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      Integration of systems drives speed while reducing cost

      When Lenovo’s factory in Brazil gears up to build a batch of computers, it often depends on microprocessors being flown in...

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      Brazil opinion poll shows unexpected Dilma bounce

      Like the country’s soap operas, Brazil’s presidential elections have been full of drama, improbable story lines and...

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    1. 12 hours ago

      Reckitt Benckiser sales growth at weakest pace in three years

      Sales at Reckitt Benckiser, maker of Dettol disinfectant, Durex condoms and Vanish laundry aids, grew at their weakest...

    2. October 20, 2014

      India/Brazil: A tale of two subsidies

      “The value of Petrobras . . . is a growing value. Everyone who has invested in Petrobras will make lots of money.” President...

    3. beyondbrics

      October 20, 2014

      Rhetoric heats up in Brazil's election with candidates neck and neck

      Brazil’s presidential election is heading for its second-round run-off on Sunday looking like the closest in a generation....

    4. October 20, 2014

      A healthy challenge to the old guard of global finance

      Change is coming to the international monetary system. Weary of broken promises to give them a say in the running of the...

    5. October 20, 2014

      Brazil’s markets track election polls

      When Frederico Perin looks at the Brazilian stock market these days, he is not studying company fundamentals or even the...

    6. beyondbrics

      October 20, 2014

      Guest post: the Great Unwinding of policymaker stimulus is under way

      By Paul Hodges of International eChem Two months ago, very few people believed that markets were about to tumble. But on 18...

    7. October 19, 2014

      Drought threatens to leave Neves high and dry in Brazil election

      Estéfanie had long dreamt of opening a glamorous beauty salon in Mooca, the industrial neighbourhood in eastern São Paulo...

    8. October 17, 2014

      Rousseff and Neves revert to personal attacks in debate

      The contenders in Brazil’s presidential election reverted to personal attacks on Thursday night’s debate in a bid to break a...

    9. October 16, 2014

      Pharma giants face developing market ambitions

      As the pharmaceuticals industry careered towards the edge of its notorious patent cliff over the past decade, there was one...

    10. October 16, 2014

      Both medical systems and patients cry out for care

      Diseases may know no borders, but the human systems to prevent and treat them do. From the rising scourge of diabetes to the...

    11. October 16, 2014

      There is a strong economic case for universal health coverage

      Leaders in emerging markets often tell me they want to improve their competitiveness while lifting people out of poverty and...

    12. October 16, 2014

      Cosmetic surgery cuts neatly into Brazil’s psyche

      João Carlos Stefani is not your typical plastic surgery patient. At 61 he decided to undergo a full facelift after decades...

    13. October 15, 2014

      Latin America is a region plagued by incumbents

      Six weeks after falling for Marina Silva, pro-market souls (and the markets themselves) have bounced back, developing a new...

    14. October 15, 2014

      Brazilians sweeten bid for Chiquita

      Brazil’s Cutrale and Safra families have sweetened their offer for Chiquita to more than $1.3bn, including debt, in the...

    15. October 15, 2014

      Petrobras scandal adds fuel to Brazil’s fiery election campaign

      Common wisdom has it that Brazilians have become so desensitised to political scandals – so frequent are they on all sides...

    16. October 15, 2014

      Rousseff and Neves lock horns over Petrobras corruption in Brazil debate

      Brazil’s presidential candidates locked horns over corruption in the country’s state oil company Petrobras and faltering...

    17. October 15, 2014

      Economic windfall for India as global growth slows

      Amid gloom over global economic growth and uncertain prospects for emerging markets, India is beginning to stand out as...

    18. October 13, 2014

      Beef: sitting bulls

      In the late 1860s, US President Lyndon Johnson’s grandfather, Sam, set up a cattle ranching business in South Texas. It...

    19. October 13, 2014

      Petrobras blamed for stalling Brazilian airline growth

      Petrobras’s fuel pricing policy threatens to put the brakes on Brazil’s airline industry, the world’s third-biggest domestic...

    20. October 12, 2014

      Spain’s Gas Natural to buy Chilean power group CGE

      Gas Natural, the Spanish energy group, has launched a €2.6bn takeover bid for Compañía General de Electricidad (CGE), the...

    21. October 12, 2014

      Emerging markets enter slow growth era

      Growth in emerging markets is slowing to its lowest ebb since the aftermath of the financial crisis due to a combination of...

    22. October 12, 2014

      Aécio Neves has momentum in Brazil election

      “We won’t make personal attacks on the candidate of our adversary,” Brazil’s incumbent president Dilma Rousseff says, before...

    23. October 10, 2014

      Whoever wins in Brazil has work to do

      A surprisingly strong showing by pro-business candidate Aecio Neves in Brazil’s presidential election prompted a bounce in...

    24. October 10, 2014

      Dark clouds gather over Europe

      The world is a dangerous place. Lots of created money in Japan, the US and UK combined with low interest rates has driven...

    25. beyondbrics

      October 10, 2014

      Guest post: how Latin America is making the case for green growth

      By Lisa Viscidi and Paul Shortell of the Inter-American Dialogue As Peru gears up to host UN climate change talks in...

    26. October 10, 2014

      Evo Morales heads for third term in Bolivia

      On the shores of Lake Titicaca, the university chancellor stands before Bolivia’s two official flags – the national...

    27. beyondbrics

      October 10, 2014

      Dilma Rousseff: I'm a little bit black

      Campaigning for Brazil’s election run-off has begun again and so has the madness, it seems. While there are fewer clowns and...

    28. beyondbrics

      October 9, 2014

      Depreciating currencies and EM inflation: watch out

      The IMF has joined a rising chorus of concern over inflation in many big emerging economies. External imbalances that led to...

    29. beyondbrics

      October 9, 2014

      Silva's base edges closer to backing Neves in Brazil

      The coalition of small parties behind Marina Silva are edging closer to supporting Aécio Neves of the pro-business PSDB...

    30. October 9, 2014

      Lawsuit puts China biodiesel policy in spotlight

      A lawsuit accusing China’s largest oil refiner of muscling a start-up out of the market has turned a spotlight on the...

    31. beyondbrics

      October 8, 2014

      Brazil's election: the ghost of Lula

      With just over two weeks to go until Brazil’s election run-off, the country is bracing for one of the most acrimonious...

    32. beyondbrics

      October 8, 2014

      Brazil's election: waiting for Marina

      Marina Silva has gone from being a combatant in Brazil’s presidential election to being a king or queen maker. The question...

    33. FT Data

      October 8, 2014

      Datawatch: A new G7

      by Gavin Jackson and Keith Fray On Tuesday the International Monetary Fund released its latest World Economic Outlook. A...

    34. beyondbrics

      October 8, 2014

      America's craven capitulation in the WTO

      Two behemoths of the global economy finally reach a deal to resolve a trade dispute that has rumbled on for a decade. Good...

    35. FT Alphaville

      October 7, 2014

      Spritz meets Bloomberg? FAIL

      Wouldn’t it be useful if you could consume information at double or triple speed? Imagine Reading Reimagined®! Got the...

    36. October 7, 2014

      IMF’s Olivier Blanchard says global recovery is still ‘weak’

      Olivier Blanchard has a gloomy economic message to sell five years after the end of a deep global recession. “The recovery...

    37. FT Alphaville

      October 7, 2014

      MoneySupply: IMF getting it wrong again and again

      Global growth declined from 5.4 per cent in 2010 to 3.3 per cent in 2013. This slowdown came as a complete surprise to the...

    38. October 7, 2014

      IMF sees risk of new eurozone recession

      The outlook for the global economy has darkened, the International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday, as it estimated there is...

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