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    1. March 25, 2015

      Chronic institutional weakness holds Brazil back

      Brazil sometimes thinks it is in the first rank of nations but, as economic productivity and competitiveness go, it is still...

    2. March 22, 2015

      Brazil’s fall from grace of its own making

      Brazil is in crisis. Earlier this month, more than 1m protesters took to the streets to voice their discontent. Much of the...

    3. March 20, 2015

      Brazil: At breaking point

      Emilio Pastore normally spends the weekend visiting his elderly parents or taking a quiet bike ride in the countryside...

    4. FT Alphaville

      March 17, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. France, Germany and Italy will join a China-led international development bank...

    5. March 17, 2015

      Blow to Rousseff as PT treasurer charged

      The treasurer of Brazil’s ruling Workers’ party has been formally charged over the Petrobras corruption scandal, dealing a...

    6. March 16, 2015

      Brazil’s poor turn their backs on Rousseff

      Protesters call for Rousseff impeachment Among the estimated 1m Brazilians who took to the streets of São Paulo on Sunday to...

    7. FT Alphaville

      March 16, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Vladimir Putin was ready to put the country’s nuclear weapons on alert during...

    8. March 15, 2015

      One million join anti-Rousseff protests in Brazil

      Brazil protests More than a million protesters took to the streets of Brazil on Sunday to call for the impeachment of...

    9. Nick Butler

      March 15, 2015

      How to rescue Petrobras

      The corruption investigation initiated by the Brazilian prosecutor, Rodrigo Janot, into 54 individuals including leading...

    10. March 11, 2015

      Petrobras scandal lays bare Brazil’s political fragilities

      Going by the first two months of her second term, Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff is in for a brutal four years until her...

    11. March 10, 2015

      Optimists see end for Brazil currency slide

      When Brazil’s central bank met in late January to consider increasing interest rates, it predicted the currency, the real,...

    12. March 9, 2015

      Real and rupiah lead EM currency slide

      Emerging markets were hard hit on Monday as several currencies struggled to cope with several setbacks including slides in...

    13. March 9, 2015

      Brazilian real falls to 11-year low over risk to austerity plan

      Brazil’s real plunged to a near 11-year low on opening in São Paulo amid concerns that rising political risk could threaten...

    14. beyondbrics

      March 9, 2015

      Brazilians voice their anger as currency and economy continue their collapse

      The Brazilian real continued its collapse on Monday, passing the barrier of R$3.10 to the US dollar just three trading days...

    15. March 6, 2015

      Jobs report deepens emerging market rout

      The rout in emerging market currencies accelerated after Friday’s better than expected US jobs report sent the US dollar...

    16. March 6, 2015

      Brazil inflation hits highest in a decade

      Inflation in Brazil has hit the highest level in a decade, underlining the multitude of challenges facing the world’s...

    17. March 5, 2015

      Brazil raises rates to six-year high

      Brazil’s central bank raised interest rates to a six-year high on Wednesday as authorities seek to contain inflation that...

    18. beyondbrics

      March 4, 2015

      Brazil's real hits R$3 to the dollar as the pain piles on

      Brazil, it seems, simply can’t put its house in order. The real hit R$3 to the US dollar during trading on Wednesday for the...

    19. March 4, 2015

      Petrobras scandal threatens to scupper Brazil austerity drive

      Brazil’s currency slid to a 10-year low against the dollar on Wednesday as concerns grew that a corruption scandal at...

    20. beyondbrics

      March 2, 2015

      Brazil's economy implodes; Rousseff pops to the supermarket

      Another week goes by and the outlook for Brazil’s economy gets gloomier still. The consensus on GDP is now for a 0.58 per...

    21. beyondbrics

      February 25, 2015

      Brazil: 10 good reasons to think the two-month-old government will go

      So much is going wrong in Brazil that it is hard to keep up. For years, critics have accused the government of incompetence....

    22. beyondbrics

      February 24, 2015

      Brazil's electorate: still polarised but in a new way

      Back in November, we wrote about an analysis of tweets in Brazil that illustrated the extreme polarisation of the country’s...

    23. February 20, 2015

      Building groups sued in Petrobras probe

      Brazilian prosecutors have filed a R$4.47bn suit against six of the country’s largest construction companies for alleged...

    24. February 15, 2015

      The $100m man’s guide to Brazilian graft

      One October night in 2011 in Milan, Italy, a group of four Brazilian businessmen linked to Petrobras, Brazil’s state-owned...

    25. February 11, 2015

      São Paulo drought raises fears of Brazil energy crisis

      Drought in Brazil With Brazil’s economy in a slump, there are few companies in São Paulo that can boast they are doing a...

    26. February 6, 2015

      Brazil inflation rate gathers pace

      Brazil`s inflation rate in January rose at the fastest monthly pace in nearly 12 years as a government austerity drive...

    27. February 6, 2015

      Petrobras shares fall after Aldemir Bendine named new CEO

      Brazil’s oil group Petrobras on Friday appointed the head of one of the country’s biggest state-controlled banks as chief...

    28. February 5, 2015

      And the new CEO of Petrobras will be...

      Petrobras’s board is set to meet on Friday to appoint replacements for chief executive Maria das Graças Foster and five...

    29. February 5, 2015

      Petrobras scandal adds to brewing storm for Dilma Rousseff

      When Petrobras chief executive officer, Maria das Graças Foster, was meeting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff this week to...

    30. February 5, 2015

      Brazilian party treasurer questioned in Petrobras corruption case

      Brazilian police have questioned the treasurer of the ruling Workers’ party (PT), about alleged corruption in Petrobras, in...

    31. February 4, 2015

      Brazilian government scrambles to find new leader for Petrobras

      Wanted: new chief executive for one of the world’s most indebted oil companies, currently under investigation for its role...

    32. February 4, 2015

      Petrobras: Timeline of a scandal

      Maria das Graças Foster, the embattled head of Petrobras, and five other executives have resigned over the corruption...

    33. February 4, 2015

      Petrobras chief and 5 executives resign over scandal

      The chief executive of Petrobras and five other executives have resigned over the corruption scandal in the Brazilian...

    34. February 4, 2015

      Petrobras chief Maria das Graças Foster poised to step down

      Maria das Graças Foster, the embattled head of Petrobras, is set to step down to help resolve a crippling corruption scandal...

    35. beyondbrics

      February 3, 2015

      Petrobras flies on rumours of CEO swap, but who will take the job?

      If Petrobras’s chief executive Maria das Graças Foster had any doubts about her popularity among investors she only had to...

    36. January 30, 2015

      Brazil deficit adds to Rousseff’s woes

      Brazil has announced its first primary budget deficit in more than a decade, underlining the vast challenges facing...

    37. January 30, 2015

      Mopping up after the mess at Petrobras

      Petrobras represents the best and worst of Brazil. Its technical competence is renowned and it has vast deep sea reserves....

    38. January 28, 2015

      Petrobras draws a blank on cost of fraud scandal

      Brazil's Petrobras has admitted it is so far unable to calculate how much money was stolen from the company in a vast...

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