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    1. April 15, 2015

      Brazilian police arrest Dilma Rousseff’s party treasurer

      Brazilian police arrested the treasurer of the country`s ruling Workers’ party on Wednesday, bringing a corruption scandal...

    2. April 6, 2015

      Americas summit marks region’s historic changes

      Corruption scandals taint the presidencies of Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. Chile is squabbling with Bolivia. Venezuela is...

    3. April 5, 2015

      Political theatrics that are dividing Brazil

      To watch the political theatre now unfolding in Brazil is to behold a country licked by discontent and scandal. An economy...

    4. April 5, 2015

      Problems at Petrobras as investors seek damages

      Problems for Petrobras, the Brazilian oil company embroiled in what is believed to be the biggest corruption scandal in the...

    5. beyondbrics

      April 3, 2015

      Rising incomes and rising expectations: hearing from the newly empowered

      Only five months after being narrowly reelected, Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s president, faces a growing array of problems,...

    6. April 2, 2015

      Poll blow to Rousseff over austerity plan

      Dilma Rousseff’s popularity has fallen to its lowest level in more than four years as Brazilians reject her government’s...

    7. March 31, 2015

      Petrobras independent director to quit board

      An independent director of Brazil’s Petrobras has voiced a vote of no-confidence in the government’s handling of problems at...

    8. March 27, 2015

      Vale chief nominated to be next chairman of scandal-hit Petrobras

      Brazil’s government has selected Vale chief executive Murilo Ferreira as its preferred long-term candidate to lead the board...

    9. March 27, 2015

      Brazil’s economy ekes out 0.3% growth

      Brazil’s economy eked out growth in the final quarter of last year, but the data did little to relieve concerns that the...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. Nick Butler

      March 15, 2015

      How to rescue Petrobras

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

    19. 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...

    20. 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,...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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....

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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