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  • Brazil court suspends Samarco lawsuits

    3/17/17
    Brazilian mining giant Vale said a 155bn-real (US$50bn) civil suit seeking damages for Samarco's November 2015 deadly dam disaster (pictured) in Minas Gerais state was suspended by a federal court in the state. The suit was filed...

  • Vale reports iron ore tailings leak

    3/15/17
    Brazilian miner Vale has identified a leak in a tailings duct at its Fábrica iron ore mine in Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais state. Vale told BNamericas on Wednesday that the problem, identified on Monday, has already been contained with ...

  • Brazil: Yet another chipset promise?

    3/14/17
    Last week, US technology firm Qualcomm and Taiwanese ASE announced an MoU with the Brazilian government for the creation of a joint venture with combined resources of US$200mn for the construction of a chipset factory in Brazil. The ...

  • Petrofac México, SA de C.V.

    3/14/17
    Petrofac Mexico, S.A. de C.V., a subsidiary of the UK-based oil services firm Petrofac established in 2011 and headquartered in Villahermosa, State of Tabasco, is aimed at the development of hydrocarbon production projects. Petrofac...

  • SAP to invest in Brazilian R&D center

    3/10/17
    German software giant SAP will invest 40mn reais (US$12.7mn) in its Brazilian R&D center over a period of five years to develop innovative technologies and internet of things (IoT) solutions for agribusiness, based on its 'Leonardo...