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Nov 17, 2011

Brazil braces for sharper slowdown, eyes easing steps

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil braced for a sharper-than-expected slowdown as a key indicator of economic activity fell on Thursday and the government reportedly considered easing curbs on credit and investment.

Latin America’s largest economy has been a rare global bright spot since last year. But it now appears to be braking more quickly than policymakers had anticipated as it feels the impact of Europe’s debt crisis and slack growth in the United States.

Nov 17, 2011
Nov 17, 2011

As rich world sputters, Brazil looks to Africa

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil is launching a top-level drive to expand its economic ties with Africa, a sign of how crises in the rich world are pushing faster-growing emerging economies to trade and invest among themselves.

The new initiative, ordered by President Dilma Rousseff after her three-country trip to Africa last month, comes as nervousness grows in Brazil over the impact in the coming months of Europe’s debt crisis and lurch toward recession.

Nov 17, 2011

Analysis: As rich world sputters, Brazil looks to Africa

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil is launching a top-level drive to expand its economic ties with Africa, a sign of how crises in the rich world are pushing faster-growing emerging economies to trade and invest among themselves.

The new initiative, ordered by President Dilma Rousseff after her three-country trip to Africa last month, comes as nervousness grows in Brazil over the impact in the coming months of Europe’s debt crisis and lurch toward recession.

Nov 16, 2011
Nov 13, 2011
Nov 13, 2011

Troops occupy Rio slum in “historic” operation

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Three thousand troops backed by helicopters and armored cars occupied Rio de Janeiro’s largest slum without firing a shot on Sunday, the biggest step in the Brazilian city’s bid to improve security and end the reign of drug gangs.

The occupation of Rocinha, a notorious hillside “favela” that overlooks some of Rio’s swankiest areas, is a crucial part of the city’s preparations to host soccer’s World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics two years later.

Nov 13, 2011

Rio de Janeiro mounts big operation to occupy slum

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Hundreds of police and soldiers backed by helicopters occupied Rio de Janeiro’s largest slum on Sunday, the biggest step yet in the Brazilian city’s bid to improve security and end the reign of drug gangs.

The occupation of Rocinha, a notorious hillside “favela” that overlooks some of Rio’s swankiest areas, is viewed by officials as a crucial part of the city’s preparations to host soccer’s World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics two years later.

Nov 13, 2011
Nov 13, 2011
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      "I cover the politics, economics and people of Southeast Asia from Kuala Lumpur, where I also act as head of editorial for Malaysia and Brunei. I joined Reuters on the Singapore editing desk back in 1997 and have been on the move ever since, from Japan to the Philippines to the U.S.A and then Brazil."
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