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    1. 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...

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      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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. November 9, 2014

      US turns up heat with criminal investigation into Petrobras

      US authorities are investigating whether Petrobras or its employees were paid bribes, adding to the mounting domestic...

    20. November 7, 2014

      Petrol price increase raises Brazil inflation fears

      Brazil has lifted domestic fuel prices for the first time in almost a year, raising the spectre of even higher inflation...

    21. November 7, 2014

      A world still reeling from mistakes on fiscal policy

      Ordinarily, the role of tax and spending in smoothing economic cycles is to stand back and let monetary policy do the job....

    22. beyondbrics

      November 4, 2014

      Brazil's election: as polarised as can be

      What you see above is a graphic representation of something anyone who followed the campaign that led to the re-election of...

    23. beyondbrics

      November 3, 2014

      And Brazil’s next finance minister will be . . .

      Brazil’s market has been in a state of mild depression since President Dilma Rousseff was re-elected just over a week ago –...

    24. November 3, 2014

      Cracks in the Brics start to show

      Historians may record that Brics mania reached its height during the 2014 football World Cup in Brazil. President Dilma...

    25. November 2, 2014

      Brazil’s big problem is Rousseff’s past

      Given the decline in Brazil’s fortunes in the past two years, President Dilma Rousseff has pulled off a striking political...

    26. October 31, 2014

      EU steps up trade fight with Brazil over local content rules

      The European Union has escalated a dispute with Brazil over the country’s local content programmes in the auto and other...

    27. October 31, 2014

      Brazil reveals its largest monthly deficit on record

      Brazil revealed its worst monthly fiscal deficit since records began on Friday, underscoring the challenges facing incumbent...

    28. October 30, 2014

      Rate rise lifts economic hopes in Brazil

      Brazilian markets rallied on Thursday after a surprise increase in interest rates sparked hopes that newly re-elected...

    29. beyondbrics

      October 30, 2014

      Elections and reformers in the Fragile Five

      And now the hurly burly’s done. With Brazil’s presidential run-off last weekend, this year’s elections in the five big...

    30. October 30, 2014

      Brazil raises rates to three-year high

      Brazil’s central bank raised interest rates on Wednesday to their highest level in three years, in its first monetary policy...

    31. beyondbrics

      October 29, 2014

      Farewell QE3, but what's next?

      In the years since the financial crisis, emerging markets have been awash with free-flowing global liquidity. Easy money...

    32. beyondbrics

      October 28, 2014

      Spectre of Lula returns again to haunt Dilma

      Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff of the Worker’s Party or PT barely had time to digest her victory in the closest election...

    33. October 28, 2014

      Rousseff’s re-election triggers Brazil market turmoil

      Just 10 minutes after Brazil’s last state finished voting on Sunday night, more than 95 per cent of the country’s near-150m...

    34. October 27, 2014

      Brazil’s election results in a divided country

      It was a wild ride. But in the end Dilma Rousseff was re-elected as Brazil’s president on Sunday. It was the fourth...

    35. October 27, 2014

      Brazil: stuck in the valleys

      Brazil only discovered its tallest mountain, Pico de Neblina, in 1950 due to it being permanently shrouded in cloud. That...

    36. beyondbrics

      October 27, 2014

      Guest post: 5 steps to kick-start Brazil

      By Samuel George and Cornelius Fleischhaker On October 26, 108m Brazilians voted in the second and final round of the...

    37. October 27, 2014

      Real falls sharply on Brazil election result

      Dilma Rousseff wins Brazil poll Brazil’s real hit a nine-year low on Monday and stocks plunged as investors reacted with...

    38. October 27, 2014

      Uruguay presidential poll goes to run-off

      Tabaré Vázquez, Uruguay’s ruling leftwing coalition candidate, failed to secure enough votes to win the presidential...

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