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  1. Brazil delivers big spending freeze to regain credibilityRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Peninsula

    BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO-- Brazil will freeze 69.9 billion reais worth of spending on investment, education and health programs this year, limiting outlays in a bid to convince investors that President Dilma Rousseff is committed to saving the nation's investment-grade rating. In addition to cutting the budget, Rousseff earlier on Friday raised the income tax for banks, another sign that her government is ready to push ahead with austerity despite stiff political opposition.

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  2. Brazil unveils cuts as IMF urges fiscal disciplineRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | West Australian

    ... (IMF) forecasts GDP will contract by around 1.0 percent this year. The downturn has forced leftist President Dilma Rousseff to agree to a measure of austerity, while promising to protect social programs that have lifted tens of millions out of ...

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  3. Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde at the Conclusion of her Visit to BrazilRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | International Monetary Fund

    Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund , made the following statement today in Rio de Janeiro: "It has been a pleasure to be back in Brazil. I would like to thank President Dilma Rousseff, as well as all the other high-ranking officials with whom I met including Central Bank President Alexandre Tombini, Minister of Finance Joaquim Levy, and Minister of Social Development and Fight Against Hunger Tereza Campello for their welcome and fruitful discussions about the global economy and the prospects for Brazil.

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  4. Brazil delivers hefty spending freeze to regain credibilityRead the original story

    15 hrs ago | Buenos Aires Herald

    Newly printed currency sheets are seen during a media visit to the Casa da Moeda do Brazil in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil has unveiled a spending freeze, limiting outlays to about 70 billion reais in a bid to convince investors that President Dilma Rousseff is committed to saving the nation's investment-grade rating.

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  5. UPDATE 2-Brazil central bank chief vows to slash inflation by end-2016Read the original story

    16 hrs ago | Reuters

    ... Brazil is expected to unveil on Friday a major spending freeze to restore investors' confidence in President Dilma Rousseff's fiscal policy. Tombini also said a weaker exchange rate would help Brazil reduce its current account deficit, a comment ...

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  6. Brazil heading for full recession:economic activity down, unemployment upRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | Lucianne.com

    Economic activity in Brazil tumbled in the first quarter and unemployment climbed to a near four-year high, adding to signals that a looming recession could worsen as President Dilma Rousseff reins in public spending. The central bank said on Thursday its IBC-Br economic activity index dropped 0.8% in the first quarter from the last three months of 2014, after sliding more than expected in March.

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  7. Brazil's president accused of "creative accounting"Read the original story

    18 hrs ago | WICU12 Erie

    Brazil's political opposition plans to file a criminal complaint against President Dilma Rousseff next week, accusing her of manipulating fiscal accounts in recent years to meet accounting targets. A group of opposition parties led by the Brazilian Social Democracy Party will request that Brazil's General Prosecutor investigate Rousseff for allegedly breaking the law with a series of measures popularly called "creative accounting".

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  8. Brazil confirms $23 bln spending freeze for 2015Read the original story

    18 hrs ago | Reuters

    May 22 The Brazilian government said on Friday it will freeze 69.9 billion reais in spending this year, signaling greater commitment to austerity as President Dilma Rousseff battles to regain the confidence of investors.

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  9. Brazil decriminalizes efforts to turn its biota into goldRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Science

    ... firms with those of indigenous populations demanding compensation for traditional knowledge, Brazil President Dilma Rousseff on 20 May signed a law that is raising hopes among scientists. Like its predecessor, the new "biodiversity law" regulates ...

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  10. Brazil's Economic Downturn, Corruption Scandals Shake LeaderRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Wall Street Journal

    Dilma Rousseff, Brazil's first female president, is working to save her presidency and stanch the deterioration of Latin America's biggest economy BRASA LIA-Dilma Rousseff survived torture and cancer to become Brazil's first female president. Now the former leftist-militant faces another challenge: saving her presidency and stanching the deterioration of Latin America's biggest economy.

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  11. UPDATE 1-Brazil inflation to reach center of target by 2016 -TombiniRead the original story

    20 hrs ago | Reuters

    ... Brazil is expected to unveil on Friday a major spending freeze to restore investors' confidence in President Dilma Rousseff's fiscal policy. (Reporting by Alonso Soto and Walter Brandimarte Editing by W Simon)

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  12. Brazil to disclose 70 bln reais spending freezeRead the original story

    21 hrs ago | Buenos Aires Herald

    Newly printed currency sheets are seen during a media visit to the Casa da Moeda do Brazil in Rio de Janeiro. Brazil's government will disclose a major spending freeze aimed at convincing investors that President Dilma Rousseff is committed to saving the nation's investment-grade debt rating.

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  13. BRICS trample US in South AmericaRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Russia Taday

    ... "destabilization" attempts by the usual suspects, who routinely denounce the foreign policy of Presidents Dilma Rousseff, Cristina Kirchner and Nicolas Maduro and yearn for the good ol' days of a dependent relationship with Washington. With ...

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  14. Uruguay, Brazil: amend MercosurRead the original story

    23 hrs ago | Buenos Aires Herald

    Signs of discontent are becoming increasingly visible among the leaders of the Mercosur trade bloc, with Uruguay's President Tabar Vzquez and his Brazilian counterpart Dilma Rousseff both calling yesterday for broad reforms in the bloc. Vzquez clarified that he was not against the long-term goals of the Asuncin Treaty, which gave birth to the bloc in 1991, but said that "it is necessary to re-align Mercosur within the political and economic reality" and "reestablish its credibility."

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  15. In Brazil, homicide rate still high despite increased prosperityRead the original story

    Yesterday | Los Angeles Times

    ... ess it spilled into the lives of the white upper-middle class. But the economy has slowed, and with President Dilma Rousseff weakened politically by scandals, newly empowered conservatives have gone on the offensive in

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  16. Brazil to freeze $23 bln in spending to meet target -sourceRead the original story

    Yesterday | Reuters

    May 22 The Brazilian government will freeze around 70 billion reais in spending this year, an official familiar with the decision told Reuters on Friday. The freeze is in line with market expectations and signals greater commitment to austerity as President Dilma Rousseff battles to regain the confidence of investors in the once high-flying emerging market economy.

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  17. The 10-Point: Gerard Baker on Obamacare's Impact, Islamic State's...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Wall Street Journal

    ... man based on his stake in the solar company. -Sen. Ronaldo Caiado, a staunch opponent of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, on her presidency and the country's deepening economic woes. Going back to our story above, what do you think has been the ...

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  18. UPDATE 1-Brazil to raise tax on banks to bolster fiscal accountsRead the original story

    Yesterday | Reuters

    The Brazilian government on Friday announced a raise in income tax on banks to 20 percent from 15 percent, in an expected move to lift revenues to curb its swollen budget deficit and regain investor confidence. In a decree published in the official gazette, President Dilma Rousseff hiked the so-called CSLL tax, a levy on the profits of companies used to contribute to the social security system.

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  19. Brazilian gov't raises tax on banks to meet fiscal goalRead the original story

    Yesterday | Reuters

    May 22 The Brazilian government has raised the so-called CSLL tax on banks to 20 percent from 15 percent, according to the official gazette published on Friday. President Dilma Rousseff was considering raising the CSLL tax, a levy on the profits of companies used to contribute to the social security system, in order to bolster revenues and meet an elusive fiscal target this year.

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  20. China to the rescue for Petrobras's woesRead the original story

    Yesterday | Iol.co.za

    WHAT do you do when you're burdened with the oil industry's biggest debt, credit is drying up and some of your main suppliers are under the gun? Call China. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's strategy of turning to fellow Brics member China to finance the country's prized state-controlled oil company is paying off as she and Premier Li Keqiang unveiled $10 billion in Chinese credit.

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