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Bunge, BP team up for Brazil sugar and ethanol venture

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sao Paulo | Reuters – U.S. commodities trader Bunge Ltd and British energy company BP Plc said on Monday they will merge their Brazilian sugar and ethanol operations to create the world’s third-largest sugarcane processor. The joint venture is the largest deal in Brazil’s bioenergy sector since Royal Dutch Shell joined forces with Cosan to […] Read more


Brazil in talks to boost soymeal exports to China

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sao Paulo | Reuters – Brazil’s soy processing executives are in talks with Chinese government officials over ways to increase soymeal exports to the Asian nation, industry group Abiove said on Monday. China already buys around 80 percent of Brazilian soybean exports. According to official data, Brazil exported 55 million tonnes of soybeans to China […] Read more

Brazilian grain growers explore increased use of Panama Canal

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sao Paulo | Reuters — Brazilian farmers in top soy state Mato Grosso signed a memorandum of understanding with the Panama Canal Authority to evaluate ways to cut transportation costs and boost Brazilian grain volumes using the waterway, the authority’s chief administrator said. The canal’s administration is looking to increase its participation in rising Brazilian […] Read more



Brazil truckers continue some roadblocks after crackdown

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sao Paulo | Reuters — Striking truck drivers resumed some roadblocks in Brazil on Monday, disrupting grain and meat shipments to southern ports even as the government cracked down on protesters and promised to give new benefits to the transport sector. By mid-afternoon there were 23 road blockages in three southern states, down from 99 […] Read more


Brazil truck strike grinds into second week, port access cleared

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sao Paulo | Reuters — Truckers staged nearly 100 roadblocks across Brazil’s farm belt on Wednesday as protests stretched into their eighth day, though access to the country’s biggest port was cleared after police clashed with protesters who had briefly halted traffic there. The steadily widening blockades have sparked growing fuel and supply shortages and […] Read more