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  1. beyondbrics

    September 17, 2014

    Brazil stock index jumps on presidential poll

    Presidential candidate Aécio Neves receives minor boost in polls Brazil’s benchmark stock index staged one of its most...

  2. August 3, 2014

    Brazil’s banks keep it all in the family

    As the Espírito Santo dynasty in Portugal struggles to save its business empire from collapse following the discovery of...

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  1. Brazil & the US 2013

    Politics put to one side in sign of closer ties...
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  1. February 18, 2014

    Brazilian companies face heavy fines with new corruption law

    The period before Brazil’s annual carnival in late February is normally short of news. But this month, the nation’s media...

  2. December 30, 2013

    Brazil banks: robust but pricey

    Brazil’s banks could be about to get a history lesson. Depositors have brought claims against them seeking compensation for...

  3. beyondbrics

    October 25, 2013

    Brazilian banks: getting attractive again

    Given all the concern over government intervention in Brazil’s economy recently, the following piece of news came as a...

  4. August 20, 2013

    Brazil’s Azul cancels IPO

    Brazil’s Azul, the airline created by JetBlue founder David Neeleman, has cancelled its initial public offering, the second...

  5. August 14, 2013

    Brazil’s woes cast shadow over IPOs

    Prospects for heightened activity in Brazil’s equity capital markets have darkened as a promising start to 2013 has given...

  6. June 18, 2013

    Votorantim suspends $4.9bn Brazil IPO

    Votorantim Cimentos, Brazil’s largest cement producer, has suspended a R$10.3bn ($4.9bn) initial public offering that would...

  7. June 16, 2013

    Brazil hanging on for record IPO boom

    Capital raised this year from new listings on Brazil’s stock market is set to top $10.6bn this week – the highest January to...

  8. beyondbrics

    May 27, 2013

    Latin banks flex their muscles as US and European lenders head home

    Latin America’s banking scene has long been dominated by the big European and US players. But as they retreat amid tough...

  9. beyondbrics

    May 24, 2013

    Brazilian banks: credit for all!!

    Earlier this week, Banco do Brasil called a relative of mine to offer her an “opportunity to change her life” – a payroll...

  10. May 16, 2013

    Capital markets: Record low borrowing rates lure corporations north

    Brazil’s domestic bond markets have strengthened considerably in the past decade. The country’s rapid growth has brought a...

  11. May 16, 2013

    Deal making: Lucrative business transactions help cash flow in both directions

    The day he announced his $28bn deal to buy Heinz, the US food group, Warren Buffett, known as the “Sage of Omaha”, waxed...

  12. beyondbrics

    May 15, 2013

    Credit boom is not dead in Brazil (not at state banks anyway)

    Credit supply in Brazil has been a little puzzling recently. While private-sector banks have been much more careful, state...

  13. April 26, 2013

    Banco do Brasil’s insurance arm stages IPO

    The insurance arm of Brazil’s state-owned bank, Banco do Brasil, has staged the world’s biggest initial public offering in...

  14. April 17, 2013

    Brazilian IPOs poised for comeback

    In Brazilian capital markets, an old rock star has been threatening to make a comeback this year: the initial public...

  15. April 9, 2013

    Brazil group eyes IPO despite poor market

    Brazilian cement group Votorantim Cimentos has become the latest to join a queue of companies looking to launch initial...

  16. beyondbrics

    April 5, 2013

    Further reading: homegrown talent

    Friday’s picks from the beyondbrics team: Nigerian entrepreneurs take the place of exiting foreign companies in Nigeria’s...

  17. April 4, 2013

    Banco do Brasil: family silver for sale

    It is such a wrench to have to sell something that you really value. Banco do Brasil, the country’s largest bank by assets,...

  18. beyondbrics

    April 4, 2013

    London headlines

    * Russia’s bank chief warns on economy * Egypt in spat with US over embassy tweet * Jailed Ukrainian politician loses appeal...

  19. beyondbrics

    April 3, 2013

    Banco do Brasil eyes $6bn spinoff. Can it be done?

    Another day, another Brazilian company outlining plans for an initial public offering. On Wednesday, Banco Do Brasil, Latin...

  20. FT Alphaville

    April 3, 2013

    The Closer

    More than 100 points off the DJIA. The index fell 0.8 per cent to 14550.35 and the S&P 500 dropped 1.1 per cent, on a...

  21. beyondbrics

    February 21, 2013

    Banco do Brasil: borrower's delight

    On the homepage of Banco do Brasil, Brazil’s largest bank, you can take out a loan to buy a car, renovate your house or buy...

  22. beyondbrics

    January 31, 2013

    Asian perpetuals: love isn't forever

    For big emerging market companies, issuing perpetuals – bonds with no expiry – is rather trendy at the moment. Earlier this...

  23. beyondbrics

    January 30, 2013

    EM subordinated bonds: the must-have for 2013?

    First it was investment grade bonds. Then it was high yields. Could subordinated debt be the next must-have asset for...

  24. beyondbrics

    December 12, 2012

    Banco do Brasil: to China and beyond

    If you’re ever in any doubt about which countries Brazilian companies are looking to for expansion, just follow the money,...

  25. beyondbrics

    November 29, 2012

    Brazil’s football coach tackles bankers

    Football bosses are not normally ones to mince their words, but Brazil’s new coach really surpassed himself on Thursday....

  26. beyondbrics

    November 27, 2012

    Insurance: the next big thing in Brazil?

    It’s not the industry that normally springs to mind when you think of Brazil, but insurance is fast becoming one of the...

  27. October 14, 2012

    Foreign groups gain in US debt market

    US companies will be pushed into the minority in their domestic debt market within three years by foreign multinationals...

  28. September 27, 2012

    Scandal derails veteran politician’s career

    Veteran Brazilian politician João Paulo Cunha was in the middle of campaigning for the mayor’s job in the São Paulo suburb...

  29. beyondbrics

    September 27, 2012

    The battle of Brazilian interest rates

    Brazil’s government, retailers and banks are all interested in reviving the jaded Brazilian consumer, the driver of economic...

  30. July 16, 2012

    JBS faces lawsuit over Xinguleder deal

    An international creditor is planning to sue JBS, the world’s largest beef exporter by sales, for allegedly acquiring the...

  31. beyondbrics

    June 28, 2012

    Brazilian banks: big is definitely better

    Panic set in overnight (okay, yes we are being a bit melodramatic) when Moody’s announced a downgrade of some of the biggest...

  32. June 27, 2012

    Brazilian corporate bonds draw US investors

    Brazil has become the second-largest foreign issuer of corporate bonds in the US as companies seek to tap investor appetite...

  33. June 6, 2012

    Micro-insurers flock to Brazil’s favelas

    Ricardo Pires de Souza, a tattooed boxer-turned-insurance salesman, says the first trick to selling life insurance in Santa...

  34. May 27, 2012

    An education in why Brazil is now a good investment

    Brazil’s Bolsa Familia, a welfare programme that pays poor families for sending their children to school, is renowned in...

  35. April 21, 2012

    Strong demand for BTG’s $2bn IPO

    BTG Pactual, Latin America’s biggest independent investment bank, has attracted orders worth more than twice the number of...

  36. February 28, 2012

    BTG takes step towards listing

    BTG Pactual has mandated Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan to help manage its initial public offering as it tries to build one of...

  37. February 15, 2012

    Bovespa continues run of weak Brazilian earnings

    Brazil’s BM&FBovespa exchange reported weaker than expected profit for the final quarter of 2011, continuing a disappointing...

  38. beyondbrics

    February 1, 2012

    [snap]: Petrobras eyes $6bn bond issue

    Need further proof that LatAm corporate bonds are the must-have investment of 2012? Look no further than Petrobras, which is...

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