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    1. 3 hours ago

      Fifa corruption scandal threatens to entangle Nike

      The growing scandal over corruption at Fifa threatens to entangle Nike, the US sportswear company that is a sponsor of the...

    2. 4 hours ago

      The battle of Brazil’s budget is far from won

      It has been a big week in the battle of Brazil’s budget. Three strategically important cost-cutting measures were approved...

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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 ...
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      Brazil’s economy is sinking into recession, inflation is too high and senior figures i...
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    1. 8 hours ago

      US tackles Brazil’s dirty game

      Before this week, José Maria Marin was best known in Brazil for getting caught on camera in 2012 furtively pocketing a gold...

    2. 18 hours ago

      Sponsors step up pressure on Fifa over corruption probe

      Companies close to Fifa have stepped up pressure on football’s governing body, after US and Swiss authorities combined to...

    3. May 27, 2015

      US arrests man who owns Brazil football

      On hearing the news of the Fifa arrests on Wednesday morning, Brazilian World Cup great turned congressman Romário tweeted:...

    4. May 25, 2015

      Brazil economy to contract nearly one-quarter this year in dollar terms

      Brazil’s economy is expected to contract by nearly one-quarter this year in dollar terms due to a depreciating currency and...

    5. May 22, 2015

      Former airline chief Campiani released from Uruguay prison

      An Argentine businessman held in jail in Uruguay for 17 months without formal charges will be set free on bail, in a case...

    6. May 21, 2015

      Brazil jobless rate rises again as economic downturn bites

      Brazil’s unemployment rate rose again in April, reaching 6.4 per cent — its highest level for four years, the national...

    7. May 21, 2015

      Reheated old deals do little to expand Brazil-China ties

      When Chinese premier Li Keqiang swept through Brazil this week, he and his Brazilian counterpart, President Dilma Rousseff,...

    8. FT Alphaville

      May 21, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Don’t expect that rate rise anytime soon. Minutes from the latest Federal Reserve...

    9. beyondbrics

      May 21, 2015

      Middleweight cities to animate global growth

      Even Western executives who are good at geography may have a hard time picking out Surat, Foshan and Porto Alegre on a map....

    10. May 21, 2015

      Coal and gas power dying out in Europe, says energy chief

      Gérard Mestrallet, chief executive of Engie, one of the world’s biggest power companies, says fossil fuel electricity...

    11. May 20, 2015

      Petrobras probe looks to dig up corpse

      An investigation into corruption at Petrobras took a macabre turn on Wednesday as Brazil’s Congress sought to exhume the...

    12. May 20, 2015

      Scientists reinforce warning on El Niño

      Climate forecasters across the world say the first El Niño for six years is under way and likely to develop into a “moderate...

    13. May 20, 2015

      China’s Bocom acquires Brazil’s Banco BBM

      Bank of Communications, China’s fifth-largest commercial bank by assets, has agreed to buy a controlling stake in Brazil’s...

    14. May 20, 2015

      Marco Civil hailed as step forward by rights activists

      When the US-based ride-hailing application Uber came to São Paulo, it ruffled more than a few feathers. In April, about...

    15. beyondbrics

      May 19, 2015

      Latin America needs China to help close infrastructure gap

      To many South American leaders, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s visit this week couldn’t come at a better time, and from a...

    16. May 19, 2015

      BHP chief blasts Australia’s iron ore inquiry plans

      BHP Billiton has dubbed a proposed parliamentary inquiry into Australia’s iron ore sector a “ridiculous waste of money” that...

    17. May 18, 2015

      Brazil’s political system broken, says former president

      Brazil’s political system is broken and reforms are needed to restore its credibility in the eyes of voters, according to...

    18. May 18, 2015

      China’s Li Keqiang seeks big deals in Brazil

      Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrives in Brazil on Monday for his first official trip to Latin America bearing tens of billions...

    19. May 18, 2015

      JCB stuck in a rut as emerging markets decline hits earnings

      JCB has warned that 2015 will be another difficult year as it continues to be hit by weak demand for its brightly painted...

    20. May 17, 2015

      How a leadership course made Cláudia Vassallo reassess success

      Cláudia Vassallo is chief executive of CDI, based in São Paulo and one of the largest public relations agencies in Brazil....

    21. FT Photo Diary

      May 15, 2015

      The Sao Carlos slum in Brazil

      Special Operations Battalion (BOPE) Police officers patrol as residents move about the Sao Carlos slum complex where the...

    22. beyondbrics

      May 15, 2015

      Are markets too bearish on Brazil's currency?

      Brazil’s economy – as beyondbrics readers know – is in serious trouble, and the unorthodox policies of the country’s...

    23. FT Data

      May 15, 2015

      Commodity suppliers hit by slowdown in Chinese imports

      The growth in Chinese import has been slowing since the start of 2011 and actually contracted in the first months of this...

    24. May 14, 2015

      Petrobras scandal looms large in Shell’s plan to buy BG Group

      As Royal Dutch Shell seeks to finalise its £55bn takeover of smaller UK-based rival BG Group, it will be closely watching...

    25. FT Alphaville

      May 14, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Saudi Arabia claims it has the upper hand in the battle for oil dominance . One...

    26. May 13, 2015

      EM currencies v Fed: India much better positioned than Brazil

      As this week’s sell-off in Asian currencies reminds us, the mood among investors in emerging markets is one of nervous...

    27. May 13, 2015

      Battle for oil market has only just started, says energy watchdog

      The world’s leading energy watchdog said the battle for market share between Opec and its high-cost rivals has “just...

    28. May 12, 2015

      Experian’s Brazil business hurts revenue growth

      Experian’s annual pre-tax profits fell slightly as a weakening Brazilian real and the struggling Latin American economy...

    29. May 12, 2015

      Brazilian government blighted by scandal and weak economy

      Standing on a truck on Avenida Paulista, adorned with banners calling for an end to corruption, an activist shouts a...

    30. May 12, 2015

      Brazil braced for recession with no respite in sight

      Brazilian markets have come back from the brink in the past few weeks, as what looked set to be a rout across all asset...

    31. May 12, 2015

      Brazil must face consequences of an unravelling political system

      The severity of the crisis that has engulfed Brazil in the early part of President Dilma Rousseff’s second term has...

    32. May 12, 2015

      History indicates Brazil is charting a path back to growth

      To understand what is happening in Brazil, it is important to put today’s facts in the context of the past few decades. The...

    33. May 12, 2015

      Petrobras fallout and poor growth add to pressure on Rousseff

      Late last year, São Paulo’s Museu da Casa Brasileira, a design museum, staged an exhibition, “Excelência Italiana” (Italian...

    34. May 12, 2015

      Brazil’s faltering economy needs some tough love

      For Brazil’s economists, 2015 will certainly be a year to forget. Latin America’s biggest economy is expected to contract by...

    35. May 12, 2015

      Brazil’s middle class starts to lose ground

      Ten years ago, Brazilian musician Max Gonzaga shot to fame with “Middle Class”, a hit song about the millions of Brazilians...

    36. May 12, 2015

      Meat production could be the answer for Brazil

      Brazil’s abundant natural resources are a blessing or a curse, depending on whom you ask. The share of raw materials in...

    37. May 11, 2015

      Chinese rate cut stokes iron ore rally

      Iron ore, the key ingredient in steelmaking, has extended its recent breathtaking rally after China cut interest rates for a...

    38. May 11, 2015

      China tilts towards liberal Latin American economies

      China may be nominally communist but concerns over its financial exposure to socialist-leaning South American partners such...

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