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      At the pump Rio de Janeiro

      A worker prepares to fill a car at a gas station close to Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Reuters photographers...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      January 26, 2015

      Water girl

      A girl plays in a curtain of water at Madureira park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ...

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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

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    1. January 25, 2015

      Rousseff’s dream of Brazilian shipbuilding titan in deep water

      In 2012, Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff visited the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul to tour a project close to the...

    2. January 25, 2015

      Fidelity EM fund caught out by China rally

      Nick Price, Fidelity’s emerging markets fund manager, has been caught out by his decision to hold only a small position in...

    3. beyondbrics

      January 23, 2015

      Brazilian telecoms: let the battle begin

      January is normally a quiet month for dealmaking in Brazil as executives collapse on a beach somewhere for their long...

    4. FT Alphaville

      January 23, 2015

      US shale revolution must force Davos energy rethink

      This guest post is from the co-authors of UBS’s white paper for the WEF meeting 2015 in Davos, which started on Wednesday. ...

    5. beyondbrics

      January 22, 2015

      Bolivia: lower gas prices and Andean deities

      Evo Morales was sworn in for his third consecutive term as president of Bolivia on Thursday. Before that, on Wednesday, he...

    6. January 22, 2015

      Davos 2015: Brazil warns of austerity

      Brazil is in for a period of austerity and supply side reform, including the potentially controversial overhaul of social...

    7. January 22, 2015

      Brazil benchmark rate at 3-year high

      Brazil has raised its benchmark interest rate to the highest level in more than three years as the government struggles to...

    8. January 21, 2015

      Private equity circles Brazilian projects amid Petrobras fallout

      Brazilian construction groups’ inability to raise finance for large-scale projects, after being caught up in the Petrobras...

    9. January 20, 2015

      Struggling Rousseff needs convincing vision of future

      When the president of Brazil went to Davos last year, she was under pressure to justify her government’s intervention in the...

    10. January 20, 2015

      Soyabean glut adds to deflation fears

      It is not just falling energy costs that are helping suppress headline inflation rates. Many “soft” commodity prices also...

    11. January 19, 2015

      Brazil raises taxes on fuel and loans to plug budget deficit

      Brazil will next month increase taxes on fuel and loans to individuals and adjust other duties to help plug the government’s...

    12. beyondbrics

      January 19, 2015

      Capital flowing to Brazil despite economic gloom

      The gloom continues to darken over the outlook for Brazil’s economy this year but, for the time being, investors are betting...

    13. Nick Butler

      January 18, 2015

      Ethane – the next challenge for the energy market

      One of the many lessons to be learnt from the dramatic developments in the world energy market over the past six months is...

    14. January 16, 2015

      Oil companies bolster FTSE 100

      BG Group was back in favour on Friday, helped by renewed optimism about its Brazilian offshore acreage. Petrobras, operator...

    15. beyondbrics

      January 16, 2015

      India, Peru and Egypt show acceleration in EM's easing cycle

      Unexpectedly early interest rate cuts in India, Peru and Egypt on Thursday indicate that falling oil prices and gathering...

    16. beyondbrics

      January 14, 2015

      Guest post: the cost of Brazil's closed economy

      By Otaviano Canuto, Cornelius Fleischhaker and Philip Schellekens of the World Bank Brazil’s is an unusually closed economy...

    17. January 14, 2015

      Embraer shares fall after warning of negative free cash flow

      Shares in Embraer fell to their lowest level since October after the world’s third-largest commercial aircraft manufacturer...

    18. beyondbrics

      January 14, 2015

      Dilma and the markets: end of the affair?

      After only a few weeks of market-friendly measures, it looks like the late-flowering romance between investors and Dilma...

    19. beyondbrics

      January 13, 2015

      Guest post: China’s new growth model holds a silver lining for Brazil

      By Ilan Goldfajn of Itaú-Unibanco China’s growth model has long been driven by exports and investment, favouring commodity...

    20. January 13, 2015

      Falling oil price fuels lower costs for miners

      Who is the lowest cost iron ore producer of them all? A couple of months ago the answer to that question was relatively...

    21. FT Photo Diary

      January 12, 2015

      Copacabana sunrise

      A swimmer practices in the waters off Copacabana beach as the sun rises in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ...

    22. January 12, 2015

      Dealmaking puts Brazil at the centre of global telecoms war

      For Maria da Conceição Santos, a 49-year-old office cleaner in São Paulo, making a phone call is a complex operation. Like...

    23. beyondbrics

      January 12, 2015

      Brazil's fading economy sounds a warning for EM

      The year is barely under way and already Brazilian analysts are hurriedly revising down their projections for economic...

    24. January 11, 2015

      BNDES: Lender of first resort for Brazil’s tycoons

      During frantic holiday shopping in central São Paulo, Lojas Americanas is doing brisk trade in everything from Chinese-made...

    25. January 11, 2015

      South American nations struggle to find new economic model

      Four years ago, when the China-driven commodity price boom was in full swing and south-south ties were all the rage, Dilma...

    26. January 10, 2015

      São Paulo rocked by violent bus fare protests

      Violent protests erupted on the streets of São Paulo for the first time since the World Cup last year, in a sign that a...

    27. beyondbrics

      January 9, 2015

      Brazil inflation: good for not being outright bad

      Consumer price inflation in Brazil was 6.4 per cent last year, the country’s statistics office said on Friday. This was in...

    28. January 8, 2015

      Rousseff honeymoon wavers as wages dispute highlights challenges

      Only five days into President Dilma Rousseff’s second mandate, her administration’s newfound appreciation of market...

    29. January 7, 2015

      European autos: ramping up

      The self-driving F015 Mercedes-Benz is exciting, sexy and mostly irrelevant. The automobile business is not about...

    30. January 7, 2015

      Fears grow over fallout from Petrobras corruption scandal

      Fears are growing over the systemic impact of the corruption scandal at Petrobras, Brazil’s state oil producer, as one of...

    31. 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...

    32. January 6, 2015

      Kroton: school of hard knocks

      US Senator John McCain once called Russia a “gas station masquerading as a country”. Nothing so crude could be said of...

    33. beyondbrics

      January 6, 2015

      Guest post: a reform scorecard for EM in 2015

      By Jonathan Fenby, Trusted Sources As reform has become the principal touchstone for emerging markets (EM), the importance...

    34. January 6, 2015

      Iron ore bounce likely to be shortlived

      Few in the iron ore industry will remember 2014 with any fondness. The steelmaking ingredient was the worst performing major...

    35. beyondbrics

      January 5, 2015

      Brazil: Longing for Lula

      Dilma Rousseff may now be in her second term as Brazil’s president but that has not stopped Brazilians from continuing to...

    36. January 5, 2015

      Sugar hit by strong supply and rising dollar

      Sugar fell to a three-month low, battered by a stronger dollar and worries about plentiful supplies from Mexico and the...

    37. January 5, 2015

      Brazil tries to fix nation’s ‘sugar daddy’ problem

      Brazil’s overburdened pension system has long struggled with one particular problem: “sugar daddies”, or more precisely, the...

    38. January 2, 2015

      Dilma Rousseff plans first state visit to US in two decades

      Brazil’s government has vowed to improve relations with the US, promising its first state visit in two decades and...

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