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    1. February 2, 2016

      Brazil in charts: not for amateurs

      Brazil, as its natives like to say, is not for amateurs. Nor, as our first set of charts suggests, is it for the...

    2. January 28, 2016

      Brazil unveils $20bn recession lifeline

      Brazil has announced R$83bn (US$20.4bn) in extra credit from the country’s state-run banks to help groups ranging from...

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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 26, 2016

      The hunt for Zika’s link to the lost children of the Americas

      The photographs of the Brazilian babies, their small, distorted faces peering out from the laps of their parents are...

    2. January 22, 2016

      Currency woes lead Brazil to offer support for companies

      Brazil’s central bank is helping Brazilian companies to cope with market volatility by offering programmes to hedge...

    3. January 11, 2016

      Brazil cans carnival as recession bites

      Pack away the nipple tassels and dismantle the floats: carnival has been cancelled. Towns and cities across Brazil are...

    4. January 6, 2016

      Political tension inflames Brazil’s market malaise

      Avenida Paulista, the main thoroughfare in Brazil’s business capital, São Paulo, was a shadow of its usual merry self...

    5. December 18, 2015

      Brazil’s finance chief Joaquim Levy resigns

      Brazil’s hawkish finance minister Joaquim Levy resigned late on Friday, sparking fears that a ballooning budget deficit...

    6. December 17, 2015

      Focus on inflation as zero-interest era ends

      This is the final column of the year, so allow us to present some factors we think investors need to keep a close eye...

    7. December 15, 2015

      Brazilian politicians targeted in anti-corruption raids

      Brazilian police have raided the home and offices of one of the country’s most powerful politicians as a deepening...

    8. December 4, 2015

      Corruption, economic crisis and impeachment

      Brazil is no stranger to volatility and upset. Even so, the events of the past two weeks — from the imprisonment of a...

    9. December 4, 2015

      The fortune hunters of Brazil

      Brazil is mired in its worst recession since the 1930s, but entrepreneurs know how to find opportunities. The FT...

    10. December 3, 2015

      Brazil’s political class fiddles as the country burns

      Residents of Brazil’s biggest city, São Paulo, had bigger things on their minds late on Wednesday than the news that...

    11. December 3, 2015

      Brazil investors cheer impeachment move

      Brazil’s stock market and currency strengthened on Thursday on news that the congress was initiating impeachment...

    12. December 3, 2015

      FT Seasonal Appeal: Brazil’s slaves face death threats and debt

      “We live here like slaves,” Paulo Ferreira says in his slow country drawl, as he remembers how he toiled in the Amazon...

    13. December 1, 2015

      Emerging market portfolio flows: back in the red

      Portfolio flows to emerging markets turned negative again in November after a month of inflows in October, according to...

    14. December 1, 2015

      Rousseff’s outlook goes from bad to worse

      With economists scrambling to revise forecasts for a deeper contraction this year, Brazil is in danger of not only...

    15. December 1, 2015

      Brazil’s economy shrinks by record 4.5%

      Brazil’s gross domestic product fell by a record 4.5 per cent year-on-year in the third quarter, confirming fears that...

    16. November 30, 2015

      Petrobras scandal: BTG Pactual replaces Esteves as chief

      Brazil’s largest independent investment bank BTG Pactual moved to distance itself from a deepening crisis facing its...

    17. November 19, 2015

      Brazil inflation at 12-year high compounds economic crisis

      Brazilian inflation has reached its highest level in 12 years, adding to the government’s challenges as it struggles to...

    18. November 16, 2015

      Brazil economic plan shows political rift

      Brazil vice-president Michel Temer has launched a new liberal economic policy platform for his party that represents a...

    19. November 15, 2015

      Brazilian institutions have responded well to political crisis

      Bullish on Brazil — really? The Brazilian currency has fallen more than 30 per cent in a year. Interest rates are at 15...

    20. November 6, 2015

      Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff stares down budget black hole

      Every week that passes in recession-hit Brazil seems to bring a new, bigger estimate for the size of the hole in the...

    21. October 29, 2015

      Distressed debt sales get under way in Brazil

      Brazil’s plunge into negativity is turning into a godsend for distressed asset hunters, arriving in search of cut-price...

    22. October 28, 2015

      Brazil targets fiscal deficit as economic gloom worsens

      Brazil has revised its fiscal target for this year yet again as the country’s economic outlook worsens. The government...

    23. October 25, 2015

      Lula and Rousseff square off in Brazil’s austerity soap opera

      Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff must wonder sometimes that with friends like her predecessor and mentor, Luiz Inácio...

    24. September 30, 2015

      Brazil central bank vows to do what it takes to control inflation

      Brazil’s central bank is willing to do whatever is necessary to control inflation while the country grapples with the...

    25. September 29, 2015

      Brazil: Rousseff in the firing line

      Just under a year ago, Luiz Lima voted in elections to give Brazil’s incumbent president Dilma Rousseff a second...

    26. September 24, 2015

      Brazil real sees biggest rally in 7 years

      The Brazilian real on Thursday enjoyed its biggest rally in seven years after the governor of the central bank said he...

    27. September 17, 2015

      Brazil bargains beckon after S&P downgrades to ‘junk’

      Joe Leahy in São Paulo When Dilma Rousseff went out for her morning ride around her official residence on Wednesday,...

    28. September 15, 2015

      Special interests fight back as Brazil prepares for austerity

      When Brazil’s finance minister mounted a last-ditch effort to rescue the country’s finances this month, he might have...

    29. September 15, 2015

      Brazil R$65bn budget eyes cuts and taxes

      Brazil announced an emergency R$65bn package of budget cuts and tax increases aimed at warding off further credit...

    30. September 13, 2015

      Brazil’s terrible fall from economic grace

      If Brazil was a hospital patient, emergency room doctors would diagnose it as being in terminal decline. The kidneys...

    31. September 11, 2015

      Brazil central bank chief Alexandre Tombini stays above the fray

      When Standard & Poor’s discussed why it had removed Brazil’s investment grade credit rating on Thursday, it had rare...

    32. September 10, 2015

      S&P cuts Brazil’s credit rating to junk

      Standard & Poor’s cut Brazil’s prized investment grade credit rating to junk on Wednesday and warned that it could...

    33. September 8, 2015

      Interest rate rise: Fed move threatens to extend Brazil’s woes

      The president may be impeached as part of a corruption scandal, the economy is in recession, unemployment is rising,...

    34. September 2, 2015

      Brazil struggles to fix fiscal crisis

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

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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