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      Brazil raises rates to 14.25 per cent to combat inflation

      Brazil`s central bank has raised its benchmark interest rate to the highest level in nine years as it struggles to put...

    2. 5 hours ago

      Brazil implicates Italy’s Saipem for bribery with Petrobras

      Brazilian prosecutors allege bribes of artworks and cash were paid on behalf of Saipem, the Italian oil services...

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    1. 14 hours ago

      Arrest brings Odebrecht into the spotlight

      When Marcelo Odebrecht was transferred to prison last week after his company was charged with cheating Petrobras out of...

    2. 15 hours ago

      BAML new bond indices exclude EM issuers

      Bank of America Merrill Lynch will create new bond indices that exclude emerging market issuers, after rating...

    3. 20 hours ago

      Brazil downgrade threat is a real danger sign

      When Standard & Poor’s said on Tuesday it was considering downgrading Brazil’s credit rating by one notch to junk,...

    4. July 28, 2015

      S&P warns Brazil credit rating at risk

      Standard & Poor’s warned Brazil on Tuesday that its investment grade rating was at risk as falling growth and political...

    5. July 28, 2015

      Emerging currencies hit 15-year lows

      Emerging market currencies were steadier in Asian trading on Wednesday, having slumped to 15-year lows as China’s...

    6. July 28, 2015

      GM to put $5bn into emerging market car

      General Motors is to spend $5bn on a new family of vehicles to push into global growth markets while deepening its...

    7. July 27, 2015

      Brazilian prosecutors take step closer to political elite

      Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Brazil’s firebrand former president, told a weekend meeting of trade unionists that the...

    8. July 26, 2015

      Questions over budget surplus dim Brazil’s prospects

      Brazil’s economy may be in freefall but until recently its hard-pressed citizens could at least count on the unwavering...

    9. July 24, 2015

      Executives look set to face corruption charges in Brazil

      Brazilian prosecutors on Friday formally charged executives from two of the country’s largest business groups in...

    10. July 23, 2015

      Caterpillar cuts forecast on gloomy global outlook

      Caterpillar cut its full-year forecast as the strong US dollar compounded continuing weakness in China and Brazil,...

    11. July 22, 2015

      Cut to Brazil budget target hits markets

      Joe Leahy in São Paulo Brazil has slashed its estimates for balancing its budget this year, sending markets lower amid...

    12. July 22, 2015

      Emerging markets can take only so much of a beating

      Here are a few connected facts. Emerging markets have now given back all their outperformance versus developed markets...

    13. July 22, 2015

      Recession and graft: the growing rot in Brazil

      Incompetence, arrogance and corruption have shattered Brazil’s magic spell. Combined with the end of the commodity...

    14. July 22, 2015

      Petrobras prosecutors look overseas

      An investigation into alleged corruption at Petrobras, the Brazilian state-owned oil company, is spreading...

    15. July 21, 2015

      Emerging market unemployment rises sharply

      Unemployment across emerging markets has risen sharply this year, reversing a six-year slide, even as it has continued...

    16. July 21, 2015

      Emerging market unemployment rises sharply

      Unemployment across emerging markets has risen sharply this year, reversing a six-year slide, even as it has continued...

    17. July 21, 2015

      New Brics bank in Shanghai to challenge major institutions

      The new Brics development bank formally launched in Shanghai on Tuesday, with representatives from Brazil, Russia,...

    18. July 20, 2015

      IBM shares tumble 5% as revenues continue sliding

      IBM’s attempted turnround was battered by stronger headwinds during the second quarter as the software division that...

    19. July 20, 2015

      Global drinks can merger faces European competition probe

      Brussels has launched an in-depth investigation into the agreed £4.3bn takeover of Britain’s Rexam by Ball of the US,...

    20. July 20, 2015

      Julius Baer looks to Mexico as profits fall

      Julius Baer, the Swiss private bank, is expanding its push into Latin America after shrugging off the impact of the...

    21. July 20, 2015

      Latin American currencies feel more pain

      Latin American currencies are no strangers to pain. But the region has taken a battering in recent weeks compared with...

    22. Nick Butler

      July 20, 2015

      The curious matter of cautious Shell's big bets

      Great companies become and stay great by taking big bets. The art of betting is, of course, about understanding the...

    23. July 19, 2015

      Women in Business — Virginia Pavin

      Virginia Pavin is an MBA student at Esade Business School and president of the Spanish school’s Women in Business Club....

    24. July 19, 2015

      Craft beer brewers caught on the hop by soaring temperatures

      Hops-loving hipsters watch out. The craft beer industry is on high alert as blistering heat is hitting key growing...

    25. July 16, 2015

      Lula da Silva faces criminal inquiry

      A preliminary inquiry into alleged illegal influence peddling by former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva...

    26. July 16, 2015

      Fiscal and monetary policy easing most supple in China and Russia

      China and Russia have more scope to loosen both fiscal and monetary policy than pretty much any other emerging market...

    27. July 16, 2015

      Anglo American to write down value of mining assets by up to $4bn

      Anglo American is to slash billions of dollars from the value of a flagship iron ore asset, underscoring how the...

    28. beyondbrics

      July 15, 2015

      Heterogeneity in emerging markets calls for selective approach

      Investing by acronym is popular. It is a trend that has been around for a long time, but the creation of the Brics...

    29. July 15, 2015

      Brazil retail sales shine light on economy’s decline

      Another day, another disastrous data point from Brazil. The national statistics office revealed on Tuesday that retail...

    30. July 15, 2015

      Brazil police raid homes of former president and two congressmen

      Brazilian police raided the homes of former president and current Senator Fernando Collor and two other sitting...

    31. July 14, 2015

      Eletrobrás ruling exposes impact of Brazil’s heavy hand

      When the Brazilian government was accused last year of violating minority shareholder rights at Eletrobrás, the listed...

    32. July 14, 2015

      Budget axe falling too heavily on us, say Brazilian businesses

      One of the more bizarre political debates in Brazil this year has been over whether Joaquim Levy, the country’s hawkish...

    33. beyondbrics

      July 13, 2015

      The Brics' export competitiveness - even worse than previously thought?

      That export performance of the Brics has been disappointing in recent years is well known. What hasn’t been appreciated...

    34. Gavyn Davies

      July 13, 2015

      Whatever happened to the Brics?

      When Jim O’Neill coined the acronym Bric in 2002, he brilliantly identified the main force that would drive global...

    35. FT Data

      July 11, 2015

      Datawatch: IMF GDP growth revisions for 2015

      The IMF this week updated its outlook for growth in 2015; world output has been revised down by 0.7 % points, with...

    36. beyondbrics

      July 10, 2015

      The real engine of the Brics is China

      The leaders of the Brics – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – held their seventh annual summit amid deep...

    37. July 10, 2015

      Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff tries to fend off impeachment calls

      Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff spent the past week discussing global economic crises with her counterparts in the...

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      July 10, 2015

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      The Greek government submitted its highly anticipated plan for an economic overhaul to bailout authorities on Thursday...

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