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Numbers of the week: Oct. 19, 2019

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This is Brazil by the Numbers, a weekly digest of the most interesting figures tucked inside the latest news about Brazil. Random numbers that help explain what is going on in Brazil. This week: energy investments, income inequality, e-cigarettes, Brazil’s job market, and the “trial of the century.”

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BRL 11 billion in energy investments

On Friday, the Brazilian government held an auction to hire energy for new ventures, to be operational by 2025. The bidding process raised BRL 11 billion in investments—and BRL 44 million in contracts that will last for 20 to 30 years....

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