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    Brazil: Marina’s coalition of the willing

    Following her sudden emergence as a potential favourite to win Brazil’s October election, Marina Silva is rapidly coming...

  2. August 28, 2014

    EM’s ‘fragile five’ back under pressure

    The two moons that govern the fortunes of emerging market investors are starting to wane in unison. China’s investment...

  3. August 28, 2014

    Telefónica takes lead in Brazil with €7.5bn Vivendi deal

    Spain’s Telefónica has stormed ahead in the battle for Brazil’s telecoms market, convincing Vivendi to choose its €7.45bn...

  4. August 28, 2014

    Advent invests in Brazil national park company Cataratas

    US private equity group Advent International has invested in a Brazilian national park service provider whose assets include...

  5. August 27, 2014

    Rivals raise the heat in Brazil telecoms

    The battle for Brazil’s telecoms market is set to intensify after one of the country’s largest phone companies signalled it...

  6. August 27, 2014

    Silva shakes up Brazilian election

    Marina Silva, Brazil’s newest presidential candidate, is proving to be a serious contender in the October election after a...

  7. August 27, 2014

    Brazilian telecoms: Oi vey

    Such a busy year for Oi, one of Brazil’s largest phone companies by market capitalisation. First it bought Portugal Telecom...

  8. August 26, 2014

    São Paulo: the biggest, strongest start-up ecosystem in Brazil

    The TechnoLatinas, as South America’s digital founders are collectively known, have a strong presence in the financial...

  9. August 25, 2014

    Make or break for Chinese property

    China’s tottering property market presents one of the greatest threats to the global economy. Not only do the construction...

  10. beyondbrics

    August 25, 2014

    Guest post: the limits of Brazil's FX intervention programme

    By Márcio Garcia of PUC-Rio Last year’s taper tantrum caused massive turbulence in global markets. Risky assets suffered...

  11. FT Photo Diary

    August 22, 2014

    Volleyball grand final

    Yuya Shino/Reuters Fernanda Rodrigues of Brazil serves to her Belgium opponents during the FIVB Women’s Volleyball World...

  12. August 21, 2014

    Janet Yellen to see Jackson Hole return to wonky roots

    There will be no Wall Street economists in the audience when Janet Yellen addresses the Kansas City Fed’s annual Jackson...

  13. August 21, 2014

    Geopolitical threats weigh on business confidence

    Geopolitical threats are starting to weigh on executives’ confidence in the global economic recovery, according to the...

  14. beyondbrics

    August 21, 2014

    Brazil: Housewife for president!

    Dilma Rousseff is an impressive woman. Under Brazil’s military dictatorship she was held in prison for three years, where...

  15. August 20, 2014

    Brazil injects extra $4.5bn into economy

    Brazil has made its second multibillion-dollar injection into the banking system in less than a month as the government...

  16. August 20, 2014

    Icahn signals a move on Hertz

    Carl Icahn, the activist investor, has made a move on Hertz, the US car rental group, revealing an 8.48 per cent stake and...

  17. August 20, 2014

    Asians poorer than official data suggest, says ADB

    The Asian Development Bank has joined calls for a rethink of the way poverty is measured, saying the number of poor in Asia...

  18. FT Photo Diary

    August 20, 2014

    Brazilian block

    Yuya Shino/Reuters Sheilla Castro De Paula Blassioli (L) and Thaisa Menezes (R) of Brazil jump to block the ball spiked by...

  19. beyondbrics

    August 20, 2014

    EM equities rated most attractive asset class - survey

    Global institutional investors regard emerging market (EM) equities as the most attractive of all major asset classes, a new...

  20. August 19, 2014

    Latin America swaps its populists for apparatchiks

    Latin America, long neglected by Europe and taken for granted by the US, has found a suitor in China. Resource hungry,...

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    August 19, 2014

    Guest post: beyond the acronyms, EM reform is what really counts

    By Jonathan Fenby, Trusted Sources There’s nothing like an acronym or a catchy label when it comes to emerging markets. The...

  22. beyondbrics

    August 18, 2014

    Indian outsourcers: less reliant on Uncle Sam

    Since the early days of its software industry in the 1980s, nearly all of India’s large IT companies have earned their crust...

  23. August 18, 2014

    BG jumps on gas production hopes

    Restored optimism about its production targets put BG Group among London’s biggest gainers. BG rose 1.4 per cent to £11.80...

  24. August 18, 2014

    Brazil’s Marina Silva raises investors’ hopes

    There is nothing that makes investors in Brazil happier than the prospect of an opposition victory in the country’s October...

  25. August 18, 2014

    Marina Silva injects charisma into Brazil’s presidential campaign

    Marina Silva has made a habit of escaping death. Growing up in a poor family of rubber tappers in the Amazon jungle, she...

  26. FT Alphaville

    August 18, 2014

    Global macroeconomic imbalances are shrinking (and not)

    The chart is from a recent IMF working paper. Don’t celebrate too quickly, though. Here’s a description of what has...

  27. August 17, 2014

    Brazil socialists choose Silva as presidential candidate

    Marina Silva, an environmentalist from a poor rubber-tapping family, is set to be named by the Brazilian Socialist Party...

  28. August 17, 2014

    Brazil after the death of Campos

    August, a wintry month in the southern hemisphere, is often a tragic time in Brazilian presidential politics. Getúlio...

  29. August 17, 2014

    Brazilian telecoms: crowded line

    Art, music and food all offer clear testament to the power of Italian creativity. In industry it can come in handy, too. In...

  30. August 15, 2014

    Joseph Safra, banker seeking a slice of the banana business

    Some Brazilian billionaires are known for their lavish yachts, others for their silicon-enhanced young wives and extravagant...

  31. August 15, 2014

    Chiquita/Fyffes: banana republic

    Chiquita Who is going to be the king of the banana republic? The hopes of the Fyffes clan in Dublin must be high. Chiquita’s...

  32. August 15, 2014

    Refining exposure to emerging markets

    Earlier this year I increased the notional fund’s investments in emerging markets. After a couple of years of...

  33. August 14, 2014

    EU to pressure Egypt and Turkey on Russia food embargo

    Egypt and Turkey are set to join Latin American nations in facing heightened diplomatic pressure from the EU, which insists...

  34. August 14, 2014

    Brazil shaken by presidential candidate’s death

    It took just 10 minutes to change the course of Brazilian politics. At 9.50am on Wednesday, the private jet carrying...

  35. beyondbrics

    August 14, 2014

    Brazil's Eduardo Campos: in his own words

    Eduardo Campos, the Brazilian presidential candidate killed in an air crash on Wednesday, paid a visit to the FT in London...

  36. August 13, 2014

    Golf’s Olympic return stirs Brazil controversy

    When British railway engineers arrived in Brazil at the end of the 19th century, they brought with them two balls from back...

  37. August 13, 2014

    Brazil air crash kills presidential candidate

    The Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos has been killed in an air crash, robbing the country of one of its...

  38. August 13, 2014

    The minds that are first in their Fields

    It was called the “Ten-Martini Problem”, a notorious mathematical conundrum considered so hard that its originator promised...

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