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    1. October 28, 2014

      Rousseff’s re-election triggers Brazil market turmoil

      Just 10 minutes after Brazil’s last state finished voting on Sunday night, more than 95 per cent of the country’s near-150m...

    2. October 27, 2014

      US energy retreats on bearish Goldman call

      Energy companies weighed on the broader market as Goldman Sachs trimmed its outlook for North American crude prices, sending...

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    1. October 27, 2014

      Brazil: stuck in the valleys

      Brazil only discovered its tallest mountain, Pico de Neblina, in 1950 due to it being permanently shrouded in cloud. That...

    2. October 27, 2014

      Divided Brazil awaits Rousseff after poll win

      Dilma Rousseff wins Brazil poll In her victory speech, President Dilma Rousseff said she did not believe the nation’s...

    3. October 21, 2014

      Dilma Rousseff faces fresh pressure over Petrobras refinery costs

      In an election that has been marred by allegations of corruption in state oil company Petrobras, even worse news is around...

    4. October 20, 2014

      India/Brazil: A tale of two subsidies

      “The value of Petrobras . . . is a growing value. Everyone who has invested in Petrobras will make lots of money.” President...

    5. October 19, 2014

      Rousseff admits to Petrobras wrongdoing

      Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has admitted wrongdoing at Petrobras in a bid to put a corruption scandal at the...

    6. October 17, 2014

      Rousseff and Neves revert to personal attacks in debate

      The contenders in Brazil’s presidential election reverted to personal attacks on Thursday night’s debate in a bid to break a...

    7. October 15, 2014

      Petrobras scandal adds fuel to Brazil’s fiery election campaign

      Common wisdom has it that Brazilians have become so desensitised to political scandals – so frequent are they on all sides...

    8. October 15, 2014

      Rousseff and Neves lock horns over Petrobras corruption in Brazil debate

      Brazil’s presidential candidates locked horns over corruption in the country’s state oil company Petrobras and faltering...

    9. beyondbrics

      October 14, 2014

      Scandal in Brazil: who cares?

      Do Brazilian voters care whether their politicians are corrupt? More particularly, do they care about political scandal at...

    10. beyondbrics

      October 14, 2014

      Evidence of Paulo Roberto Costa

      This is a transcript of evidence given in a public hearing by Paulo Roberto Costa, former director of refining and supply at...

    11. October 13, 2014

      Petrobras blamed for stalling Brazilian airline growth

      Petrobras’s fuel pricing policy threatens to put the brakes on Brazil’s airline industry, the world’s third-biggest domestic...

    12. beyondbrics

      October 9, 2014

      Silva's base edges closer to backing Neves in Brazil

      The coalition of small parties behind Marina Silva are edging closer to supporting Aécio Neves of the pro-business PSDB...

    13. October 6, 2014

      CareFusion and BD jump after M&A deal

      CareFusion, a global medical technology company, and Becton, Dickinson & Co led the S&P 500 after they jointly announced...

    14. beyondbrics

      October 4, 2014

      Tough week for pollsters as Dilma bounces back

      If you think you’ve had a tough week, spare a thought for Brazil’s beleaguered political consultants. As Sunday’s...

    15. September 21, 2014

      Election war is a battle of styles as Silva forces Rousseff to transform campaign

      If Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva is an actress, she is a good one. In a moving speech last week in Fortaleza...

    16. beyondbrics

      September 17, 2014

      Brazil stock index jumps on presidential poll

      Presidential candidate Aécio Neves receives minor boost in polls Brazil’s benchmark stock index staged one of its most...

    17. beyondbrics

      September 9, 2014

      Petrobras scandal returns to haunt Dilma

      Just as President Dilma Rousseff thought she had put a scandal affecting state-owned oil company Petrobras behind her, it...

    18. September 2, 2014

      Rivals try to stop Silva’s rise in Brazil

      Marina Silva, the charismatic new entrant in Brazil’s tight election campaign, came under fierce fire from her rivals in the...

    19. August 27, 2014

      Silva shakes up Brazilian election

      Marina Silva, Brazil’s newest presidential candidate, is proving to be a serious contender in the October election after a...

    20. August 10, 2014

      Brazil’s Petrobras: Tarred by corruption

      After years of allegedly secret dealings, the men at the centre of what is potentially Brazil’s biggest corruption case made...

    21. beyondbrics

      July 24, 2014

      Guest post: Colombia's oil appeal - will operators be convinced?

      By Mat Youkee of UK Colombia Trade Colombia’s oil and gas industry – the key driver of the country’s growth over the last...

    22. July 14, 2014

      Brazil investors take World Cup defeat to the polls

      Following its shock 7-1 defeat against Germany last week in their World Cup semi-final, the market value of Brazil’s...

    23. July 10, 2014

      Corporate bond sales hit five-year highs

      Global companies have turned to international debt markets in the first half of 2014 to meet their funding needs, seizing on...

    24. July 9, 2014

      Petrobras: Could bad news be good?

      Could the horrendous result for Brazil’s football team yesterday actually lift Petrobras’ share price? We’re interested,...

    25. June 26, 2014

      Reliance Industries: love and hate

      Energy companies in emerging markets are hostage to their governments. You hate that; everyone hates that. Investors pay...

    26. June 25, 2014

      Petrobras to pay nearly $7bn for more production rights

      Petrobras, the world’s most indebted oil producer, is under pressure to come up with extra cash after Brazil’s government...

    27. June 11, 2014

      Vallourec warns of reduced Brazilian demand

      Shares in Vallourec fell 12 per cent as the French steel pipes maker warned on Wednesday that profits this year would be hit...

    28. June 11, 2014

      Vallourec: pipe dreams

      To err is human, to forgive divine. In that case, Vallourec shareholders truly are angelic. After three profit warnings in...

    29. June 4, 2014

      Brazil stocks poised for World Cup boost

      If you ask the stock pickers, it is official – Brazil will win the World Cup. Goldman Sachs uses statistical analysis to...

    30. May 25, 2014

      Maersk rejects claims of bribery over Brazil shipping contracts

      The Denmark-based Maersk Group has rejected allegations that it bribed an official of Brazil’s state-owned Petrobras to...

    31. May 14, 2014

      Tackling Brazil’s crisis of confidence tops Rousseff challenger’s list

      Brazil’s presidential elections in October are shaping up to be a three-horse race. In the lead with approval ratings of...

    32. May 4, 2014

      Brazil’s Olympian World Cup blues

      Poor Dilma Rousseff. Brazil’s president projects the tedious aura of the efficiency of Angela Merkel, except with the...

    33. May 4, 2014

      Former governor offers Brazil new option for president

      Eduardo Campos provides a straightforward prognosis for what is ailing Brazil. The former governor of Brazil’s northeastern...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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