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      Brazil raises rates to six-year high

      Brazil’s central bank raised interest rates to a six-year high on Wednesday as authorities seek to contain inflation that...

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      March 4, 2015

      Brazil's real hits R$3 to the dollar as the pain piles on

      Brazil, it seems, simply can’t put its house in order. The real hit R$3 to the US dollar during trading on Wednesday for the...

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    1. March 4, 2015

      Petrobras scandal threatens to scupper Brazil austerity drive

      Brazil’s currency slid to a 10-year low against the dollar on Wednesday as concerns grew that a corruption scandal at...

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      March 2, 2015

      Brazil's economy implodes; Rousseff pops to the supermarket

      Another week goes by and the outlook for Brazil’s economy gets gloomier still. The consensus on GDP is now for a 0.58 per...

    3. beyondbrics

      February 25, 2015

      Brazil: 10 good reasons to think the two-month-old government will go

      So much is going wrong in Brazil that it is hard to keep up. For years, critics have accused the government of incompetence....

    4. beyondbrics

      February 24, 2015

      Brazil's electorate: still polarised but in a new way

      Back in November, we wrote about an analysis of tweets in Brazil that illustrated the extreme polarisation of the country’s...

    5. February 20, 2015

      Building groups sued in Petrobras probe

      Brazilian prosecutors have filed a R$4.47bn suit against six of the country’s largest construction companies for alleged...

    6. February 15, 2015

      The $100m man’s guide to Brazilian graft

      One October night in 2011 in Milan, Italy, a group of four Brazilian businessmen linked to Petrobras, Brazil’s state-owned...

    7. February 11, 2015

      São Paulo drought raises fears of Brazil energy crisis

      Drought in Brazil With Brazil’s economy in a slump, there are few companies in São Paulo that can boast they are doing a...

    8. February 6, 2015

      Brazil inflation rate gathers pace

      Brazil`s inflation rate in January rose at the fastest monthly pace in nearly 12 years as a government austerity drive...

    9. February 6, 2015

      Petrobras shares fall after Aldemir Bendine named new CEO

      Brazil’s oil group Petrobras on Friday appointed the head of one of the country’s biggest state-controlled banks as chief...

    10. February 5, 2015

      And the new CEO of Petrobras will be...

      Petrobras’s board is set to meet on Friday to appoint replacements for chief executive Maria das Graças Foster and five...

    11. February 5, 2015

      Petrobras scandal adds to brewing storm for Dilma Rousseff

      When Petrobras chief executive officer, Maria das Graças Foster, was meeting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff this week to...

    12. February 5, 2015

      Brazilian party treasurer questioned in Petrobras corruption case

      Brazilian police have questioned the treasurer of the ruling Workers’ party (PT), about alleged corruption in Petrobras, in...

    13. February 4, 2015

      Brazilian government scrambles to find new leader for Petrobras

      Wanted: new chief executive for one of the world’s most indebted oil companies, currently under investigation for its role...

    14. February 4, 2015

      Petrobras: Timeline of a scandal

      Maria das Graças Foster, the embattled head of Petrobras, and five other executives have resigned over the corruption...

    15. February 4, 2015

      Petrobras chief and 5 executives resign over scandal

      The chief executive of Petrobras and five other executives have resigned over the corruption scandal in the Brazilian...

    16. February 4, 2015

      Petrobras chief Maria das Graças Foster poised to step down

      Maria das Graças Foster, the embattled head of Petrobras, is set to step down to help resolve a crippling corruption scandal...

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      February 3, 2015

      Petrobras flies on rumours of CEO swap, but who will take the job?

      If Petrobras’s chief executive Maria das Graças Foster had any doubts about her popularity among investors she only had to...

    18. January 30, 2015

      Brazil deficit adds to Rousseff’s woes

      Brazil has announced its first primary budget deficit in more than a decade, underlining the vast challenges facing...

    19. January 30, 2015

      Mopping up after the mess at Petrobras

      Petrobras represents the best and worst of Brazil. Its technical competence is renowned and it has vast deep sea reserves....

    20. January 28, 2015

      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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

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      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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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