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  1. April 20, 2014

    The beautiful game exposes Brazil’s ugly flaws

    The World Cup kicks off in less than two months when the hosts, Brazil, take on Croatia in São Paulo on June 12. That is...

  2. April 14, 2014

    Rousseff hits back at Petrobras criticism

    Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff lashed out at critics of her government’s management of Petrobras for the first time on...

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  1. April 13, 2014

    Pressure mounts on Brazil’s Rousseff over Petrobras allegations

    Pressure is mounting on Brazil’s ruling coalition to answer corruption allegations against Petrobras, the country’s largest...

  2. beyondbrics

    March 27, 2014

    Mixed signals amid Rousseff polls

    Normally investors buy on rumour and sell on fact. In Brazil this month, the reverse seemed to happen. Investors last week...

  3. March 26, 2014

    Big projects fuel northeast Brazil’s push to keep momentum

    As the bus enters the site of the future industrial zone, an expanse of civil construction works stretches as far as the eye...

  4. March 26, 2014

    Suape refinery wins political support despite escalating cost

    Six years ago this month, Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and his late Venezuelan counterpart, Hugo...

  5. March 26, 2014

    Investors edgy in case  Rousseff loosens her straitjacket

    A few days ago a strange thing happened to the shares of Petrobras, the Brazilian state-owned oil company. A rumour swept...

  6. March 23, 2014

    Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff under fire over Petrobras deal

    Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff is battling calls for a congressional inquiry into accusations state-owned oil company...

  7. March 18, 2014

    Petrobras in criminal bribery probe

    Public prosecutors in Brazil have opened a criminal investigation into Petrobras over allegations it accepted bribes from a...

  8. March 12, 2014

    Brazil to probe Petrobras bribe claims

    Brazil will send a special commission to the Netherlands to look into allegations that state-run oil company Petrobras...

  9. February 26, 2014

    Petrobras cuts $16bn from investment plan

    Petrobras has sliced $16bn off its five-year investment plan, as Brazil’s petrol subsidies have strained the finances of the...

  10. February 17, 2014

    Debt ratios: the beautiful game

    Are you too fat? Mass is an absolute measure, but the question is vexed all the same. Whatever the doctor may say, it is not...

  11. January 26, 2014

    Emerging market oil groups out of favour

    National oil companies from emerging economies have fallen out of favour on stock markets over the past year relative to...

  12. January 23, 2014

    Gazprom: illusory argument

    Sure – it lives in Vladimir Putin’s Russia. In fact, Mr Putin’s government owns half of it. And to be honest, the remainder...

  13. January 20, 2014

    Petrobras: for a few dollars more

    You cannot really blame the buyers. One of the only ways to fuel up bond portfolio yields in recent years has been with...

  14. January 20, 2014

    Companies flock to Europe to raise cash

    A growing number of global multinationals are turning to the European debt capital markets to raise funds, taking advantage...

  15. beyondbrics

    January 2, 2014

    Brazil – good riddance, 2013

    When the clock struck midnight on New Year’s eve this week, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff probably breathed a huge sigh...

  16. December 30, 2013

    Petrobras: coming up for air

    When Peru’s energy minister was looking for a “world class” model to use as a benchmark for the soon-to-be-privatised...

  17. beyondbrics

    December 9, 2013

    PetroPeru hopes to follow in steps of Ecopetrol

    When it comes to energy in Latin America, all eyes have been on Mexico’s plans to open its oil industry to private...

  18. November 29, 2013

    Brazil raises fuel prices holds off changes to subsidies

    Brazil’s state-controlled oil company, Petrobras, has agreed to raise fuel prices but failed to deliver a transparent...

  19. beyondbrics

    November 21, 2013

    Will Petrobras bite the bullet and raise petrol prices?

    It’s going to be a nail-biting few days ahead for Petrobras’s investors, Brazil’s ethanol industry and anyone with a car in...

  20. November 13, 2013

    PetroChina and Cnooc ink deals in Americas

    Chinese state oil companies have inked two fresh deals in the Americas, as they continue to expand abroad to meet China’s...

  21. November 4, 2013

    Fall of Brazil’s Batista embarrasses President Dilma Rousseff

    There must be moments in every politician’s career that make them cringe when recalling later on. For Brazil’s President...

  22. November 3, 2013

    Brazil’s oil groups fail to live up to hype

    Bewitched by the sales pitch of its charming founder, investors had high hopes for the Brazilian oil company. But several...

  23. October 31, 2013

    EM investors shun state-controlled stocks

    Asset managers always fear the heavy hand of the state tampering with their investments. But rarely have they shunned...

  24. October 28, 2013

    Leaks have weakened American control of the web

    From the moment they appeared, Edward Snowden’s revelations have been making life awkward for Barack Obama. Before his first...

  25. October 26, 2013

    Petrobras to shine light on fuel subsidy

    Petrobras said it would provide greater transparency on a controversial fuel subsidy that it unofficially provides to help...

  26. beyondbrics

    October 26, 2013

    [snap]: Brazil eyes fuel price hikes

    Has the Brazilian government been reading the FT’s running coverage of Petrobras’s financial woes – including this must read...

  27. October 24, 2013

    Brazil congratulates itself for auction with one bidder

    For most auctioneers, the appearance of only one buyer is usually seen as a disappointment. After all, what kind of auction...

  28. October 22, 2013

    Pre-salt oilfield creates biggest challenge yet for Petrobras

    When Brazil’s first “pre-salt” discoveries were announced in 2007 and 2008, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Brazil’s...

  29. October 22, 2013

    Petrobras: first among equals

    How the might-have-beens have fallen. The “auction” for the right to develop Brazil’s Libra oilfield turned out to be no...

  30. beyondbrics

    October 21, 2013

    Brazil: the oil auction that never was

    Going, going, gone! After months of hype, excitement, protests, and lawsuits, Brazil finally auctioned off its biggest ever...

  31. October 21, 2013

    Consortium wins Brazil deepwater oilfield auction

    A consortium led by Anglo-Dutch oil major Shell, France’s Total and PetroChina and its sister company Cnooc, won the bid for...

  32. October 20, 2013

    Brazil pledges to press ahead with landmark oil auction

    Brazil has vowed to press ahead with Monday’s auction of the first of its giant offshore oil discoveries to be sold under a...

  33. October 17, 2013

    Petrobras: Unfulfilled potential

    Pharaoh’s motel in the industrial outskirts of São Paulo is typical of Brazil’s 5,000 secretive “love hotels” found in the...

  34. FT Alphaville

    October 14, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - The San Francisco exodus. - Why the Efficient Markets Hypothesis merited a Nobel. - What’s an...

  35. October 14, 2013

    ONGC raises stake in Petrobras field

    Oil and Natural Gas Corp will invest $500m to acquire an additional 12 per cent stake in a Brazilian oilfield from...

  36. beyondbrics

    October 9, 2013

    EM headwinds to sweep through Q3 earnings season

    It was only two paragraphs long. But the fallout from a surprise sales warning issued by Unilever last week was anything but...

  37. October 4, 2013

    Moody’s cuts debt ratings of Petrobras

    Moody’s has downgraded the rating of Petrobras, in a blow to the Brazilian state-owned oil company that is in the middle of...

  38. beyondbrics

    October 4, 2013

    [snap]: Moody's downgrades Petrobras

    Moody’s strikes again. After cutting its outlook on Brazil’s sovereign debt ratings earlier on Thursday, the ratings agency...

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