SAVE THE DATE: Brazil's election: new opportunities or business as usual?

SAVE THE DATE: Brazil's election: new opportunities or business as usual? | Brazil | Scoop.it
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Brazil keeps interest rates on hold - FT.com

Brazil keeps interest rates on hold - FT.com | Brazil | Scoop.it
Brazil’s central bank has kept interest rates on hold in spite of soaring inflation as the country struggles with its worst recession in more than a century. The central bank’s Monetary Policy Committee on Wednesday kept the benchmark Selic rate at
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Moody's cuts Brazil rating to near-junk status

Moody's cuts Brazil rating to near-junk status | Brazil | Scoop.it
Moody's cut Brazil's credit rating to near-junk status on Tuesday but said the country's coveted investment grade status is safe for now, proving some relief to President Dilma Rousseff.
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Brazil's agriculture minister optimistic about a Mercosur/EU trade accord by end of the year

Brazil's agriculture minister optimistic about a Mercosur/EU trade accord by end of the year | Brazil | Scoop.it
Brazil' minister of agriculture Katia Abreu said she was very optimistic about Mercosur reaching a trade agreement with the European Union, and if there are problems look to Europe, because Mercosur members have almost agreed and finished their proposal.
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What the Olympics means for the people of Rio

What the Olympics means for the people of Rio | Brazil | Scoop.it
With just over a year to go to the Rio Olympics, , meet the evicted resident, the anarchist and the celebrity street cleaner getting ready for the Games
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World Cup 2014 one year on: A lasting legacy in Brazil?

World Cup 2014 one year on: A lasting legacy in Brazil? | Brazil | Scoop.it
Just 12 months ago the festival of football that was the 2014 World Cup came to an end. It was a memorable tournament on the pitch, but at what cost to Brazil?
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Brazil raises rates for sixth straight time - FT.com

Brazil raises rates for sixth straight time - FT.com | Brazil | Scoop.it
Brazil’s central bank has raised interest rates for the sixth straight time, shrugging off growing discontent over higher borrowing costs as it fights to tackle inflation and regain investors’ trust. The Latin American country lifted the benchmark
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Brazil raises rates to highest level in 6 years - FT.com

Brazil raises rates to highest level in 6 years - FT.com | Brazil | Scoop.it
Brazil has raised interest rates to the highest level in six years as the government struggles to regain investors’ confidence and put Latin America’s biggest economy back on the path to growth. The country’s central bank raised the benchmark Selic
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This photo of two women in Brazil went viral, but not for the reason you think

This photo of two women in Brazil went viral, but not for the reason you think | Brazil | Scoop.it
Yesterday, a man posted the photo on Facebook accompanied by what seemed to be a shocking homophobic rant
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UPDATE 3-Brazil hikes key rate again as central bank holds cards close

UPDATE 3-Brazil hikes key rate again as central bank holds cards close | Brazil | Scoop.it
(Adds finance minister, analyst comments)By Alonso SotoBRASILIA, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Brazil hiked interest rates onWednesday to maintain its aggressive pace of monetarytightening, leaving the door open
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Brazil graft cases: Beginning of impunity's end?

Brazil graft cases: Beginning of impunity's end? | Brazil | Scoop.it
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A federal investigation into a kickback scheme at Brazil's state oil company has, so far, ensnared 30 executives. Brazil is witnessing an unprecedented flurry of legal activity, provoked by a growing middle class whose anger over corruption erupted in protests last year, and independent agencies increasingly capable of handling complex probes. The kickback scheme at the oil company Petrobras allegedly included executives from Brazil's powerful construction companies payin
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Welcome To Brazil: The Effect Of Immigration On The Country's Economy

Welcome To Brazil: The Effect Of Immigration On The Country's Economy | Brazil | Scoop.it
With immigration on (or near) the top of everyone’s minds in the U.S. lately, I thought it would be helpful to take a look at immigration’s effect on Brazil. A continuous inflow of highly qualified immigrants is a key factor in any country’s development. By attracting and retaining talent, an [...]
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Brazilian Markets Rally After Surprise Rate Increase

Brazilian Markets Rally After Surprise Rate Increase | Brazil | Scoop.it
Brazilian markets rallied after a surprising interest-rate increase showed the central bank’s resolve to tame inflation, but the move stoked fears among some business people that economic growth won’t resume soon.
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