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    1. July 30, 2015

      Brazil implicates Italy’s Saipem for bribery with Petrobras

      Brazilian prosecutors allege bribes of artworks and cash were paid on behalf of Saipem, the Italian oil services...

    2. July 28, 2015

      S&P warns Brazil credit rating at risk

      Standard & Poor’s warned Brazil on Tuesday that its investment grade rating was at risk as falling growth and political...

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    1. July 27, 2015

      Brazilian prosecutors take step closer to political elite

      Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Brazil’s firebrand former president, told a weekend meeting of trade unionists that the...

    2. July 26, 2015

      Questions over budget surplus dim Brazil’s prospects

      Brazil’s economy may be in freefall but until recently its hard-pressed citizens could at least count on the unwavering...

    3. July 22, 2015

      Cut to Brazil budget target hits markets

      Brazil has slashed its estimates for balancing its budget this year, sending markets lower amid fears the move could...

    4. July 22, 2015

      Recession and graft: the growing rot in Brazil

      Incompetence, arrogance and corruption have shattered Brazil’s magic spell. Combined with the end of the commodity...

    5. July 16, 2015

      Lula da Silva faces criminal inquiry

      A preliminary inquiry into alleged illegal influence peddling by former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva...

    6. July 14, 2015

      Eletrobrás ruling exposes impact of Brazil’s heavy hand

      When the Brazilian government was accused last year of violating minority shareholder rights at Eletrobrás, the listed...

    7. July 14, 2015

      Budget axe falling too heavily on us, say Brazilian businesses

      One of the more bizarre political debates in Brazil this year has been over whether Joaquim Levy, the country’s hawkish...

    8. July 10, 2015

      Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff tries to fend off impeachment calls

      Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff spent the past week discussing global economic crises with her counterparts in the...

    9. July 2, 2015

      Dilma Rousseff struggles to regain control of her approval ratings

      Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff wrapped up a four-day visit to the US this week with a ride in a driverless car at...

    10. June 29, 2015

      Dilma Rousseff adviser charts a path for Brazil

      The secretariat of strategic affairs in Brasília lies in a nondescript ministry building in the middle of the plano...

    11. June 25, 2015

      Rousseff hopes for domestic boost from US trip

      When China’s premier Li Keqiang visited Brazil last month, the two sides announced a rash of extravagant...

    12. June 19, 2015

      Brazil arrests top construction bosses in Petrobras probe

      Police arrested two of Brazil’s most powerful industrialists early on Friday morning, ratcheting up a sweeping...

    13. June 17, 2015

      Watchdog asks Rousseff to defend accounts

      Brazil’s government budget watchdog has summoned President Dilma Rousseff to explain alleged irregularities in the...

    14. June 9, 2015

      Brazil outlines $65bn infrastructure package

      Joe Leahy in São Paulo Dilma Rousseff stepped up her campaign to rescue Brazil’s flagging economy, announcing an...

    15. May 29, 2015

      Brazilians cut back as downturn hits home

      Brazilian families have cut spending on a yearly basis for the first time in more than a decade as a toxic combination...

    16. May 25, 2015

      Brazil economy to contract nearly one-quarter this year in dollar terms

      Brazil’s economy is expected to contract by nearly one-quarter this year in dollar terms due to a depreciating currency...

    17. May 21, 2015

      Reheated old deals do little to expand Brazil-China ties

      When Chinese premier Li Keqiang swept through Brazil this week, he and his Brazilian counterpart, President Dilma...

    18. May 20, 2015

      Petrobras probe looks to dig up corpse

      An investigation into corruption at Petrobras took a macabre turn on Wednesday as Brazil’s Congress sought to exhume...

    19. May 18, 2015

      Brazil’s political system broken, says former president

      Brazil’s political system is broken and reforms are needed to restore its credibility in the eyes of voters, according...

    20. beyondbrics

      May 15, 2015

      Are markets too bearish on Brazil's currency?

      Brazil’s economy – as beyondbrics readers know – is in serious trouble, and the unorthodox policies of the country’s...

    21. May 12, 2015

      Brazil braced for recession with no respite in sight

      Brazilian markets have come back from the brink in the past few weeks, as what looked set to be a rout across all asset...

    22. May 12, 2015

      Petrobras fallout and poor growth add to pressure on Rousseff

      Late last year, São Paulo’s Museu da Casa Brasileira, a design museum, staged an exhibition, “Excelência Italiana”...

    23. May 12, 2015

      Brazil’s middle class starts to lose ground

      Ten years ago, Brazilian musician Max Gonzaga shot to fame with “Middle Class”, a hit song about the millions of...

    24. May 12, 2015

      Brazil’s faltering economy needs some tough love

      For Brazil’s economists, 2015 will certainly be a year to forget. Latin America’s biggest economy is expected to...

    25. May 12, 2015

      Brazilian government blighted by scandal and weak economy

      Standing on a truck on Avenida Paulista, adorned with banners calling for an end to corruption, an activist shouts a...

    26. May 4, 2015

      Prosecutors in Brazil investigate Lula for alleged influence peddling

      Brazil’s federal prosecutors have opened a preliminary investigation into the country’s wildly popular former leader...

    27. May 1, 2015

      Inês Etienne Romeu, Human rights activist, 1942-2015

      Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s president, was tortured. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, her predecessor, was jailed; and Fernando...

    28. April 30, 2015

      Brazil raises rates to highest level in 6 years

      Brazil has raised interest rates to the highest level in six years as the government struggles to regain investors’...

    29. April 24, 2015

      Petrobras puts chief’s pragmatism to test as woes mount

      In an interview in 2009, Aldemir Bendine, then head of Banco do Brasil, Brazil’s biggest bank, was asked about his...

    30. April 20, 2015

      Petrobras and improving policy outlook help Brazil’s markets

      At the construction site of a wing of the prestigious Sirio-Libanes Hospital in São Paulo, a security guard recalls how...

    31. April 17, 2015

      Brazil’s Schahin hit by Petrobras scandal

      Brazil’s Schahin industrial group has filed for bankruptcy protection, becoming the third Petrobras contractor in as...

    32. April 16, 2015

      Dilma Rousseff accused of ‘outsourcing’ top government posts

      The atmosphere at São Paulo’s mass political protests against President Dilma Rousseff’s government was carnival-like....

    33. April 15, 2015

      Brazilian police arrest Dilma Rousseff’s party treasurer

      Brazilian police arrested the treasurer of the country`s ruling Workers’ party on Wednesday, bringing a corruption...

    34. April 6, 2015

      Americas summit marks region’s historic changes

      Corruption scandals taint the presidencies of Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. Chile is squabbling with Bolivia. Venezuela...

    35. April 5, 2015

      Political theatrics that are dividing Brazil

      To watch the political theatre now unfolding in Brazil is to behold a country licked by discontent and scandal. An...

    36. April 5, 2015

      Problems at Petrobras as investors seek damages

      Problems for Petrobras, the Brazilian oil company embroiled in what is believed to be the biggest corruption scandal in...

    37. beyondbrics

      April 3, 2015

      Rising incomes and rising expectations: hearing from the newly empowered

      Only five months after being narrowly reelected, Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s president, faces a growing array of problems,...

    38. April 2, 2015

      Poll blow to Rousseff over austerity plan

      Dilma Rousseff’s popularity has fallen to its lowest level in more than four years as Brazilians reject her...

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