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    1. Nick Butler

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      The dangerous tragedy of Nigeria

      News has diminished value if it comes from far away. Just as terrorism gets more coverage if it occurs in Paris, much of the...

    2. January 30, 2015

      Maria das Graças Foster, Petrobras chief

      Maria das Graças Foster is no average Brazilian executive. For a start, the chief executive of Petrobras is a woman — in...

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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 ...
    2. The New Trade Routes: Brazil

      Brazil is undergoing a deep shift in trade flows with the end of the commodity supercy...
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    1. January 30, 2015

      Brazil deficit adds to Rousseff’s woes

      Brazil has announced its first primary budget deficit in more than a decade, underlining the vast challenges facing...

    2. January 30, 2015

      Mopping up after the mess at Petrobras

      Petrobras represents the best and worst of Brazil. Its technical competence is renowned and it has vast deep sea reserves....

    3. January 30, 2015

      Investors fear loss of millions in Brazilian property scheme

      Nerys Pearce’s life changed forever when an illegally parked car backed out in front of her motorbike in London in 2008. The...

    4. January 29, 2015

      Trash — film review

      Means, motive and opportunity. Crime and filmmaking can prompt the same questions. How was the deed done? In what enabling...

    5. January 29, 2015

      McDonald’s: big game hunter

      Did Warren Buffett back the wrong burger joint? Last year he put $3bn of preferred stock behind Burger King’s merger with...

    6. beyondbrics

      January 29, 2015

      EM consumer: differentiation not generalisation

      Clouds hang over Russia and challenges abound in Latin America and South Africa, but emerging market (EM) consumers remain...

    7. January 28, 2015

      Petrobras: dancing around the issue

      In the sedate UK, the young people crowd the clubs and the fogeys stay home. Not in Brazil. At Carnival time, everyone gets...

    8. beyondbrics

      January 28, 2015

      Oil versus the current account: have investors got it wrong?

      Emerging market currencies may have received a boost against the dollar last week after the European Central Bank announced...

    9. January 28, 2015

      Petrobras draws a blank on cost of fraud scandal

      Brazil's Petrobras has admitted it is so far unable to calculate how much money was stolen from the company in a vast...

    10. beyondbrics

      January 28, 2015

      Don't write off the EM consumer

      Russia’s economy is heading for a deep recession this year. Brazil is stagnating and China’s dynamism is dissipating,...

    11. January 28, 2015

      Anglo American prepares for assets writedown

      Anglo American is to reflect the impact of a torrid year and uncertain outlook for commodities producers by impairing the...

    12. January 28, 2015

      England’s football clubs lead world with £1.2bn transfer spend

      English clubs are dominating the football transfer market to such an extent that they are now involved in nearly as many...

    13. FT Photo Diary

      January 27, 2015

      At the pump Rio de Janeiro

      A worker prepares to fill a car at a gas station close to Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Reuters photographers...

    14. FT Photo Diary

      January 26, 2015

      Water girl

      A girl plays in a curtain of water at Madureira park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ...

    15. January 25, 2015

      Rousseff’s dream of Brazilian shipbuilding titan in deep water

      In 2012, Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff visited the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul to tour a project close to the...

    16. January 25, 2015

      Fidelity EM fund caught out by China rally

      Nick Price, Fidelity’s emerging markets fund manager, has been caught out by his decision to hold only a small position in...

    17. beyondbrics

      January 23, 2015

      Brazilian telecoms: let the battle begin

      January is normally a quiet month for dealmaking in Brazil as executives collapse on a beach somewhere for their long...

    18. FT Alphaville

      January 23, 2015

      US shale revolution must force Davos energy rethink

      This guest post is from the co-authors of UBS’s white paper for the WEF meeting 2015 in Davos, which started on Wednesday. ...

    19. beyondbrics

      January 22, 2015

      Bolivia: lower gas prices and Andean deities

      Evo Morales was sworn in for his third consecutive term as president of Bolivia on Thursday. Before that, on Wednesday, he...

    20. January 22, 2015

      Davos 2015: Brazil warns of austerity

      Brazil is in for a period of austerity and supply side reform, including the potentially controversial overhaul of social...

    21. January 22, 2015

      Brazil benchmark rate at 3-year high

      Brazil has raised its benchmark interest rate to the highest level in more than three years as the government struggles to...

    22. January 21, 2015

      Private equity circles Brazilian projects amid Petrobras fallout

      Brazilian construction groups’ inability to raise finance for large-scale projects, after being caught up in the Petrobras...

    23. January 20, 2015

      Struggling Rousseff needs convincing vision of future

      When the president of Brazil went to Davos last year, she was under pressure to justify her government’s intervention in the...

    24. January 20, 2015

      Soyabean glut adds to deflation fears

      It is not just falling energy costs that are helping suppress headline inflation rates. Many “soft” commodity prices also...

    25. January 19, 2015

      Brazil raises taxes on fuel and loans to plug budget deficit

      Brazil will next month increase taxes on fuel and loans to individuals and adjust other duties to help plug the government’s...

    26. beyondbrics

      January 19, 2015

      Capital flowing to Brazil despite economic gloom

      The gloom continues to darken over the outlook for Brazil’s economy this year but, for the time being, investors are betting...

    27. Nick Butler

      January 18, 2015

      Ethane – the next challenge for the energy market

      One of the many lessons to be learnt from the dramatic developments in the world energy market over the past six months is...

    28. January 16, 2015

      Oil companies bolster FTSE 100

      BG Group was back in favour on Friday, helped by renewed optimism about its Brazilian offshore acreage. Petrobras, operator...

    29. beyondbrics

      January 16, 2015

      India, Peru and Egypt show acceleration in EM's easing cycle

      Unexpectedly early interest rate cuts in India, Peru and Egypt on Thursday indicate that falling oil prices and gathering...

    30. beyondbrics

      January 14, 2015

      Guest post: the cost of Brazil's closed economy

      By Otaviano Canuto, Cornelius Fleischhaker and Philip Schellekens of the World Bank Brazil’s is an unusually closed economy...

    31. January 14, 2015

      Embraer shares fall after warning of negative free cash flow

      Shares in Embraer fell to their lowest level since October after the world’s third-largest commercial aircraft manufacturer...

    32. beyondbrics

      January 14, 2015

      Dilma and the markets: end of the affair?

      After only a few weeks of market-friendly measures, it looks like the late-flowering romance between investors and Dilma...

    33. beyondbrics

      January 13, 2015

      Guest post: China’s new growth model holds a silver lining for Brazil

      By Ilan Goldfajn of Itaú-Unibanco China’s growth model has long been driven by exports and investment, favouring commodity...

    34. January 13, 2015

      Falling oil price fuels lower costs for miners

      Who is the lowest cost iron ore producer of them all? A couple of months ago the answer to that question was relatively...

    35. FT Photo Diary

      January 12, 2015

      Copacabana sunrise

      A swimmer practices in the waters off Copacabana beach as the sun rises in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ...

    36. January 12, 2015

      Dealmaking puts Brazil at the centre of global telecoms war

      For Maria da Conceição Santos, a 49-year-old office cleaner in São Paulo, making a phone call is a complex operation. Like...

    37. beyondbrics

      January 12, 2015

      Brazil's fading economy sounds a warning for EM

      The year is barely under way and already Brazilian analysts are hurriedly revising down their projections for economic...

    38. January 11, 2015

      BNDES: Lender of first resort for Brazil’s tycoons

      During frantic holiday shopping in central São Paulo, Lojas Americanas is doing brisk trade in everything from Chinese-made...

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