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    1. beyondbrics

      December 23, 2014

      Hello 2015: the EM "catch up" themes to watch

      By Jorge Mariscal of UBS Wealth Management Over the past 20 years, 700m people have been lifted out of poverty in developing...

    2. December 22, 2014

      Oil price slump shot in the arm for global economy, says IMF

      The plunge in the price of oil represents a “shot in the arm” for the global economy which could boost overall world...

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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. December 19, 2014

      Bric funds dodge Russia bullet

      Funds investing in the once-fashionable “Bric” groupings of countries have dodged the worst effects of the Russian crisis by...

    2. FT Photo Diary

      December 18, 2014

      Santa zips down Sugar Loaf mountain

      A man dressed as Santa Claus zip lines away from Sugar Loaf mountain after riding on top of a cable car in Rio de Janeiro,...

    3. beyondbrics

      December 18, 2014

      Hello 2015: Brazil's inevitable adjustment

      By Tony Volpon of Nomura Securities The Brazilian economy is in a perilous state as it enters 2015. Economic growth is...

    4. December 18, 2014

      Carrefour sells Brazil stake for $672m

      Carrefour has sold 10 per cent of its Brazilian retail business to a local entrepreneur, raising R$1.8bn ($672m) and paving...

    5. beyondbrics

      December 16, 2014

      EM safe havens: where oh where are they?

      In the long-running battle between contagion and differentiation in emerging markets, contagion currently has the upper...

    6. beyondbrics

      December 15, 2014

      Gloomy outlook suggests Brazil's new economics team has yet to convince

      With only a couple of weeks left in the year, Brazil watches are still revising downward their view on GDP growth for 2014....

    7. December 12, 2014

      Repsol in talks to buy Talisman Energy for up to $8bn

      Repsol, the Spanish oil group, is aiming to acquire Talisman Energy of Canada, in a deal that would value the target’s...

    8. December 12, 2014

      Women of 2014: Marina Silva, presidential candidate

      Marina Silva is demonstrating the best way to use the square-bladed rubber tapper’s knife that her uncle made for her when...

    9. December 11, 2014

      Six US law firms eye class-action lawsuits against Petrobras

      Six US law firms say they have begun class-action proceedings against Petrobras in an effort to recoup money for US...

    10. December 11, 2014

      Telecom Italia: stewing nicely

      The slow food movement started in 1986 as a protest against fast-food chains opening in Italy. Perhaps the time has now come...

    11. FT Photo Diary

      December 11, 2014

      A Rio christmas

      A woman walks between palm trees before sunrise on Arpoador beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Thursday ...

    12. December 10, 2014

      Eon-Batista tie-up Eneva files for bankruptcy

      The Brazilian power company controlled by Eon and Eike Batista has filed for bankruptcy, marking a new low in the ill-fated...

    13. December 10, 2014

      Rising dollar set to harm emerging markets

      As emerging markets have slowed along with the world economy over the past few years, their exporters have struggled to...

    14. December 10, 2014

      BlaBlaCar sets course to hit all points other than the US

      Europe’s technology start-ups often subscribe to the idea that, if they can make it in America, they can make it anywhere....

    15. FT Photo Diary

      December 9, 2014

      Cutting performance

      Street artist Cezar Vanuty, wearing a Santa hat, performs with knives on a street in Brasilia, Brazil on Tuesday ...

    16. December 9, 2014

      Bidders aim to list Club Med in Hong Kong and Brazil

      Fosun International and its partners bidding to take control of Club Méditerranée intend to list the French holiday group in...

    17. FT Photo Diary

      December 9, 2014

      Rio remembrance

      A police officer walks among crosses planted by the NGO Rio de Paz (Peace Rio) on Copacabana beach today in memory of police...

    18. beyondbrics

      December 9, 2014

      Brazil's public debt: bigger than you think

      Brazilian officials are accustomed to shrugging off the country’s debt levels by comparing them with those of much more...

    19. beyondbrics

      December 5, 2014

      Brazil: the myth of the inflation target

      There are plenty of misconceptions about Brazil. Many Brazilians have no interest in football, can’t stand samba and would...

    20. December 4, 2014

      Steady as she slides for Brazilian real

      When Brazil’s central bank this week stepped up the pace of its interest rate tightening programme , it somehow managed to...

    21. December 4, 2014

      Brazilians brace themselves for austerity measures

      Brazilians may not be in an exuberant mood this Christmas because of the country’s sluggish economy but those that have any...

    22. December 3, 2014

      Brazil lifts benchmark interest rate by 50 basis points to 11.75%

      Brazil has raised its benchmark interest rate 50 basis points to the highest level since 2011 as the government fights to...

    23. beyondbrics

      December 3, 2014

      Guest post: cheap oil may change India's destiny

      By Amit Bhandari, Gateway House Petroleum prices touched a new four -year low of $72.5 per barrel after the Organization of...

    24. beyondbrics

      December 3, 2014

      London morning espresso

      ** FT News ** * Anger as Russia scraps $50bn gas plan | South Stream pipeline decision dismays eastern European states *...

    25. December 2, 2014

      Vale eyes $14bn base metals spin-off

      Vale is weighing a spin-off worth up to $14bn of part of its base metals division as slumping iron ore prices force the...

    26. December 2, 2014

      Competitive Embraer spreads its wings at home and abroad

      Parked on the tarmac at Embraer’s Gavião Peixoto airport, with its slightly drooping wings, is the prototype of Brazil’s...

    27. December 2, 2014

      Brazil struggling with the transition

      Early in October, an event took place that showed that foreign investor interest in Brazil remains resilient, even as the...

    28. December 2, 2014

      Brazil’s banks forced to move abroad in search of growth

      For those who have followed André Esteves’ career over the past decade, the headquarters of his investment bank BTG Pactual...

    29. December 2, 2014

      Case study: Melissa shoes

      Some businesses have found ways to cope with the dreaded “Brazil cost” and one of the more successful is the Melissa brand...

    30. December 2, 2014

      Companies see sunny outlook for renewables

      Brazil is known for having one of the cleanest energy supplies in the world. With hydropower supplying more than...

    31. December 2, 2014

      ‘Plan B’ puts Vale back in the driving seat – at a cost

      For Vale, the world’s largest producer of iron ore, its location in Brazil has always been both its greatest strength and...

    32. December 2, 2014

      Bureaucratic quagmire is the cost of doing business in Brazil

      A group of tourists was taking a helicopter tour of the beautiful seaside region of Angra dos Reis, south of Rio de Janeiro....

    33. December 2, 2014

      Mercosur fails to open doors as others seek alternatives

      When the European Union and Mercosur began discussing a trade deal in 1999 the logic seemed unavoidable and unassailable....

    34. December 2, 2014

      Brazil becomes an international hub for research and development

      It is easy to see why BG Group of the UK is an enthusiastic investor in Brazil. The company hit the landmark 100,000 barrels...

    35. December 1, 2014

      Uefa shake-up aims to tackle fading appeal of friendlies

      At its best, the pulling power of international football remains extraordinary. This was demonstrated once again in June and...

    36. December 1, 2014

      Fifa World Cup bid furore refuses to die down

      The World Cup is, many argue, sport’s greatest event, a multibillion-dollar carnival that only the summer Olympics can hope...

    37. December 1, 2014

      President Dilma Rousseff imposes a market-friendly Levy on Brazil

      “Americans will always do the right thing after exhausting all the alternatives.” The remark is usually credited to Winston...

    38. December 1, 2014

      China and Brazil rebuke rich world over climate cash pledge

      China and Brazil have criticised the amount of money wealthy countries have pledged to help poorer nations deal with global...

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