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Brazil Optimistic on Boeing-Embraer Deal

Samy Adghirni, Julia Leite, Fabiola Moura
Brazil Optimistic on Boeing-Embraer Deal

The Brazilian government is “optimistic” about a deal between Boeing Co. and Embraer SA and initial concerns about the potential military impact have been overcome, the country’s defense chief said. Defense Minister Joaquim Silva e Luna said he’s hopeful that talks between the two companies will wrap up by the end of the year, when the term of the current government expires. “All of us, Boeing and Embraer too, are optimistic,” he said in an interview in his office in Brasilia.