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  1. beyondbrics

    April 17, 2014

    Brazil welcomes world wide web's wonks

    President Dilma Rousseff is not known for her fondness of foreign policy. But last year, the US gave her the inspiration she...

  2. beyondbrics

    April 16, 2014

    Rousseff flies high on Brasília’s new airport

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, under siege over late preparations for the soccer World Cup that starts in June, at last...

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  1. Brazil: Infrastructure 2013

    Plans to break logistical bottlenecks are under way before the country hosts big sport...
  2. Brazil & the US 2013

    Politics put to one side in sign of closer ties...
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  1. April 14, 2014

    Rousseff hits back at Petrobras criticism

    Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff lashed out at critics of her government’s management of Petrobras for the first time on...

  2. April 13, 2014

    Beware the market’s tendency to kill its darlings

    The myth of the “fragile five” has shattered. Just a few months ago investors were abuzz about the risks posed to Brazil,...

  3. April 13, 2014

    Pressure mounts on Brazil’s Rousseff over Petrobras allegations

    Pressure is mounting on Brazil’s ruling coalition to answer corruption allegations against Petrobras, the country’s largest...

  4. beyondbrics

    April 7, 2014

    Brazil's economic policies: more nails for the coffin

    As Joe Leahy reported in Monday’s FT, the death knell is sounding for Brazil’s economic strategy. Within hours of...

  5. April 6, 2014

    Death knell sounds for Brazil’s economic strategy

    Until recently, the government of Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff talked glowingly about a “new matrix” of economic...

  6. beyondbrics

    April 2, 2014

    Will beer tax rise be a Brazilian own goal?

    Few things appeal to Brazilians more than the combination of a cold beer and a barbecue while watching a soccer game. If the...

  7. beyondbrics

    March 27, 2014

    Mixed signals amid Rousseff polls

    Normally investors buy on rumour and sell on fact. In Brazil this month, the reverse seemed to happen. Investors last week...

  8. March 26, 2014

    Public-private partnerships help Brazil’s transport get back on track

    Few projects better illustrate the frustrations of Brazil’s efforts to develop infrastructure than the urban railway under...

  9. March 26, 2014

    Investors edgy in case  Rousseff loosens her straitjacket

    A few days ago a strange thing happened to the shares of Petrobras, the Brazilian state-owned oil company. A rumour swept...

  10. March 25, 2014

    Brazil attacks downgrade as confidence ebbs

    The Brazilian government has dismissed a move by Standard & Poor’s to downgrade the country’s credit rating as based on...

  11. March 24, 2014

    S&P cuts Brazil rating to one notch above junk

    Standard & Poor’s has cut Brazil’s sovereign debt rating to one notch above junk-bond status, citing concerns over the...

  12. March 23, 2014

    Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff under fire over Petrobras deal

    Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff is battling calls for a congressional inquiry into accusations state-owned oil company...

  13. March 21, 2014

    Tomorrow’s internet, controlled by the powerful

    The US commerce department announced a week ago that it was ready to relinquish the last part of the internet that the...

  14. March 21, 2014

    Latin lessons in dressing

    South American presidential style Given the obsessive attention routinely paid to what Michelle Obama or Samantha Cameron...

  15. March 20, 2014

    Brazil yet to feel a World Cup bounce in shipping volumes

    The expected increase in trade for Brazil from hosting the Fifa soccer World Cup this year has not been felt in the...

  16. beyondbrics

    February 26, 2014

    Sexual stereotyping in Brazil: no help needed

    “But you are Brazilian!” – after I rejected a sexual advance. That’s what it says on the card above, one of several used in...

  17. beyondbrics

    February 25, 2014

    Venezuela's social gains are under threat - but from whom?

    When 1m protesting Brazilians took to the streets last year, Dilma Rousseff, the president, sought to defuse their...

  18. February 24, 2014

    Brazil: Loss of faith

    For weeks workers at São Paulo’s Itaquerao stadium have been clearing up the damage from a deadly construction accident in...

  19. February 20, 2014

    Brazil pledges $18.5bn cuts in effort to woo investors

    Brazil has promised to cut $18.5bn in public spending, as a former star of emerging markets struggles to win back investors’...

  20. February 14, 2014

    Central bank data suggests Brazil slid into recession last year

    Preliminary data show Brazil’s economy slipped into a technical recession in the second half of last year in a major...

  21. February 7, 2014

    Gay kiss in soap opera Amor à Vida is landmark moment for Brazil

    It was an unlikely romance. Félix had narrowly avoided jail after defrauding a hospital and throwing his sister’s baby in a...

  22. February 5, 2014

    Brazil metro chaos renews World Cup fears

    A shutdown of a São Paulo metro line that caused chaos in South America’s largest city on Tuesday evening has been blamed on...

  23. January 24, 2014

    Brazil goes on corporate charm offensive

    If anyone had doubted President Dilma Rousseff’s intentions in making her first visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos...

  24. beyondbrics

    January 24, 2014

    Brazil's Word Cup and the white armadillo

    The Arena das Dunas World Cup stadium in Natal, in northeast Brazil shimmers in the late afternoon sun. It looks a bit like...

  25. beyondbrics

    January 23, 2014

    Guest post: Dilma needs Davos more than Davos needs Dilma

    By Paulo Sotero of the Woodrow Wilson Center Low expectation is the best thing going for Dilma Rousseff as she prepares for...

  26. January 22, 2014

    Brazil considers the cost of welfare as growth slows

    In a television campaign by Brazil’s ruling Workers Party, the country’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva joins...

  27. beyondbrics

    January 17, 2014

    More bad news for Brazil

    Brazil’s economic growth continues to disappoint. After data in December showed Brazil’s economy shrank in the third quarter...

  28. beyondbrics

    January 17, 2014

    Brazil’s inflation conundrum

    Imagine you’re Brazil’s central bank president, Alexandre Tombini. It’s an election year and your boss is Dilma Rousseff....

  29. beyondbrics

    January 6, 2014

    Hello 2014: time for a new 'letter to the Brazilian people'

    The 13th in our series of guest posts on the outlook for 2014 is by Marcos Troyjo of Columbia University As a new year...

  30. beyondbrics

    January 2, 2014

    Brazil – good riddance, 2013

    When the clock struck midnight on New Year’s eve this week, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff probably breathed a huge sigh...

  31. The World

    December 29, 2013

    The five most important events of 2013

    At the end of every year, I attempt a first draft of history by listing what seem to me to be the five most significant...

  32. December 18, 2013

    Emerging markets take taper in their stride

    Emerging and Asian exchanges took the taper in their stride as global markets continued to react on Thursday to the US...

  33. December 18, 2013

    Saab shares soar on $4.5bn Brazil defence deal

    Shares in Saab soared 27 per cent on Thursday after Brazil chose the small Scandinavian defence company to supply its next...

  34. December 18, 2013

    Brazil infrastructure plan gathers pace with highway sale

    Brazil’s government has auctioned rights to develop and operate a road in the country’s congested soyabean region in a fresh...

  35. beyondbrics

    December 14, 2013

    Brazil – finally some good news?

    If Dilma Rousseff hadn’t been too busy hosting the French president on Friday she probably would have been doing a victory...

  36. beyondbrics

    December 12, 2013

    Brazil’s fighter jet soap opera

    Dilma Rousseff It has become one of Brazil’s longest-running soap operas, or ‘telenovelas’: where is the country going to...

  37. FT Photo Diary

    December 12, 2013

    François Hollande in Brazil

    Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters France’s President François Hollande and Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff attend a welcoming...

  38. beyondbrics

    December 10, 2013

    Brazil's football hooliganism: Imagina na Copa?

    ‘Imagine if this happens during the World Cup?’ or ‘Imagina na Copa?’, as the phrase goes in Portuguese. That has been the...

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