Search for Petroleo Brasileiro SA and
    1. 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 Reserve...

    2. May 20, 2015

      Petrobras probe looks to dig up corpse

      An investigation into corruption at Petrobras took a macabre turn on Wednesday as Brazil’s Congress sought to exhume the...

    Special Reports

    1. Brazil

      Brazil’s economy is sinking into recession, inflation is too high and senior figures i...
    2. Brazil & the US 2013

      Politics put to one side in sign of closer ties...
    Search more Special Reports on this topic.

    1. May 20, 2015

      China’s Bocom acquires Brazil’s Banco BBM

      Bank of Communications, China’s fifth-largest commercial bank by assets, has agreed to buy a controlling stake in Brazil’s...

    2. May 18, 2015

      Brazil’s political system broken, says former president

      Brazil’s political system is broken and reforms are needed to restore its credibility in the eyes of voters, according to...

    3. May 16, 2015

      Oil price plunge boosts Petrobras

      Petrobras, the oil producer engulfed in Brazil’s biggest corruption scandal, has delivered rare good news for investors...

    4. beyondbrics

      May 15, 2015

      Are markets too bearish on Brazil's currency?

      Brazil’s economy – as beyondbrics readers know – is in serious trouble, and the unorthodox policies of the country’s...

    5. May 14, 2015

      Brazil: Oily mess

      Petrobras: the key players In Brazil’s hyper-consumerist society, people are accustomed to paying for everything in...

    6. May 14, 2015

      Petrobras scandal looms large in Shell’s plan to buy BG Group

      As Royal Dutch Shell seeks to finalise its £55bn takeover of smaller UK-based rival BG Group, it will be closely watching...

    7. May 12, 2015

      Petrobras fallout and poor growth add to pressure on Rousseff

      Late last year, São Paulo’s Museu da Casa Brasileira, a design museum, staged an exhibition, “Excelência Italiana” (Italian...

    8. May 12, 2015

      Brazil must face consequences of an unravelling political system

      The severity of the crisis that has engulfed Brazil in the early part of President Dilma Rousseff’s second term has...

    9. May 7, 2015

      Brazil’s real buffeted by speculation over US rates

      Before Brazil’s largest company announced it had lost billions of dollars to corruption, few would have predicted that one...

    10. May 6, 2015

      Potential ‘fallen angels’ show impact of Brazil slowdown

      A darkening gloom hangs over Brazil’s economy. Analysts are steadily downgrading their growth projections for the economy...

    11. May 5, 2015

      Brazilian regulator probes former Petrobras board members

      Guido Mantega, Brazil’s former finance minister, is being investigated by the country’s market regulators for misleading...

    12. 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 rate to...

    13. May 4, 2015

      Prosecutors in Brazil investigate Lula for alleged influence peddling

      Brazil’s federal prosecutors have opened a preliminary investigation into the country’s wildly popular former leader Luiz...

    14. April 28, 2015

      Singapore rig builders feel impact of oil price slide

      Problems in the Brazilian and Mexican oil industries unleashed by the plunge in crude prices have ensnared two pillars of...

    15. 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 favourite...

    16. April 23, 2015

      Petrobras struggles with losses as probe drags on

      For a tense period on Wednesday evening, those gathered for the press conference of Brazil’s corruption-plagued Petrobras...

    17. April 23, 2015

      Brazil’s Petrobras takes $17bn hit

      Brazil’s Petrobras has estimated its losses from corruption at R$6.2bn (US$2.06bn) and taken a R$44.6bn impairment charge,...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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....

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

    Search for Petroleo Brasileiro SA and