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    1. beyondbrics

      August 14, 2015

      Brazil's dire economy slides toward "junk" status

      By Márcio G. P. Garcia, Lucas Maynard and Rafael Fonseca The deterioration of the Brazilian economic situation in the...

    2. May 16, 2015

      Oil price plunge boosts Petrobras

      Petrobras, the oil producer engulfed in Brazil’s biggest corruption scandal, has delivered rare good news for investors...

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    1. 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”...

    2. May 5, 2015

      Brazilian regulator probes former Petrobras board members

      Guido Mantega, Brazil’s former finance minister, is being investigated by the country’s market regulators for...

    3. April 8, 2015

      Currency wars: is the US the new victim?

      What goes around comes around. In September 2010, Guido Mantega, then Brazil’s finance minister, popularised the term...

    4. March 27, 2015

      Vale chief nominated to be next chairman of scandal-hit Petrobras

      Brazil’s government has selected Vale chief executive Murilo Ferreira as its preferred long-term candidate to lead the...

    5. March 27, 2015

      New Petrobras chairman is government ally

      Petrobras, the oil company mired in Brazil’s biggest corruption scandal, has appointed a staunch government ally as its...

    6. Gavyn Davies

      March 23, 2015

      Currency wars rebound on the Fed

      When the Brazilian finance minister Guido Mantega complained that the Federal Reserve was waging a currency war against...

    7. beyondbrics

      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...

    8. beyondbrics

      February 11, 2015

      Mexico: car quotas and soapy South American fish

      Just over a month to go, and Mexican car exports to Argentina and Brazil (which Mexico has overtaken as No. 1 Latin...

    9. beyondbrics

      January 6, 2015

      Brazil's Guido Mantega: currency warrior par excellence - or maybe not

      As Brazil’s outgoing finance minister, Guido Mantega, bids “tchau” to his former job , he has at least one thing to...

    10. December 4, 2014

      Brazilians brace themselves for austerity measures

      Brazilians may not be in an exuberant mood this Christmas because of the country’s sluggish economy but those that have...

    11. November 28, 2014

      Brazil crawls out of recession in 3rd quarter

      Brazil’s economy crawled out of technical recession in the third quarter, boosted by government spending, but the low...

    12. November 27, 2014

      New Brazilian finance minister pledges to restore fiscal balance

      Joaquim Levy, Brazil’s new finance minister, immediately committed to restoring balance to the country’s struggling...

    13. beyondbrics

      November 26, 2014

      Guest post: from ideology to policy in Brazil?

      By Monica Baumgarten de Bolle of the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars President Dilma Rousseff’s soon...

    14. beyondbrics

      November 20, 2014

      Brazil's next finance minister: Trabuco?

      The plot thickens over the choice of Brazil’s next finance minister. On Thursday, business daily Valor Econômico...

    15. November 17, 2014

      Brazil achieves a hollow victory in ‘currency wars’

      Are the “currency wars” over? The year 2010, when Guido Mantega, Brazil’s finance minister, coined the term, seems a...

    16. beyondbrics

      November 3, 2014

      And Brazil’s next finance minister will be . . .

      Brazil’s market has been in a state of mild depression since President Dilma Rousseff was re-elected just over a week...

    17. October 28, 2014

      Rousseff’s re-election triggers Brazil market turmoil

      Just 10 minutes after Brazil’s last state finished voting on Sunday night, more than 95 per cent of the country’s...

    18. beyondbrics

      October 10, 2014

      Brazil's election: in face-off with Mantega, Fraga disappoints

      It was set to be one of the biggest massacres of Brazil’s election. On Thursday night Guido Mantega, finance minister,...

    19. beyondbrics

      September 9, 2014

      Petrobras scandal returns to haunt Dilma

      Just as President Dilma Rousseff thought she had put a scandal affecting state-owned oil company Petrobras behind her,...

    20. August 31, 2014

      Recession puts brake on Brazil’s once-booming car industry

      Workers in Brazil’s automotive industry have become accustomed to seeing their sector break new records, with Latin...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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