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      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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      January 26, 2015

      Job far from done for Brazil's inflation fighters, even as economy stagnates

      The task facing Brazil’s new economics team came further into focus on Monday morning with inflation expectations rising and...

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    1. January 25, 2015

      Rousseff’s dream of Brazilian shipbuilding titan in deep water

      In 2012, Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff visited the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul to tour a project close to the...

    2. January 22, 2015

      Davos 2015: Brazil warns of austerity

      Brazil is in for a period of austerity and supply side reform, including the potentially controversial overhaul of social...

    3. January 22, 2015

      Brazil benchmark rate at 3-year high

      Brazil has raised its benchmark interest rate to the highest level in more than three years as the government struggles to...

    4. January 20, 2015

      Struggling Rousseff needs convincing vision of future

      When the president of Brazil went to Davos last year, she was under pressure to justify her government’s intervention in the...

    5. January 19, 2015

      Brazil raises taxes on fuel and loans to plug budget deficit

      Brazil will next month increase taxes on fuel and loans to individuals and adjust other duties to help plug the government’s...

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      January 14, 2015

      Dilma and the markets: end of the affair?

      After only a few weeks of market-friendly measures, it looks like the late-flowering romance between investors and Dilma...

    7. January 11, 2015

      South American nations struggle to find new economic model

      Four years ago, when the China-driven commodity price boom was in full swing and south-south ties were all the rage, Dilma...

    8. January 10, 2015

      São Paulo rocked by violent bus fare protests

      Violent protests erupted on the streets of São Paulo for the first time since the World Cup last year, in a sign that a...

    9. beyondbrics

      January 9, 2015

      Brazil inflation: good for not being outright bad

      Consumer price inflation in Brazil was 6.4 per cent last year, the country’s statistics office said on Friday. This was in...

    10. January 8, 2015

      Rousseff honeymoon wavers as wages dispute highlights challenges

      Only five days into President Dilma Rousseff’s second mandate, her administration’s newfound appreciation of market...

    11. January 7, 2015

      Fears grow over fallout from Petrobras corruption scandal

      Fears are growing over the systemic impact of the corruption scandal at Petrobras, Brazil’s state oil producer, as one of...

    12. beyondbrics

      January 5, 2015

      Brazil: Longing for Lula

      Dilma Rousseff may now be in her second term as Brazil’s president but that has not stopped Brazilians from continuing to...

    13. January 5, 2015

      Brazil tries to fix nation’s ‘sugar daddy’ problem

      Brazil’s overburdened pension system has long struggled with one particular problem: “sugar daddies”, or more precisely, the...

    14. January 2, 2015

      Dilma Rousseff plans first state visit to US in two decades

      Brazil’s government has vowed to improve relations with the US, promising its first state visit in two decades and...

    15. December 30, 2014

      Rousseff in gamble with $6.7bn cuts

      Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has taken one of her biggest political gambles yet to win back the trust of investors by...

    16. December 30, 2014

      Brazil’s banks: Saudade

      Saudade – nostalgia – for economic growth marked the 2014 election year for Brazilian banks. The samba rhythm of the...

    17. December 29, 2014

      Petrobras finds itself in deep water

      There are not many executives who have asked their boss three times whether they should be fired and survived. Maria das...

    18. December 28, 2014

      International contractors caught up in Brazil graft case

      Headlines in Brazil this month have been filled with allegations of corruption involving Brazil’s state-owned oil company...

    19. December 21, 2014

      Obama’s Cuba-led pivot in Latin America

      Dilma Rousseff, the Brazilian president, spoke for many when she remarked last week that US President Barack Obama’s move to...

    20. beyondbrics

      December 5, 2014

      Brazil: the myth of the inflation target

      There are plenty of misconceptions about Brazil. Many Brazilians have no interest in football, can’t stand samba and would...

    21. December 4, 2014

      Brazilians brace themselves for austerity measures

      Brazilians may not be in an exuberant mood this Christmas because of the country’s sluggish economy but those that have any...

    22. December 3, 2014

      Brazil lifts benchmark interest rate by 50 basis points to 11.75%

      Brazil has raised its benchmark interest rate 50 basis points to the highest level since 2011 as the government fights to...

    23. December 1, 2014

      President Dilma Rousseff imposes a market-friendly Levy on Brazil

      “Americans will always do the right thing after exhausting all the alternatives.” The remark is usually credited to Winston...

    24. November 28, 2014

      Brazil crawls out of recession in 3rd quarter

      Brazil’s economy crawled out of technical recession in the third quarter, boosted by government spending, but the low rate...

    25. November 27, 2014

      New Brazilian finance minister pledges to restore fiscal balance

      Joaquim Levy, Brazil’s new finance minister, immediately committed to restoring balance to the country’s struggling public...

    26. beyondbrics

      November 26, 2014

      Brazil's budget law: wiping the slate clean?

      It was close, but they didn’t make it. The political fixers of Brazil’s government had hoped to push through a bill on...

    27. beyondbrics

      November 26, 2014

      Employment casts dark shadow over Brazilian manufacturing confidence

      An index of confidence among Brazilian manufacturers suggests things aren’t as grim as all that, after an index of consumer...

    28. November 25, 2014

      US seeks documents from Brazil’s Petrobras

      The US Securities and Exchange Commission has issued a subpoena to Brazil’s Petrobras for documents relating to an...

    29. beyondbrics

      November 24, 2014

      Brazil's consumers: gloomier than before

      Another reminder of the challenges facing Dilma Rousseff as she struggles to put together an economic team for her second...

    30. beyondbrics

      November 24, 2014

      Is Brazil's PT prepared to Levy economic growth?

      Is Brazil’s Workers’ Party, victorious in last month’s elections, ready to back any decision by President Dilma Rousseff to...

    31. beyondbrics

      November 24, 2014

      Guest post: Brazil's political economy under Dilma reloaded

      By Marcos Troyjo of Columbia University As Dilma Rousseff struggles to assemble a new economic team after the bitter...

    32. beyondbrics

      November 20, 2014

      Brazil's next finance minister: Trabuco?

      The plot thickens over the choice of Brazil’s next finance minister. On Thursday, business daily Valor Econômico reported...

    33. November 18, 2014

      Brazil’s parched IPO market seeks boost

      Brazilian companies are looking to raise as much as $12bn on the country’s stock market following the worst year for initial...

    34. beyondbrics

      November 18, 2014

      Brazil vs Mexico: a tale of two scandals

      Brazil and Mexico, Latin America’s two biggest economies, are engulfed in high-profile scandals that have involved their...

    35. November 17, 2014

      Brazil achieves a hollow victory in ‘currency wars’

      Are the “currency wars” over? The year 2010, when Guido Mantega, Brazil’s finance minister, coined the term, seems a long...

    36. November 14, 2014

      Petrobras delays results as police raid offices

      Brazilian federal police in six states have raided the offices of Petrobras and several of its contractors in the latest...

    37. November 12, 2014

      Dilma Rousseff puts Brazil back on path to economic orthodoxy

      At the height of Brazil’s bitterly fought election campaign in October, President Dilma Rousseff seemed to eschew any regard...

    38. beyondbrics

      November 10, 2014

      Brazil's economy: better than ever?

      When Dilma Rousseff was re-elected as president of Brazil on October 26, she promised to be a much better president than she...

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