UPDATE 1-Brazil primary deficit as share of GDP shrinks to smallest in a year

(Adds detail, comment) By Jamie McGeever BRASILIA, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Brazil’s public sector deficit as a share of the overall economy shrank to its smallest in a year, central bank figures on Friday showed, as the government posted a larger-than-expected surplus in October. The primary deficit for the consolidated public sector, before interest payments are factored in, fell to […]

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Brazil govt posts primary budget surplus 8.7 bln reais in October – Treasury

BRASILIA, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Brazil’s central government reported a primary budget surplus of 8.67 billion reais ($2.05 billion) in October, the Treasury said on Thursday, less than the 10.7 billion reais surplus median forecast in a Reuters poll of economists. That was 11% narrower in real terms than the same month last year, the Treasury said. In the first […]

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Brazil antitrust regulator to reassess Disney-Fox deal

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil’s antitrust regulator said on Wednesday it will reassess Walt Disney Co’s (DIS.N) $71 billion purchase of Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA.O) because the divestiture requested by the regulator as a condition for the merger of U.S. media companies has not happened yet. “The deal approved in February was contingent on the sale of the Fox Sports […]

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UPDATE 1-Brazil's unemployment rate 11.8%, halts recent decline

(Adds detail) By Jamie McGeever BRASILIA, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Brazil’s unemployment rate held steady at a 11.8% in the three months through August, statistics agency IBGE said on Friday, suggesting the gradual but steady improvement in the labor market seen in recent months has stalled. Persistently high unemployment and weak wage growth have been major factors behind the economy’s […]

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