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    1. 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...

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      February 25, 2015

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

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    1. February 25, 2015

      Brazil hit by Petrobras downgrade

      Brazilian bonds, equities and currency were rocked on Wednesday after Moody’s cut its ratings of state-controlled oil...

    2. February 22, 2015

      Multinationals face scrutiny on Petrobras

      It was over lunch some years ago that Paulo Roberto Costa, a former executive of Brazil’s state-owned oil company Petrobras,...

    3. February 20, 2015

      Building groups sued in Petrobras probe

      Brazilian prosecutors have filed a R$4.47bn suit against six of the country’s largest construction companies for alleged...

    4. February 16, 2015

      Rolls-Royce vows to co-operate with Petrobras investigation

      Rolls-Royce has said it will co-operate with Brazilian authorities if they press ahead with an investigation into...

    5. February 15, 2015

      Rolls-Royce accused in Petrobras scandal

      Rolls-Royce has been accused of involvement in a multibillion-dollar bribery and kickback scheme at Petrobras, Brazil’s...

    6. February 15, 2015

      The $100m man’s guide to Brazilian graft

      One October night in 2011 in Milan, Italy, a group of four Brazilian businessmen linked to Petrobras, Brazil’s state-owned...

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      February 11, 2015

      Mexico: car quotas and soapy South American fish

      Just over a month to go, and Mexican car exports to Argentina and Brazil (which Mexico has overtaken as No. 1 Latin American...

    8. February 11, 2015

      Brazil waxes and wanes

      Traders search the world for juicy interest rates to back “the carry trade” — borrowing at a low rate to invest at a higher...

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      February 10, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. HSBC could be hit by fresh legal action in the UK and the US after the leak of...

    10. February 9, 2015

      Petrobras scandal draws in foreign investors

      Two major Singaporean shipbuilders and three Brazilian companies with Japanese shareholders have been accused of paying...

    11. 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 chief...

    12. 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...

    13. February 5, 2015

      Petrobras scandal adds to brewing storm for Dilma Rousseff

      When Petrobras chief executive officer, Maria das Graças Foster, was meeting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff this week to...

    14. February 5, 2015

      Brazilian party treasurer questioned in Petrobras corruption case

      Brazilian police have questioned the treasurer of the ruling Workers’ party (PT), about alleged corruption in Petrobras, in...

    15. February 4, 2015

      Brazilian government scrambles to find new leader for Petrobras

      Wanted: new chief executive for one of the world’s most indebted oil companies, currently under investigation for its role...

    16. February 4, 2015

      Big oil is not the biggest victim of cheap crude

      If only oil-producing countries that got into trouble could merge, bring in fresh management, lay off citizens, cut costs...

    17. February 4, 2015

      Petrobras: Timeline of a scandal

      Maria das Graças Foster, the embattled head of Petrobras, and five other executives have resigned over the corruption...

    18. February 4, 2015

      Petrobras chief and 5 executives resign over scandal

      The chief executive of Petrobras and five other executives have resigned over the corruption scandal in the Brazilian...

    19. February 4, 2015

      Q&A: Scandal leaves Petrobras’s future at risk

      Investors in Petrobras could be forgiven for wondering what on earth is going on at Brazil’s state-controlled oil company...

    20. February 4, 2015

      Petrobras chief Maria das Graças Foster poised to step down

      Maria das Graças Foster, the embattled head of Petrobras, is set to step down to help resolve a crippling corruption scandal...

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      February 3, 2015

      Petrobras flies on rumours of CEO swap, but who will take the job?

      If Petrobras’s chief executive Maria das Graças Foster had any doubts about her popularity among investors she only had to...

    22. February 3, 2015

      Rosneft: new rules, old story

      Changing the rules at a critical moment in the game is unsettling, even if the new rules make sense. And applying those...

    23. January 30, 2015

      Maria das Graças Foster, Petrobras chief

      Maria das Graças Foster is no average Brazilian executive. For a start, the chief executive of Petrobras is a woman — in...

    24. January 30, 2015

      Mopping up after the mess at Petrobras

      Petrobras represents the best and worst of Brazil. Its technical competence is renowned and it has vast deep sea reserves....

    25. January 28, 2015

      Petrobras: dancing around the issue

      In the sedate UK, the young people crowd the clubs and the fogeys stay home. Not in Brazil. At Carnival time, everyone gets...

    26. January 28, 2015

      Petrobras draws a blank on cost of fraud scandal

      Brazil's Petrobras has admitted it is so far unable to calculate how much money was stolen from the company in a vast...

    27. January 25, 2015

      Battered energy groups brace for spending cuts

      The world’s biggest energy companies are preparing to cut billions of dollars from capital spending as they set out plans...

    28. January 25, 2015

      Rousseff’s dream of Brazilian shipbuilding titan in deep water

      In 2012, Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff visited the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul to tour a project close to the...

    29. January 21, 2015

      Private equity circles Brazilian projects amid Petrobras fallout

      Brazilian construction groups’ inability to raise finance for large-scale projects, after being caught up in the Petrobras...

    30. January 13, 2015

      Contractors caught in Petrobras scandal

      The fallout from a scandal at Brazil’s Petrobras deepened on Tuesday with the downgrade of the credit ratings of several of...

    31. January 7, 2015

      Fears grow over fallout from Petrobras corruption scandal

      Fears are growing over the systemic impact of the corruption scandal at Petrobras, Brazil’s state oil producer, as one of...

    32. December 29, 2014

      Scandal is an Olympic hurdle for Brazil

      Ever since Rio de Janeiro won the bid to host the 2016 Olympics five years ago, the game’s organising committee has faced...

    33. December 29, 2014

      Petrobras finds itself in deep water

      There are not many executives who have asked their boss three times whether they should be fired and survived. Maria das...

    34. December 17, 2014

      Bruised oil drillers recover from rout

      Oil drillers Nabors Industries, Noble Corp and Transocean surged as investors returned to the companies left with the...

    35. December 11, 2014

      Six US law firms eye class-action lawsuits against Petrobras

      Six US law firms say they have begun class-action proceedings against Petrobras in an effort to recoup money for US...

    36. December 2, 2014

      Brazil becomes an international hub for research and development

      It is easy to see why BG Group of the UK is an enthusiastic investor in Brazil. The company hit the landmark 100,000 barrels...

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      November 26, 2014

      Brazil's budget law: wiping the slate clean?

      It was close, but they didn’t make it. The political fixers of Brazil’s government had hoped to push through a bill on...

    38. November 25, 2014

      US seeks documents from Brazil’s Petrobras

      The US Securities and Exchange Commission has issued a subpoena to Brazil’s Petrobras for documents relating to an...

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