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      Brazil struggles to fix fiscal crisis

      During a previous stint in government, Brazilian finance minister Joaquim Levy won the nickname “Edward Scissorhands”...

    2. September 1, 2015

      Judge rallies Brazil to anti-graft war

      The Brazilian judge at the centre of the investigation into widespread corruption at Petrobras has been rallying public...

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      As the country prepares to host the World Cup, the possibility of a resurgence of last...
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    1. August 31, 2015

      Emerging markets: Fixing a broken model

      Just under six years ago, Brazil’s economy was in such robust shape that The Economist published a cover illustration...

    2. August 28, 2015

      Brazil’s economy slips into recession

      Brazil’s economy officially slipped into recession in the second quarter as high inflation, plummeting consumer...

    3. August 25, 2015

      Gloomy reality dawns on Brazil

      Roberto Setubal, the head of Brazil’s biggest private bank, sees a long period of gloom for Brazil’s economy as...

    4. August 20, 2015

      Brazil cleans up its act, so should Mexico

      Nobody here can do the maths!” Alberto Youssef despaired in an expletive-filled phone conversation wiretapped by...

    5. August 20, 2015

      Brazil jobless rate hits five-year high

      Brazil’s unemployment rate rose sharply in July to its highest level in five years, in the latest sign of the country’s...

    6. August 17, 2015

      Rousseff battles a sense of crisis in Brazil

      Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s president, can rest easier this week after Sunday’s anti-government marches lacked the...

    7. August 16, 2015

      Fresh Brazilian protests pile pressure on Dilma Rousseff

      Brazilians staged mass protests on Sunday, voicing anger over a grinding recession and a corruption scandal that has...

    8. August 16, 2015

      The growing disaffection in Brazil with Dilma Rousseff

      It is sometimes said that Brazil tries every approach to economics until it finally chooses the right one. Over the...

    9. August 6, 2015

      Congressional cracks appear in Brazil austerity plan

      Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff faced a fresh setback to her efforts to restore the country’s sinking public finances...

    10. August 2, 2015

      Brazil: Engine trouble

      The boardroom of heavy vehicle maker MAN in São Paulo is decorated with a Boys’ Own collection of model trucks, soccer...

    11. July 29, 2015

      Brazil downgrade threat is a real danger sign

      When Standard & Poor’s said on Tuesday it was considering downgrading Brazil’s credit rating by one notch to junk,...

    12. July 26, 2015

      Questions over budget surplus dim Brazil’s prospects

      Brazil’s economy may be in freefall but until recently its hard-pressed citizens could at least count on the unwavering...

    13. July 22, 2015

      Recession and graft: the growing rot in Brazil

      Incompetence, arrogance and corruption have shattered Brazil’s magic spell. Combined with the end of the commodity...

    14. July 16, 2015

      Lula da Silva faces criminal inquiry

      A preliminary inquiry into alleged illegal influence peddling by former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva...

    15. July 15, 2015

      Brazil police raid homes of former president and two congressmen

      Brazilian police raided the homes of former president and current Senator Fernando Collor and two other sitting...

    16. July 14, 2015

      Eletrobrás ruling exposes impact of Brazil’s heavy hand

      When the Brazilian government was accused last year of violating minority shareholder rights at Eletrobrás, the listed...

    17. July 14, 2015

      Budget axe falling too heavily on us, say Brazilian businesses

      One of the more bizarre political debates in Brazil this year has been over whether Joaquim Levy, the country’s hawkish...

    18. July 8, 2015

      Brics nations’ differences on display as club stages summit

      In the lobby of the Holiday Inn in Ufa, Russia, three men were huddled over an iPad on Wednesday morning — one Russian,...

    19. July 1, 2015

      Brazil hails long-awaited EU trade breakthrough

      Mercosur and the EU appear set to exchange formal offers on tariffs by the end of the year, raising hopes that the...

    20. June 9, 2015

      Brazil outlines $65bn infrastructure package

      Joe Leahy in São Paulo Dilma Rousseff stepped up her campaign to rescue Brazil’s flagging economy, announcing an...

    21. June 8, 2015

      Brazil treads fine line between inflation and contraction

      South America’s largest economy faces a difficult balancing act to avoid a potentially disastrous spiral of economic...

    22. May 29, 2015

      Brazilians cut back as downturn hits home

      Brazilian families have cut spending on a yearly basis for the first time in more than a decade as a toxic combination...

    23. May 25, 2015

      Brazil economy to contract nearly one-quarter this year in dollar terms

      Brazil’s economy is expected to contract by nearly one-quarter this year in dollar terms due to a depreciating currency...

    24. May 18, 2015

      China’s Li Keqiang seeks big deals in Brazil

      Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrives in Brazil on Monday for his first official trip to Latin America bearing tens of...

    25. May 4, 2015

      Brazil is suffering from recession and scandal

      In a world of near-zero interest rates, how about this? Last week, Brazil’s central bank increased its main interest...

    26. April 30, 2015

      Brazil raises rates to highest level in 6 years

      Brazil has raised interest rates to the highest level in six years as the government struggles to regain investors’...

    27. April 15, 2015

      Brazilian police arrest Dilma Rousseff’s party treasurer

      Brazilian police arrested the treasurer of the country`s ruling Workers’ party on Wednesday, bringing a corruption...

    28. April 15, 2015

      Petrobras shows corruption is now a high-stakes game in Brazil

      In the 1980s, corruption in Brazil was a simple, albeit sweaty, affair. The first challenge for any executive entrusted...

    29. April 5, 2015

      Political theatrics that are dividing Brazil

      To watch the political theatre now unfolding in Brazil is to behold a country licked by discontent and scandal. An...

    30. April 2, 2015

      Poll blow to Rousseff over austerity plan

      Dilma Rousseff’s popularity has fallen to its lowest level in more than four years as Brazilians reject her...

    31. April 1, 2015

      Emerging markets: The great unravelling

      Faced with recession, decade- high inflation, a fiscal crisis and water rationing, more than 1m Brazilians took to the...

    32. March 22, 2015

      Brazil’s fall from grace of its own making

      Brazil is in crisis. Earlier this month, more than 1m protesters took to the streets to voice their discontent. Much of...

    33. March 20, 2015

      Brazil: At breaking point

      Emilio Pastore normally spends the weekend visiting his elderly parents or taking a quiet bike ride in the countryside...

    34. March 13, 2015

      Dollar drives emerging market gloom

      At the end of last year the world’s oldest international financial organisation made a dire prediction. If the dollar...

    35. March 11, 2015

      Petrobras scandal lays bare Brazil’s political fragilities

      Going by the first two months of her second term, Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff is in for a brutal four years until...

    36. March 10, 2015

      Optimists see end for Brazil currency slide

      When Brazil’s central bank met in late January to consider increasing interest rates, it predicted the currency, the...

    37. February 5, 2015

      Petrobras scandal adds to brewing storm for Dilma Rousseff

      When Petrobras chief executive officer, Maria das Graças Foster, was meeting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff this...

    38. 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 —...

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