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      Brics banker Jim O’Neill goes to war on superbugs

      Jim O’Neill has a new acronym to focus on. The man who invented the Bric moniker for Brazil, Russia, India and China is...

    2. March 29, 2015

      Bright spots in a region blighted by graft

      Five years ago, Petrobras raised $70bn in the biggest ever equity offering; rich pickings given the easy credit and soaring...

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    1. Brazil: Innovation, Research & Development

      Brazil has made great strides, and it is keen to make sure it does not fall behind in ...
    2. The New Trade Routes: Brazil

      Brazil is undergoing a deep shift in trade flows with the end of the commodity supercy...
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    1. March 27, 2015

      Jorge Paulo Lemann, a lean, hungry mogul

      Jorge Paulo Lemann, Brazil’s richest man and founder of private equity firm 3G, is perhaps the least Brazilian of the...

    2. March 27, 2015

      Brazil’s economy ekes out 0.3% growth

      Brazil’s economy eked out growth in the final quarter of last year, but the data did little to relieve concerns that the...

    3. FT Alphaville

      March 27, 2015

      Buiter on soggy global growth in 2015

      Willem Buiter, Citi’s global chief economist, believes global growth will come in at somewhere between “moderate and modest”...

    4. 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...

    5. March 25, 2015

      Real’s fall clears path for Brazil efficiency gains

      There are some industries in which Brazil is so naturally competitive it almost seems unfair to foreign rivals. One such...

    6. March 25, 2015

      Excessive red tape hampers Brazil’s progress and leaves logistics in a tangle

      Brazil’s infrastructure lags behind that of many of its neighbours, as well as that of global peers. In the World Economic...

    7. March 25, 2015

      Industrial innovations promise much for Brazil, yet fail to reach their potential

      On January 26, Brazil’s state-controlled oil company Petrobras announced that its biodiesel unit planned to triple...

    8. March 25, 2015

      Investors urged to spread net all over Brazil

      São José dos Campos is one of those cities that can lead a foreign visitor to wonder why Brazil, Latin America’s largest...

    9. March 25, 2015

      Experts give their prescriptions for Brazil as the commodity boom ends

      Brazil’s economy has slowed sharply. The brakes were applied by the end of the commodity supercycle that occurred in the...

    10. March 25, 2015

      Education in Brazil lags behind regional peers despite investment

      Conditions at Visconde de Itaboraí have improved radically in recent years. The state primary school, located in a...

    11. March 25, 2015

      Petrobras scandal mars Brazil’s efforts to tame bureaucracy

      There could hardly be a better symbol of a bloated bureaucracy gone haywire than Petrobras, the government-controlled but...

    12. March 25, 2015

      Chronic institutional weakness holds Brazil back

      Brazil sometimes thinks it is in the first rank of nations but, as economic productivity and competitiveness go, it is still...

    13. beyondbrics

      March 25, 2015

      Guest post: renewing the case for local currency debt

      By Pablo Cisilino, Stone Harbor Investment Partners After two years of low returns and high volatility, investors are...

    14. March 25, 2015

      Petrobras scandal knocks broader Brazilian oil industry

      Rogério Caffaro is in a surprisingly good mood for someone who works in Brazil’s crisis-ridden oil and gas industry. The...

    15. March 25, 2015

      Japan’s Sumitomo Corp warns of Y85bn loss

      Sumitomo Corp has warned of its first swing into the red in 16 years due to the commodities slump that has forced it to...

    16. FT Alphaville

      March 23, 2015

      The credit clock tolls for (some of) thee

      From RBS’s Alberto Gallo and team: Gallo is, selectively, very bearish (not on India though, natch) for the obvious reasons:...

    17. March 22, 2015

      Brazil’s fall from grace of its own making

      Brazil is in crisis. Earlier this month, more than 1m protesters took to the streets to voice their discontent. Much of the...

    18. March 20, 2015

      Brazil: At breaking point

      Emilio Pastore normally spends the weekend visiting his elderly parents or taking a quiet bike ride in the countryside...

    19. March 19, 2015

      CRH deal approved as Holcim-Lafarge talks stall

      Shareholders in CRH have given their overwhelming backing to a €6.5bn deal to buy assets from Lafarge and Holcim — even as...

    20. The World

      March 18, 2015

      FT podcast: World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

      Brazil president’s troubles multiply The popularity of Brazil’s president Dilma Roussef has plummeted only months after she...

    21. March 17, 2015

      Blow to Rousseff as PT treasurer charged

      The treasurer of Brazil’s ruling Workers’ party has been formally charged over the Petrobras corruption scandal, dealing a...

    22. beyondbrics

      March 16, 2015

      Brazil's protesters: it's worse than they think

      It was a cathartic weekend for Brazilians, as more than a million people took to the streets to show their discontent with...

    23. March 16, 2015

      Fasano Lobby Bar, São Paulo

      Where Fasano Lobby Bar, São Paulo WiFi Yes Plug sockets Yes Price of an espresso $3.50 Open 24 hours Privacy 5/5 Unlike São...

    24. March 16, 2015

      Brazil’s poor turn their backs on Rousseff

      Protesters call for Rousseff impeachment Among the estimated 1m Brazilians who took to the streets of São Paulo on Sunday to...

    25. FT Alphaville

      March 16, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Vladimir Putin was ready to put the country’s nuclear weapons on alert during...

    26. March 15, 2015

      One million join anti-Rousseff protests in Brazil

      Brazil protests More than a million protesters took to the streets of Brazil on Sunday to call for the impeachment of...

    27. Nick Butler

      March 15, 2015

      How to rescue Petrobras

      The corruption investigation initiated by the Brazilian prosecutor, Rodrigo Janot, into 54 individuals including leading...

    28. March 13, 2015

      Dollar drives emerging market gloom

      At the end of last year the world’s oldest international financial organisation made a dire prediction. If the dollar...

    29. March 13, 2015

      IEA warns of further oil price volatility

      The rebalancing of the oil market triggered by the collapse in prices has yet to run its course and it would be a mistake to...

    30. beyondbrics

      March 13, 2015

      EM monetary policy and the fear of the Fed

      If there’s one thing that central banks like, it is being independent. But EM central bankers’ decisions are currently being...

    31. FT Photo Diary

      March 12, 2015

      Formula One portraits

      Formula One drivers for the 2015 season are pictured in this combination photo at Melbourne’s Albert Park Track, Australia....

    32. beyondbrics

      March 11, 2015

      Guest post: taking slave labour out of the supply chain

      By Olly Buston and Peter Nicholls Many people think that slavery ended with the demise of the barbaric trans-Atlantic trade...

    33. March 10, 2015

      Missing cash marks fresh blow to Eike Batista trial

      Two weeks after a judge was photographed driving a Porsche appropriated from former Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista,...

    34. March 10, 2015

      Emerging market currencies extend slide

      South Africa’s rand joined a host of emerging market currencies including Turkey, Mexico to Brazil that were under sustained...

    35. March 10, 2015

      Optimists see end for Brazil currency slide

      When Brazil’s central bank met in late January to consider increasing interest rates, it predicted the currency, the real,...

    36. March 9, 2015

      Real and rupiah lead EM currency slide

      Emerging markets were hard hit on Monday as several currencies struggled to cope with several setbacks including slides in...

    37. March 8, 2015

      Cunha claims Petrobras corruption probe ‘being politicised’

      The powerful head of Brazil’s lower house of Congress, Eduardo Cunha, attacked as “political” his inclusion in a sweeping...

    38. March 7, 2015

      Top politicians named in Petrobras scandal

      The heads of Brazil’s two houses of Congress, former ministers and an ex-president are among a list of 54 names who will be...

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