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03 January 2012
BRASIL : Trade Surplus Hits 4 Year High $30 Billion; Auto Sales Up Almost 3%; 'Dirty List' Of Slave Employers Grows To 294.
In 2011...Brasil's trade surplus y/y soared 47.8%...to nearly $30bn...the highest since 2007.
In December...Brasil officially surpassed Britain as the world's sixth largest economy...thanks to China's hunger for its commodities.
ALSO (NO LINK): In 2011...Brasil's auto sales grew by 2.9% y/y...to a record 3.4 million units.
Italy's Fiat brands led the sales...with 22%...followed by Volkswagen's 20.4%.
Brasil is the world's 4th largest car market.
AND: AP: The government claims that 294 employers are on its 'dirty list'... businesses that keep workers in slave like conditions.