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Brazil Economic News Posted by on Nov 7, 2011

If you’re an intermediate or advanced Portuguese learner, it’s important to become familiar with terms about the economy and trade, since Brazil has become one of the largest economies in the world. Here are a few recent articles to test your understanding and to see key vocabulary terms in practice. Taxa de juros é a…

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Brazil’s EU Bailout Plan Posted by on Sep 20, 2011

With the Brazilian economy still going strong despite a slight slowdown, the Brazilian government is spearheading a plan to try to save the European economy. Let’s read about the plan in Portuguese, and try to answer the questions. From Reuters Brasil: “O Brasil vai propor aos outros países do Brics que disponibilizem bilhões de dólares…

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The Floating Bank of the Amazon Posted by on Mar 17, 2010

Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal published a fascinating article about Bradesco Bank’s newest strategy for reaching Brazilians in rural areas of the Amazon: putting a bank on a riverboat. The article describes how the bank’s manager goes out every two weeks and searches for new customers along the banks of the Amazon. An excerpt: “Modest…

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Brazil’s money bill’s new appearance Posted by on Feb 25, 2010

If you are used to Brazil’s money bills, prepare to say goodbye to them. Starting in April they will begin being replaced by new ones. The currency, Real, will remain the same. Only the design and size of the bills will be different. The main reason behind this change is for security matters. The new…

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Reading Comprehension Series: Business News Posted by on Feb 18, 2010

For today’s reading comprehension activity, we’re going to take a look at an article from VEJA Magazine about the Brazilian state-run oil company, Petrobras. Petrobras volta a importar gasolina após 40 anos “Após quarenta anos de autonomia, a Petrobras voltou a importar gasolina. Prejudicada pela crise do etanol, a estatal foi obrigada a comprar o…

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Brazil News Headlines Posted by on Feb 9, 2010

Today we’re going to take a look at the big headlines this week coming out of Brazil. Alligator kills 11-year-old girl in Brazil, MSNBC Sugar output in Brazil’s Center-South may be 35 million tons, Business Week Brazil’s Lula sends anti-fraud bill to Congress, Reuters Brazil’s middle class grows to nearly 50 percent of the population…

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Brazil Economic News Posted by on Jan 19, 2010

Let’s take a look at the headlines from business and economy in Brazil this week: Vale eyes Brazilian fertilizer assets, Financier Worldwide Vale deve roubar mercado de gigantes da mineração neste ano, Estadão Brazil Alupar completes $141 million debenture issue, Wall Street Journal Brazil Petrobras signs deal…, Wall Street Journal Azul transporta 2.2 milhões de…

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