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  1. 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...

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    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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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,...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. March 26, 2014

    Suape refinery wins political support despite escalating cost

    Six years ago this month, Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and his late Venezuelan counterpart, Hugo...

  18. 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...

  19. March 26, 2014

    Investors edgy in case  Rousseff loosens her straitjacket

    A few days ago a strange thing happened to the shares of Petrobras, the Brazilian state-owned oil company. A rumour swept...

  20. March 23, 2014

    Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff under fire over Petrobras deal

    Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff is battling calls for a congressional inquiry into accusations state-owned oil company...

  21. March 18, 2014

    Petrobras in criminal bribery probe

    Public prosecutors in Brazil have opened a criminal investigation into Petrobras over allegations it accepted bribes from a...

  22. March 12, 2014

    Brazil to probe Petrobras bribe claims

    Brazil will send a special commission to the Netherlands to look into allegations that state-run oil company Petrobras...

  23. February 26, 2014

    Petrobras cuts $16bn from investment plan

    Petrobras has sliced $16bn off its five-year investment plan, as Brazil’s petrol subsidies have strained the finances of the...

  24. February 17, 2014

    Debt ratios: the beautiful game

    Are you too fat? Mass is an absolute measure, but the question is vexed all the same. Whatever the doctor may say, it is not...

  25. January 26, 2014

    Emerging market oil groups out of favour

    National oil companies from emerging economies have fallen out of favour on stock markets over the past year relative to...

  26. January 23, 2014

    Gazprom: illusory argument

    Sure – it lives in Vladimir Putin’s Russia. In fact, Mr Putin’s government owns half of it. And to be honest, the remainder...

  27. January 20, 2014

    Petrobras: for a few dollars more

    You cannot really blame the buyers. One of the only ways to fuel up bond portfolio yields in recent years has been with...

  28. January 20, 2014

    Companies flock to Europe to raise cash

    A growing number of global multinationals are turning to the European debt capital markets to raise funds, taking advantage...

  29. beyondbrics

    January 2, 2014

    Brazil – good riddance, 2013

    When the clock struck midnight on New Year’s eve this week, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff probably breathed a huge sigh...

  30. December 30, 2013

    Petrobras: coming up for air

    When Peru’s energy minister was looking for a “world class” model to use as a benchmark for the soon-to-be-privatised...

  31. beyondbrics

    December 9, 2013

    PetroPeru hopes to follow in steps of Ecopetrol

    When it comes to energy in Latin America, all eyes have been on Mexico’s plans to open its oil industry to private...

  32. November 29, 2013

    Brazil raises fuel prices holds off changes to subsidies

    Brazil’s state-controlled oil company, Petrobras, has agreed to raise fuel prices but failed to deliver a transparent...

  33. beyondbrics

    November 21, 2013

    Will Petrobras bite the bullet and raise petrol prices?

    It’s going to be a nail-biting few days ahead for Petrobras’s investors, Brazil’s ethanol industry and anyone with a car in...

  34. November 13, 2013

    PetroChina and Cnooc ink deals in Americas

    Chinese state oil companies have inked two fresh deals in the Americas, as they continue to expand abroad to meet China’s...

  35. November 4, 2013

    Fall of Brazil’s Batista embarrasses President Dilma Rousseff

    There must be moments in every politician’s career that make them cringe when recalling later on. For Brazil’s President...

  36. November 3, 2013

    Brazil’s oil groups fail to live up to hype

    Bewitched by the sales pitch of its charming founder, investors had high hopes for the Brazilian oil company. But several...

  37. October 31, 2013

    EM investors shun state-controlled stocks

    Asset managers always fear the heavy hand of the state tampering with their investments. But rarely have they shunned...

  38. October 28, 2013

    Leaks have weakened American control of the web

    From the moment they appeared, Edward Snowden’s revelations have been making life awkward for Barack Obama. Before his first...

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