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Brazil's top three private-sector lenders have placed bids for HSBC Bank Brasil Banco Múltiplo.
Brazil says the BRICS currency reserve fund is important to serve as "a cushioning against crises".
Petrobras plans to begin producing oil from the Sergipe offshore area in 2018 with a 100,000-barrel-a-day floating production ship.
The Indian statistics department has started measuring the gross domestic product by including indirect taxes.
Brazil's football body, CBF, chief Marco Polo del Nero left Zurich on the eve of FIFA's presidential election to return to Brazil.
Seven FIFA executives were arrested by Zurich police after a raid at a luxury hotel.
Brazil is currently facing an economic downturn, with an overall budget gap estimated at 6.7 per cent of GDP.
Brazilian flagship social welfare programs like Brasil Sem Miséria and Bolsa Família, have brought millions out of poverty.
China-Brazil trade reached $86.7 billion in 2014.
China is Brazil's top trade partner and the biggest source of foreign investment in the country.