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Eutelsat concludes deal with EchoStar’s Hughes for High-Throughput Capacity on the EUTELSAT 65 West A satellite for broadband in Brazil

Eutelsat do Brasil, the Brazilian affiliate of Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) announced on April 24th that they have concluded a 15-year contract with Hughes Network Systems do Brasil (Hughes), an EchoStar company, for the entire Ka-band capacity connected to the Brazilian service area on the EUTELSAT 65 West A satellite. Slated to be

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EU-Mercosur agreement would increase trade by € 9 billion a year

Brazilian financial daily Valor Econômico reports on estimates prepared by EUBrasil about gains that could be brought by a free trade agreement between Mercosur and the European Union. A free trade agreement between EU and Mercosur could increase trade between the two blocs by 9 billion euros a year, says the headline. It says that

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NetMundial: “A unique opportunity to deliver on the promise of a global and inclusive Internet governance model”

Uma delegação da ETNO, principal representante comercial das maiores operadoras de telecomunicações da Europa, está participando do NetMundial, o Encontro Multissetorial Global sobre o Futuro da Governança da Internet. O evento, organizado pelo Comitê-Gestor de Internet no Brasil (, abre oficialmente hoje e reúne cerca de 800 participantes de todo o mundo de diversos grupos

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EUBrasil is to explore ways to support EU-Mercosur negotiations with business and associations in Brazil

The president of EUBrasil, Luigi Gambardella, is to visit Brazil in the week of April 21 to have a number of meetings and take part in events scheduled with representatives of Brazilian institutions, industry and academy to discuss recent developments in the trade negotiations between the European Union and Mercosur. According to Gambardella, the private

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Mercosur agrees on unified list of offers towards FTA with EU

Brazilian financial daily Valor Econômico reports that Mercosur has finalised its list of commercial offers for the European Union (EU), including the complete elimination of import tariffs for 87% of all products bought from the European bloc. According to the Brazilian minister for Development, Industry and Foreign Commerce, Mauro Borges, the offer could increase and

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Latin America ran trade deficit with Europe in 2013

Numbers published by the Latin Business Chronicle show that Latin America ran a deficit in its commercial transactions with Europe in 2013. Austerity measures in the continent have led to a contraction in demand, while Latin America has continued to buy European goods such as heavy machinery, chemical products and other manufactured goods. More European

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European Union challenges Russian pork ban in the WTO, presenting opportunity for Brazilian producers

The European Union (EU) launched a case against Russia at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on Tuesday, contesting the Russian ban on the imports of fresh pork meat and pig products from the bloc. Russia closed its borders to the products in January, after its phytosanitary authorities found traces of African swine fever in samples

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UK and Brazil launch economic agenda

The British Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, and the Brazilian Minister of Finance, Guido Mantega, launched on Tuesday, in São Paulo, an “economic and financial dialogue” between their two countries. The dialogue will be a permanent agenda of discussions between the two countries with the aim of strengthening trade opportunities between the Brazil and

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End of access to EU scheme of preferences affects US$5 billion worth of Brazilian exports

Brazilian financial daily Valor Econômico reports that Brazil’s exit from the European Union’s Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) should raise the import tax on products currently making up US$5 billion of Brazil’s total exports. This amount, a figure estimated by the São Paulo State Federation of Industries (Fiesp), is close to 12% of all the

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Experts deeply split on prospects for quick EU-Mercosur free trade deal

The Buenos Aires Herald runs a story today with the opinion of many specialists regarding the possible signing of a free trade deal between Mercosur and the European Union (EU) after 15 years of negotiations. The experts heard by the paper come from a wide spectrum of Argentine academia and offer interesting opinions on the

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