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      ‘The House in Smyrna’, by Tatiana Salem Levy

      It could only happen in a novel. A young woman lies helpless on her bed in Rio de Janeiro, filled with self-loathing, victim...

    2. July 2, 2015

      Iron ore in biggest daily fall since March

      Iron ore suffered its biggest one day percentage drop since March, falling by more than 5 per cent, as shipments of the...

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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. July 2, 2015

      Dilma Rousseff struggles to regain control of her approval ratings

      Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff wrapped up a four-day visit to the US this week with a ride in a driverless car at...

    2. July 2, 2015

      Xiaomi sales put full-year goal in doubt

      Slowing mobile phone sales in China look to be complicating plans by Xiaomi to nearly double sales this year, as the upstart...

    3. July 1, 2015

      Petrobras: not well

      Petrobras is at the bottom of a financial hole, dug by over-investment and a weak oil price. Debt is high. Negative free...

    4. July 1, 2015

      US shale has been stymied by Saudi Arabia, says Shell CEO

      Saudi Arabia’s move to abandon its role as the balancing force in world oil markets has put the brakes on America’s energy...

    5. July 1, 2015

      Brazil hails long-awaited EU trade breakthrough

      Mercosur and the EU appear set to exchange formal offers on tariffs by the end of the year, raising hopes that the South...

    6. June 30, 2015

      Xiaomi targets Brazil for first smartphone launch outside of Asia

      Xiaomi is targeting Brazil for its first smartphone launch outside Asia, amid signs of a slowdown in its home market of...

    7. June 30, 2015

      Greenhouse gas pledges bolster hopes for global deal

      The US and three big emerging market countries have bolstered hopes for a global deal to combat climate change this year by...

    8. June 30, 2015

      LatAm Autos: revved up for online car ads

      For many in Latin America’s increasingly congested cities, the region’s growing love affair with the car is a curse....

    9. June 29, 2015

      Petrobras slashes investment to cut debt

      Petrobras, Brazil’s state-owned oil company, has slashed its five-year investment plan and production forecasts as it seeks...

    10. June 29, 2015

      Dilma Rousseff adviser charts a path for Brazil

      The secretariat of strategic affairs in Brasília lies in a nondescript ministry building in the middle of the plano piloto —...

    11. June 28, 2015

      Bank for International Settlements warns of emerging market risks

      Economists and foreign investors may have overestimated the potential economic output of a quintet of Latin American...

    12. June 26, 2015

      Sculpture parks: Art in the great outdoors

      It’s summer, and the art world cools down for the moment. Within a week or so, the important sales will be over, and...

    13. June 26, 2015

      Snoop Dogg promotes rum cousin cachaça to US

      As much as Snoop Dogg might not be an obvious choice to champion one of Brazil’s most traditional products, the US rapper...

    14. June 25, 2015

      Rousseff hopes for domestic boost from US trip

      When China’s premier Li Keqiang visited Brazil last month, the two sides announced a rash of extravagant...

    15. June 24, 2015

      Religion defies recession in Brazil

      At Solomon’s Temple in São Paulo, a vast $300m replica of the biblical temple built by Brazil’s Universal Church, the...

    16. June 23, 2015

      Buenos Aires market booms as Argentina’s economy stagnates

      While Buenos Aires sleeps, La Salada roars to life. By 3am, shoppers are chaotically barging their way through the narrow...

    17. June 19, 2015

      Jobs disappear as Brazil hunts for sources of growth

      Is there no end to the run of dismal economic data from Brazil? There was a lot on Friday. Annual consumer price inflation...

    18. June 19, 2015

      Brazil arrests top construction bosses in Petrobras probe

      Police arrested two of Brazil’s most powerful industrialists early on Friday morning, ratcheting up a sweeping investigation...

    19. June 17, 2015

      Watchdog asks Rousseff to defend accounts

      Brazil’s government budget watchdog has summoned President Dilma Rousseff to explain alleged irregularities in the federal...

    20. June 17, 2015

      Global cotton futures contract clears hurdle

      Intercontinental Exchange moved a step closer to listing a new cotton futures contract linked to delivery points around the...

    21. June 15, 2015

      AB InBev’s hard-nosed kings of beer

      Working for the world’s largest brewer is not to everybody’s taste — and that is fine with Carlos Brito, Anheuser-Busch...

    22. June 14, 2015

      Make a beeline for the tales of woe few want to hold

      Here’s an investment strategy: sell Google, buy Ukrainian banks. Investors are constantly told to avoid running with the...

    23. June 12, 2015

      The problem with emerging markets

      It was not too long ago that the emerging markets were regularly eulogised as the permanent powerhouses of the world...

    24. June 12, 2015

      Telecom Italia: rock the boat

      If you paddle too hard, the boat capsizes. But Telecom Italia’s strategy — keeping an even keel and floating with the...

    25. June 11, 2015

      Emerging markets display US rate resilience

      The recent rise in US bond yields has not delivered the same degree of fretting in emerging market assets that a similar...

    26. June 11, 2015

      Cloned Brazilian eucalyptus holds key to higher productivity

      Less than an hour from São Paulo, the car turns off the highway and suddenly the landscape looks weirdly Australian. Tall...

    27. June 11, 2015

      Petrobras scandal ensnares Brazil’s biggest power group

      A corruption case afflicting Brazilian oil company Petrobras has spread to the country’s largest electricity company...

    28. June 10, 2015

      Emerging markets: Trading blow

      It was only five years ago, but it feels like a different era. Roger Agnelli, the then chief executive of Vale, the...

    29. beyondbrics

      June 10, 2015

      A false war fades: the end of Brazil-Mexico rivalry?

      For much of the past two decades, Brazil and Mexico seemed at times to be on a collision course. Diplomats from Latin...

    30. June 9, 2015

      Brazil outlines $65bn infrastructure package

      Joe Leahy in São Paulo Dilma Rousseff stepped up her campaign to rescue Brazil’s flagging economy, announcing an...

    31. June 9, 2015

      Latin Americans open more bank accounts but fail to use them

      For the development industry in recent years financial inclusion has been something of a holy grail. So from that...

    32. FT Alphaville

      June 9, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - HSBC to cut up to 25,000 jobs

      HSBC is cutting up to 25,000 jobs, WPP’s Martin Sorrell faces shareholders’s wrath over his pay and we’ve UK trade data at...

    33. June 8, 2015

      Lower China imports from two big suppliers support iron ore price

      Iron ore held firm at its highest level in almost four months after government figures showed that imports of the...

    34. beyondbrics

      June 8, 2015

      The birth of new reserve currencies

      Some 95 per cent of all global foreign exchange reserves are invested in just four currencies: the US dollar, the euro, the...

    35. June 8, 2015

      Brazil treads fine line between inflation and contraction

      South America’s largest economy faces a difficult balancing act to avoid a potentially disastrous spiral of economic...

    36. June 7, 2015

      Rugby World Cup economic boost could be ‘greater than Olympics’

      The Rugby World Cup, which kicks off at Twickenham in a little more than three months’ time, could be of greater economic...

    37. Nick Butler

      June 7, 2015

      Oil prices – the next move is downwards

      Last week’s Opec meeting in Vienna confirmed that power has drifted away from the cartel that shaped the oil market for so...

    38. June 5, 2015

      Foreign ownership of Brazil’s local debt hits highest ever level

      Brazil is heading for its deepest recession for a quarter of a century, inflation is spiking, the real is plunging, its...

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