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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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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. 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...

  2. August 31, 2014

    Recession puts brake on Brazil’s once-booming car industry

    Workers in Brazil’s automotive industry have become accustomed to seeing their sector break new records, with Latin...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. July 28, 2014

    Dirty politics as usual as Brazil’s election campaigns heat up

    Just as the campaign of Aécio Neves, the main opposition candidate in Brazil’s October presidential election, was getting...

  7. 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...

  8. July 9, 2014

    Brazil poll contenders fear World Cup hangover

    Brazil mourns World Cup rout Like millions of other Brazilians on Wednesday morning, Giovani Machado woke up wishing the day...

  9. June 30, 2014

    Latin America chases goals off the pitch

    Walking out of the Beira-Rio stadium in Porto Alegre, Rodrigo Romero is one of thousands of Argentines who have flooded into...

  10. June 4, 2014

    Real stabilises after swaps fightback

    Brazil has scrapped a tax on some short-term foreign loans in a move that could help its central bank counter renewed...

  11. June 3, 2014

    Brazilians face a World Cup comedown

    An advertisement released by the Brazilian government this month espouses the economic benefits to a sceptical public of the...

  12. May 25, 2014

    Multinationals flourish in Brazil despite slowdown

    Multinationals are winning the search for growth in Brazil and are still setting high targets for Latin America’s biggest...

  13. May 25, 2014

    Brazil ‘land of football’ underwhelmed by World Cup 2014

    It is not for nothing that Brazil has been dubbed “o País do Futebol”, or the country of football. Latin America’s biggest...

  14. May 21, 2014

    Strikes clog São Paulo before World Cup

    Bus drivers in São Paulo have become the latest group to join strikes engulfing Brazil just three weeks before it is due to...

  15. May 16, 2014

    US revival warrants EM strategy rethink

    Ignore the words of investing’s greatest brand marketeer at your peril. The man who gave us emerging markets now suggests...

  16. May 14, 2014

    Brazil’s leaders look to keep a lid on World Cup protests

    Pelé, the man known as Brazil’s greatest footballer and usually referred to with the honorific O Rei do Futebol (King of...

  17. May 14, 2014

    Kick-start to new era as Brazil takes centre stage

    In a month, Brazil, Latin America’s largest country, will host the event that will define it as a nation fit for the future....

  18. May 14, 2014

    Service standards lag behind in Brazil’s consumer boom

    When Janaína Cheim bought a stove in December, she had a nasty surprise – the appliance leaked gas. But worse than the...

  19. May 14, 2014

    Red tape and high costs make Brazil’s luxury market a tough sell

    As Brazil’s economy powered forward in 2010, its luxury industry was regarded as one of the world’s most promising. Domestic...

  20. May 14, 2014

    Opinion: growth is in sight for Brazil but reform must come first

    Brazil can and should enter a new period of growth over the next few years, driven by an expansion of investment,...

  21. May 14, 2014

    Chery’s Brazil chief shares country’s car obsession

    Luckily, Luis Curi shares his compatriots’ enthusiasm. After a long day at the office, the chief executive and...

  22. May 1, 2014

    Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff boosts welfare support ahead of poll

    Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has struck a blow against her opponents in elections scheduled for October by sharply...

  23. April 29, 2014

    Brazil must act to boost trade with Brics

    The location of the India-Brazil Chamber of Commerce’s office says a great deal about the trade relationship between the two...

  24. April 18, 2014

    Rio’s preparation for 2016 Olympics faces crisis

    In Rio de Janeiro’s Deodoro complex, at present a military training camp to the west of the city, there is nothing to...

  25. April 3, 2014

    Brazil raises interest rates to two-year high

    Brazil has raised its interest rate to the highest level in more than two years in a move that analysts say may mark an end...

  26. March 26, 2014

    Investors edgy in case  Rousseff loosens her straitjacket

    A few days ago a strange thing happened to the shares of Petrobras, the Brazilian state-owned oil company. A rumour swept...

  27. February 27, 2014

    Brazil economic growth allays recession fears

    Brazil avoided slipping into recession last year as the Latin American country leaned once again on its crumbling pillars of...

  28. February 27, 2014

    Brazil sends signal over tightening cycle

    Brazil has signalled it may bring an end to the world’s largest tightening cycle as the Latin American country teeters on...

  29. January 16, 2014

    Brazil raises benchmark rate to 10.5%

    Brazil has raised its benchmark interest rate for the seventh straight time in a bold move to contain the country’s highest...

  30. January 9, 2014

    Challenging year forces Brazil to rethink growth strategies

    Plastered across shop windows along São Paulo’s main Paulista Avenue this week is one word: ‘liquidação’ (sale). Stores in...

  31. January 9, 2014

    China car sales accelerate away from US and Brazil in 2013

    Automakers sold 10 times more passenger cars in China than in India last year, reflecting the speed at which the world’s...

  32. January 7, 2014

    Brazil’s car sales hit reverse gear for first time in a decade

    Cars sales in Brazil have fallen for the first time in a decade, ending a boom in the industry that has propelled the...

  33. December 30, 2013

    Brazil: football and reality

    Sepp Blatter, the head of Fifa, has taken to invoking “God, Allah, whoever” in his exasperation over Brazil’s lack of...

  34. December 30, 2013

    Brazil banks: robust but pricey

    Brazil’s banks could be about to get a history lesson. Depositors have brought claims against them seeking compensation for...

  35. December 6, 2013

    Strong rise in US jobs. German growth strengthens

    Analysts were taken by surprise by a strong increase in US jobs and a drop in the unemployment rate from 7.3 to 7 per cent....

  36. November 26, 2013

    Brazil bonds rise on fears bank lawsuits could hit economy

    Yields on Brazilian bonds spiked to multiyear highs on growing concern over a decades-old court case that could cost the...

  37. November 17, 2013

    Vale offered chance to settle $14bn tax dispute

    An overhaul of Brazil’s tax amnesty scheme is set to allow Vale to almost halve a $14bn claim against it while potentially...

  38. November 5, 2013

    China’s PMI puzzle, UK and Brazil rebound

    The UK’s Purchasing Managers Index started the fourth quarter on a 16-year high, with service sector activity growing at its...

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