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

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    2. 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 new...

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    1. 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 his...

    2. 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 per...

    3. 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 American...

    4. beyondbrics

      January 6, 2015

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

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

    5. 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 any...

    6. 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 rate...

    7. 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 public...

    8. 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 to be...

    9. 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 reported...

    10. 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 long...

    11. 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 ago –...

    12. 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 near-150m...

    13. 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, went...

    14. 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, it...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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’...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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