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    Rousseff backed as shift to the left prompts fears for Brazil’s markets

    Brazil’s former president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, has been defiant in his backing of his protégé, Dilma Rousseff, as she...

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    The Brics bank is a feeble strike against dollar hegemony

    The new financial institutions announced by the Brics nations in July – a development bank and an arrangement to share...

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  1. 7 hours ago

    Rousseff poll lead spooks Brazil bourses

    Brazil’s markets are poised for another hair-raising session on Wednesday after two new polls showed President Dilma...

  2. 12 hours ago

    Brazil polls show Rousseff lead widening

    Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff has widened her lead over her main rival, socialist party candidate Marina Silva, in...

  3. MBA blog

    19 hours ago

    How to make a difficult decision

    In 2011, essay three on my MIT Sloan admissions form asked: Please describe a time when you had to make a decision without...

  4. 20 hours ago

    Low US soyabean stocks fail to halt price slide

    A report revealing the lowest US soyabean stockpiles in more than four decades failed to arrest a steep price slide for the...

  5. beyondbrics

    21 hours ago

    Capital Economics: EMs bad, LatAm the worst

    A double dose of gloom from Capital Economics on Tuesday. Its proprietary EM GDP tracker – compiled from monthly data on...

  6. September 30, 2014

    Brazil presidential rivals clash over central bank

    It looks like a scene from a low-budget gangster movie. Four men in suits gather around a table in a dark room to plot an...

  7. September 30, 2014

    Emerging markets eye renminbi trading alternative to dollar

    With some effort, it is possible to discern the outline of a future “renminbi zone” emerging as a rival to the “dollar zone”...

  8. beyondbrics

    September 29, 2014

    Brazil's election: Dilma rises, stocks plunge

    Economists surveyed by Brazil’s central bank kept their run of gloom unbroken on Monday, chalking up 18 consecutive weekly...

  9. September 29, 2014

    Rousseff claws back lead from rival in Brazil poll

    Imagine a president who has presided over the slowest economic growth since the early 1990s, including a technical recession...

  10. September 29, 2014

    Sumitomo’s US shale oil foray turns sour

    Sumitomo Corp of Japan has drawn a line under its disastrous two-year foray into shale oil in the US, with writedowns...

  11. September 28, 2014

    Presidential poll: Race for Brazil’s driving seat

    Marlly Maués Maciel has little doubt about how her poor riverside community is likely to vote in Brazil’s presidential...

  12. September 26, 2014

    Testing times loom for emerging markets

    All is not well in the world of emerging markets. For the third time in little over a year, the asset class has been shaken...

  13. September 25, 2014

    South America’s boom time is over, now for the political hangover

    Venezuela may be teetering on the brink of a default. The Argentine economy is on the ropes. And Brazilians, fed up with...

  14. September 25, 2014

    South Africa rand hits lows on economy fears

    When South Africa was lumped with the so-called “fragile five” emerging countries last year, government officials protested...

  15. beyondbrics

    September 24, 2014

    Five reasons why the picture is looking gloomy for global trade...

    The World Trade Organisation released its latest forecasts for global trade on Tuesday and it is not a pretty picture. The...

  16. September 24, 2014

    Silva to seek trade deals for Brazil

    A government under Marina Silva will seek to strike trade deals with the US and the EU even if there is resistance from its...

  17. beyondbrics

    September 24, 2014

    Brazil finds novel way to repair budget deficit

    What is this? Brazil is withdrawing $1.5bn from its sovereign wealth fund to plug a hole in its budget. President Dilma...

  18. September 23, 2014

    Start-ups find growth in young Brazil

    Latin America’s 600m population is an irresistible attraction for consumer goods companies. Flourishing emerging markets in...

  19. September 23, 2014

    Trade dwindles in Ciudad del Este

    On a busy corner of Calle Florida and Avenida Corrientes in central Buenos Aires, money changers are touting for business....

  20. September 23, 2014

    Latin America consumers switch to budget bands

    From Pampers to Panasonic, Latin America’s consumers have gorged on big-name global brands for more than a decade. Spurred...

  21. September 23, 2014

    Brazilian markets look for Silva lining

    In investment bank trading rooms in Brazil’s financial hub, São Paulo, a calculation of a different kind is keeping dealers...

  22. beyondbrics

    September 23, 2014

    Latin America: beware the end of middle class boom

    Type “Latin America” and “booming middle classes” into Google and you will get more than 40,000 results. The rise of...

  23. beyondbrics

    September 22, 2014

    Fund Watch: EM healthcare is sole focus for Sectoral fund

    Unhealthy lifestyles are spreading through emerging market (EM) economies, as people adopt fast-food diets, work in...

  24. September 22, 2014

    UniCredit nears Pioneer-Santander deal

    UniCredit is close to reaching an agreement to combine its Pioneer Investments unit with Santander Asset Management, the...

  25. beyondbrics

    September 22, 2014

    JP Morgan's Titherington: EMs will never be DMs

    First the good news: the emerging market growth story is intact. EMs will continue to own a bigger and bigger share of the...

  26. FT Alphaville

    September 22, 2014

    How to (further) spook a grocer, HSBC edition

    With one, throwaway line… right at the end of a four-paragraph research note… Many issues remain unanswered and the...

  27. September 22, 2014

    Like Lula, Marina Silva can refresh Brazil’s tired politics

    Brazilian elections often produce the unexpected on the day but this presidential campaign looks like it might top them all....

  28. September 21, 2014

    Election war is a battle of styles as Silva forces Rousseff to transform campaign

    If Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva is an actress, she is a good one. In a moving speech last week in Fortaleza...

  29. beyondbrics

    September 18, 2014

    bb review: Crude Awakening - Chevron in Ecuador and New York

    On Valentine’s Day 2011, a court in Ecuador ordered Chevron, the US oil major, to pay $19bn to indigenous peoples and...

  30. September 18, 2014

    Emerging markets brace for a bumpy ride

    In 2008 investors learnt about financial chain reactions. This was not simply because the demise of Lehman Brothers hit...

  31. September 17, 2014

    Unilever comments spark share price fall

    Cautious comments on growth prospects for the consumer goods industry from Unilever’s finance director left the company’s...

  32. September 17, 2014

    Arminio Fraga offers Brazil an orthodox path

    Arminio Fraga’s assessment of what is wrong with Brazil explains why he is the market’s choice to be finance minister after...

  33. September 17, 2014

    Coffee experts fear for Brazil harvest

    Divining the health of branches, floral buds and roots of coffee trees in Brazil has become key to millions of dollars being...

  34. beyondbrics

    September 16, 2014

    Colombia's economy slowed but still outshines LatAm

    Colombia’s economy may have suffered a hiccup, but it continues to outperform its regional peers amid a slowing of the...

  35. FT Photo Diary

    September 16, 2014

    Homeless

    Victor Moriyama/Getty Images Residents of the building occupied by FLM (Front Fight for Housing) are held by police during...

  36. beyondbrics

    September 16, 2014

    Victory for Marina would be just in time for the Amazon

    Cometh the hour, cometh the woman. Would a Marina Silva presidency be good for efforts to stop what scientists and activists...

  37. beyondbrics

    September 15, 2014

    Time for Marina to get tough

    For Marina Silva, the easy part is over. The honeymoon period when she was introduced as presidential candidate is coming to...

  38. beyondbrics

    September 15, 2014

    Brazil's central bank and OECD agree: outlook is dismal

    Another week and yet another cut in the consensus on Brazilian GDP growth this year. The central bank’s weekly survey of 100...

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