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    1. Fast FT

      August 12, 2016

      Petrobras notches first quarterly profit in a year

      Petrobras has posted its first quarterly profit in a year as Brazil’s state-controlled oil company struggles to emerge...

    2. Fast FT

      August 10, 2016

      Brazilian inflation eases less than expected in July

      Brazilian inflation eased in July but don’t expect the country’s central bank to cut its sky high interest rates any...

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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 ...
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      Brazil’s economy is sinking into recession, inflation is too high and senior figures i...
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    1. July 30, 2016

      Lula da Silva and six others to be tried

      Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and investment banker André Esteves are among a group of defendants...

    2. July 29, 2016

      Statoil pays $2.5bn for stake in Brazilian offshore field

      Statoil has agreed to pay Petrobras $2.5bn for a majority stake in a Brazilian offshore oil licence, marking the...

    3. July 28, 2016

      Lula appeals to UN over Petrobras judge

      Brazil’s former president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, has filed a petition to the UN seeking protection from alleged...

    4. Nick Butler

      July 25, 2016

      Petrobras at risk as Brazil's endless crisis deepens

      With so much attention focused on the questions of Brexit and the American presidential election it is miss the...

    5. July 18, 2016

      Scandal-hit Petrobras reels as corruption claims persist

      Aggrieved investors in Brazil’s Petrobras have suffered over the past two years as an investigation into the state-run...

    6. July 18, 2016

      ‘Brazillionaires: The Godfathers of Modern Brazil’, Alex Cuadros

      Three years ago Dilma Rousseff gathered her cabinet for an emergency meeting. The Brazilian president made a shocking...

    7. Fast FT

      July 7, 2016

      Low-yield blues? Not for Brazil's Petrobras

      Brexit might have unleashed turmoil in global financial markets and pushed top tier government bond yields to record...

    8. July 1, 2016

      Brazilian corruption probe spreads to meatpacker JBS

      Brazilian police raided the São Paulo home of one of the billionaire owners of JBS, the world’s largest meatpacker, as...

    9. June 23, 2016

      Brazil bankruptcy shows up bad debt dynamics

      Everything in Brazil is big. It is sometimes said the country suffers from a complex of grandeza or greatness. Lately,...

    10. June 22, 2016

      Latin America: Under new management

      Gabriela Michetti, who is confined to a wheelchair after a car accident two decades ago, does not easily succumb to...

    11. June 22, 2016

      Prosecutors tackle Brazil’s ‘other’ corruption probe

      There is barely room to move in the office of Hebert Mesquita, a federal public prosecutor in Brasília. Bulging police...

    12. June 20, 2016

      Brazil’s corruption probe means a boom time for lawyers

      With its concrete beds and squat toilets, the Complexo Médico-Penal is probably not where Brazil’s top construction and...

    13. June 19, 2016

      Brazil plans budget freeze for up to 20 years

      An ambitious constitutional amendment to freeze budget spending would cut the uncertainty over public finances that is...

    14. Fast FT

      June 16, 2016

      Brazil tourism minister resigns after corruption allegations

      Brazil’s tourism minister has resigned just weeks before the country hosts the Olympics after he became the latest...

    15. June 8, 2016

      Brazil’s economic woes provide container export silver lining

      Brazil has turned into a net exporter in terms of container traffic as a weakened currency fuels shipments of beef,...

    16. June 6, 2016

      Brazil’s left leader braced for brutal vote

      Fernando Haddad, the mayor of São Paulo, South America’s largest city, is preparing for a brutal re-election campaign...

    17. Fast FT

      June 1, 2016

      Brazil's economy contracts 5.4% in Q1

      Brazil’s economy contracted 5.4 per cent in the first quarter from a year earlier as the country’s deep political...

    18. Fast FT

      May 31, 2016

      Bradesco CEO indicted in Brazil

      Brazilian police have indicted the chief executive of Bradesco, the country’s second-largest non-state bank, as part of...

    19. Fast FT

      May 31, 2016

      Another Brazilian MP resigns amid Petrobras scandal

      The government of Brazilian interim president Michel Temer has suffered its second cabinet-level casualty to corruption...

    20. May 29, 2016

      Petrobras scandal highlights need for deep reform in Brazil

      If you are a politician in Brasília these days, be careful of friends or associates who sidle up to you asking leading...

    21. May 24, 2016

      Brazil finds silver-lining in Petrobras probe

      Tancredo Neves, who was elected Brazilian president in 1985 but died before taking office, once remarked that politics...

    22. Fast FT

      May 23, 2016

      Brazil minister Jucá quits in Temer's first crisis

      The government of Brazil’s interim president Michel Temer suffered its first casualty less than two weeks after taking...

    23. May 20, 2016

      New Petrobras head bans political posts

      The new head of Petrobras, the Brazilian oil company at the centre of the country’s largest corruption scandal, has...

    24. Fast FT

      May 20, 2016

      New Petrobras CEO pledges to end political appointments

      The new head of Petrobras, the Brazilian oil company at the centre of the country`s largest corruption scandal, pledged...

    25. May 18, 2016

      Brazil pins hopes on Temer’s superstars

      Alexandre de Moraes seemed to confirm sceptics’ worst fears this week about the corruption-fighting credentials — or...

    26. Fast FT

      May 18, 2016

      Ex-Lula aide sentenced 23-years for corruption

      José Dirceu, one of the founders of Brazil’s Workers’ Party (PT) and former chief of staff of ex-president Luiz Inácio...

    27. Fast FT

      May 17, 2016

      Petrobras gears up for bond sale

      Petrobras, the state-controlled oil company at the centre of Brazil’s vast corruption scandal, is gearing up for a...

    28. May 17, 2016

      Brazil taps veteran economist as central bank chief

      Brazil’s interim government is rallying some of the top names in business and finance to head the country’s...

    29. Fast FT

      May 17, 2016

      Steelmaker Gerdau's execs indicted in Brazil tax scandal

      Gerdau’s executives were among 19 people indicted by Brazilian police on Monday in connection to a vast tax evasion...

    30. May 15, 2016

      Brazil: Tales of everyday agony

      The ground floor of the office tower housing Rio de Janeiro’s state finance department is boarded up, as if girding for...

    31. May 12, 2016

      Brazil’s Workers’ party looks set for opposition

      It felt like the final act in a long-running show. President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil may have refused to bow out as...

    32. May 12, 2016

      Michel Temer prepares to take Brazil’s top seat from Dilma Rousseff

      Michel Temer was on the cusp of becoming Brazil’s president on Thursday after the Senate voted to impeach Dilma...

    33. May 8, 2016

      Rousseff tours Brazil in final effort to stave off impeachment

      In Brazil, transsexuals, farmers and fishermen have had one thing in common in recent weeks. They have all been...

    34. May 5, 2016

      Brazil court suspends key Dilma foe

      Joe Leahy in São Paulo Brazil’s Supreme Court has suspended the powerful speaker of the lower house, Eduardo Cunha, the...

    35. May 5, 2016

      Brazil court suspends Rousseff foe Cunha

      Brazil’s Supreme Court has suspended the speaker of the lower house, Eduardo Cunha, the architect of the impeachment...

    36. May 4, 2016

      Argentina’s economic rise fuels rivalry with Brazil

      After pulling off a $16.5bn bond issue, the largest ever by an emerging markets nation, Argentina is the new favourite...

    37. May 4, 2016

      Petrobras sells more than $1.3bn in assets

      Petrobras, the state-controlled oil company at the centre of Brazil’s vast corruption scandal, has sold more than...

    38. Fast FT

      May 2, 2016

      Brazil may face steeper contraction in 2016

      Just when you thought it couldn’t get much worse. Brazil’s recession is expected to deepen this year as economists...

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