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    1. February 8, 2016

      Brazil’s real: how low can it go?

      When Dilma Rousseff attended the 2016 opening session of Brazil’s congress last week, she appealed to lawmakers to...

    2. January 28, 2016

      Brazil unveils $20bn recession lifeline

      Brazil has announced R$83bn (US$20.4bn) in extra credit from the country’s state-run banks to help groups ranging from...

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      It is a tumultuous time for Latin America’s capital markets, with oil prices, scandal ...
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      Brazil’s economy is sinking into recession, inflation is too high and senior figures i...
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    1. Fast FT

      January 14, 2016

      Brazilian stocks join bear market club

      The bear is back. Brazilian stocks officially fell back into bear market territory on Thursday as the relentless...

    2. January 9, 2016

      Brazil ex-finance head joins World Bank

      The World Bank is bringing one of the architects of a new Chinese-led rival into its management ranks and appointing...

    3. Fast FT

      January 8, 2016

      Brazilian inflation creeps higher

      Well it’s not as bad as economists had expected, but Brazil’s annual inflation rate edged up to 10.67 per cent in...

    4. January 7, 2016

      Fears mount that Brazil may revisit statist policies

      As Brazil was closing one of its worst years on record for economic growth last week, the ruling Workers’ Party, or...

    5. beyondbrics

      January 6, 2016

      Brazil may legitimately impeach its president - here's why

      Impeachment procedures against Dilma Rousseff, the president of Brazil, are finally under way. On three occasions last...

    6. Fast FT

      January 4, 2016

      Argentina and Brazil: trading places

      A peculiar role reversal is taking place between South America’s largest economies. Argentina, long the region’s...

    7. December 29, 2015

      Brazil’s finances worsen in November

      Joe Leahy in São Paulo A key gauge of Brazil’s public finances, the primary fiscal deficit, ballooned in November to...

    8. December 28, 2015

      The ebbing of Latin America’s ‘pink tide’

      Latin America is at a turning point. The collapse of the commodity supercycle has ended an almost 15-year bull run for...

    9. December 28, 2015

      Battered, bruised and jumpy — the whole world is on edge

      In 2015, a sense of unease and foreboding seemed to settle on all the world’s major power centres. From Beijing to...

    10. December 21, 2015

      Cold welcome for new Brazil finance chief

      Brazil’s new finance minister Nelson Barbosa received a bruising welcome on his first day in office on Monday from...

    11. December 20, 2015

      Brazil’s new finance minister vows to keep lid on budget deficit

      Brazil’s new finance minister Nelson Barbosa has pledged to constrain a ballooning budget deficit in Latin America’s...

    12. December 18, 2015

      Brazil’s finance chief Joaquim Levy resigns

      Brazil’s hawkish finance minister Joaquim Levy resigned late on Friday, sparking fears that a ballooning budget deficit...

    13. Fast FT

      December 18, 2015

      Brazil replaces FinMin Levy with close aide

      Brazil has announced that finance minister Joaquim Levy is stepping down, throwing into question the country’s efforts...

    14. Fast FT

      December 18, 2015

      Brazilian stocks open with a thud

      Clash, bang, wallop…thud. Brazilian stocks have begun Friday firmly on the backfoot, with the benchmark Bovespa index...

    15. December 16, 2015

      Second rating agency cuts Brazil to junk

      Brazil's sovereign credit rating has been cut to junk by a second agency, prompting fears of selling by foreign and...

    16. Fast FT

      December 16, 2015

      An ugly 2015 for Brazil gets worse

      Could things possibly get any worse for Brazil? While 2015 has been a turbulent year for many emerging markets, Brazil...

    17. December 15, 2015

      Brazilian politicians targeted in anti-corruption raids

      Brazilian police have raided the home and offices of one of the country’s most powerful politicians as a deepening...

    18. Fast FT

      December 15, 2015

      Police raid home of powerful Brazilian lawmaker

      Brazilian police raided the home and office of Eduardo Cunha, the powerful speaker of the lower house of congress,...

    19. December 13, 2015

      Brazil battered by scandal and recession

      Fund managers that specialise in a single country usually find something positive to say about it, even if it is in the...

    20. December 9, 2015

      Brazil’s troubles deepen with ratings blow

      Brazil’s woes deepened on Wednesday as Moody’s Investors Service downgraded all ratings for embattled oil group...

    21. December 9, 2015

      Brazil moves closer to junk at Moody's

      Brazil is on the brink of being stripped of its investment grade status by a second major ratings agency.Moody’s on...

    22. December 4, 2015

      Corruption, economic crisis and impeachment

      Brazil is no stranger to volatility and upset. Even so, the events of the past two weeks — from the imprisonment of a...

    23. December 3, 2015

      Brazil’s political class fiddles as the country burns

      Residents of Brazil’s biggest city, São Paulo, had bigger things on their minds late on Wednesday than the news that...

    24. December 3, 2015

      Brazil investors cheer impeachment move

      Brazil’s stock market and currency strengthened on Thursday on news that the congress was initiating impeachment...

    25. The World

      December 3, 2015

      Brazil politicians out to save their skins

      There are many moving parts in Brazil’s crisis, all of them deeply entwined, and none of them travelling in the right...

    26. December 2, 2015

      Rousseff faces impeachment proceedings

      Brazil’s Congress will start impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff, the head of the lower house...

    27. December 1, 2015

      Vale warned by Fitch on rating after dam disaster

      Fitch Ratings has placed Vale, the world’s largest iron ore producer, on a negative outlook over a mining accident last...

    28. December 1, 2015

      Rousseff’s outlook goes from bad to worse

      With economists scrambling to revise forecasts for a deeper contraction this year, Brazil is in danger of not only...

    29. December 1, 2015

      Brazil’s economy shrinks by record 4.5%

      Brazil’s gross domestic product fell by a record 4.5 per cent year-on-year in the third quarter, confirming fears that...

    30. November 27, 2015

      Brazil’s Petrobras probe widens after arrest of billionaire banker

      Authorities in Brazil opened a new frontier in the investigation into a vast bribes-for-contracts scheme at Petrobras...

    31. November 25, 2015

      Mauricio Macri will make a difference beyond Argentina

      This is how socialism ends, not with a bang but with a squeaker. After a commanding lead during the run-up to Sunday’s...

    32. November 25, 2015

      Brazil bank chief André Esteves arrested in Petrobras inquiry

      Brazil’s Petrobras scandal engulfed one of the country’s highest-profile business figures on Wednesday when André...

    33. November 20, 2015

      BHP chief in a spot of dividend bother

      Whatever Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff may claim, the Samarco dam busting is not really comparable to BP’s...

    34. November 19, 2015

      Brazil inflation at 12-year high compounds economic crisis

      Brazilian inflation has reached its highest level in 12 years, adding to the government’s challenges as it struggles to...

    35. November 16, 2015

      Brazil economic plan shows political rift

      Brazil vice-president Michel Temer has launched a new liberal economic policy platform for his party that represents a...

    36. November 15, 2015

      Brazilian institutions have responded well to political crisis

      Bullish on Brazil — really? The Brazilian currency has fallen more than 30 per cent in a year. Interest rates are at 15...

    37. November 1, 2015

      Revolution in air as Latina voters eye change

      The commodity supercycle ended and in the Americas the political repercussions have followed swiftly. Almost...

    38. October 25, 2015

      Lula and Rousseff square off in Brazil’s austerity soap opera

      Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff must wonder sometimes that with friends like her predecessor and mentor, Luiz Inácio...

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