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    1. Fast FT

      February 5, 2016

      Brazil's equity market: still without a pulse

      If 2015 was a disastrous year for Brazil’s equity capital markets then 2016 hasn’t got any better so far. Brazil’s...

    2. Fast FT

      January 25, 2016

      SBM to settle 'personal favouritism' charges

      SBM Offshore has settled “personal favouritism” charges brought by the Brazilian authorities against the Dutch...

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    1. The New Trade Routes: Brazil - UK

      The importance of Brazil as a potential large market for the UK was thrown into sharp ...
    2. Brazil

      Brazil’s economy is sinking into recession, inflation is too high and senior figures i...
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    1. January 24, 2016

      Petrobras scandal decimates BTG’s mutual fund business

      The vast corruption scandal at Petrobras, the oil group, has decimated the asset base of BTG Pactual with the Brazilian...

    2. January 21, 2016

      Keppel Corp suffers writedown in wake of Petrobras scandal

      Oil rig builder Keppel Corporation has reported a S$230m ($160m) writedown in the fourth quarter on projects connected...

    3. Fast FT

      January 19, 2016

      Brazil bears brunt of IMF downgrades

      That’s quite the red pen. The International Monetary Fund’s new economic output forecasts for Brazil are not pretty. It...

    4. Fast FT

      January 19, 2016

      BTG brings forward results, reveals 45% rise in income

      BTG Pactual has brought forward its fourth-quarter results to unveil a 45 per cent jump in net income as Brazil’s...

    5. Fast FT

      January 18, 2016

      Colombia's Ecopetrol become latest oil downgrade

      Colombia’s oil major, Ecopetrol, has been downgraded to a notch above junk status by Moody’s, as crude continues its...

    6. Fast FT

      January 14, 2016

      Brazilian stocks join bear market club

      The bear is back. Brazilian stocks officially fell back into bear market territory on Thursday as the relentless...

    7. January 12, 2016

      Petrobras cuts 5-year investment budget 25%

      Petrobras, the oil company at the centre of Brazil’s biggest corruption scandal, slashed its five-year investment plan...

    8. January 12, 2016

      State-backed debt growth lifts default fears

      Investor fears that the bloated sovereign debt market is beginning to pose risks to the world economy could soon be...

    9. Fast FT

      January 12, 2016

      Petrobras slashes $32bn from 5-year capex plan

      Petrobras, the oil company at the centre of Brazil’s largest ever corruption scandal, has slashed its five-year...

    10. Fast FT

      January 11, 2016

      BTG's Swiss unit loses incoming CIO

      The crisis at Brazil’s BTG Pactual seems to be causing havoc at BSI, the Swiss private bank it acquired last year,...

    11. January 11, 2016

      Brazil cans carnival as recession bites

      Pack away the nipple tassels and dismantle the floats: carnival has been cancelled. Towns and cities across Brazil are...

    12. Fast FT

      January 8, 2016

      Brazilian inflation creeps higher

      Well it’s not as bad as economists had expected, but Brazil’s annual inflation rate edged up to 10.67 per cent in...

    13. beyondbrics

      January 6, 2016

      Brazil may legitimately impeach its president - here's why

      Impeachment procedures against Dilma Rousseff, the president of Brazil, are finally under way. On three occasions last...

    14. January 5, 2016

      Fears mount over rise of sovereign-backed corporate debt

      More than $800bn of emerging market sovereign debt is being camouflaged by the growing use of bonds that offer implicit...

    15. Fast FT

      January 4, 2016

      Argentina and Brazil: trading places

      A peculiar role reversal is taking place between South America’s largest economies. Argentina, long the region’s...

    16. December 30, 2015

      Scandal-hit Petrobras faces new challenge

      At a Christmas breakfast with journalists, Aldemir Bendine, the chief executive of Petrobras, said Brazil’s...

    17. December 30, 2015

      Music shifts for credit investors in 2015

      The music kept playing in credit markets in 2015, but the tune definitely changed. The return of corporate credit...

    18. Fast FT

      December 24, 2015

      Markets in 2015: the darlings and the dogs

      As the holiday season kicks into high gear and the year draws to a close, fastFT has a look at some of the biggest...

    19. December 20, 2015

      BTG Pactual considers sale of commodity trading business

      BTG Pactual is considering the sale of its commodity trading arm as the Brazilian bank seeks to bolster its finances...

    20. Fast FT

      December 18, 2015

      Aggreko withdraws from Rio Olympics bid process

      Aggreko, the UK company that provided temporary power for the London 2012 Olympics, has withdrawn from a bidding...

    21. December 17, 2015

      Former BTG boss André Esteves released from jail

      Brazilian banker André Esteves was freed from jail on Thursday after spending nearly a month under arrest in relation...

    22. Fast FT

      December 17, 2015

      Ex-BTG chief Esteves to be released from jail

      Brazil’s Supreme Court has agreed to release former BTG Pactual chief executive officer André Esteves on bail, the...

    23. December 16, 2015

      Second rating agency cuts Brazil to junk

      Brazil's sovereign credit rating has been cut to junk by a second agency, prompting fears of selling by foreign and...

    24. Fast FT

      December 16, 2015

      An ugly 2015 for Brazil gets worse

      Could things possibly get any worse for Brazil? While 2015 has been a turbulent year for many emerging markets, Brazil...

    25. December 15, 2015

      Brazilian politicians targeted in anti-corruption raids

      Brazilian police have raided the home and offices of one of the country’s most powerful politicians as a deepening...

    26. Fast FT

      December 15, 2015

      Police raid home of powerful Brazilian lawmaker

      Brazilian police raided the home and office of Eduardo Cunha, the powerful speaker of the lower house of congress,...

    27. December 13, 2015

      Brazil battered by scandal and recession

      Fund managers that specialise in a single country usually find something positive to say about it, even if it is in the...

    28. December 9, 2015

      Brazil’s troubles deepen with ratings blow

      Brazil’s woes deepened on Wednesday as Moody’s Investors Service downgraded all ratings for embattled oil group...

    29. December 9, 2015

      BTG Pactual rout continues with 10% drop

      How low can BTG Pactual go?Shares in the embattled Brazilian investment bank are testing that out on Wednesday after...

    30. beyondbrics

      December 9, 2015

      Currency depreciation is silver lining of Brazil's recession

      Brazil is undergoing its most severe recession in decades, with GDP expected to contract more than 3 per cent this...

    31. December 4, 2015

      BTG Pactual secures R$6bn credit line to shore up liquidity

      BTG Pactual, Brazil’s largest independent investment bank, said it had secured a R$6bn (US$1.6bn) credit line from the...

    32. December 4, 2015

      Petrobras scandal brings forth art pieces seized from Brazil’s elite

      Art lovers in Brazil’s southern city of Curitiba have been treated to an unusual sort of show this year. “Works Under...

    33. December 2, 2015

      Rousseff faces impeachment proceedings

      Brazil’s Congress will start impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff, the head of the lower house...

    34. December 2, 2015

      André Esteves cedes control of Brazil’s BTG Pactual

      André Esteves, the former head of BTG Pactual, ceded control of Brazil’s largest independent investment bank to his...

    35. December 1, 2015

      Rousseff’s outlook goes from bad to worse

      With economists scrambling to revise forecasts for a deeper contraction this year, Brazil is in danger of not only...

    36. December 1, 2015

      Brazil’s economy shrinks by record 4.5%

      Brazil’s gross domestic product fell by a record 4.5 per cent year-on-year in the third quarter, confirming fears that...

    37. November 30, 2015

      BTG Pactual shares fall after CEO resigns amid corruption inquiry

      BTG Pactual shares plunged Monday after its chief executive and controlling shareholder André Esteves resigned amid a...

    38. November 30, 2015

      BTG Pactual: run for its money

      Two bedrock principles of post-crisis banking: short-term funding of investment banks is perilous and bank chiefs are...

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