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    1. beyondbrics

      October 25, 2014

      Accusations fly as Brazil poll nears

      Little more than a day before the second and final vote in Brazil’s presidential election on Sunday, incumbent president...

    2. October 24, 2014

      Middle class hold key to poll victory in divided Brazil

      After one of the hardest, bare-knuckle election campaigns in a generation, Brazilians will vote on Sunday to elect a...

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    1. beyondbrics

      October 23, 2014

      Brazil's election: fighting it out on social media

      With the end of Brazil’s elections approaching on October 26, the country’s smartphones are humming. Almost every group on...

    2. beyondbrics

      October 22, 2014

      Brazil's Lula aims Nazi, playboy taunts at opposition's Neves

      For a few days, it appeared that former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva had disappeared from the campaign for...

    3. October 22, 2014

      Brazil election heats up as Silva accuses Rousseff’s party of smear campaign

      Three days before voters go to the polls in the closest and most unpredictable Brazilian presidential election for a...

    4. beyondbrics

      October 21, 2014

      Brazil opinion poll shows unexpected Dilma bounce

      Like the country’s soap operas, Brazil’s presidential elections have been full of drama, improbable story lines and...

    5. October 21, 2014

      Dilma Rousseff faces fresh pressure over Petrobras refinery costs

      In an election that has been marred by allegations of corruption in state oil company Petrobras, even worse news is around...

    6. October 20, 2014

      India/Brazil: A tale of two subsidies

      “The value of Petrobras . . . is a growing value. Everyone who has invested in Petrobras will make lots of money.” President...

    7. beyondbrics

      October 20, 2014

      Rhetoric heats up in Brazil's election with candidates neck and neck

      Brazil’s presidential election is heading for its second-round run-off on Sunday looking like the closest in a generation....

    8. October 20, 2014

      Brazil’s markets track election polls

      When Frederico Perin looks at the Brazilian stock market these days, he is not studying company fundamentals or even the...

    9. October 19, 2014

      Rousseff admits to Petrobras wrongdoing

      Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has admitted wrongdoing at Petrobras in a bid to put a corruption scandal at the...

    10. October 17, 2014

      Rousseff and Neves revert to personal attacks in debate

      The contenders in Brazil’s presidential election reverted to personal attacks on Thursday night’s debate in a bid to break a...

    11. October 15, 2014

      Latin America is a region plagued by incumbents

      Six weeks after falling for Marina Silva, pro-market souls (and the markets themselves) have bounced back, developing a new...

    12. October 15, 2014

      Petrobras scandal adds fuel to Brazil’s fiery election campaign

      Common wisdom has it that Brazilians have become so desensitised to political scandals – so frequent are they on all sides...

    13. October 15, 2014

      Rousseff and Neves lock horns over Petrobras corruption in Brazil debate

      Brazil’s presidential candidates locked horns over corruption in the country’s state oil company Petrobras and faltering...

    14. beyondbrics

      October 14, 2014

      Scandal in Brazil: who cares?

      Do Brazilian voters care whether their politicians are corrupt? More particularly, do they care about political scandal at...

    15. beyondbrics

      October 14, 2014

      Brazil’s Workers’ party looks to Lula

      With Brazil’s 2014 election well under way, the ruling Workers’ Party is already unveiling its heavy artillery piece for the...

    16. October 12, 2014

      Aécio Neves has momentum in Brazil election

      “We won’t make personal attacks on the candidate of our adversary,” Brazil’s incumbent president Dilma Rousseff says, before...

    17. beyondbrics

      October 10, 2014

      Dilma Rousseff: I'm a little bit black

      Campaigning for Brazil’s election run-off has begun again and so has the madness, it seems. While there are fewer clowns and...

    18. beyondbrics

      October 8, 2014

      Brazil's election: why Dilma and Aécio both lost at home

      What went wrong? With the close of the first round of voting in Brazil’s presidential election on Sunday, the two candidates...

    19. beyondbrics

      October 8, 2014

      Brazil's election: the ghost of Lula

      With just over two weeks to go until Brazil’s election run-off, the country is bracing for one of the most acrimonious...

    20. October 6, 2014

      CareFusion and BD jump after M&A deal

      CareFusion, a global medical technology company, and Becton, Dickinson & Co led the S&P 500 after they jointly announced...

    21. beyondbrics

      October 6, 2014

      Brazil's second round: Dilma's to lose

      What will happen in the second round of Brazil’s presidential election? The race has been thrown wide open by the...

    22. October 6, 2014

      Brazil poll prompts fresh thinking about a second Dilma term

      Brazil’s presidential election has already proved to be its most unpredictable in decades. There has been unusually vicious...

    23. beyondbrics

      October 6, 2014

      New York morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * Silva blames ‘old politics’ for defeat | Support fell for environmentalist outsider after PT unleashed slick...

    24. beyondbrics

      October 6, 2014

      EM investors: love Modi, hate Dilma

      Enthusiasm over Narendra Modi’s election in India and fears that Dilma Rousseff may be re-elected in Brazil have prompted a...

    25. October 6, 2014

      Marina Silva blames Brazil’s ‘old politics’ for election defeat

      Conceding defeat in Brazil’s election on Sunday night, Marina Silva, the formerly illiterate rubber tapper turned...

    26. beyondbrics

      October 5, 2014

      Brazil's election: wide open

      Extraordinary early results in Brazil’s presidential election. With 83 per cent of the votes counted, Dilma Rousseff has 40...

    27. October 5, 2014

      Brazil markets rally on election result

      Brazilian stocks soared on Monday after the pro-business candidate Aécio Neves confounded pollsters with a surprisingly...

    28. beyondbrics

      October 4, 2014

      Tough week for pollsters as Dilma bounces back

      If you think you’ve had a tough week, spare a thought for Brazil’s beleaguered political consultants. As Sunday’s...

    29. October 3, 2014

      Old faultlines emerge as Brazil goes to the polls

      Latest polls The latest poll by Ibope puts the incumbent, the PT’s Dilma Rousseff, on 39 per cent, Marina Silva of the...

    30. beyondbrics

      October 2, 2014

      Status quo risk scares Brazil markets

      Brazil is in recession but President Dilma Rousseff has regained her lead over main challenger Marina Silva, to the markets’...

    31. October 2, 2014

      Aécio Neves aims to be Brazil’s kingmaker if not president

      The palace in Minas Gerais where Brazilian presidential candidate Aécio Neves governed the mining state for most of the past...

    32. October 2, 2014

      Investors vote with their sales slips on Brazil election

      Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Brazil’s former president, issued a warning to his party faithful during a campaign rally for the...

    33. October 1, 2014

      Brazil markets hit by Dilma surge in polls

      Brazil’s markets continued their downward spiral on Wednesday after fresh polls showed President Dilma Rousseff widening her...

    34. October 1, 2014

      Brazil election swings between hope and fear

      Financial markets in the developed world do not seem to care. For the most part, they have shrugged off chaos in the Middle...

    35. October 1, 2014

      Rousseff backed as shift to the left prompts fears for Brazil’s markets

      Brazil’s former president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, has been defiant in his backing of his protégé, Dilma Rousseff, as she...

    36. October 1, 2014

      Rousseff poll lead spooks Brazil bourses

      Brazil’s markets are poised for another hair-raising session on Wednesday after two new polls showed President Dilma...

    37. October 1, 2014

      Brazil polls show Rousseff lead widening

      Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff has widened her lead over her main rival, socialist party candidate Marina Silva, in...

    38. beyondbrics

      September 29, 2014

      Brazil's election: Dilma rises, stocks plunge

      Economists surveyed by Brazil’s central bank kept their run of gloom unbroken on Monday, chalking up 18 consecutive weekly...

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