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  1. April 15, 2014

    PageGroup benefits from recruitment pick-up

    International recruitment consultant PageGroup moved into profit growth in constant currency terms for the first time in two...

  2. April 15, 2014

    Plaudits for Brazil’s anti-poverty scheme wane

    Brazil’s bolsa família scheme aims to help people out of poverty and into the middle class, and most of its 50m Brazilian...

  3. April 15, 2014

    Fragile Middle: Latin American aspirations risk being frustrated

    Brazil slideshow “Shopping Recife”, a shopping centre in Brazil’s sweltering northeast, is one of the more obvious signs of...

  4. FT Photo Diary

    April 14, 2014

    Children watch the Rebel Cup

    Nacho Doce/Reuters Children watch a soccer match held by activists as part of the “Rebel Cup” in downtown São Paulo. The...

  5. April 13, 2014

    Slowdown puts 1bn middle class at risk

    Almost a billion people in the developing world are at risk of slipping out of the ranks of a nascent middle class,...

  6. April 13, 2014

    Beware the market’s tendency to kill its darlings

    The myth of the “fragile five” has shattered. Just a few months ago investors were abuzz about the risks posed to Brazil,...

  7. April 13, 2014

    Pressure mounts on Brazil’s Rousseff over Petrobras allegations

    Pressure is mounting on Brazil’s ruling coalition to answer corruption allegations against Petrobras, the country’s largest...

  8. April 13, 2014

    Inflation is investors’ single biggest concern

    Inflation is the single biggest concern for investors, particularly those in Brazil and China, according to a global poll of...

  9. April 11, 2014

    Climate extremes inflate food prices

    From droughts and floods to wildfires, agricultural markets are increasingly feeling the change in the world’s climate. The...

  10. April 9, 2014

    Rousseff faces Brazil inflation threat

    Inflation in Brazil surged in March to the highest level for that month in 11 years, leaving the central bank in a quandary...

  11. beyondbrics

    April 9, 2014

    Jim O'Neill: shifting trade, a threat to global institutions

    Jim O’Neill believes, not for the first time, that economists and policy makers have got it wrong. They underestimate how...

  12. April 9, 2014

    Codelco chief says miner at “inflection point”

    Codelco, the world’s biggest copper miner, is at an “inflection point” after tackling soaring costs and bringing a new mine...

  13. April 8, 2014

    WTO chief Roberto Azevêdo warns on trade recovery

    Global trade has failed to rebound as sharply as expected in the first three months of this year because of the eurozone’s...

  14. April 8, 2014

    Samsung forecasts mild drop in operating profit

    Samsung Electronics has estimated that first-quarter operating profit fell from the same period a year ago, but its...

  15. April 7, 2014

    Brazil authorities bring lawlessness into focus

    It is lunchtime and the officers in the control room at the General Command of the Civil Guard of the City of São Paulo are...

  16. beyondbrics

    April 7, 2014

    Brazil's economic policies: more nails for the coffin

    As Joe Leahy reported in Monday’s FT, the death knell is sounding for Brazil’s economic strategy. Within hours of...

  17. April 6, 2014

    Death knell sounds for Brazil’s economic strategy

    Until recently, the government of Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff talked glowingly about a “new matrix” of economic...

  18. beyondbrics

    April 6, 2014

    The week ahead, April 6 - 13

    It’s election week in EM. Hungary kicks off with parliamentary elections today, then on Monday the Indian electoral marathon...

  19. beyondbrics

    April 4, 2014

    Venezuela's FX regime: wiping out car makers

    One of the world’s most complex foreign exchange regimes, in a country with some of the world’s cheapest petrol, is wiping...

  20. April 3, 2014

    Aluminium jumps after halt to LME plan

    Aluminium has jumped 6 per cent in the week since the London Metal Exchange was forced to halt a plan to cut queues at its...

  21. beyondbrics

    April 3, 2014

    Brazil rates: end of line as growth worries supplant inflation

    After months of speculation and the world’s longest tightening cycle, it looks like Brazil may finally be done increasing...

  22. FT Photo Diary

    April 3, 2014

    Huni Kui ceremony Brazil

    Lunae Parracho/Reuters A spiritual leader (R) of the Huni Kui Indian tribe blows an herbal powder into the nose of a tribal...

  23. April 3, 2014

    Brazil raises interest rates to two-year high

    Brazil has raised its interest rate to the highest level in more than two years in a move that analysts say may mark an end...

  24. beyondbrics

    April 2, 2014

    Brazil's central bank: another hike today, and more to come?

    Brazil’s central bank holds its regular monetary policy meeting Wednesday and the market consensus has rarely been more...

  25. beyondbrics

    April 2, 2014

    Will beer tax rise be a Brazilian own goal?

    Few things appeal to Brazilians more than the combination of a cold beer and a barbecue while watching a soccer game. If the...

  26. beyondbrics

    April 2, 2014

    From periphery to core: EM to dominate global travel

    If your mental map of the global economy puts emerging markets on the periphery and developed markets at the core, then...

  27. April 2, 2014

    Vestas: wind up?

    After a difficult couple of years, the wind is back in Vestas’ sails. The share price of the wind turbine maker has risen...

  28. April 2, 2014

    Investor seeks to block Itaú’s merger with CorpBanca

    A minority shareholder is attempting to block a landmark Latin American bank merger between Brazil’s Itaú Unibanco and...

  29. April 1, 2014

    Mercosur views Pacific Alliance with unease

    To the east of the Andes, the countries that stretch out towards South America’s Atlantic coast – which together form the...

  30. FT Alphaville

    April 1, 2014

    Hello Alphaville! This is Rock 'n' Roll!

    Unlike Spinal Tap, John Authers has found his way to the stage. Please welcome the FT’s Senior Investment Columnist back to...

  31. March 31, 2014

    US set for soyabean planting spree

    The rural US will feature a record expanse of green soyabean fields this spring, Washington said, as tight supplies of the...

  32. beyondbrics

    March 31, 2014

    After Latin America’s boom years, anticipating the deluge

    That was then Back in 2008, President Luis Inácio Lula da Silva boasted that the tsunami of the global financial crisis...

  33. Material World

    March 31, 2014

    China v the Chinese: Where the real luxury market lies

      Getty Images After two weeks in the mountains of Wyoming, I come home and what do I find? Not only is Mulberry without a...

  34. March 31, 2014

    World Cup will have little impact on Brazil, says Moody’s

    Spending on the World Cup will have a negligible impact on Brazil’s economy despite Brazilians’ perceptions that the...

  35. March 30, 2014

    Glencore closer to iron ore ambition

    Glencore has cleared a key hurdle in its ambition to become an iron ore miner, reaching a preliminary deal with the west...

  36. March 28, 2014

    Dancing against prejudice

    All dance is about the body, how it looks, how it moves, how it connects with others on stage. But for Sonia Destri Lie,...

  37. March 28, 2014

    São Paulo’s Rio rivals

    Antonio Manuel has had plenty of reasons over the years to leave Brazil and return to his native Portugal. In the late 1960s...

  38. March 28, 2014

    The poet of hip hop

    When the rapper Criolo takes to the stage in a packed club in São Sebastião, on the northern coast of São Paulo state, the...

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