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    1. Fast FT

      June 29, 2016

      Brazilian real: the new Telfon kid?

      Should the Brazilian real be renamed the Teflon real? After all, nothing bearish seems to stick to the LatAm currency...

    2. June 23, 2016

      Brazil bankruptcy shows up bad debt dynamics

      Everything in Brazil is big. It is sometimes said the country suffers from a complex of grandeza or greatness. Lately,...

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    1. June 23, 2016

      Brazil makes excess look like child’s play

      In the eyes of my Brazilian mother-in-law, it was a perfectly reasonable request. “At least hire a couple of waiters,”...

    2. June 22, 2016

      Latin America: Under new management

      Gabriela Michetti, who is confined to a wheelchair after a car accident two decades ago, does not easily succumb to...

    3. June 19, 2016

      Brazil plans budget freeze for up to 20 years

      An ambitious constitutional amendment to freeze budget spending would cut the uncertainty over public finances that is...

    4. Fast FT

      June 14, 2016

      Real swings as Lula probe returns to crusading judge

      Brazil’s real fluctuated against the dollar on Tuesday after the country’s Supreme Court transferred corruption...

    5. Fast FT

      June 14, 2016

      Brazil retail sales eked out rise in April

      More signs of green shoots in Latin America’s largest economy? Brazil’s retail sales bounced back in April, rising 0.5...

    6. Fast FT

      June 13, 2016

      Economists cheer up (slightly) on Brazil

      Slowly and ever so cautiously, economists are daring to let themselves to get optimistic about Latin America’s largest...

    7. June 12, 2016

      Brazil’s Iguatemi sees early signs of confidence returning

      One of Brazil’s biggest luxury mall operators sees early signs of a recovery in confidence in the retail market,...

    8. June 8, 2016

      Brazil’s economic woes provide container export silver lining

      Brazil has turned into a net exporter in terms of container traffic as a weakened currency fuels shipments of beef,...

    9. June 7, 2016

      Brazil’s rock impresario Roberto Medina is happy to call the tunes

      When Roberto Medina began dreaming of mounting a global rock concert in Rio de Janeiro in the mid-1980s, he could...

    10. June 6, 2016

      Brazil’s left leader braced for brutal vote

      Fernando Haddad, the mayor of São Paulo, South America’s largest city, is preparing for a brutal re-election campaign...

    11. June 1, 2016

      Brazil’s GDP reveals depths of recession

      Brazil’s economy contracted 5.4 per cent in the first quarter from a year earlier, highlighting the challenge facing...

    12. Fast FT

      June 1, 2016

      Brazil's Q1 GDP: even worse than it seems

      Investors are finding that there is little to cheer about in Brazil’s first quarter growth figures. While the headline...

    13. May 31, 2016

      Brazil moves to shrink the state

      How do you shrink a government? That is a thorny political question anywhere in the world but especially in Brazil,...

    14. Fast FT

      May 31, 2016

      Another Brazilian MP resigns amid Petrobras scandal

      The government of Brazilian interim president Michel Temer has suffered its second cabinet-level casualty to corruption...

    15. May 29, 2016

      Petrobras scandal highlights need for deep reform in Brazil

      If you are a politician in Brasília these days, be careful of friends or associates who sidle up to you asking leading...

    16. May 25, 2016

      Brazil: a lack of Temer-ity

      That wasn’t much of a honeymoon! Less than two weeks after taking office, Brazil’s new administration under acting...

    17. May 24, 2016

      Brazil finds silver-lining in Petrobras probe

      Tancredo Neves, who was elected Brazilian president in 1985 but died before taking office, once remarked that politics...

    18. Fast FT

      May 23, 2016

      Brazil minister Jucá quits in Temer's first crisis

      The government of Brazil’s interim president Michel Temer suffered its first casualty less than two weeks after taking...

    19. May 23, 2016

      Investors labour under delusion Brazil is a quick fix

      Brazilians love telenovelas, soap operas that air every evening in prime time. President Dilma Rousseff’s recent...

    20. May 20, 2016

      New Petrobras head bans political posts

      The new head of Petrobras, the Brazilian oil company at the centre of the country’s largest corruption scandal, has...

    21. Fast FT

      May 20, 2016

      New Petrobras CEO pledges to end political appointments

      The new head of Petrobras, the Brazilian oil company at the centre of the country`s largest corruption scandal, pledged...

    22. May 18, 2016

      Brazil pins hopes on Temer’s superstars

      Alexandre de Moraes seemed to confirm sceptics’ worst fears this week about the corruption-fighting credentials — or...

    23. Fast FT

      May 17, 2016

      Petrobras gears up for bond sale

      Petrobras, the state-controlled oil company at the centre of Brazil’s vast corruption scandal, is gearing up for a...

    24. May 17, 2016

      Brazil taps veteran economist as central bank chief

      Brazil’s interim government is rallying some of the top names in business and finance to head the country’s...

    25. May 17, 2016

      Argentina says Falklands no longer main issue in UK relationship

      The Falkland Islands are no longer the dominant issue in Argentina’s relationship with the UK and should not divert...

    26. Fast FT

      May 17, 2016

      Steelmaker Gerdau's execs indicted in Brazil tax scandal

      Gerdau’s executives were among 19 people indicted by Brazilian police on Monday in connection to a vast tax evasion...

    27. May 15, 2016

      Brazil: Tales of everyday agony

      The ground floor of the office tower housing Rio de Janeiro’s state finance department is boarded up, as if girding for...

    28. May 13, 2016

      Stakes high for Brazil’s man with the money

      When Brazil’s new leader Michel Temer held his first cabinet meeting on Friday, the order in which the 23 ministers...

    29. May 13, 2016

      Demise of Brazilian leftism will reverberate across the Americas

      Dilma Rousseff was defiant. “I will resist through all legal means,” she said after the Brazilian Senate voted to begin...

    30. May 13, 2016

      Temer vows to protect Petrobras probe

      Brazil’s new leader Michel Temer on Thursday pledged that investigations into corruption at Petrobras, the state-owned...

    31. Fast FT

      May 13, 2016

      Petrobras logs third-straight quarterly loss

      Petrobras, the state-controlled oil company at the centre of Brazil’s vast corruption scandal, recorded its third...

    32. May 12, 2016

      Brazil’s Workers’ party looks set for opposition

      It felt like the final act in a long-running show. President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil may have refused to bow out as...

    33. Fast FT

      May 12, 2016

      Brazilian markets ponder life after Dilma

      So what now? That’s the question investors are confronted with on Thursday after Brazil’s Senate voted overwhelmingly...

    34. May 12, 2016

      Brazilian real weakens as impeachment rally fades

      The Brazilian real fell after a vote by the country’s Senate to impeach president Dilma Rousseff, suggesting traders’...

    35. May 12, 2016

      Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff vows to fight impeachment

      Dilma Rousseff has vowed to fight to the end after the Senate voted overwhelmingly to suspend Brazil’s president and...

    36. Fast FT

      May 12, 2016

      Defiant Dilma Rousseff calls impeachment a coup

      Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff gave a defiant speech to supporters in Brasília on Thursday, hours after being...

    37. May 12, 2016

      The triple crises that face Brazil’s new leader

      Brazil has a new president. As expected, the Senate has voted to impeach Dilma Rousseff; she now steps down while the...

    38. May 12, 2016

      Michel Temer prepares to take Brazil’s top seat from Dilma Rousseff

      Michel Temer was on the cusp of becoming Brazil’s president on Thursday after the Senate voted to impeach Dilma...

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