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    1. April 20, 2015

      Petrobras and improving policy outlook help Brazil’s markets

      At the construction site of a wing of the prestigious Sirio-Libanes Hospital in São Paulo, a security guard recalls how...

    2. April 19, 2015

      Petrobras shares rise as company prepares to end results delay

      Investor optimism is rising that Brazil’s embattled state-owned oil company Petrobras will emerge from a crippling...

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    1. April 17, 2015

      Brazil’s Schahin hit by Petrobras scandal

      Brazil’s Schahin industrial group has filed for bankruptcy protection, becoming the third Petrobras contractor in as many...

    2. April 16, 2015

      Dilma Rousseff accused of ‘outsourcing’ top government posts

      The atmosphere at São Paulo’s mass political protests against President Dilma Rousseff’s government was carnival-like....

    3. April 15, 2015

      Brazilian police arrest Dilma Rousseff’s party treasurer

      Brazilian police arrested the treasurer of the country`s ruling Workers’ party on Wednesday, bringing a corruption scandal...

    4. April 15, 2015

      Petrobras shows corruption is now a high-stakes game in Brazil

      In the 1980s, corruption in Brazil was a simple, albeit sweaty, affair. The first challenge for any executive entrusted with...

    5. April 14, 2015

      Petrobras takes steps to avert a technical default

      Brazil’s embattled state-controlled oil company Petrobras said late on Monday that it expected to release its long-delayed...

    6. April 9, 2015

      Oil price holds key to success of Shell takeover

      Sometimes one number is all that matters. In the case of the proposed takeover of BG Group by Royal Dutch Shell, that number...

    7. April 6, 2015

      Judge in Batista trial charged with embezzlement

      Brazil’s landmark insider trading trial against Eike Batista, formerly the country’s richest man, has suffered its biggest...

    8. April 5, 2015

      Problems at Petrobras as investors seek damages

      Problems for Petrobras, the Brazilian oil company embroiled in what is believed to be the biggest corruption scandal in the...

    9. April 5, 2015

      Petrobras scandal prompts wave of investor lawsuits

      One of Sweden’s largest investors has pledged to take direct legal action against Petrobras, becoming the third large...

    10. April 2, 2015

      Poll blow to Rousseff over austerity plan

      Dilma Rousseff’s popularity has fallen to its lowest level in more than four years as Brazilians reject her government’s...

    11. March 31, 2015

      Petrobras independent director to quit board

      An independent director of Brazil’s Petrobras has voiced a vote of no-confidence in the government’s handling of problems at...

    12. March 29, 2015

      Bright spots in a region blighted by graft

      Five years ago, Petrobras raised $70bn in the biggest ever equity offering; rich pickings given the easy credit and soaring...

    13. March 27, 2015

      Vale chief nominated to be next chairman of scandal-hit Petrobras

      Brazil’s government has selected Vale chief executive Murilo Ferreira as its preferred long-term candidate to lead the board...

    14. March 27, 2015

      Week in Review, March 28

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Porat move to Google fuels brain drain...

    15. March 27, 2015

      New Petrobras chairman is government ally

      Petrobras, the oil company mired in Brazil’s biggest corruption scandal, has appointed a staunch government ally as its new...

    16. March 26, 2015

      Petrobras-linked Brazil builder files for bankruptcy

      Brazilian builder Galvão Engenharia has filed for bankruptcy protection, becoming the first large construction company to...

    17. March 26, 2015

      Eike Batista’s fall from grace

      To the untrained eye, it was a Fabergé egg, a pristine example of the multimillion-dollar ornament produced by the favoured...

    18. March 25, 2015

      Petrobras scandal mars Brazil’s efforts to tame bureaucracy

      There could hardly be a better symbol of a bloated bureaucracy gone haywire than Petrobras, the government-controlled but...

    19. March 25, 2015

      Excessive red tape hampers Brazil’s progress and leaves logistics in a tangle

      Brazil’s infrastructure lags behind that of many of its neighbours, as well as that of global peers. In the World Economic...

    20. March 25, 2015

      Industrial innovations promise much for Brazil, yet fail to reach their potential

      On January 26, Brazil’s state-controlled oil company Petrobras announced that its biodiesel unit planned to triple...

    21. March 25, 2015

      Petrobras scandal knocks broader Brazilian oil industry

      Rogério Caffaro is in a surprisingly good mood for someone who works in Brazil’s crisis-ridden oil and gas industry. The...

    22. March 22, 2015

      Brazil’s fall from grace of its own making

      Brazil is in crisis. Earlier this month, more than 1m protesters took to the streets to voice their discontent. Much of the...

    23. March 20, 2015

      Brazil: At breaking point

      Emilio Pastore normally spends the weekend visiting his elderly parents or taking a quiet bike ride in the countryside...

    24. March 17, 2015

      Petrobras: cashing out

      Petrobras, the Brazilian state oil company, has a serious image problem (and not just the recent scandal). The market simply...

    25. March 17, 2015

      Blow to Rousseff as PT treasurer charged

      The treasurer of Brazil’s ruling Workers’ party has been formally charged over the Petrobras corruption scandal, dealing a...

    26. March 16, 2015

      Brazil’s poor turn their backs on Rousseff

      Protesters call for Rousseff impeachment Among the estimated 1m Brazilians who took to the streets of São Paulo on Sunday to...

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      March 16, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Vladimir Putin was ready to put the country’s nuclear weapons on alert during...

    28. March 15, 2015

      One million join anti-Rousseff protests in Brazil

      Brazil protests More than a million protesters took to the streets of Brazil on Sunday to call for the impeachment of...

    29. March 11, 2015

      Petrobras scandal lays bare Brazil’s political fragilities

      Going by the first two months of her second term, Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff is in for a brutal four years until her...

    30. March 9, 2015

      Brazilian real falls to 11-year low over risk to austerity plan

      Brazil’s real plunged to a near 11-year low on opening in São Paulo amid concerns that rising political risk could threaten...

    31. beyondbrics

      March 9, 2015

      Brazilians voice their anger as currency and economy continue their collapse

      The Brazilian real continued its collapse on Monday, passing the barrier of R$3.10 to the US dollar just three trading days...

    32. March 8, 2015

      Cunha claims Petrobras corruption probe ‘being politicised’

      The powerful head of Brazil’s lower house of Congress, Eduardo Cunha, attacked as “political” his inclusion in a sweeping...

    33. March 8, 2015

      Swiss banks drawn into Petrobras scandal

      Documents released by a Brazilian court have outlined the alleged use of Swiss bank accounts for the payment of bribes in...

    34. March 7, 2015

      Top politicians named in Petrobras scandal

      The heads of Brazil’s two houses of Congress, former ministers and an ex-president are among a list of 54 names who will be...

    35. March 4, 2015

      Petrobras scandal threatens to scupper Brazil austerity drive

      Brazil’s currency slid to a 10-year low against the dollar on Wednesday as concerns grew that a corruption scandal at...

    36. March 3, 2015

      Petrobras fall from grace roils wider Lat Am debt markets

      Moody’s decision last week to strip Brazil’s oil company Petrobras of its investment grade status and send it two notches...

    37. February 25, 2015

      Moody’s cuts Transocean to junk

      Transocean, one of the world’s largest offshore drilling contractors, has had its debt cut to junk by Moody’s because of the...

    38. beyondbrics

      February 25, 2015

      Brazil: 10 good reasons to think the two-month-old government will go

      So much is going wrong in Brazil that it is hard to keep up. For years, critics have accused the government of incompetence....

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