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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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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. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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....

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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