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    1. 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 — in...

    2. January 30, 2015

      Mopping up after the mess at Petrobras

      Petrobras represents the best and worst of Brazil. Its technical competence is renowned and it has vast deep sea reserves....

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    1. Modern Brazil

      As the country prepares to host the World Cup, the possibility of a resurgence of last...
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    1. January 22, 2015

      Brazil benchmark rate at 3-year high

      Brazil has raised its benchmark interest rate to the highest level in more than three years as the government struggles to...

    2. January 11, 2015

      BNDES: Lender of first resort for Brazil’s tycoons

      During frantic holiday shopping in central São Paulo, Lojas Americanas is doing brisk trade in everything from Chinese-made...

    3. January 10, 2015

      São Paulo rocked by violent bus fare protests

      Violent protests erupted on the streets of São Paulo for the first time since the World Cup last year, in a sign that a...

    4. January 8, 2015

      Rousseff honeymoon wavers as wages dispute highlights challenges

      Only five days into President Dilma Rousseff’s second mandate, her administration’s newfound appreciation of market...

    5. January 5, 2015

      Brazil tries to fix nation’s ‘sugar daddy’ problem

      Brazil’s overburdened pension system has long struggled with one particular problem: “sugar daddies”, or more precisely, the...

    6. December 30, 2014

      Rousseff in gamble with $6.7bn cuts

      Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has taken one of her biggest political gambles yet to win back the trust of investors by...

    7. December 28, 2014

      Emerging states must make their own mark

      Nothing irritates specialist investors in emerging markets more than seeing all middle-income countries lumped into a single...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. November 28, 2014

      Brazil crawls out of recession in 3rd quarter

      Brazil’s economy crawled out of technical recession in the third quarter, boosted by government spending, but the low rate...

    11. November 27, 2014

      New Brazilian finance minister pledges to restore fiscal balance

      Joaquim Levy, Brazil’s new finance minister, immediately committed to restoring balance to the country’s struggling public...

    12. November 18, 2014

      Brazil’s Rousseff needs to rethink game plan

      Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff is facing a situation that would be all too familiar to the country’s erstwhile World Cup...

    13. November 12, 2014

      Dilma Rousseff puts Brazil back on path to economic orthodoxy

      At the height of Brazil’s bitterly fought election campaign in October, President Dilma Rousseff seemed to eschew any regard...

    14. November 3, 2014

      Cracks in the Brics start to show

      Historians may record that Brics mania reached its height during the 2014 football World Cup in Brazil. President Dilma...

    15. November 2, 2014

      Brazil’s big problem is Rousseff’s past

      Given the decline in Brazil’s fortunes in the past two years, President Dilma Rousseff has pulled off a striking political...

    16. October 30, 2014

      The party is ending for Latin America

      In the past 10 years, South America never had it so good. The continent surfed a global commodity price boom, helped by...

    17. October 30, 2014

      Brazil raises rates to three-year high

      Brazil’s central bank raised interest rates on Wednesday to their highest level in three years, in its first monetary policy...

    18. October 28, 2014

      Rousseff’s re-election triggers Brazil market turmoil

      Just 10 minutes after Brazil’s last state finished voting on Sunday night, more than 95 per cent of the country’s near-150m...

    19. October 27, 2014

      Brazil’s election results in a divided country

      It was a wild ride. But in the end Dilma Rousseff was re-elected as Brazil’s president on Sunday. It was the fourth...

    20. October 27, 2014

      Divided Brazil awaits Rousseff after poll win

      Dilma Rousseff wins Brazil poll In her victory speech, President Dilma Rousseff said she did not believe the nation’s...

    21. October 21, 2014

      Dilma Rousseff faces fresh pressure over Petrobras refinery costs

      In an election that has been marred by allegations of corruption in state oil company Petrobras, even worse news is around...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. October 6, 2014

      Brazil poll prompts fresh thinking about a second Dilma term

      Brazil’s presidential election has already proved to be its most unpredictable in decades. There has been unusually vicious...

    28. October 6, 2014

      Marina Silva blames Brazil’s ‘old politics’ for election defeat

      Conceding defeat in Brazil’s election on Sunday night, Marina Silva, the formerly illiterate rubber tapper turned...

    29. October 5, 2014

      Brazil markets rally on election result

      Brazilian stocks soared on Monday after the pro-business candidate Aécio Neves confounded pollsters with a surprisingly...

    30. October 2, 2014

      Investors vote with their sales slips on Brazil election

      Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Brazil’s former president, issued a warning to his party faithful during a campaign rally for the...

    31. October 1, 2014

      Rousseff poll lead spooks Brazil bourses

      Brazil’s markets are poised for another hair-raising session on Wednesday after two new polls showed President Dilma...

    32. September 28, 2014

      Presidential poll: Race for Brazil’s driving seat

      Marlly Maués Maciel has little doubt about how her poor riverside community is likely to vote in Brazil’s presidential...

    33. September 24, 2014

      Silva to seek trade deals for Brazil

      A government under Marina Silva will seek to strike trade deals with the US and the EU even if there is resistance from its...

    34. September 23, 2014

      Brazilian markets look for Silva lining

      In investment bank trading rooms in Brazil’s financial hub, São Paulo, a calculation of a different kind is keeping dealers...

    35. September 22, 2014

      Like Lula, Marina Silva can refresh Brazil’s tired politics

      Brazilian elections often produce the unexpected on the day but this presidential campaign looks like it might top them all....

    36. September 9, 2014

      Moody’s adds to pressure on Rousseff

      Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff was dealt a fresh blow to her bid for re-election in next month’s election when Moody’s...

    37. September 7, 2014

      Outsider Marina Silva in Brazil’s election rallies to the fore

      “Change”, “hope” and “new politics”: the perennial calls of every political outsider. Marina Silva is no exception. On...

    38. September 4, 2014

      ‘Marina effect’ lifts Brazilian assets

      Election cycles have been kind to some of last year’s worst-hit emerging markets. First “Modi mania” drove a surge in Indian...

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