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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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....

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. November 1, 2013

    Brazil may finally escape from the samba clichés

    Black is a shade of brown. So is white, if you look,” John Updike once observed of the sun-burnished skin tones on Rio de...

  15. October 29, 2013

    Creditors fear being left with nothing after OGX gas sell-off

    It was the announcement investors in Eike Batista’s troubled oil company OGX had been dreading. On Monday, creditor banks of...

  16. October 29, 2013

    Eike Batista’s empire crumbles as talks with OGX creditors fail

    The dramatic fall from grace of Brazilian tycoon Eike Batista entered its final stages on Tuesday as his oil company OGX...

  17. October 24, 2013

    Brazil congratulates itself for auction with one bidder

    For most auctioneers, the appearance of only one buyer is usually seen as a disappointment. After all, what kind of auction...

  18. October 15, 2013

    A golden era fades as South America faces its crossroads

    South America’s golden years are over. The commodity boom has peaked and the region no longer enjoys the abundant capital it...

  19. October 15, 2013

    Vigour of Brazilian real’s revival may be waning

    The Brazilian real has rallied with other emerging market currencies ever since the Federal Reserve surprised investors by...

  20. October 13, 2013

    New alliance in Brazil threatens Dilma Rousseff

    Voting is still a year away but already the gloves are coming off in Brazil’s October 2014 presidential election campaign....

  21. October 1, 2013

    Interest sours in Brazil’s Libra pre-salt oilfield auction

    What is not to like about an oilfield that over its lifetime is expected to generate revenue the equivalent of the annual...

  22. September 22, 2013

    Brazil risks lost decade as it bungles infrastructure boost

    Officiating at a railway project last week in Rondonópolis in the Brazilian soya bean state of Mato Grosso, President Dilma...

  23. September 2, 2013

    How Havaianas built a global brand

    The story The Havaianas brand of rubber flip-flop sandals started life 50 years ago as a basic shoe for poor plantation...

  24. August 30, 2013

    Brazil economy will grow 4% next year, forecasts Mantega

    Brazil’s economy will return to its former annual growth rate of about 4 per cent next year after it expanded at its...

  25. August 30, 2013

    Robust jobs market offers rare bright spot for a slowing Brazil

    With the sun finally shining after an unusually cold week in São Paulo, Maria Aparecida Pedroso took some time out to watch...

  26. August 1, 2013

    Brazil backs IMF aid for Greece and recalls representative

    Brazil reversed its hardline stance on Greece’s bailout on Thursday, saying it had not authorised its representative to the...

  27. July 31, 2013

    Brazil sells currency swaps to boost real

    Brazil’s central bank sold 30,000 currency swaps to alleviate a critical dollar shortage that has driven the real to...

  28. July 29, 2013

    Sugar jumps to four-week high on Brazil worries

    Sugar jumped almost 3 per cent to a four-week high as uncertainty about the impact on output from bad weather in Brazil...

  29. July 22, 2013

    The Macro Sweep: US, Tunisia, Taiwan, Brazil

    The effects of China’s slowdown and the European recession on other economies were underscored on Monday by disappointing...

  30. July 21, 2013

    Arm of World Bank places big bet on Brazil

    The World Bank’s private sector arm is betting big on Brazil, defying bearishness among other investors over mass...

  31. July 18, 2013

    Fifa questions Brazil as 2014 World Cup host

    Relations between Brazil, the host of next year’s football World Cup, and Fifa, the football governing body, have never been...

  32. July 4, 2013

    Batista begins shake-up of troubled empire

    Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista on Thursday kicked off what is expected to be a wholesale restructuring of his heavily...

  33. July 4, 2013

    BNDES says direct exposure to EBX is ‘small’

    Brazil’s development bank, BNDES, said its direct exposure to the struggling empire of Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista...

  34. July 3, 2013

    Economists see positives amid emerging market protests

    Clouds of tear gas in Turkey, the thud of truncheons in Brazil and Wednesday’s ousting of Egypt’s president. Protests have...

  35. July 3, 2013

    Investors twitchy as Portuguese-speaking world feels stress

    Wall Street is shut on Thursday for Independence Day celebrations. Global investors get twitchy without guidance from New...

  36. July 2, 2013

    Brazilian stocks set to reap protest dividend

    Outside Brazil’s Maracanã stadium, where the home team defeated Spain in the final of the Confederations Cup on Sunday...

  37. July 1, 2013

    Booms, busts and protests – normal life in emerging countries

    Protests erupt in the formerly happy middle classes of Turkey and Brazil. A credit crisis threatens the Chinese economic...

  38. July 1, 2013

    Oil services: choppy waters

    Brazil has sorted things out on the football field, as Sunday’s 3-0 defeat of Spain showed. Things are less straightforward...

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