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      Petrobras puts chief’s pragmatism to test as woes mount

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    2. April 24, 2015

      Strong healthcare brands boost Reckitt Benckiser sales

      Reckitt Benckiser reported forecast-beating quarterly sales thanks to a strong performance from its high-margin healthcare...

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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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    1. April 23, 2015

      US blue-chips’ overseas sales feel impact of strong dollar

      International sales at US blue-chips ranging from PepsiCo to Google are being hit by the strong dollar and the emerging...

    2. beyondbrics

      April 23, 2015

      Opportunities to follow Saudi's June stock market opening

      Saudi Arabia is making all the headlines at the moment. Firstly, it convinced the OPEC oil cartel to maintain production...

    3. April 23, 2015

      Pepsi earnings buoyed by cost cuts

      PepsiCo reported increased profit in the first quarter as its cost savings programme kicked in and it expanded in the US,...

    4. April 23, 2015

      Petrobras struggles with losses as probe drags on

      For a tense period on Wednesday evening, those gathered for the press conference of Brazil’s corruption-plagued Petrobras...

    5. April 23, 2015

      Brazil’s Petrobras takes $17bn hit

      Brazil’s Petrobras has estimated its losses from corruption at R$6.2bn (US$2.06bn) and taken a R$44.6bn impairment charge,...

    6. April 21, 2015

      Brazilians’ taste for premium goods checked by economic reality

      Whether it is an expensive shampoo or a gourmet chocolate bar, a pair of fashionable sunglasses or the latest smartphone,...

    7. beyondbrics

      April 21, 2015

      Brazil's reality show

      I have just returned from abroad. It felt like déjà vu from a distant past. Explaining Brazil has become complex again. “I...

    8. beyondbrics

      April 21, 2015

      Tackling irresistible but tricky EM digital media markets

      By 2017,the Asia-Pacific region will have three billion mobile connections. This kind of critical mass is turning digitally...

    9. April 20, 2015

      Petrobras and improving policy outlook help Brazil’s markets

      At the construction site of a wing of the prestigious Sirio-Libanes Hospital in São Paulo, a security guard recalls how...

    10. April 19, 2015

      Petrobras shares rise as company prepares to end results delay

      Investor optimism is rising that Brazil’s embattled state-owned oil company Petrobras will emerge from a crippling...

    11. April 19, 2015

      Time for Standard Chartered to face up to emerging risks

      When HSBC’s chief executive has to promise to reduce the number of countries the group serves simply to keep the...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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....

    16. 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....

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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,...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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