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    1. July 18, 2016

      How to explain Brazil with three standout numbers

      How would you characterise Brazil using just three numbers? In the FT’s “3 numbers” video series, Brazil bureau chief...

    2. July 6, 2016

      Emerging markets focus on dollar amid Brexit turmoil

      Those emerging market investors worried about the contagious effects of Brexit might want to paraphrase the advice...

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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. June 23, 2016

      Brazil makes excess look like child’s play

      In the eyes of my Brazilian mother-in-law, it was a perfectly reasonable request. “At least hire a couple of waiters,”...

    2. June 22, 2016

      Latin America: Under new management

      Gabriela Michetti, who is confined to a wheelchair after a car accident two decades ago, does not easily succumb to...

    3. June 16, 2016

      Brazil’s Temer defiant in face of bribe claims

      Michel Temer, Brazil’s interim president, went on the offensive on Thursday against allegations he solicited...

    4. May 24, 2016

      Brazil finds silver-lining in Petrobras probe

      Tancredo Neves, who was elected Brazilian president in 1985 but died before taking office, once remarked that politics...

    5. May 15, 2016

      Brazil: Tales of everyday agony

      The ground floor of the office tower housing Rio de Janeiro’s state finance department is boarded up, as if girding for...

    6. May 12, 2016

      The triple crises that face Brazil’s new leader

      Brazil has a new president. As expected, the Senate has voted to impeach Dilma Rousseff; she now steps down while the...

    7. May 9, 2016

      2016 Olympics: not flying down to Rio

      With just a few months before the 2016 Rio Olympic Games begin, local residents fear the event is already losing its...

    8. May 9, 2016

      Brazil’s new president will have a chance to steady the ship

      In all likelihood, Brazil will shortly have a new head of state. The only reason the Senate may not initiate...

    9. May 2, 2016

      Faint economic pulse detected through Brazil’s political turmoil

      Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff is battling impeachment proceedings in the senate for manipulating public accounts....

    10. April 17, 2016

      Brazil tensions rise amid vote on Dilma Rousseff impeachment

      Brazil’s government braced itself amid mass protests on Sunday as congress began a crucial vote on whether President...

    11. April 15, 2016

      Brazil prepares for the drama of impeachment

      Ambition, greed, vanity, hubris. Politics is said to be the greatest drama, and in few countries more than Brazil. On...

    12. April 13, 2016

      Attempted impeachment of Dilma Rousseff turns messy

      Dilma Rousseff has been pushed one step closer to possible impeachment. On Monday evening, a technical committee voted...

    13. April 12, 2016

      Drive to impeach Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff clears big hurdle

      A Brazilian congressional committee has voted in favour of impeaching President Dilma Rousseff for manipulating the...

    14. April 1, 2016

      Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s warrior president under fire

      The police telephone wire recording that may well cost Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff her job lasts only 30...

    15. March 18, 2016

      Judge’s bar on Lula puts Brazil on edge of constitutional crisis

      Brazil was teetering on the brink of a constitutional crisis after a judge blocked President Dilma Rousseff’s...

    16. March 17, 2016

      Protests sweep Brazil after release of Lula-Rousseff phone tap

      Protests swept across Brazil late on Wednesday after explosive phone recordings fuelled accusations that President...

    17. March 4, 2016

      False hopes from an emerging markets rally

      When even stocks in bedevilled Brazil enter a bull market, something is definitely going on. Following the turmoil in...

    18. March 4, 2016

      Emerging markets start to look less barren

      What are the chances that the detention of Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva goes down in investment...

    19. March 3, 2016

      Brazil’s GDP shrinks 3.8%

      Brazil’s economy shrank 3.8 per cent in 2015, putting what was once one of the world’s fastest-growing large emerging...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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