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U.S. bans Brazil beef imports over food safety concerns.

US bans fresh beef from Brazil over food safety concerns        

- USA TODAY - US

Norway cuts forest protection payments to Brazil to $35 million.

OSLO - Norway told visiting Brazilian President Michel Temer on Friday that it would slash its payments to help safeguard the Amazon rainforest in 2017 by more than half to about $35 million because of a rise in forest destruction.

- Reuters - US

Petrobras To IPO Fuel Unit.

Brazil's energy major Petrobras has prepared a proposal for the listing of its fuel unit, to be reviewed and approved by its board of directors, chief executive Pedro Parente told media. Parente added that "We see market conditions that are extremely favorable, with investors willing to pay high valuations to encourage good ...

- OilPrice.com - US

U.S. Halts Import Of Brazilian Beef Following Tainted Meat Scandal.

U.S. food safety regulators have put a stop to fresh beef imports from Brazil, following earlier reports that meatpackers in the country — one of the world's largest beef exporters — had allowed rotten, salmonella-tainted meat to be shipped abroad. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday that it had ...

- The Consumerist - US

Brazil-based Neoway raises $45 million to bring its sales analytics to the U.S.

EXCLUSIVE: Neoway, which provides data and analytics to companies in Brazil, announced today that it has raised $45 million to expand into the U.S. QMS Capital led the round, with existing investors Accel, Monashees, and Endeavor Catalyst joining. New investors include PointBreak and Pollux. The company, which is based ...

- VentureBeat - US

Interim Volta Grande injunction lifted; Belo Sun works to resolve federal ban.

Brazil-focused project developer Belo Sun Mining on Thursday reported that the Agrarian Court of Altamira has lifted the temporary injunction related to the construction licence for the Volta Grande gold project. The court in February issued a temporary 180-day injunction halting certain work related to the LI to provide ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

USDA suspends beef imports from Brazil.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has suspended all imports of fresh beef from Brazil over safety concerns.

- UPI - US

Norway to Brazil: Curb deforestation or we stop the money.

The Norwegian prime minister has warned Brazil's president to stop deforestation or Norway will reduce its financial contribution this year.

- FOX News - US

U.S. bans imports of Brazilian beef over safety concerns.

The United States has banned beef imports from Brazil because of concerns over food safety.

- CNNMoney - US

This Outdoor-Gear-For-Good Company Proves You Can Be A Benefit Corporation From Day One.

'If there’s an investor that won’t invest in me because I founded a benefit corporation, that’s not the right investor for us.' Davis Smith knows what he’s doing when it comes to e-commerce. A 38-year-old serial entrepreneur, he founded, and later sold, an online pool table retailer straight out ...

- Fast Company - US

Burger King pledges to end deforestation by 2030, scientists sceptical.

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 23 — The owner of Burger King has pledged to eliminate deforestation from its supply chains by 2030 but scientists say the company is not moving fast enough to stop its hamburgers from destroying rainforests and the...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Norway Has Threatened to Cut Funds to Brazil Unless Deforestation Slows

Oslo has contributed $1.1 billion to Brazil's Amazon fund since 2008

- TIME Magazine - US

Juventus confirm 'substantial offer' for left-back Sandro

Chelsea target Alex Sandro is the subject of a substantial offer' from an unnamed club and Juventus insist they will not stand in the left-back's way if he wishes to leave Turin. Reports suggest the Bianconeri have received a bid over double the 26 million euro fee they paid Porto two years ago for the Brazilian. It was ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Norway to Brazil: Stop deforestation or we stop the money

The Norwegian prime minister has warned Brazil's president to stop deforestation or Norway will reduce its financial contribution this year.

- FOX News - US

Norway to Brazil: Curb deforestation or we stop the money

- Townhall.com - US

Braskem selects La Porte for Delta polypropylene project

Braskem America Inc., Philadelphia, a subsidiary of Braskem SA, Sao Paulo, is investing $675 million to build what will become North America’s largest polypropylene production line at the company’s existing manufacturing site in La Porte, Tex., about 26 miles outside of Houston.

- OGJ - US

U.S. bans fresh Brazil beef imports over safety concerns

CHICAGO - The United States halted imports of fresh Brazilian beef on Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said, after a high percentage of shipments failed to pass safety checks.

- Reuters - US

U.S. Suspends Beef Imports From Brazil

The decision by the Department of Agriculture, citing safety concerns, is a blow to Brazil’s meat industry, which is reeling from bribery accusations.

- International NY Times - US

Brazil's attitude to minority shareholders faces key test

A vote on updating antiquated corporate governance rules is being closely watched

- Financial Times - US

US suspends fresh beef imports from Brazil

- Financial Times - US

The Wall Street Journal: USDA suspends Brazilian fresh-beef imports

The U.S. Department of Agriculture suspended imports of fresh beef from Brazil, citing recurring safety concerns.

- Marketwatch - US

This Outdoor Gear For Good Company Proved You Can Be A Benefit Corporation From Day One

'If there’s an investor that won’t invest in me because I founded a benefit corporation, that’s not the right investor for us.' Davis Smith knows what he’s doing when it comes to e-commerce. A 38-year-old serial entrepreneur, he founded, and later sold, an online pool table retailer straight out ...

- Fast Company - US

Interim Volta Grande injunction lifted; Belo Sun works to resolve federal ban

Brazil-focused project developer Belo Sun Mining reported on Thursday that the Agrarian Court of Altamira has lifted the temporary injunction related to the construction licence for the Volta Grande gold project. The court in February issued a temporary 180-day injunction halting certain work related to the LI to provide ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Shedding light on the local resource curse

A large literature has argued that natural resources have a negative effect on economic development. The Brazilian data used in this column fail to confirm these findings. Economic activity, as measured using night-time light data, increases more during periods of rising oil prices in localities with better access to oil. ...

- VoxEU - UK

Ruling by Brazil's top court potentially undercuts Temer investigation

Brazil's Supreme Court ruled it has the right to reject plea bargains made in corruption probes

- The Globe and Mail - CA

US halts Brazil beef imports, citing food safety concerns

US halts Brazil beef imports, citing food safety concerns...

- MENAFN - JO

US halts Brazil beef imports, citing safety concerns

The United States has halted imports of fresh Brazilian beef, after a high percentage of shipments failed to pass safety checks.

- RTE - IE

U.S. bans fresh Brazil beef imports amid 'recurring' safety concerns

The United States halted imports of fresh Brazilian beef on Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said, after a high percentage of shipments failed to ...

- The Japan Times - JP

United States suspends all Brazilian meat imports

The US Department of Agriculture says it has recurring concerns about the safety of Brazilian meat.

- BBC - UK

Brazil justice sends Temer graft probe to top prosecutor | Reuters

BRASILIA A justice at Brazil's Federal Supreme Court has delivered to the country's top prosecutor the bulk of an investigation into allegations that President Michel Temer took bribes in exchange for political favours doled out to meatpacker JBS SA .The office of Justice Edson Fachin said it sent a copy of the probe to ...

- Firstpost - IN

Brazil justice sends Temer graft probe to top prosecutor

BRASILIA, June 23 — A justice at Brazil's Federal Supreme Court has delivered to the country's top prosecutor the bulk of an investigation into allegations that President Michel Temer took bribes in exchange for political favors doled out...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Manchester United dwarf Barcelona bid with '€70m offer' for PSG defender Marquinhos

Brazil's Globo Esporte reports the 23-year-old defender has been the subject of three bids.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Brazil's top court rules it can reject graft probe plea bargains

BRASILIA - Brazil's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that it has the right to reject plea bargains made in corruption probes, potentially undercutting investigations that have threatened President Michel Temer's government.

- Reuters - US

Foxconn set to discontinue Brazil manufacturing operations

The firm appears to be giving up on the country following promises of $12bn investment.

- ZDNet - UK

Luiz Felipe Scolari plays down Barcelona interest in former Tottenham flop Paulinho

Brazilian boss says that the Guangzhou Evergrande midfielder is going nowhere.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

SIPG player Oscar given 8-match ban for deliberately kicking ball at opponents

SHANGHAI SIPG’s Brazilian midfielder Oscar was given an eight-match ban and a 40,000 yuan fine by Chinese Football Association for “unmorally offending other players which sparked a large-scale brawl on pitch,” according to a notice issued by the association on Thursday.

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Meridian strikes 20 000 t/y manganese offtake deal

Junior manganese producer Meridian Mining has secured an offtake agreement for about 20 000 t/y, or about one-third of the planned 2017 production of high-grade manganese from its Brazil Manganese Corporation project. The TSX-V-listed miner said the sales contract will comprise two shipments to be completed before the end ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Oscar gets eight-game ban over China brawl

Brazilian international Oscar was banned for eight games on Thursday for triggering a spectacular mass brawl in the Chinese Super League between his Shanghai SIPG side and Guangzhou R&F.

- The Daily Star - LB

Brazilian president says he built warm ties with Putin

Brazilian President Michel Temer says he has built warm ties with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

- The Daily Star - LB

Oscar gets eight-game ban over China brawl

SHANGHAI, June 22 — Brazil's Oscar was banned for eight games today for triggering a mass brawl in the Chinese Super League between his Shanghai SIPG side and opponents Guangzhou R&F. After the former Chelsea midfielder appeared twice to...

- The Malay Mail - MY

McDonald's Case Study Brazil - 10 out of 10

I sat through an excellent case study at our Data and Analytics Summit in Sao Paulo today.  It was described as a Master Data Management case study but, as...

- Gartner - US

Leaders of Russia, Brazil agree to expand ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Brazilian counterpart Michel Temer signed a statement on "strengthening a strategic dialogue on foreign policy issues" following talks at the Kremlin on Wednesday.

- SFGate - US

Roving vans serve Japanese-Brazilian community's banking, food and other needs

Japan's nearly 200,000-strong Brazilian immigrant community lives in pockets scattered across the middle of the country, clustered around auto parts factories and warehouses where they ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Young Brazilian politicians push for generational change

Social media savvy PSDB members want to split from the corruption-hit ruling alliance

- Financial Times - US

Alves to quit Juve as Pep reunion beckons

Dani Alves has asked to leave Juventus, the Italian champions' chief Giuseppe Marotta said yesterday, as reports gather pace that the Brazilian is set to reunite with former coach Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. Alves, 34, had a spectacular impact in his only campaign in Serie A after eight trophy-laden seasons at ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Fate of graft probe rests on Brazil top court vote on plea deals

BRASILIA - Brazil's Supreme Court is expected to rule on Thursday whether terms of plea bargains struck in the nation's sweeping corruption probes can be revised by the full court, a move critics worry could sharply weaken the most potent weapon prosecutors wield in rooting out graft.

- Reuters - US

UN: World population to reach 9.8 billion in 2050

UNITED NATIONS - India's population is expected to surpass China's in about seven years and Nigeria is projected to overtake the United States and become the third most populous country in the world shortly before 2050, a UN report said on Wednesday, while Thailand - along with the US, the UK, Germany, Brazil, China, ...

- BangkokPost - TH

Meridian strikes 20 000 t/y manganese offtake deal

Junior manganese producer Meridian Mining has secured an offtake agreement for about 20 000 t/y, or about one-third of the planned 2017 production of high-grade manganese from its Brazil Manganese Corporation project. The TSX-V-listed miner said the sales contract will consist of two shipments to be completed before the end ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Alves to quit Juventus, Guardiola reunion beckons

Dani Alves has asked to leave Juventus, the Italian champions' chief Giuseppe Marotta said today, as reports gather pace that the Brazilian is set to reunite with former coach Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. Alves, 34, had a spectacular impact in his only campaign in Serie A after eight trophy-laden seasons at Barcelona, ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Sprinter Moore handed four-year ban

Kevin Moore has been slapped with a four-year ban by the National Anti-Doping Organisation following a ruling by the body's Appeals Panel. The 26-year-old had tested positive during the European Championships of the Small States held in June last year at the Matthew Micallef St John Stadium in Marsa. The Australia-based ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

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