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    1. 17 hours ago

      Brazil to ease Petrobras pressure with offshore oil bill

      Brazil’s congress is likely to pass a landmark bill that could ease financial pressure on state-controlled oil company...

    2. July 3, 2015

      Week in Review, July 4

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    1. July 2, 2015

      Petrobras corruption losses may be larger

      Brazilian prosecutors on Thursday said that Petrobras’ official estimates for losses it had suffered from corruption were...

    2. July 2, 2015

      Dilma Rousseff struggles to regain control of her approval ratings

      Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff wrapped up a four-day visit to the US this week with a ride in a driverless car at...

    3. July 1, 2015

      Petrobras: not well

      Petrobras is at the bottom of a financial hole, dug by over-investment and a weak oil price. Debt is high. Negative free...

    4. June 30, 2015

      Petrobras chief pledges revolutionary focus on the investor

      When Petrobras chief executive Aldemir Bendine presented the Brazilian oil company’s new investment plan on Monday night, he...

    5. June 29, 2015

      Petrobras slashes investment to cut debt

      Petrobras, Brazil’s state-owned oil company, has slashed its five-year investment plan and production forecasts as it seeks...

    6. June 19, 2015

      Brazil arrests top construction bosses in Petrobras probe

      Police arrested two of Brazil’s most powerful industrialists early on Friday morning, ratcheting up a sweeping investigation...

    7. June 17, 2015

      Watchdog asks Rousseff to defend accounts

      Brazil’s government budget watchdog has summoned President Dilma Rousseff to explain alleged irregularities in the federal...

    8. June 14, 2015

      Make a beeline for the tales of woe few want to hold

      Here’s an investment strategy: sell Google, buy Ukrainian banks. Investors are constantly told to avoid running with the...

    9. June 11, 2015

      Seadrill: bit of bother

      Ten years ago Seadrill, the Norwegian oil rig company, bobbed up from nowhere. John Fredriksen, the shipping magnate who...

    10. June 11, 2015

      Petrobras scandal ensnares Brazil’s biggest power group

      A corruption case afflicting Brazilian oil company Petrobras has spread to the country’s largest electricity company...

    11. June 4, 2015

      Why investors will make 100-year loans

      Petrobras is a Brazilian state oil company engulfed last year by a multibillion-dollar bribery and kickback scandal. Would...

    12. June 1, 2015

      Petrobras returns to selling debt with rare century bond

      Petrobras has made a defiant return to international capital markets after being shunned by investors for more than a year,...

    13. FT Alphaville

      June 1, 2015

      The 100-year carwash

      Click above for the prospectus for the 100-year bond being marketed on Monday by Petrobras, the Brazilian state-owned oil...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. May 14, 2015

      Brazil: Oily mess

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

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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,...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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....

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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