Brazil will overtake Australia and regain its position as the world's top iron ore exporter in 2017 after a giant new Amazon mine owned by Vale SA starts operations, Vale's investor relations chief said on Tuesday.
Brazil's state-led Petrobras has made "one of the most significant oil discoveries" in the country's offshore sub-salt play, JoaoCarlos de Luca, the chief executive of Barra Energia, a partner in the discovery, told Reuters on Monday.
Brazilian sugar cane mills are vulnerable to a wave of takeovers in which deep-pocketed groups devour fragile neighbors, while soft sugar and ethanol prices weaken small mills and make building new ones too costly, industry analysts said.
Brazilian sugar canemills a re vulnerable to a wave of takeovers in whichdeep-pocketed groups devour fragile neighbors, while soft sugarand ethanol prices weaken small mills and make building new onestoo costly, industry analysts said.
The aging of Cuba's population has its roots in some of the core achievements of Fidel Castro's revolution, including a universal health care system that has increased life expectancy from 69 years during the 1960s to 78 today, comparable with the United States.