Posts Tagged ‘Brazil’

Crisis in coffee means hipsters could lose their specialty blend

CHICAGO • The dramatic plunge in coffee prices has gotten so bad that it’s threatening to claim its next victim — the specialty blends used by fancy coffee ...

No Uber, no problem — Brazil app drives into Sao Paulo’s no-go zones

SAO PAULO • When Alvimar da Silva realised Uber did not reach some of the more dangerous, far-flung areas of Brazil’s biggest city Sao Paulo, he saw an ...

Singapore’s GIC ‘hopeful’ on Brazil

SAO PAULO • Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC Pte Ltd has grown more optimistic about Brazil.
Latin America’s largest economy may offer investment ...

Brazil market valuations stretched in absolute terms

By FUND SUPERMART RESEARCH / Pic By BLOOMBERG
Over the past five months, investors witnessed an undeniably powerful market elixir, the Brazilian ...

Vale CEO steps down temporarily after failing to avoid disaster

RIO DE JANEIRO • Fabio Schvartsman stepped down temporarily as CEO of Vale SA as the world’s largest iron-ore producer comes under increased government ...

Death toll from Brazil dam disaster hits 65

by BERNAMA / pic by AFP
BRASILIA – The death toll from Brazil’s mining dam collapse in southeastern Minas Gerais state has reached 65, ...

Death toll from Brazil dam disaster hits 58, with 305 missing

by BERNAMA / pic by AFP
RIO DE JANEIRO – The death toll from Brazil’s collapsed tailings dam climbed to 58, with 305 people still reported ...

Bolsonaro: Brazil must reform or it risks becoming Venezuela

DAVOS • Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro (picture) pledged swift and sweeping measures to fix the economy and prevent Latin America’s largest nation from ...

Climate change threatens to make your morning brew more expensive

A warmer planet is forcing coffee farmers to move uphill and cultivate different crops
By JEREMY HODGES, FABIANA BATISTA & AINE QUINN Coffee farmer ...

Brazil enters new era with far-right president Bolsonaro

By AFP
BRASILIA • Brazil entered a new chapter in its history yesterday, embracing a far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro (picture), whose determination ...

Bolsonaro seeks RM126b Brazil oil boon where others failed

RIO DE JANEIRO • President-elect Jair Bolsonaro (picture) is pursuing the sale of Brazil’s deep-sea treasure-trove of oil, but just weeks after his ...

This country morphed into the hottest market for obesity drugs

After Brazil got hooked on junk food, a medication that costs RM627 a month is flying off the shelves
By James Paton & RT Watson / BLOOMBERG ...