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      5 hours ago

      Brazilian banks' bad loan problem

      The bad loans are piling up at Brazil’s largest banks. With Brazil suffering its second year of recession, the...

    2. 8 hours ago

      Brazilian filmmakers move beyond the dark glamour of the favela

      “Your foot or your hand?” The bare-chested drug lord waves his gun at two young boys, one only a little older than a...

    3. 9 hours ago

      Just Eat shares rise on upgrade to profit forecast

      Shares in Just Eat rose more than 7 per cent on Tuesday morning, as Europe’s largest takeaway ordering website by sales...

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      13 hours ago

      Just Eat lifts guidance after hiking commission fees

      Just Eat, Europe’s largest online takeaway group, has jacked up its 2016 earnings guidance after hiking the fees it...

    5. Fast FT

      May 2, 2016

      Brazil may face steeper contraction in 2016

      Just when you thought it couldn’t get much worse. Brazil’s recession is expected to deepen this year as economists...

    6. May 2, 2016

      Faint economic pulse detected through Brazil’s political turmoil

      Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff is battling impeachment proceedings in the senate for manipulating public accounts....

    7. Gavyn Davies

      May 1, 2016

      Fading risks of global recession

      Since mid-February, the financial markets have become much less concerned about a hard landing in global economic...

    8. The World

      April 29, 2016

      LatAm Viva: The Clash moment

      This is the latest edition of LatAm Viva, our weekly newsletter on the continent. To receive it every Friday by email,...

    9. April 29, 2016

      Rio’s rallying cry

      Most years, Brazilian gallerist Juliana Cintra would have been eagerly promoting her artists and their work at the key...

    10. April 29, 2016

      Casino agrees €1bn sale of Vietnamese assets

      Casino Guichard-Perrachon, the French supermarket operator, has agreed to sell its Vietnamese business to Thailand’s...

    11. April 29, 2016

      How Brazil’s design scene has developed its own distinct beat

      Against a backdrop of corruption scandals and the worst recession in more than a century, for five days earlier this...

    12. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      Pearson revenues fall but guidance maintained

      Educational publisher Pearson says it is trading in line with expectations, guiding that interim results are expected...

    13. April 28, 2016

      Judge questions Brazil impeachment process

      Brazil’s congress has violated legal due process in its move to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, according to a senior...

    14. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Bunge eyes 'dislocations' in world grain markets

      Deteriorating weather in South America has reintroduced the prospect of “dislocations” in global grain markets, the...

    15. April 28, 2016

      Brazil’s political turmoil hangs over agricultural markets

      Corruption, conspiracy accusations and an impeachment battle — the turmoil surrounding Brazilian politics has not been...

    16. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Brazil's Vale returns to profit in Q1

      Brazil’s Vale, the world’s biggest iron ore miner, returned to profit in the first quarter, posting net income of...

    17. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Anglo makes biggest disposal since unveiling restructuring

      Anglo American has sold one of its largest Brazilian businesses for $1.5bn in the largest deal by the UK-listed miner...

    18. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: BoJ ripples

      It has been a busy 24 hours for various central banks around the world but all, including the Bank of Japan and the US...

    19. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      BoJ leaves monetary policy unaltered

      The Bank of Japan has stood pat on monetary policy, electing to maintain its negative interest rate at the level...

    20. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Japan leads Asian markets higher ahead of BoJ

      Japanese shares were leading Asia higher after data showing the country slipped back into deflation raised hopes the...

    21. April 28, 2016

      Brazil’s central bank keeps rates on hold

      Brazil’s central bank kept interest rates on hold at 14.25 per cent for the sixth straight meeting on Wednesday as the...

    22. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Brazil keeps interest rates on hold

      Brazil’s central bank kept interest rates on hold at 14.25 per cent for the sixth straight meeting on Wednesday as the...

    23. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: Fed holds, here comes Japan

      The Federal Reserve kept interest rates on hold overnight, as expected, and Wall Street edged higher as the FOMC’s...

    24. April 27, 2016

      IMF says Brazil resilience bodes well for recovery post-crises

      Brazil’s “amazing” resilience in attracting foreign direct investment despite a crushing political and economic crisis...

    25. April 27, 2016

      Brazilians turn to retail therapy

      For many Brazilian consumers, it seems, the worst economic crisis in decades looks better when seen through the bottom...

    26. April 27, 2016

      Santander/Brazil: not so nuts

      Conventional wisdom holds that banks make money when economies grow. Why, then, would you want to bet on the world’s...

    27. Fast FT

      April 27, 2016

      Latin American economy may contract for 2nd year

      Latin America and the Caribbean are on course for a 0.5 per cent economic contraction this year, making it the first...

    28. April 27, 2016

      Santander beats forecasts despite ‘challenging environment’

      Banco Santander shrugged off the economic crisis in Brazil and political uncertainty in Spain to report first-quarter...

    29. April 27, 2016

      EM debt burden at new high, says Fitch

      Emerging markets’ private sector debt burden reached new highs in 2015 according to new data that highlight mounting...

    30. Fast FT

      April 27, 2016

      Currency shifts weigh on Santander Q1 earnings

      Banco Santander on Wednesday unveiled a 5 per cent decline in first quarter net earnings to €1.63bn, as the fall in the...

    31. April 26, 2016

      BTG Pactual founder Esteves freed by Brazil’s Supreme Court

      Brazil’s star banker André Esteves, who was jailed in November over corruption allegations, has been freed by the...

    32. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      Credit Suisse poaches UBS managers in Mexico

      Credit Suisse has poached at least a dozen* wealth managers in Mexico from rival UBS, intensifying the scramble by...

    33. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      BTG founder Esteves freed from house arrest

      Brazil’s Supreme Court has freed André Esteves from house arrest, removing all restrictions against the billionaire...

    34. FT Photo Diary

      April 26, 2016

      Sao Paulo Fashion Week

      A model presents a creation from the Ronaldo Fraga collection during Sao Paulo Fashion Week show in Sao Paulo, Brazil   ...

    35. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      Hyundai Motors beats 1Q estimates despite EM slowdown

      Shares in Hyundai Motors climbed 2.3 per cent after the automaker managed to squeeze out better revenue and profit than...

    36. April 24, 2016

      Offshore rig operators reel from oil price rout

      In the depths of the ocean off the coast of Uruguay, more than two miles below sea level, the oil industry is...

    37. April 24, 2016

      Rousseff presses her case in Brazil drama

      She calls it “an illegal coup” plotted by her vice-president, Michel Temer, and swears she will fight to the end. He...

    38. April 22, 2016

      Caterpillar says business in Brazil has ‘basically tanked’

      Caterpillar on Friday said its business in Brazil had “basically tanked” as the country suffers from intensifying...

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