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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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,...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. FT Alphaville

    October 31, 2013

    The Closer

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

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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,...

  24. October 30, 2013

    Eike Batista sells Colombia mining assets

    Eike Batista has reached an agreement to sell $450m of Colombian mining assets as Brazil’s one-time richest man struggles to...

  25. beyondbrics

    October 29, 2013

    Musical chairs as OGX faces bankruptcy

    In the world’s list of exciting jobs, you would think one company would hardly qualify – OGX, the flagship oil company of...

  26. beyondbrics

    October 29, 2013

    OGX: collateral damage

    It’s not just bondholders and shareholders who are reeling from the financial collapse of Brazilian tycoon Eike Batista’s...

  27. October 29, 2013

    Creditors fear being left with nothing after OGX gas sell-off

    It was the announcement investors in Eike Batista’s troubled oil company OGX had been dreading. On Monday, creditor banks of...

  28. October 29, 2013

    X-factor: energy bankruptcies

    “X” does not mark the spot. Two massive energy concerns, Texas’s Energy Future Holdings (neé TXU) and Brazil’s OGX may sink...

  29. October 29, 2013

    Eike Batista’s empire crumbles as talks with OGX creditors fail

    The dramatic fall from grace of Brazilian tycoon Eike Batista entered its final stages on Tuesday as his oil company OGX...

  30. October 28, 2013

    Batista creditors strike gasfield deal

    Eike Batista’s creditors and one of his main business partners, Germany’s Eon, have struck a deal to prepare for the...

  31. October 16, 2013

    Batista’s OGX jettisons chief in shake-up

    Shares in OGX surged after the Brazilian oil producer fired its chief executive as part of a restructuring plan, raising...

  32. October 15, 2013

    Batista group in $1bn port deal to avert collapse

    Eike Batista has struck a near-$1bn deal to stave off the collapse of his business empire, ceding control of his prized iron...

  33. beyondbrics

    October 1, 2013

    OGX: all bluster even as it misses debt payment

    Even in the worst of circumstances, it seems Eike Batista’s oil exploration startup, OGX, retains some of the former...

  34. October 1, 2013

    Eike Batista’s OGX misses bond payment

    Eike Batista, the Brazilian tycoon, took a step towards what is expected to be Latin America’s biggest corporate default...

  35. beyondbrics

    September 14, 2013

    The Weekender, September 14

    The week in emerging markets, including: our most read; five things we have learned; some long reads for the weekend; and...

  36. beyondbrics

    September 13, 2013

    Further reading: home and away

    Friday’s finger food from the BB team: Putin is winning home and away – but what do both victories mean? Echoes of Mao in...

  37. beyondbrics

    September 9, 2013

    Eike Batista and the mysterious OGX put option

    OGX shareholders should be used to violent swings in the market by now. Shares in Eike Batista’s oil company are down more...

  38. September 9, 2013

    Batista to contest move to pump $1bn of own funds in OGX

    Eike Batista plans to contest a decision to pump up to $1bn of his own money into OGX, delivering a setback to investors in...

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