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    1. August 28, 2015

      Brazil’s economy slips into recession

      Brazil’s economy officially slipped into recession in the second quarter as high inflation, plummeting consumer...

    2. August 28, 2015

      Brazil weighs another impeachment move

      On the day last October when Dilma Rousseff’s campaign finance chief was first accused of receiving bribes related to...

    3. August 27, 2015

      Frictions shake Brazil’s ruling coalition

      Brazil’s swirling political crisis gained momentum this week with new signs of friction between President Dilma...

    4. August 26, 2015

      Emerging market debt steers clear of turbulence

      Emerging market debt is sidestepping a violent rout in global markets despite dire warnings about the risk posed by a...

    5. August 25, 2015

      Mexico foreign direct investment races ahead as Brazil sputters

      Mexico and Brazil dominate foreign direct investment flows into Latin America, but their FDI prospects could be heading...

    6. August 25, 2015

      Gloomy reality dawns on Brazil

      Roberto Setubal, the head of Brazil’s biggest private bank, sees a long period of gloom for Brazil’s economy as...

    7. Nick Butler

      August 24, 2015

      The next domino in the oil market — dividends

      For investors who thought the situation in the oil sector could not get worse, the last few weeks have come as a bad...

    8. August 24, 2015

      Start-up trumps Facebook in connecting EM customers to internet

      A start-up is quietly challenging Facebook’s efforts to connect emerging market consumers to the internet, signing up...

    9. August 23, 2015

      Emerging markets turmoil: in charts

      Turmoil across emerging markets has intensified during August and for many veteran fund managers, there is a very real...

    10. August 21, 2015

      What has gone wrong for emerging markets?

      After a difficult first six months of 2015, emerging market economies are in the grip of an even more torrid second...

    11. beyondbrics

      August 20, 2015

      What a new Argentina could do for Brazil

      By Arturo C. Porzecanski, American University During the past dozen years, Argentina has been a destabilizing economic...

    12. August 20, 2015

      Brazil cleans up its act, so should Mexico

      Nobody here can do the maths!” Alberto Youssef despaired in an expletive-filled phone conversation wiretapped by...

    13. August 20, 2015

      Brazil jobless rate hits five-year high

      Brazil’s unemployment rate rose sharply in July to its highest level in five years, in the latest sign of the country’s...

    14. August 18, 2015

      Brazilian interest rates to remain higher for longer

      It says a lot about the current state of Brazil that this past weekend’s popular protests were almost considered a...

    15. August 17, 2015

      Rousseff battles a sense of crisis in Brazil

      Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s president, can rest easier this week after Sunday’s anti-government marches lacked the...

    16. August 16, 2015

      Fresh Brazilian protests pile pressure on Dilma Rousseff

      Brazilians staged mass protests on Sunday, voicing anger over a grinding recession and a corruption scandal that has...

    17. August 16, 2015

      The growing disaffection in Brazil with Dilma Rousseff

      It is sometimes said that Brazil tries every approach to economics until it finally chooses the right one. Over the...

    18. beyondbrics

      August 14, 2015

      Brazil's dire economy slides toward "junk" status

      By Márcio G. P. Garcia, Lucas Maynard and Rafael Fonseca The deterioration of the Brazilian economic situation in the...

    19. August 14, 2015

      Emerging markets feel the forex strain in week of woe

      A bruising week on the foreign exchange ended in more woe for emerging markets despite a pause in the devaluation of...

    20. FT Photo Diary

      August 14, 2015

      Sleeping in Guanabara Bay

      Vinicius, who is homeless, poses with his cat Nega on his bed where he sleeps on an abandoned ship floating on the...

    21. FT Alphaville

      August 14, 2015

      How will the Fed react to contrasting domestic and international developments?

      By Mohamed El-Erian Data out of China, Europe and the United States highlight contrasting influences on Fed officials...

    22. FT Photo Diary

      August 13, 2015

      Drying beans

      A worker dries organic coffee beans produced at the Fortaleza Environmental Farm in Mococa, some 300 km northeast of...

    23. August 11, 2015

      Baila Brazil, Balé de Rua, Royal Festival Hall, London — review

      After 90 minutes of relentless dancing, drumming and tumbling, the 14 performers of Balé de Rua might have been...

    24. August 10, 2015

      EM-bezzle uncovered by outgoing tide

      The great economist JK Galbraith invented the “bezzle” to define the amount embezzled from companies but not yet...

    25. August 10, 2015

      Rating agencies still matter — and that is inexcusable

      No one said setting up an early warning system for a global financial storm was easy. Among those blamed for failing to...

    26. August 10, 2015

      Coffee rallies on fears over Brazilian crop

      Worries about the size of the Brazilian beans as well as dryness in Central America and Colombia prompted the covering...

    27. August 10, 2015

      ABN Amro wins back pre-break-up clients

      ABN Amro has won back many of the corporate clients acquired by rivals Royal Bank of Scotland and Deutsche Bank and the...

    28. August 9, 2015

      Time to cut the Olympics down to size

      The Olympics are back in the news. China is to get a winter games; Boston was dropped from consideration for the summer...

    29. August 7, 2015

      Petrobras profits dive 90 per cent

      Brazil`s state-controlled oil company Petrobras reported a 90 per cent fall in net profit in the second quarter from...

    30. August 6, 2015

      Congressional cracks appear in Brazil austerity plan

      Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff faced a fresh setback to her efforts to restore the country’s sinking public finances...

    31. August 6, 2015

      Redefining EM: cities, not countries, are key to growth

      Over the next decade, a massive wave of urbanisation across the emerging world will quadruple the size of the global...

    32. August 6, 2015

      Brazil corruption clampdown may yet prove to be Rousseff’s legacy

      Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff chose a recent trip to the US to vent about a topic evidently close to her heart —...

    33. August 5, 2015

      Sugar not so sweet as global glut grows

      The Fed is making us fat. OK, not even the central bank’s nemesis, Republican presidential contender Rand Paul, would...

    34. August 4, 2015

      Time to move beyond ‘emerging markets’

      “As we are . . . prisoners of the words we pick, we had better pick them well,” said Giovanni Sartori, the Italian...

    35. FT Photo Diary

      August 4, 2015

      Redeeming above the clouds

      A general view of the Christ the Redeemer on Tuesday. Wednesday, marks one year to go from the start of the 2016...

    36. August 4, 2015

      Uruguay tries to hang on to its buzz

      When Uruguay became the first country to legalise cannabis two years ago under the leadership of the eccentric former...

    37. August 3, 2015

      Redefining EM: Latam, an emerging or submerging market?

      It has been 34 years since a World Bank staffer first coined the phrase “emerging market”. The world has been stuck...

    38. August 3, 2015

      Redefining EM: Matrix offers new perspective on definition

      The challenge facing today’s emerging market investors is to discern order — or at least pattern — among a great...

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