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    1. August 28, 2015

      Brazil’s economy slips into recession

      Brazil’s economy officially slipped into recession in the second quarter as high inflation, plummeting consumer...

    2. August 27, 2015

      Frictions shake Brazil’s ruling coalition

      Brazil’s swirling political crisis gained momentum this week with new signs of friction between President Dilma...

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    1. August 20, 2015

      Brazil cleans up its act, so should Mexico

      Nobody here can do the maths!” Alberto Youssef despaired in an expletive-filled phone conversation wiretapped by...

    2. August 20, 2015

      Brazil jobless rate hits five-year high

      Brazil’s unemployment rate rose sharply in July to its highest level in five years, in the latest sign of the country’s...

    3. August 17, 2015

      Rousseff battles a sense of crisis in Brazil

      Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s president, can rest easier this week after Sunday’s anti-government marches lacked the...

    4. August 16, 2015

      Fresh Brazilian protests pile pressure on Dilma Rousseff

      Brazilians staged mass protests on Sunday, voicing anger over a grinding recession and a corruption scandal that has...

    5. August 16, 2015

      The growing disaffection in Brazil with Dilma Rousseff

      It is sometimes said that Brazil tries every approach to economics until it finally chooses the right one. Over the...

    6. August 9, 2015

      Record $253bn in long-dated debt issued this year

      International companies and governments worldwide are issuing record sums of long-dated debt as investors bet on...

    7. August 7, 2015

      Petrobras profits dive 90 per cent

      Brazil`s state-controlled oil company Petrobras reported a 90 per cent fall in net profit in the second quarter from...

    8. August 6, 2015

      Congressional cracks appear in Brazil austerity plan

      Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff faced a fresh setback to her efforts to restore the country’s sinking public finances...

    9. August 6, 2015

      Brazil corruption clampdown may yet prove to be Rousseff’s legacy

      Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff chose a recent trip to the US to vent about a topic evidently close to her heart —...

    10. August 4, 2015

      Brazilian prosecutors arrest former Lula aide in Petrobras probe

      Brazilian prosecutors on Monday alleged that José Dirceu, a former chief-of-staff to ex-President Luiz Inácio Lula da...

    11. July 30, 2015

      Brazil implicates Italy’s Saipem for bribery with Petrobras

      Brazilian prosecutors allege bribes of artworks and cash were paid on behalf of Saipem, the Italian oil services...

    12. July 29, 2015

      Arrest brings Odebrecht into the spotlight

      When Marcelo Odebrecht was transferred to prison last week after his company was charged with cheating Petrobras out of...

    13. July 28, 2015

      S&P warns Brazil credit rating at risk

      Standard & Poor’s warned Brazil on Tuesday that its investment grade rating was at risk as falling growth and political...

    14. July 27, 2015

      Brazilian prosecutors take step closer to political elite

      Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Brazil’s firebrand former president, told a weekend meeting of trade unionists that the...

    15. July 24, 2015

      Executives look set to face corruption charges in Brazil

      Brazilian prosecutors on Friday formally charged executives from two of the country’s largest business groups in...

    16. July 22, 2015

      Cut to Brazil budget target hits markets

      Brazil has slashed its estimates for balancing its budget this year, sending markets lower amid fears the move could...

    17. July 22, 2015

      Recession and graft: the growing rot in Brazil

      Incompetence, arrogance and corruption have shattered Brazil’s magic spell. Combined with the end of the commodity...

    18. July 22, 2015

      Petrobras prosecutors look overseas

      An investigation into alleged corruption at Petrobras, the Brazilian state-owned oil company, is spreading...

    19. July 20, 2015

      Oil: some crude numbers

      Having stabilised during the spring, crude oil is experiencing a summer swoon. The Brent oil benchmark has dropped to...

    20. FT Alphaville

      July 15, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      The International Monetary Fund has sent a strong signal that it may walk away from Greece’s new bailout programme,...

    21. July 15, 2015

      Brazil police raid homes of former president and two congressmen

      Brazilian police raided the homes of former president and current Senator Fernando Collor and two other sitting...

    22. July 14, 2015

      Eletrobrás ruling exposes impact of Brazil’s heavy hand

      When the Brazilian government was accused last year of violating minority shareholder rights at Eletrobrás, the listed...

    23. July 5, 2015

      Brazil to ease Petrobras pressure with offshore oil bill

      Brazil’s congress is likely to pass a landmark bill that could ease financial pressure on state-controlled oil company...

    24. July 3, 2015

      Week in Review, July 4

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. BP bolstered by $18.7bn settlement...

    25. July 2, 2015

      Petrobras corruption losses may be larger

      Brazilian prosecutors on Thursday said that Petrobras’ official estimates for losses it had suffered from corruption...

    26. July 2, 2015

      Dilma Rousseff struggles to regain control of her approval ratings

      Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff wrapped up a four-day visit to the US this week with a ride in a driverless car at...

    27. July 1, 2015

      Petrobras: not well

      Petrobras is at the bottom of a financial hole, dug by over-investment and a weak oil price. Debt is high. Negative...

    28. June 30, 2015

      Petrobras chief pledges revolutionary focus on the investor

      When Petrobras chief executive Aldemir Bendine presented the Brazilian oil company’s new investment plan on Monday...

    29. June 29, 2015

      Petrobras slashes investment to cut debt

      Petrobras, Brazil’s state-owned oil company, has slashed its five-year investment plan and production forecasts as it...

    30. June 19, 2015

      Brazil arrests top construction bosses in Petrobras probe

      Police arrested two of Brazil’s most powerful industrialists early on Friday morning, ratcheting up a sweeping...

    31. June 17, 2015

      Watchdog asks Rousseff to defend accounts

      Brazil’s government budget watchdog has summoned President Dilma Rousseff to explain alleged irregularities in the...

    32. June 14, 2015

      Make a beeline for the tales of woe few want to hold

      Here’s an investment strategy: sell Google, buy Ukrainian banks. Investors are constantly told to avoid running with...

    33. June 11, 2015

      Seadrill: bit of bother

      Ten years ago Seadrill, the Norwegian oil rig company, bobbed up from nowhere. John Fredriksen, the shipping magnate...

    34. June 11, 2015

      Petrobras scandal ensnares Brazil’s biggest power group

      A corruption case afflicting Brazilian oil company Petrobras has spread to the country’s largest electricity company...

    35. June 4, 2015

      Why investors will make 100-year loans

      Petrobras is a Brazilian state oil company engulfed last year by a multibillion-dollar bribery and kickback scandal....

    36. June 1, 2015

      Petrobras returns to selling debt with rare century bond

      Petrobras has made a defiant return to international capital markets after being shunned by investors for more than a...

    37. FT Alphaville

      June 1, 2015

      The 100-year carwash

      Click above for the prospectus for the 100-year bond being marketed on Monday by Petrobras, the Brazilian state-owned...

    38. FT Alphaville

      May 21, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Don’t expect that rate rise anytime soon. Minutes from the latest Federal...

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