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    1. May 4, 2015

      Brazil is suffering from recession and scandal

      In a world of near-zero interest rates, how about this? Last week, Brazil’s central bank increased its main interest...

    2. April 24, 2015

      Petrobras puts chief’s pragmatism to test as woes mount

      In an interview in 2009, Aldemir Bendine, then head of Banco do Brasil, Brazil’s biggest bank, was asked about his...

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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 6, 2015

      Petrobras shares fall after Aldemir Bendine named new CEO

      Brazil’s oil group Petrobras on Friday appointed the head of one of the country’s biggest state-controlled banks as...

    2. February 5, 2015

      And the new CEO of Petrobras will be...

      Petrobras’s board is set to meet on Friday to appoint replacements for chief executive Maria das Graças Foster and five...

    3. November 23, 2014

      Brazilian police probe British property developer EcoHouse

      A British property developer that raised money from international investors to participate in a landmark Brazilian...

    4. beyondbrics

      October 23, 2014

      Brazil's election: fighting it out on social media

      With the end of Brazil’s elections approaching on October 26, the country’s smartphones are humming. Almost every group...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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”,...

    17. 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...

    18. 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,...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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,...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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