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    1. April 17, 2015

      Brazil’s Schahin hit by Petrobras scandal

      Brazil’s Schahin industrial group has filed for bankruptcy protection, becoming the third Petrobras contractor in as many...

    2. April 17, 2015

      HSBC: making withdrawals

      The front of HSBC’s annual report does not feature a picture of the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio. Nor is there a...

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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. April 17, 2015

      HSBC speeds up exit from emerging markets

      HSBC, which for years branded itself the “world’s local bank”, is accelerating a plan to break from that business model and...

    2. April 16, 2015

      Oil demand seen lagging boom era growth

      Factories and cars in fast-developing countries guzzled up the world’s growing oil supply at a swift rate in recent years....

    3. April 16, 2015

      Dilma Rousseff accused of ‘outsourcing’ top government posts

      The atmosphere at São Paulo’s mass political protests against President Dilma Rousseff’s government was carnival-like....

    4. April 15, 2015

      Brazilian police arrest Dilma Rousseff’s party treasurer

      Brazilian police arrested the treasurer of the country`s ruling Workers’ party on Wednesday, bringing a corruption scandal...

    5. April 15, 2015

      Petrobras shows corruption is now a high-stakes game in Brazil

      In the 1980s, corruption in Brazil was a simple, albeit sweaty, affair. The first challenge for any executive entrusted with...

    6. FT Data

      April 15, 2015

      Datawatch: price of an iPhone 6 around the world

        The strengthening of the US dollar has reduced the competitiveness of the US compared to the rest of the world according...

    7. April 14, 2015

      Petrobras takes steps to avert a technical default

      Brazil’s embattled state-controlled oil company Petrobras said late on Monday that it expected to release its long-delayed...

    8. April 12, 2015

      Pharma combats diversion of cheap drugs

      Under fire over the high price of its Hepatitis C treatment Sovaldi, Gilead decided last year to make the drug available in...

    9. April 9, 2015

      Emerging markets grow at slowest pace since 2009 slump

      Emerging market economic growth has slipped to its slowest pace since the 2009 slump, new figures suggest, as developing...

    10. April 9, 2015

      Oil price holds key to success of Shell takeover

      Sometimes one number is all that matters. In the case of the proposed takeover of BG Group by Royal Dutch Shell, that number...

    11. April 9, 2015

      Shell’s takeover of BG likely to face global antitrust scrutiny

      As one of the energy industry’s biggest ever deals, Royal Dutch Shell’s proposed acquisition of BG Group for £47bn excluding...

    12. FT Photo Diary

      April 9, 2015

      Alemao in Rio

      View of the Alemao complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Fresh violence in Rio’s slums has led to growing doubts over the...

    13. FT Photo Diary

      April 8, 2015

      Drug market

      Patricia Sebastiao, 22, sits for a portrait in an open-air crack cocaine market known as a crackland where users can buy...

    14. April 8, 2015

      Shell and BG — shelling out

      Babe Ruth, the baseball great, swung for the fences. His style made his name synonymous with home runs. Few remember he also...

    15. April 8, 2015

      Oil stocks energised by BG deal

      Shares in oil companies were energised across Europe by confirmation on Wednesday of the first big deal in the sector after...

    16. April 8, 2015

      Shell’s takeover of BG — what the analysts say

      Royal Dutch Shell’s £47bn deal to acquire BG Group at a hefty premium has prompted industry analysts to herald a new round...

    17. April 8, 2015

      Five questions for Shell over BG Group deal

      Why is BG particularly attractive to Shell? Although Shell chief executive Ben van Beurden is generally admired for his...

    18. April 8, 2015

      Currency wars: is the US the new victim?

      What goes around comes around. In September 2010, Guido Mantega, then Brazil’s finance minister, popularised the term...

    19. April 7, 2015

      World’s forests more vulnerable than thought, says Prince Charles

      Improved tree-monitoring technologies have revealed some of the world’s mightiest forests are in a more precarious state...

    20. April 6, 2015

      Judge in Batista trial charged with embezzlement

      Brazil’s landmark insider trading trial against Eike Batista, formerly the country’s richest man, has suffered its biggest...

    21. April 6, 2015

      Americas summit marks region’s historic changes

      Corruption scandals taint the presidencies of Argentina, Brazil and Mexico. Chile is squabbling with Bolivia. Venezuela is...

    22. April 5, 2015

      Problems at Petrobras as investors seek damages

      Problems for Petrobras, the Brazilian oil company embroiled in what is believed to be the biggest corruption scandal in the...

    23. beyondbrics

      April 3, 2015

      Rising incomes and rising expectations: hearing from the newly empowered

      Only five months after being narrowly reelected, Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s president, faces a growing array of problems,...

    24. April 2, 2015

      Poll blow to Rousseff over austerity plan

      Dilma Rousseff’s popularity has fallen to its lowest level in more than four years as Brazilians reject her government’s...

    25. March 31, 2015

      Petrobras independent director to quit board

      An independent director of Brazil’s Petrobras has voiced a vote of no-confidence in the government’s handling of problems at...

    26. March 29, 2015

      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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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”...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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