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Brazil’s privatization czar resigns amid economic slowdown

FILE PHOTO: Brazil's Privatisation Secretary Salim Mattar attends the ceremony of the secondary share offering and privatisation of Petrobras Distribuidora, at Brazil's B3 Stock Exchange in Sao Paulo, Brazil, July 25, 2019. REUTERS/Amanda PerobelliBRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s privatization secretary Salim Mattar resigned on Tuesday, economy minister Paulo Guedes said, suggesting…
bubmag
August 12, 2020
Brasilia

UPDATE 1-Brazil’s privatization czar resigns amid economic slowdown

FILE PHOTO: Brazil's Privatisation Secretary Salim Mattar attends the ceremony of the secondary share offering and privatisation of Petrobras Distribuidora, at Brazil's B3 Stock Exchange in Sao Paulo, Brazil, July 25, 2019. REUTERS/Amanda PerobelliBRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s privatization secretary Salim Mattar resigned on Tuesday, economy minister Paulo Guedes said, suggesting…
bubmag
August 12, 2020
Brasilia

Brazil decree to provide $356 million for coronavirus vaccine

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro issued a decree on Thursday that will set aside 1.9 billion reais ($356 million) in funds to purchase and eventually produce the potential COVID-19 vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca PLC and Oxford University researchers. FILE PHOTO: Vinicius Molla, a hematologist and volunteer of…
bubmag
August 6, 2020
Brasilia

Brazil approaches 100,000 deaths from COVID-19: ministry

FILE PHOTO: Physiotherapist Ana Carolina Xavier of FamilyCare, a group specialising in mobile physiotherapy care, and who also works at the ICU of Lagoa-Barra field hospital for COVID-19 patients, is treated by a colleague with the Brazilian physiotherapy method called RTA (Re-Balancing Thoracic-Abdominal), after being diagnosed with the coronavirus disease…
bubmag
August 6, 2020
Brasilia

Fires in Brazil’s Amazon up 28% in July, worrying experts

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) - Fires in the Brazilian Amazon increased 28% in July from a year ago, a state agency reported Saturday. The National Institute for Space Research, which is responsible for monitoring Brazil, said it recorded 6,803 fires in the Amazon rainforest last month, compared to 5,318 in the…
bubmag
August 2, 2020
Brasilia

Facebook bows to Brazil judge, blocks 12 accounts worldwide

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Facebook announced Saturday it has obeyed a Brazilian judge’s order for a worldwide block on the accounts of 12 of President Jair Bolsonaro’s supporters who are under investigation for allegedly running a fake news network.Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes said Friday night that the company…
bubmag
August 1, 2020
Brasilia

UPDATE 1-Brazil national debt rises to record 85.5% in June

(Adds analyst comment) By Jamie McGeever BRASILIA, July 31 (Reuters) - Brazil’s national debt rose to a record 85.5% of gross domestic product and the public sector registered a record $36.5 billion primary deficit in June, the central bank said on Friday, as the COVID-19 crisis hammered the government’s finances.…
bubmag
July 31, 2020
Brasilia

Brazil antitrust watchdog questions Facebook’s WhatsApp payment fees

FILE PHOTO: The Whatsapp logo and binary cyber codes are seen in this illustration taken November 26, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File PhotoBRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s antitrust watchdog is asking Facebook Inc to explain the fee structure for its short-lived payments service launched in June in partnership with card processor Cielo SA,…
bubmag
July 28, 2020