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  1. August 20, 2014

    Brazil injects extra $4.5bn into economy

    Brazil has made its second multibillion-dollar injection into the banking system in less than a month as the government...

  2. beyondbrics

    July 16, 2014

    Brazil’s economy: another 7-1 defeat?

    Brazil’s humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the World Cup semi-finals was bad enough but now it looks like the country’s...

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  1. Brazil Capital Markets 2012

    There are high hopes that the government’s strategic response will give the country’s ...
  2. Foreign Exchange April 2012

    US dollar: The past four years have taken their toll and most strategists are wary of ...
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  1. July 1, 2014

    World Cup puts the boot into car sales

    Brazil has extended controversial tax breaks for the car industry, blaming the World Cup for reducing sales in the world’s...

  2. beyondbrics

    April 24, 2014

    Brazil: central banker to become finance minister?

    Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff is considering replacing her finance minister Guido Mantega, with the head of the central...

  3. March 14, 2014

    Brazil grants $5.1bn aid package to power sector

    Brazil has announced a $5.1bn aid package for its electricity sector to shield consumers from sudden price increases...

  4. FT Alphaville

    February 21, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asia-Pacific equities are recovering thanks to a US manufacturing report that showed factories are humming in the...

  5. February 20, 2014

    Brazil pledges $18.5bn cuts in effort to woo investors

    Brazil has promised to cut $18.5bn in public spending, as a former star of emerging markets struggles to win back investors’...

  6. The World

    January 23, 2014

    Davos doubt: Brazil's blanket bullishness

    By Joe Leahy in São Paulo Team Brazil began its charm offensive in Davos on Thursday with Finance Minister Guido Mantega...

  7. beyondbrics

    December 4, 2013

    Brazil's GDP: Guido Mantega's bad news

    Tuesday’s release of Brazil’s latest GDP figures was bad enough on its own: third quarter growth came in much lower than...

  8. December 3, 2013

    Brazil economy turns in worst quarter for 5 years

    Brazil’s economy has suffered its largest quarterly slowdown in nearly five years on the back of falling investment and a...

  9. beyondbrics

    November 21, 2013

    Will Petrobras bite the bullet and raise petrol prices?

    It’s going to be a nail-biting few days ahead for Petrobras’s investors, Brazil’s ethanol industry and anyone with a car in...

  10. August 30, 2013

    Brazil economy will grow 4% next year, forecasts Mantega

    Brazil’s economy will return to its former annual growth rate of about 4 per cent next year after it expanded at its...

  11. beyondbrics

    August 12, 2013

    Mantega: in his own words

    The FT met Guido Mantega, Brazil finance minister, last week and found the chief engineer of the world’s sixth largest...

  12. August 8, 2013

    Brazil sets fresh sparks with IMF over Greek bailout rebuke

    Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, appeared to have averted a crisis in relations with...

  13. August 8, 2013

    Brazil calls for IMF eurozone rescue programmes revision

    Brazil has called for the IMF-backed rescue programmes for Greece and other southern eurozone countries to be reviewed to...

  14. beyondbrics

    August 8, 2013

    Brazil inflation: when statistics and reality diverge

    For the government, some good news. The IPCA consumer prices index for July released this Wednesday showed a 0.03 per cent...

  15. August 1, 2013

    Brazil backs IMF aid for Greece and recalls representative

    Brazil reversed its hardline stance on Greece’s bailout on Thursday, saying it had not authorised its representative to the...

  16. beyondbrics

    July 31, 2013

    A brief history of Brazilian bolshiness

    Brazil has been putting its weight about again, this time throwing a spanner into the IMF’s efforts to secure an €11bn...

  17. beyondbrics

    July 22, 2013

    Brazil to grow 3%? Yeah right, Mantega

    No one paid much attention when Brazil’s finance minister, Guido Mantega, reduced the government’s official growth forecast...

  18. June 23, 2013

    Mediation will not quell the anger on Brazil’s streets

    A week of unexpected and unprecedentedly widespread street protests that turned violent at times has left Brazilians both...

  19. beyondbrics

    June 13, 2013

    [snap]: Mantega strikes again – this time on currency derivatives

    By Joe Leahy and Samantha Pearson Brazil has reduced a financial transactions tax on currency derivatives from 1 per cent...

  20. beyondbrics

    June 10, 2013

    Brazil real: be careful what you wish for, Mr Mantega

    Oh the cruel irony. After lobbying for a weaker currency for the past three years, Brazil’s government would now give...

  21. June 5, 2013

    Brazil slashes financial transactions tax

    Brazil has dismantled one of the cornerstones of its so-called currency war against foreign fund inflows, by slashing a tax...

  22. beyondbrics

    June 5, 2013

    [snap]: Brazil scraps IOF tax on foreign fixed income investment

    Now this was unexpected. Brazil on Tuesday said it would scrap the 6 per cent IOF (financial operations tax) currently...

  23. May 31, 2013

    Reality bites for emerging market reliance on Chinese growth

    Guido Mantega, Brazil’s finance minister, is known for his ability to put an optimistic spin on any piece of news. But even...

  24. May 20, 2013

    Don’t expect emerging markets to be flooded in cheap money

    The easy money policies of the US and Japanese central banks are inspiring worried talk of “currency wars”. The fear is that...

  25. May 20, 2013

    Investors worry the Dilma model is unravelling in Brazil

    The exit of a senior bureaucrat little known outside his country would not normally worry international investors. But...

  26. March 26, 2013

    Brazil and China agree currency swap

    Brazil and China sealed a $30bn currency swap agreement on Tuesday that is expected to act as a backstop to growing trade...

  27. beyondbrics

    March 1, 2013

    Brazil infrastructures: investors needed

    It is coming to a town near you – the great Brazilian infrastructure roadshow. Kicked off this week by Finance Minister...

  28. beyondbrics

    March 1, 2013

    Guido Mantega's broken record

    Brazil will grow by 3 to 4 per cent in 2013! And that’s on the authority of Guido Mantega, finance minister, aka Guido the...

  29. beyondbrics

    February 27, 2013

    New York headlines

    * India’s downturn ‘more or less over’ * Brazil may use imports to curb inflation, Mantega tells Valor * Russia piles...

  30. beyondbrics

    February 15, 2013

    Brazil: currency warrior no more

    What? Hulk no smash currency appreciation? Just as other countries look like they are relaunching the global currency war –...

  31. February 13, 2013

    Currency wars: the battle lines explained

    When finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of 20 leading economies meet in Moscow on Friday, the spectre of...

  32. February 11, 2013

    Fix exchange rates to revive growth

    In a global economy still recovering from the 2008 crisis, boosting economic growth has become a key priority. The...

  33. beyondbrics

    February 6, 2013

    Brazil promises higher returns

    President Dilma Rousseff encouraged markets last year when she decided to invite private sector investors to participate in...

  34. beyondbrics

    January 30, 2013

    Confused about Brazil's currency war? So are we

    Trying to understand what Guido Mantega is up to can be exhausting, especially when it comes to his favourite topic:...

  35. January 22, 2013

    Warning on new currency war

    Japan may have fired the first shot in a new round of global currency wars on Tuesday at a moment of heightened anxiety...

  36. beyondbrics

    January 7, 2013

    UK economy overtakes Brazil…sorry

    Patriotic Brazilians look away now: Brazil is no longer the world’s sixth-biggest economy. According to recent forecasts...

  37. beyondbrics

    December 31, 2012

    Brazil's GDP: slower and ever slower

    The last day of the year seems rather late to be revising your forecasts for 2012 – but that is what economists surveyed by...

  38. beyondbrics

    December 19, 2012

    Brazil’s currency warriors swap sides

    The currency war is far from over, it seems – it’s just that the Brazilian government has changed sides. After more than two...

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