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    Time for Marina to get tough

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    Brazil's central bank and OECD agree: outlook is dismal

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  1. September 14, 2014

    Silva’s tale of transformation is personal and political

    To see Marina Silva deliver a speech on the campaign trail for the Brazilian presidential election next month is to watch a...

  2. beyondbrics

    September 11, 2014

    Barclays calls Marina to win in Brazil

    Is the tide changing in Brazil’s election? Barclays Research issued a note on Thursday afternoon changing its base case...

  3. September 9, 2014

    Moody’s adds to pressure on Rousseff

    Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff was dealt a fresh blow to her bid for re-election in next month’s election when Moody’s...

  4. beyondbrics

    September 9, 2014

    Petrobras scandal returns to haunt Dilma

    Just as President Dilma Rousseff thought she had put a scandal affecting state-owned oil company Petrobras behind her, it...

  5. beyondbrics

    September 8, 2014

    Brazil's economy: plus ça change...

    With every passing week, the gloom over Brazil’s economy gets a little deeper. The central bank’s latest weekly survey of...

  6. beyondbrics

    September 4, 2014

    Brazil's election: what chance reform?

    Brazil’s presidential election on October 5, previously seen as a shoo-in for the incumbent Dilma Rousseff of the leftwing...

  7. beyondbrics

    September 4, 2014

    Gloves come off against Marina

    If Brazil’s contestants for the presidency had treated Marina Silva with kid gloves last month as a sign of respect for the...

  8. September 2, 2014

    Brazil: Silva lining

    Marina Silva is a late-comer to the presidential race in Brazil. But the environmentalist daughter of an Amazonian rubber...

  9. September 2, 2014

    Rivals try to stop Silva’s rise in Brazil

    Marina Silva, the charismatic new entrant in Brazil’s tight election campaign, came under fierce fire from her rivals in the...

  10. beyondbrics

    September 1, 2014

    Brazil's shinking economy - and plummeting job creation

    Another week and yet another contraction in the consensus for GDP growth in Brazil this year. The central bank’s latest...

  11. August 31, 2014

    Recession puts brake on Brazil’s once-booming car industry

    Workers in Brazil’s automotive industry have become accustomed to seeing their sector break new records, with Latin...

  12. August 29, 2014

    Brazil’s economy slips into recession

    Brazil’s economy suffered a technical recession in the first half of this year, with two consecutive quarters of...

  13. August 27, 2014

    Silva shakes up Brazilian election

    Marina Silva, Brazil’s newest presidential candidate, is proving to be a serious contender in the October election after a...

  14. beyondbrics

    August 21, 2014

    Brazil: Housewife for president!

    Dilma Rousseff is an impressive woman. Under Brazil’s military dictatorship she was held in prison for three years, where...

  15. August 20, 2014

    Brazil injects extra $4.5bn into economy

    Brazil has made its second multibillion-dollar injection into the banking system in less than a month as the government...

  16. beyondbrics

    August 18, 2014

    Mind-boggling conundrum of Brazil’s elections

    If anyone had any doubts about the political significance of the tragic plane crash that killed presidential candidate...

  17. August 18, 2014

    Brazil’s Marina Silva raises investors’ hopes

    There is nothing that makes investors in Brazil happier than the prospect of an opposition victory in the country’s October...

  18. August 18, 2014

    Marina Silva injects charisma into Brazil’s presidential campaign

    Marina Silva has made a habit of escaping death. Growing up in a poor family of rubber tappers in the Amazon jungle, she...

  19. August 17, 2014

    Brazil after the death of Campos

    August, a wintry month in the southern hemisphere, is often a tragic time in Brazilian presidential politics. Getúlio...

  20. August 14, 2014

    Brazil shaken by presidential candidate’s death

    It took just 10 minutes to change the course of Brazilian politics. At 9.50am on Wednesday, the private jet carrying...

  21. August 13, 2014

    Brazil air crash kills presidential candidate

    The Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos has been killed in an air crash, robbing the country of one of its...

  22. beyondbrics

    August 11, 2014

    Brazil's growth: deeper into the dumps but voters happy

    The weekly survey of market economists by Brazil’s central bank is becoming the economic equivalent of a limbo dance: each...

  23. July 28, 2014

    Dirty politics as usual as Brazil’s election campaigns heat up

    Just as the campaign of Aécio Neves, the main opposition candidate in Brazil’s October presidential election, was getting...

  24. beyondbrics

    July 28, 2014

    Brazil's election: is it really the economy, stupid?

    How much lower can it go? The consensus on Brazil’s economic growth this year has been revised downwards for nine successive...

  25. beyondbrics

    July 26, 2014

    Brazil to Israel: We are not dwarves

    Israel and Brazil are locked in a diplomatic spat after Latin America’s biggest country issued a statement condemning...

  26. July 25, 2014

    Brazil injects $20bn into banking sector

    Brazil is freeing up more than $20bn in its banking system as Latin America’s largest economy struggles to escape the grip...

  27. beyondbrics

    July 22, 2014

    Brazil's inflation: near its peak?

    Brazilian inflation broke the upper bound of the government’s target range in the first half of July, reaching an annual...

  28. beyondbrics

    July 16, 2014

    Brazil’s economy: another 7-1 defeat?

    Brazil’s humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the World Cup semi-finals was bad enough but now it looks like the country’s...

  29. July 16, 2014

    China’s shadow hovers over $100bn Brics bank

    Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff had some reason to be pleased with herself this week. On Monday, she hosted a meeting of...

  30. July 14, 2014

    World Cup finale kicks off Brazil’s election campaign

    When the referee blew the whistle that brought the World Cup final to a close in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday night, he was also...

  31. 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...

  32. The World

    July 13, 2014

    Rousseff in spotlight post-World Cup

    By Joe Leahy in Rio de Janeiro For Brazil`s President Dilma Rousseff, the World Cup ended the same way as it began – with...

  33. July 11, 2014

    Brazil after the World Cup

    In the end, Brazil did not get the golden outcome it had hoped for: a sixth World Cup victory. The national team’s drubbing...

  34. July 8, 2014

    Brazil shell-shocked by World Cup horror show

    Brazil mourns World Cup rout It’s hard to think of a bigger humiliation in sporting history than Brazil 1 Germany 7....

  35. beyondbrics

    July 7, 2014

    Brazil's Rousseff should forget Neymar

    As Joe Leahy reported at the weekend, the back injury suffered on Friday by Neymar, Brazil’s star striker, is unlikely to...

  36. July 6, 2014

    Brazil polls signal Neymar fracture is unlikely to hurt Rousseff

    When Colombia’s Juan Camilo Zúñiga crashed his knee into Brazil’s Neymar in the World Cup quarter final on Friday, he...

  37. July 3, 2014

    Bridge collapse mars Brazilian World Cup

    At least two people were killed and 20 injured in Brazil following the collapse of an overpass being built for an urban...

  38. July 3, 2014

    World Cup cheer for Dilma Rousseff premature as Brazil poll looms

    It is an unlikely line-up of speakers: a metro employee, students with matching dreadlocks, a woman from a nearby slum and a...

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