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    1. April 6, 2015

      Judge in Batista trial charged with embezzlement

      Brazil’s landmark insider trading trial against Eike Batista, formerly the country’s richest man, has suffered its biggest...

    2. March 31, 2015

      Petrobras independent director to quit board

      An independent director of Brazil’s Petrobras has voiced a vote of no-confidence in the government’s handling of problems at...

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    1. March 26, 2015

      Eike Batista’s fall from grace

      To the untrained eye, it was a Fabergé egg, a pristine example of the multimillion-dollar ornament produced by the favoured...

    2. March 10, 2015

      Missing cash marks fresh blow to Eike Batista trial

      Two weeks after a judge was photographed driving a Porsche appropriated from former Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista,...

    3. February 27, 2015

      Judge removed from Eike Batista trial

      A Brazilian judge who captured national headlines after he was caught driving a Porsche seized from former billionaire Eike...

    4. February 24, 2015

      Batista’s Porsche puts trial into a spin

      The insider trading trial of Eike Batista was thrown into turmoil on Tuesday amid allegations that a judge hearing his case...

    5. FT Alphaville

      February 6, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande will head to Moscow to attempt to break the...

    6. February 6, 2015

      Brazilian judge freezes Batista family assets

      A Brazilian judge has frozen the assets of Eike Batista and his family as part of a landmark insider trading trial that...

    7. December 10, 2014

      Eon-Batista tie-up Eneva files for bankruptcy

      The Brazilian power company controlled by Eon and Eike Batista has filed for bankruptcy, marking a new low in the ill-fated...

    8. November 19, 2014

      Eike Batista insider trading trial a landmark for Brazil

      Wedged between two of his lawyers in a Rio de Janeiro courtroom, Eike Batista intently checked his mobile phone for WhatsApp...

    9. November 13, 2014

      Eike Batista plots comeback in pharma

      Eike Batista, the Brazilian oil tycoon due to go on trial next week over insider trading allegations, is attempting to stage...

    10. September 14, 2014

      Brazil’s Eike Batista accused of market manipulation

      The problems of Eike Batista, once Brazil’s richest man, were compounded at the weekend when prosecutors accused him of...

    11. June 11, 2014

      Brazil tycoons look to revive Flamengo on and off the pitch

      Rodolfo Landim says he owes his birth to Flamengo, Brazil’s most popular football club. In the small world of Rio de...

    12. May 31, 2014

      Small creditors act over OGX restructuring

      A group of small creditors in the bankrupt former flagship company of Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista have initiated...

    13. May 17, 2014

      Batista’s OSX presents restructuring plan

      Eike Batista’s bankrupt shipbuilder, OSX, has presented its long-awaited restructuring plan, seeking approval to pay back...

    14. April 13, 2014

      Regulators accuse Batista of insider trading

      Brazil’s market regulators have accused Eike Batista of insider trading, claiming the tycoon hid problems at his...

    15. March 27, 2014

      Prosecutors fight to make Batista meet $1bn OGpar pledge

      Brazilian public prosecutors have requested the courts block the restructuring plan of Eike Batista’s oil group and force...

    16. February 16, 2014

      Anger at Batista plan that leaves OGX investors with big loss

      By Samantha Pearson in São Paulo Minority shareholders of Eike Batista’s bankrupt oil company have reacted with anger after...

    17. beyondbrics

      January 13, 2014

      Brazilian semiconductors - Argentina to the rescue!

      The Eike Batista yard sale is not over just yet, it seems. Brazil’s former richest man is expected to conclude as early as...

    18. 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...

    19. December 26, 2013

      Batista holdings worth a fraction after debt deal

      Shares of the oil flagship of Eike Batista, the former Brazilian billionaire, soared on Thursday after the company announced...

    20. December 25, 2013

      Brazil’s Eike Batista to relinquish OGX control in debt deal

      Former Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista is to relinquish control of his flagship oil company as part of an agreement with...

    21. December 12, 2013

      OGX investors call for investigation into Brazilian stock exchange

      Investors are calling on Brazil’s public prosecutors to investigate the role of regulators and the stock exchange in the...

    22. beyondbrics

      November 29, 2013

      The rich get less rich... but only in eight countries

      Research company Wealth-X has released its annual report on “ultra high net worth individuals”. (For those prefer plain...

    23. November 27, 2013

      Emerging markets: Wealth dips in Brazil and China

      Eike Batista, one-time richest man in Brazil, is not the only former billionaire in the developing world. His spectacular...

    24. beyondbrics

      November 25, 2013

      Guest post: avoiding the pitfalls of EM corporate debt

      By Shamaila Khan of AllianceBernstein Emerging market corporate debt has returned big numbers for investors in recent years,...

    25. November 17, 2013

      High spirits in Latin America help stem fears of leaner times

      To paraphrase Mark Twain, reports of the death of emerging markets have been greatly exaggerated. Yes, investors threw a...

    26. November 17, 2013

      Brazil: Investors see good in Batista’s bad news

      The collapse of the empire of Brazilian tycoon Eike Batista may be bad for his investors and creditors – but for the...

    27. November 12, 2013

      We all lose if failure is punished too harshly

      I suppose we are all fascinated by entrepreneurs going broke. Perhaps it is envy at work, possibly morbid curiosity, in some...

    28. November 9, 2013

      Eike Batista’s shipbuilding company OSX to file for bankruptcy

      Eike Batista’s shipbuilding company OSX has agreed to file for bankruptcy protection only a week after the collapse of his...

    29. November 7, 2013

      OGX highlights flaws in Brazil’s bankruptcy laws

      On the afternoon of Friday June 28, Brazilian tycoon Eike Batista met fellow directors of his now bankrupt flagship oil...

    30. November 6, 2013

      Eike Batista’s OSX secures finance ahead of restructuring talks

      Eike Batista’s shipbuilding company OSX has secured financing from its creditor banks as it prepares for possible court-led...

    31. November 4, 2013

      Fall of Brazil’s Batista embarrasses President Dilma Rousseff

      There must be moments in every politician’s career that make them cringe when recalling later on. For Brazil’s President...

    32. November 1, 2013

      Brazil may finally escape from the samba clichés

      Black is a shade of brown. So is white, if you look,” John Updike once observed of the sun-burnished skin tones on Rio de...

    33. FT Alphaville

      October 31, 2013

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - A profile of Dan Tarullo. - Halloween costumes for economists. - You can find political science...

    34. October 31, 2013

      Eike Batista to sit on both sides of debt talks

      Creditors of Brazilian businessman Eike Batista’s failed oil enterprise OGX will have an unlikely competitor for any...

    35. beyondbrics

      October 30, 2013

      OGX files for bankruptcy - now what? [updated]

      By Samantha Pearson and Pan Kwan Yuk It’s the end of an era for Brazil’s Eike Batista – the end of charming investors with...

    36. October 30, 2013

      Batista seeks OGX bankruptcy protection

      Rise and fall of Eike Batista’s empire Brazilian tycoon Eike Batista triggered Latin America’s biggest corporate default on...

    37. October 30, 2013

      Default by Eike Batista’s OGX to test Latin American debt markets

      Rise and fall of Eike Batista’s empire “It is a sad story,” Arthur Byrnes, a managing director at Deltec Asset Management in...

    38. October 30, 2013

      Empire shrinks as Eike Batista sells assets

      What self-respecting billionaire would not have his own private jet? Brazil’s Eike Batista was no exception – in his heyday,...

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