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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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