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    1. October 24, 2014

      World’s city dwellers paying out $650bn more than they can afford

      City dwellers around the world pay $650bn more in housing costs than they can afford yearly, as rapid urban growth meets a...

    2. 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...

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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. Brazil: Infrastructure 2013

      Plans to break logistical bottlenecks are under way before the country hosts big sport...
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    1. beyondbrics

      October 14, 2014

      Evidence of Paulo Roberto Costa

      This is a transcript of evidence given in a public hearing by Paulo Roberto Costa, former director of refining and supply at...

    2. September 23, 2014

      Nike scores from the sidelines with ambush marketing

      Inhabitants of Rio de Janeiro will never forget the hours leading up to this year’s World Cup final between Argentina and...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. September 14, 2014

      Brazil’s Eike Batista accused of market manipulation

      The problems of Eike Batista, once Brazil’s richest man, were compounded at the weekend when prosecutors accused him of...

    7. 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...

    8. FT Photo Diary

      August 12, 2014

      Beached whale

      AFP/Getty Images A fisherman gets ready to cast his line near the body of a dead humpback whale washed ashore on Macumba...

    9. FT Photo Diary

      August 11, 2014

      Rio de Janeiro supermoon

      Pilar Olivares/Reuters The supermoon behind the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro ...

    10. August 3, 2014

      BTG Pactual’s chief eyes foreign prizes

      When André Esteves was first trying to enter the financial services industry, more than 20 years ago, his objective was...

    11. July 14, 2014

      World Cup finale kicks off Brazil’s election campaign

      When the referee blew the whistle that brought the World Cup final to a close in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday night, he was also...

    12. The World

      July 13, 2014

      Rousseff in spotlight post-World Cup

      By Joe Leahy in Rio de Janeiro For Brazil`s President Dilma Rousseff, the World Cup ended the same way as it began – with...

    13. July 13, 2014

      Götze wins World Cup for Germany in extra time

      RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Germany won the World Cup for the fourth time on Sunday when substitute Mario Götze volleyed in a...

    14. beyondbrics

      July 11, 2014

      Brazil's World Cup and leching foreigners

      After the excruciating manner with which the seleção, Brazil’s national team, was ejected from the World Cup this week, the...

    15. FT Photo Diary

      July 10, 2014

      Celebration and commiseration in Brazil

      Silvia Izquierdo/AP A Brazilian woman and an Argentinian man samba at Fifa Fan Fest 2014 on Copacabana beach in Rio de...

    16. The World

      July 4, 2014

      Rome and Berlin lock horns

      Today Germany and France will meet in their World Cup quarter final in Rio de Janeiro, the latest episode in one of Europe’s...

    17. July 2, 2014

      Before World Cup battle with Germany, France at peace with itself

      The word “Seville” is enough to trigger the traumatic memory in a French football fan. In the Spanish city in July 1982,...

    18. beyondbrics

      June 25, 2014

      "Gringos" in Brazil: World Cup comic relief

      In the months leading up to the World Cup, Brazilians became accustomed to muttering “imagina na Copa” or “imagine this...

    19. FT Photo Diary

      June 13, 2014

      Batman protests in Brazil

      Lucas Landau/Reuters An anti-government demonstrator dressed as Batman holds up a sign on the Lapa Arches during a protest...

    20. June 12, 2014

      Brazil win helps kick off World Cup celebrations

      Brazil shook off some of its dark mood on Thursday with a convincing win by the national team over Croatia in the opening...

    21. June 11, 2014

      Rousseff’s fate hangs on World Cup glory

      President Dilma Rousseff’s chances of re-election for a second term in October are hanging in the balance as Brazil prepares...

    22. beyondbrics

      June 11, 2014

      World Cup and Olympics: bad for Brazil

      Excitement may be building among football fans before Thursday’s first kick-off in the World Cup but most Brazilians, it...

    23. FT Photo Diary

      June 11, 2014

      Lighting up Christ the Redeemer

      Pilar Olivares/Reuters People look at the statue of Christ the Redeemer in the mist before it is lit up in the Argentinian...

    24. June 6, 2014

      Five homes perfect for World Cup football fans

      Penthouse, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, $5.2m Where In Ipanema, 13km from central Rio de Janeiro and 25km from Rio’s...

    25. June 6, 2014

      Making friends with Pelé

      In the 1960s, hardly any academics – and certainly not female American sociologists – took Brazilian soccer seriously. But I...

    26. beyondbrics

      June 5, 2014

      Brazil's World Cup: big money for some

      Brazilians’ love-hate affair over hosting the World Cup on home soil is becoming clearer as the event approaches. This week,...

    27. FT Photo Diary

      May 30, 2014

      Waiting for the World Cup

      Christophe Simon/AFP Policemen of the “Choque” special unit pose during the presentation of security forces for the upcoming...

    28. beyondbrics

      May 30, 2014

      World Cup: are Brazilians unexcited?

      When in 2007, Fifa president Sepp Blatter awarded Brazil the right to host the 2014 World Cup, Brazilians celebrated like...

    29. May 25, 2014

      Maersk rejects claims of bribery over Brazil shipping contracts

      The Denmark-based Maersk Group has rejected allegations that it bribed an official of Brazil’s state-owned Petrobras to...

    30. May 17, 2014

      Batista’s OSX presents restructuring plan

      Eike Batista’s bankrupt shipbuilder, OSX, has presented its long-awaited restructuring plan, seeking approval to pay back...

    31. May 16, 2014

      More World Cup protests sweep Brazil

      Protesters and striking workers are wreaking havoc across Brazil’s largest cities as disparate groups use the impending...

    32. FT Photo Diary

      May 15, 2014

      Playing alone in Tavares Bastos

      Leo Correa/AP A boy plays alone as he practices scoring in a small court in the Tavares Bastos shantytown in Rio de Janeiro,...

    33. FT Photo Diary

      May 13, 2014

      Rio bus strike

      Sergio Moraes/Reuters People walk on a pedestrian bridge over Brasil Avenue during 48-hours-long bus strike in Rio de...

    34. FT Photo Diary

      May 13, 2014

      In the glow of christ

      Felipe Dana/AP Christ the Redeemer statue is silhouetted against the glow of the moonset in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ...

    35. April 29, 2014

      Brazil under fire for Olympics preparation

      Just as Brazil is feeling the pressure in its rush to get ready for this year’s World Cup, the country’s preparations for...

    36. FT Photo Diary

      April 23, 2014

      Brazil violence

      Mario Tama/Getty Police patrol after shootings in Pavao-Pavaozinho, near Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Violent...

    37. April 20, 2014

      The beautiful game exposes Brazil’s ugly flaws

      The World Cup kicks off in less than two months when the hosts, Brazil, take on Croatia in São Paulo on June 12. That is...

    38. April 13, 2014

      Pressure mounts on Brazil’s Rousseff over Petrobras allegations

      Pressure is mounting on Brazil’s ruling coalition to answer corruption allegations against Petrobras, the country’s largest...

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