Uruguay tries to hang on to its buzz

New government wants to marry the cutting edge with the conservative

Former Lula aide held in Petrobras probe

Allegations bring corruption scandal closer to former president

Cyber security start-up Zscaler nets $100m

Boom for sector amid pressing need to defend against hackers

A worker checks the chassis of a new truck at the assembly line at the MAN Latinamerica factory in Resende, Rio de Janeiro state, Monday, April 29, 2013. (Dado Galdieri)
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Brazil: Engine trouble

Once a motor of the global economy the country is now the sick man of emerging markets

Industrial giants caught in LED headlights

Philips, Osram and GE face decline of traditional light bulb units as new technology takes off

HSBC nears $4bn sale of Brazilian arm

Bank also in exclusive talks to sell Turkish operations to ING

Trump staying power confounds his rivals

Candidates fixated on containing billionaire ahead of debate

Antofagasta in $1bn copper mine deal

Purchase of 50% stake in Zaldívar marks ‘partnership’ with Barrick

P&G’s slow turnround frustrates analysts

Consumer product group’s fourth-quarter income tumbles 80%

Casino merges LatAm units in €1.7bn deal

Move aims to squeeze cash from assets amid Brazil slowdown

Saipem implicated in Petrobras case

Art and cash allegedly paid to secure contracts

Mexico delays deepwater oil auction

Bid terms sweetened after July’s inaugural tender flopped

Arrest brings Odebrecht into spotlight

Prosecutors draw net around Brazil elite

The sweeping Petrobras probe is a test of the country’s institutions

Bioven seeks IPO to market Cuban drug

Improved relations with US set to open up Cuban life sciences

US widens probe into Citigroup in Mexico

DoJ seeks details of cash transfers between California and Mexico

Cut to Brazil budget target hits markets

Recession impact on tax revenues weighs on primary fiscal surplus

Recession and graft: Brazil’s rot grows

Even the president may face impeachment under the Petrobras probe

Petrobras prosecutors look overseas

Portugal says it will assist Brazil over alleged corruption

Julius Baer looks to Mexico as profits fall

Bank announces plans to buy financial adviser NSC Asesores

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