BRAZIL, THE THIRD World's biggest debtor, said Friday it had resumed paying interest on its medium and long-term commercial debt after a lapse of 18 months. . . . A $150 MILLION Japanese communications satellite launched in 1989 by a French-built Ariane rocket has been declared a loss - a major space failure - because of a crippling fuel leak . . . . OLD MASTER PAINTINGS and silver acquired by Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos during their years in power in the Philippines go on view Saturday at Christie's auction house before their sale for an estimated $9 million to $14 million.