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    Volleyball grand final

    Yuya Shino/Reuters Fernanda Rodrigues of Brazil serves to her Belgium opponents during the FIVB Women’s Volleyball World...

  2. August 21, 2014

    Janet Yellen to see Jackson Hole return to wonky roots

    There will be no Wall Street economists in the audience when Janet Yellen addresses the Kansas City Fed’s annual Jackson...

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  1. August 21, 2014

    Geopolitical threats weigh on business confidence

    Geopolitical threats are starting to weigh on executives’ confidence in the global economic recovery, according to the...

  2. beyondbrics

    August 21, 2014

    Brazil: Housewife for president!

    Dilma Rousseff is an impressive woman. Under Brazil’s military dictatorship she was held in prison for three years, where...

  3. August 20, 2014

    Brazil injects extra $4.5bn into economy

    Brazil has made its second multibillion-dollar injection into the banking system in less than a month as the government...

  4. August 20, 2014

    Icahn signals a move on Hertz

    Carl Icahn, the activist investor, has made a move on Hertz, the US car rental group, revealing an 8.48 per cent stake and...

  5. August 20, 2014

    Asians poorer than official data suggest, says ADB

    The Asian Development Bank has joined calls for a rethink of the way poverty is measured, saying the number of poor in Asia...

  6. FT Photo Diary

    August 20, 2014

    Brazilian block

    Yuya Shino/Reuters Sheilla Castro De Paula Blassioli (L) and Thaisa Menezes (R) of Brazil jump to block the ball spiked by...

  7. beyondbrics

    August 20, 2014

    EM equities rated most attractive asset class - survey

    Global institutional investors regard emerging market (EM) equities as the most attractive of all major asset classes, a new...

  8. August 19, 2014

    Latin America swaps its populists for apparatchiks

    Latin America, long neglected by Europe and taken for granted by the US, has found a suitor in China. Resource hungry,...

  9. beyondbrics

    August 19, 2014

    Guest post: beyond the acronyms, EM reform is what really counts

    By Jonathan Fenby, Trusted Sources There’s nothing like an acronym or a catchy label when it comes to emerging markets. The...

  10. beyondbrics

    August 18, 2014

    Indian outsourcers: less reliant on Uncle Sam

    Since the early days of its software industry in the 1980s, nearly all of India’s large IT companies have earned their crust...

  11. August 18, 2014

    BG jumps on gas production hopes

    Restored optimism about its production targets put BG Group among London’s biggest gainers. BG rose 1.4 per cent to £11.80...

  12. August 18, 2014

    Brazil’s Marina Silva raises investors’ hopes

    There is nothing that makes investors in Brazil happier than the prospect of an opposition victory in the country’s October...

  13. August 18, 2014

    Marina Silva injects charisma into Brazil’s presidential campaign

    Marina Silva has made a habit of escaping death. Growing up in a poor family of rubber tappers in the Amazon jungle, she...

  14. FT Alphaville

    August 18, 2014

    Global macroeconomic imbalances are shrinking (and not)

    The chart is from a recent IMF working paper. Don’t celebrate too quickly, though. Here’s a description of what has...

  15. August 17, 2014

    Brazil socialists choose Silva as presidential candidate

    Marina Silva, an environmentalist from a poor rubber-tapping family, is set to be named by the Brazilian Socialist Party...

  16. August 17, 2014

    Brazil after the death of Campos

    August, a wintry month in the southern hemisphere, is often a tragic time in Brazilian presidential politics. Getúlio...

  17. August 17, 2014

    Brazilian telecoms: crowded line

    Art, music and food all offer clear testament to the power of Italian creativity. In industry it can come in handy, too. In...

  18. August 15, 2014

    Joseph Safra, banker seeking a slice of the banana business

    Some Brazilian billionaires are known for their lavish yachts, others for their silicon-enhanced young wives and extravagant...

  19. August 15, 2014

    Chiquita/Fyffes: banana republic

    Chiquita Who is going to be the king of the banana republic? The hopes of the Fyffes clan in Dublin must be high. Chiquita’s...

  20. August 15, 2014

    Refining exposure to emerging markets

    Earlier this year I increased the notional fund’s investments in emerging markets. After a couple of years of...

  21. August 14, 2014

    EU to pressure Egypt and Turkey on Russia food embargo

    Egypt and Turkey are set to join Latin American nations in facing heightened diplomatic pressure from the EU, which insists...

  22. August 14, 2014

    Brazil shaken by presidential candidate’s death

    It took just 10 minutes to change the course of Brazilian politics. At 9.50am on Wednesday, the private jet carrying...

  23. beyondbrics

    August 14, 2014

    Brazil's Eduardo Campos: in his own words

    Eduardo Campos, the Brazilian presidential candidate killed in an air crash on Wednesday, paid a visit to the FT in London...

  24. August 13, 2014

    Golf’s Olympic return stirs Brazil controversy

    When British railway engineers arrived in Brazil at the end of the 19th century, they brought with them two balls from back...

  25. August 13, 2014

    Brazil air crash kills presidential candidate

    The Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos has been killed in an air crash, robbing the country of one of its...

  26. August 13, 2014

    The minds that are first in their Fields

    It was called the “Ten-Martini Problem”, a notorious mathematical conundrum considered so hard that its originator promised...

  27. August 12, 2014

    US banana group slips out of Irish hands

    At Fyffes’ annual meeting in Dublin in May, executive chairman David McCann extolled the virtues of the Irish banana...

  28. FT Photo Diary

    August 12, 2014

    Beached whale

    AFP/Getty Images A fisherman gets ready to cast his line near the body of a dead humpback whale washed ashore on Macumba...

  29. August 11, 2014

    Growth slows in emerging economies

    Emerging market countries known for their young populations and rapid economic expansion are showing signs of slower growth,...

  30. August 11, 2014

    EU plans Russia sanctions talks with Latin America countries

    The EU plans to hold talks with countries such as Brazil and Chile to dissuade them from stepping in to replace Europe’s...

  31. August 8, 2014

    Telecom triopolies set the watchdogs’ alarm bells ringing

    There are some circumstances in which it is unquestionably better to have four than three. Attempting to play bridge, mixed...

  32. August 7, 2014

    Telecom Italia considers counterbid for Brazil’s GVT

    Telecom Italia is considering counterbidding against Spain’s Telefónica for Brazilian group GVT in a deal that could involve...

  33. beyondbrics

    August 7, 2014

    Guest post: Japan chases China in Latin America

    By Eric Farnsworth, Council of the Americas Expanding global economic engagement is an important but underappreciated...

  34. August 6, 2014

    Itaú-Unibanco: banking on Brazil

    World Cup festivities are over in Brazil but Itaú-Unibanco is still having a good time. The country’s biggest bank has a...

  35. The A-List

    August 6, 2014

    The ECB must move to counteract market turbulence

    As the Federal Reserve starts tightening US monetary conditions, a key issue is how capital markets will respond overseas,...

  36. August 5, 2014

    Huffington Post to launch Arabic-language edition

    The Huffington Post is teaming up with the former head of Al Jazeera to launch an Arabic-language edition targeting a...

  37. August 5, 2014

    Telefónica / Vivendi: curiouser and curiouser

    It is not until the third paragraph that things start getting strange. Until that point, Telefónica’s offer for GVT, a...

  38. August 5, 2014

    Unseasonal rains in Brazil send coffee price higher

    Volatility has returned to the coffee markets as concerns surface about next year’s Brazilian crop amid unseasonal rains in...

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