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    1. beyondbrics

      December 8, 2011

      Brazil: more ministers walk the plank

      Brazil’s seemingly endless corruption sweep has two more ministers in its sights – the minister of cities, Mario Negromonte,...

    2. beyondbrics

      November 8, 2011

      Brazil: another minister, another corruption scandal

      Brazilian minister faces corruption scandal over alleged kickbacks on government contracts. Sound familiar? Six of Brazil’s...

    1. beyondbrics

      October 17, 2011

      Brazil: more graft allegations

      Yet another minister in president Dilma Rousseff’s cabinet is fighting for his political life after a magazine published...

    2. beyondbrics

      September 15, 2011

      Dilma can afford to lose a few ministers

      It is tempting to take a cavalier attitude to the jettisoning of ministers in President Dilma Rousseff’s cabinet. The latest...

    3. beyondbrics

      August 18, 2011

      Dilma sheds ministers like bananas

      Four ministers down. How many more to go? Brazilian agriculture minister Wagner Rossi resigned on Wednesday amid a messy...

    4. beyondbrics

      July 6, 2011

      Brazil: another minister bites the dust

      President Dilma Rousseff lost her second minister in less than a month to a corruption scandal on Wednesday. Senator Alfredo...

    5. beyondbrics

      June 23, 2011

      Brazil: Dilma’s enemy within

      A Reuters story that appeared on Thursday reads like a script of analysts’ worst fears before President Dilma Rousseff took...

    6. beyondbrics

      June 22, 2011

      Brazil and Peru: much ado about nothing?

      A month ago, Brazilian markets were in a tizzy at the prospect that Antonio Palocci, president Dilma Rousseff’s Wall...

    7. beyondbrics

      June 13, 2011

      Dilma’s popularity survives crisis

      Dilma Rousseff’s spring-cleaning of her fledgling government seems to have done her popularity little harm, if any. Last...

    8. beyondbrics

      June 11, 2011

      Rousseff continues spring cleaning

      Only days after the departure this week of her most powerful minister, Antonio Palocci, following an ethics scandal,...

    9. beyondbrics

      June 8, 2011

      Brazil set to raise interest rates

      embed1 Brazil’s central bank is likely to raise its policy interest rate by 0.25 percentage points to 12.25 per cent a year...

    10. June 8, 2011

      Brazil’s president replaces chief of staff

      Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s president, took a gamble only five months into her presidency with the appointment of a newcomer to...

    11. June 8, 2011

      Blow to Rousseff as top aide quits

      The top aide to Dilma Rousseff has resigned, dealing a serious blow both to the Brazilian president’s fledgling...

    12. beyondbrics

      June 7, 2011

      Rousseff's fiscal plans under threat as top minister quits

      So, Dilma has lost her best man. Tuesday night’s forced resignation of Antonio Palocci, chief minister to Dilma Rousseff,...

    13. May 24, 2011

      Allegations against aide test Rousseff

      For observers of Brazilian politics, the past week has looked like history repeating itself. Antonio Palocci, a former...

    14. December 29, 2010

      Brazil’s new leader set to take hands-on role

      Dilma Rousseff takes office as president of Brazil on Saturday, promising continuity with the policies that brought rising...

    15. November 24, 2010

      Rousseff names senior economics team

      Dilma Rousseff, the president-elect of Brazil, named the senior ministers in her economics team on Wednesday, including the...

    16. November 3, 2010

      Rousseff picks her transition lieutenants

      Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s president-elect, has maintained her market-friendly tone in selecting the senior members of the...

    17. November 1, 2010

      Rousseff hints at tighter fiscal policy

      Brazilians can expect continuity but also tighter controls on public spending if Dilma Rousseff, the president-elect,...

    18. September 25, 2009

      Climate talks must make progress at Pittsburgh

      The agenda of the meeting of the Group of 20 in Pittsburgh is crowded with everything from reflating the economy to the...

    19. October 31, 2006

      Lula needs clear strategy for second term growth

      Brazilian assets wobbled this week. Stocks, bonds and the Brazilian real sold off 1-2 per cent during Monday after the...

    20. October 31, 2006

      Brazil seeks less painful path to growth

      As supporters of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva celebrate his commanding victory in Brazil's presidential run-off...

    21. October 30, 2006

      Brazil seeks less painful path to growth

      As supporters of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva celebrate his commanding victory in Brazil’s presidential run-off...

    22. September 25, 2006

      Lula's lead over election rivals narrows

      As Brazil's election campaign enters its last week before polling day on Sunday, what looked set to be a shoo-in for Luiz...

    23. September 24, 2006

      Lula’s lead over election rivals narrows

      As Brazil’s election campaign enters its last week before polling day on Sunday, what looked set to be a shoo-in for Luiz...

    24. September 5, 2006

      Economy takes back seat in Brazilian poll

      As President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva launches his campaign for re-election next month, his left-leaning PT party has been...

    25. September 4, 2006

      Economy takes back seat in Lula campaign

      As President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva launches his campaign for re-election next month, his left-leaning PT party has been...

    26. April 2, 2006

      April 2: Cautious voices amid the euphoria

      Given the strength of Latin America’s financial performance in the last year or two, the mood of high optimism to be sensed...

    27. April 1, 2006

      Mantega pledges to maintain Brazil success

      Had things gone as planned, Guido Mantega would have opened his interview with the Financial Times - his first exclusive...

    28. April 1, 2006

      'No need' for fiscal reformin Brazil

      Brazil has no need for further action on its over-burdened pensions and social security system, Guido Mantega, the new...

    29. March 31, 2006

      Mantega pledges to maintain Brazil’s success

      Had things gone as planned, Guido Mantega would have opened his interview with the Financial Times – his first exclusive...

    30. March 31, 2006

      Brazil’s Mantega rules out further pensions reform

      Brazil has no need for further action on its over-burdened pensions and social security system, Guido Mantega, the new...

    31. March 31, 2006

      Brazil markets steady but scandal will not go away

      Brazilian financial markets recovered yesterday after their strongly negative reaction to the forced resignation of Antonio...

    32. March 30, 2006

      Traders relieved by Brazil’s selection of Mantega

      Brazilian financial markets recovered on Thursday after their strongly negative reaction to the forced resignation of...

    33. March 29, 2006

      Emerging market bonds hit

      Emerging market bonds suffered a setback yesterday as investors became increasingly nervous about rising interest rates in...

    34. March 28, 2006

      Palocci’s resignation shakes Brazil’s markets

      Brazilian markets endured severe volatility on Tuesday in response to the resignation on Monday evening of Antonio Palocci,...

    35. March 28, 2006

      Emerging markets debt hit by interest rate woes

      Emerging market bonds suffered a setback on Tuesday as investors became increasingly nervous about rising interest rates in...

    36. March 28, 2006

      Brazilian finance minister steps down

      Antonio Palocci, Brazil's finance minister, has stepped down following intense pressure over his role in an alleged...

    37. March 28, 2006

      Inquiry set to say Lula knew of vote-buying

      Pressure on the Brazilian government over a 10-month-old corruption scandal will increase today when a congressional...

    38. March 27, 2006

      Embattled Palocci resigns as Brazil’s finance chief

      Antonio Palocci, Brazil’s finance minister, has stepped down following intense pressure over his role in an alleged...

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