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  1. February 6, 2012

    The public image: Tenys Pé’s ‘stinky’ ad

    Client: Baruel Agency: Z+ Comunicação Territory: Brazil Verdict: 4/5 Selling a smell is always a challenge. When it comes to...

  2. December 4, 2011

    In tune with his feminine side

    It’s Lady Gaga and the Black Eyed Peas, Alessandro Carlucci informs a group of stunned executives, as he carefully mixes one...

  1. November 28, 2011

    Izabella Teixeira and Marina Silva: ‘No trade-off’ to balance growth and conservation

    How can Brazil reconcile its desire to grow and boost national income with the need to preserve the rainforest? IT There is...

  2. November 28, 2011

    Harnessing the forest

    Inclusion means business for Peru’s mobile phone groups Deep in the Amazon, the call of a macaw or toucan is far more common...

  3. November 14, 2011

    M&A: Environment of uncertainty reduces activity

    Sitting in the top-floor office of Estáter, a Brazilian consultancy firm, in São Paulo’s financial district, you would not...

  4. November 14, 2011

    Edemir Pinto: ‘I am not interested in services to third parties’

    Edemir Pinto, who trained as an economist, joined the Brazilian Mercantile and Futures Exchange (BM&F) in 1986 at the age of...

  5. November 14, 2011

    Exchange operator: Threat of competition triggers improvements

    When Brazil’s exchange operator, BM&FBovespa, announced changes to its tariffs this year in what it called “a great advance...

  6. November 14, 2011

    Quick View: BM&FBovespa’s mis-step

    For lobbyists shopping around for evidence of anti-competitive behaviour by exchanges silos, Brazil has just produced a...

  7. November 13, 2011

    Brazil delivers clearing blow to BATS

    Brazil’s national exchange operator has said it will not share its vital clearing service with newcomers, dealing a huge...

  8. October 6, 2011

    Rallye increases stake in Grupo Pão de Açúcar

    French retail tycoon Jean-Charles Naouri has resumed the fight for his Brazilian assets, increasing his holding company’s...

  9. September 28, 2011

    Latin America: Region banks on its adaptability

    When Iran last month finally eclipsed Russia to become the biggest buyer of beef from Brazil, the world’s top exporter of...

  10. September 12, 2011

    Brazil: Drawn-out contest to win contract causes casualties

    It was at the 80th birthday celebrations of a former president in late June when it all started to go wrong for Nelson...

  11. July 1, 2011

    Casino battles for Brazil

    The battle for leadership of the Brazilian retail sector began in earnest this week following a month of warning shots....

  12. April 26, 2011

    Sovereign wealth funds: Foreign cash has its drawbacks

    State-backed investments into Latin America are set to increase, as developing countries act to secure natural resources,...

  13. April 22, 2011

    Google plans to tap Brazil’s fertile market

    Google expects revenue from its Brazilian operations to surge 80 per cent this year as the government pours huge amounts of...

  14. April 7, 2011

    Postcard from Brazil: High-frequency trading’s frontier

    Samba dancers, football, carnival, bikini-clad women, rum and high-frequency trading. The final item on this list might not...

  15. February 23, 2011

    Buoyant outlook for Vale amid record earnings

    Vale, the world’s largest miner of iron ore, is expected to report record yearly earnings on Thursday and continue to...

  16. February 7, 2011

    Petrobras ends talks with Eni over Galp

    Petrobras, Brazil’s national oil company, said on Monday it was pulling out of talks to buy Eni ’s 33 per cent stake in...

  17. January 19, 2010

    Fresh questions on FX trade

    Estimates say the Brazilian real attracts one of the highest global volumes of NDF trading Fresh questions have arisen about...

  18. December 14, 2009

    World listings landscape shows signs of reshaping

    Last week was meant to be America’s busiest week for initial public offerings so far this year. But only half of the...

  19. November 4, 2009

    Coconut water takes on the world

    From cosmetics to rope and car seat covers, the diverse uses of coconut and its husk have made the fruit an indispensable...

  20. August 21, 2009

    Sears suffers loss as sales drop

    Sears, the third-largest US retailer, swung to a loss in the second quarter as the housing market crisis continued to hit...

  21. August 21, 2009

    Sears suffers loss as sales drop

    Sears, the third largest US retailer, swung to a loss in the second quarter as the crisis in the housing market continued...

  22. August 14, 2009

    Retailers reap benefits of ‘staycations’

    By Samantha Pearson and Andrea Felsted Hammering away at a muddy peg, Zoe is trying to put her tent up before it rains....

  23. July 18, 2009

    Luxury labels feel the pinch

    Discounting is normally a dirty word in the luxury goods industry, writes Samantha Pearson . After charming an elite group...

  24. June 29, 2009

    Corporate Diary

    TODAY Earnings Asos FY 12.91p (6.94p) Trading and sales update Centrica Premier Foods TUESDAY 30 * Arriva's trains have not...

  25. June 4, 2009

    Warm weather is not a panacea but appropriate conditions help

    Shoppers may have cleared the shelves of bikinis and burgers during the recent bout of warm weather, but the unexpected...

  26. June 1, 2009

    Wm Morrison to set out growth stall

    Heavy discounts at Wm Morrison have continued to lure shoppers and keep the supermarket ahead of its competitors in the...

  27. May 25, 2009

    Corporate Diary

    TUESDAY 26 Earnings Aveva FY 66.74p (50.80p) WEDNESDAY 27 * When Topps Tiles releases its interim results, investors will...

  28. April 25, 2009

    New chapter for Woolies’ stores

    Fish fingers, nylon tracksuits and bumper packs of ballpoints are now the items of choice in former Woolworths shops, writes...

  29. April 24, 2009

    New priorities

    Dividend cuts are not as painful as they once were, writes Samantha Pearson . In the case of Debenhams' results yesterday,...

  30. April 20, 2009

    Tesco poised to make profits history

    Tesco is expected to make corporate history on Tuesday by being the first UK retailer to announce profits in excess of...

  31. April 11, 2009

    The big name

    Robert Tchenguiz Globe Pub Company owner The Iran-born tycoon was once one of London's most envied billionaires. Apart from...

  32. April 3, 2009

    Homeware sales rise on DIY surge

    Homeware sales rose to levels in March not seen for over a year, sparking speculation about a recovery in one of the most...

  33. March 27, 2009

    Recession provides a silver lining to Moss Bros suits

    Moss Bros, the men's wear retailer, reported a heavy loss in line with expectations but said suit sales had risen in the...

  34. March 25, 2009

    Jessops pledges to honour its bill despite falling sales

    Jessops insisted it would still be able to pay its quarterly rent bill, following speculation that falling sales would...

  35. March 23, 2009

    Corporate Diary

    UK TODAY * Investors will only be focusing on one thing when Alizyme reports its annual results: news of licensing deals,...

  36. March 23, 2009

    Secretive industry offers investment potential

    Exotic lingerie is the most socially acceptable aspect of a secretive industry that remains largely untapped by investors,...

  37. March 16, 2009

    Corporate Diary

    TODAY Earnings Brixton FY 15.07p (17.23p) Clarkson FY 145.36p (96.40p) Trading and sales update Stagecoach TUESDAY 17 *...

  38. March 16, 2009

    Corporate Diary

    TODAY * Investors in search of resilience against the economic gloom could receive some comfort when Wolfgang Reitzle,...

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