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India overtakes Brazil to become the second-worst hit country as Covid cases soar

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A beneficiary receives a dose of Covid-19 vaccine, at HB Kanwatia Hospital in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, on April 11, 2021. Vishal Bhatnagar | NurPhoto | Getty Images India overtook Brazil as the second worst-infected country behind the United States after......

Rowing: Double Olympic champion Glover makes golden return at Euros

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LONDON (Reuters) – Double Olympic champion Helen Glover moved closer to becoming the first British mother to row at a Games on Sunday when she won women’s pair gold at the European championships in her first competition for nearly five years. FILE PHOTO: Rowing – 2018 Oxford University vs Cambridge......

Brazil’s Petrobras, government agree on rules for potential Sepia, Atapu sale

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FILE PHOTO: The Petrobras logo is seen in front of the company’s headquarters in Sao Paulo April 23, 2015. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker/File Photo RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – The board of Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras has approved an agreement with the government regarding the compensation that must be paid to......

BHP, Vale Samarco JV files for Brazil bankruptcy protection

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of the Brazilian mining company Vale SA is seen in Brumadinho, Brazil January 29, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado/File Photo RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Samarco Mineracao SA, a joint venture between Brazilian miner Vale SA and BHP Group Ltd, has filed for bankruptcy protection to prevent creditors’......

Exclusive: Brazilian payments network Elo picks banks for IPO – sources

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SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian payments firm Elo has chosen six banks to manage its initial public offering, four sources close to the matter said, in the first concrete sign it is proceeding with a move first proposed by shareholders in August. FILE PHOTO: A view of the exterior of......

Biden Gun Control, Brazil COVID Surge, Chauvin Trial : Up First

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NPR President Joe Biden is following through on a campaign promise to implement common sense gun laws. He is expected to introduce regulations for certain types of firearms and accessories. COVID-19 deaths are surging in Brazil, yet President Jair Bolsonaro refuses to lockdown the country. And, Derek Chauvin’s defense is......

Analysis: Mexico vs Brazil: Populist presidents confound investors

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – When a left wing populist and a far-right lawmaker rose to power in Latin America’s two largest economies, investors thought they knew who was going to show them the money. FILE PHOTO: Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro looks on during a ceremony at the Sao Sebastiao neighbourhood......

From California to Brazil: Europe’s privacy laws have created a recipe for the world

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here In this photo illustration, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg seen on a mobile screen as he remotely testifies during the hearing of U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation titled “Does Section 230’s Sweeping Immunity Enable Big Tech Bad Behavior?”......

Brazil’s COVID-19 death toll to surpass that of worst U.S. wave

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Sarah Polus Brazil is expected to pass the U.S.’s January high for COVID-19 deaths as the country experiences a deadly virus surge, Reuters reported. On Tuesday, Brazil set a daily record for fatalities resulting from the virus, with more than 4,000 deaths......

CORRECTED-Brazilians withdraw record $5 bln from bank savings in first quarter

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(In first paragraph corrects dollar amount to $629 million not billion) BRASILIA, April 7 (Reuters) – Brazilian savings accounts shrank by 3.5 billion reais ($629 million) in March, figures showed on Wednesday, bringing net withdrawals in the first three months of the year to a quarterly record of 27.5 billion......

Brazil cenbank would need big inflation outlook shift to change ‘partial normalization’ stance

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BRASILIA (Reuters) -Brazil’s central bank will continue with its “partial normalization” of monetary policy unless it sees signs of inflation and inflation expectations rising significantly, central bank President Roberto Campos Neto said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Brazil’s Central Bank President Roberto Campos Neto attends a news conference, amid the coronavirus......

Argentina benefiting from higher world food prices – IMF economist

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WASHINGTON, April 6 (Reuters) – Argentina is benefitting from higher world food prices since that is one of its main exports, although the country’s government is still working to stabilize the economy, Gita Gopinath, the IMF’s chief economist said on Tuesday. The IMF lifted its forecast for growth in Latin......

Source: Brazil variant found in Canucks’ outbreak

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The Vancouver Canucks‘ season remains on pause as a growing COVID-19 outbreak that has overwhelmed the team has gone from bad to worse. A source confirmed to ESPN on Saturday night that the more infectious Brazil variant of COVID-19 has been found among several of the cases affecting the Canucks,......

Motor racing: Hamilton’s team ahead of Rosberg’s in Extreme E qualifying

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(Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton beat old Formula One rival Nico Rosberg in the battle of team owners in qualifying for the first race of the new electric off-road Extreme E series in Saudi Arabia on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir,......

Motor racing: Hamilton’s team ahead of Rosberg’s in Extreme E qualifying

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(Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton beat old Formula One rival Nico Rosberg in the battle of team owners in qualifying for the first race of the new electric off-road Extreme E series in Saudi Arabia on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 – Bahrain Grand Prix – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir,......

Brazil registers 2,922 new COVID-19 deaths

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SAO PAULO, April 2 (Reuters) – Brazil on Friday registered 2,922 new COVID-19 deaths, the health ministry said, as the Latin American nation grapples with the worst of the pandemic so far and the world’s highest daily death tolls. Cases rose by 70,238 to 12,910,082. Deaths now total 328,206. (Reporting......

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