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Brazil: boom to bust story continues as GDP shrinks again

Brazil's economy shrank for the fifth straight quarter between January and March. Agriculture, industry and services all declined amid a political crisis and sweeping bribery scandal.

Brazil's economy shrank for the fifth straight quarter between January and March. Agriculture, industry and services all declined amid a political crisis and sweeping bribery scandal.

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Brazil's economic struggle and the counterintuitive oracle of technology

Brazil's interim president Michel Temerm promises economic as well political calm, but he faces a massive challenge, and Warren Buffett's surprise technology investment choices.

Brazil's interim president Michel Temerm promises economic as well political calm, but he faces a massive challenge, and Warren Buffett's surprise technology investment choices.

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Brazil's new government sets sights on reversing economic slump

Brazil’s newly installed Cabinet is getting to work, in the wake of Dilma Rousseff’s suspension. The economy is a priority for incoming interim

Brazil’s newly installed Cabinet is getting to work, in the wake of Dilma Rousseff’s suspension. The economy is a priority for incoming interim

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With Michel Temer at the head, what's next for Brazil?

He’s the man of the moment in Brazil, but relatively unknown on the international stage. Michel Temer has taken the reins as president, for an as-yet

He’s the man of the moment in Brazil, but relatively unknown on the international stage. Michel Temer has taken the reins as president, for an as-yet

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Brazil's economy heading for depression after slumping 3.8% in 2015

The spectre of depression hangs over Brazil after its economy contracted by 3.8 percent last year as businesses invested less and laid off more than 1.5 million workers.

The spectre of depression hangs over Brazil after its economy contracted by 3.8 percent last year as businesses invested less and laid off more than 1.5 million workers.

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Brazil in crisis as Zika fears mount

In exactly six months, the summer Olympic Games will open in Rio de Janeiro. Even though some 500 millions de dollars have been axed to balance the

In exactly six months, the summer Olympic Games will open in Rio de Janeiro. Even though some 500 millions de dollars have been axed to balance the

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Brazil's recession deepens as economy shrinks more

Brazil’s worst recession in 25 years has deepened. The economy shrank 1.7 percent in the third quarter – half a percent more than analysts had

Brazil’s worst recession in 25 years has deepened. The economy shrank 1.7 percent in the third quarter – half a percent more than analysts had

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Brazil: Federal Court says Rousseff government cooked the books

Brazil’s beleaguered President has been dealt another major blow. The country’s federal court has rejected Dilma Rousseff’s government’s latest

Brazil’s beleaguered President has been dealt another major blow. The country’s federal court has rejected Dilma Rousseff’s government’s latest

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Brazil presidential run off: Rousseff v Neves

Brazil has been voting to elect the country’s next leader in a presidential runoff between left-wing incumbent Dilma Rousseff and surprise challenger

Brazil has been voting to elect the country’s next leader in a presidential runoff between left-wing incumbent Dilma Rousseff and surprise challenger

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Brazil: an aristocrat or revolutionary for next president

Dilma Rousseff is fighting for a second term as president of Brazil, at the head of the powerful PT Workers’ Party. Economic growth is slumped

Dilma Rousseff is fighting for a second term as president of Brazil, at the head of the powerful PT Workers’ Party. Economic growth is slumped

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World Cup in Brazil, fever and anger

As many had expected, Brazil proved unstoppable in the opening match of the FIFA World Cup. Confidence on the football pitch combined with social

As many had expected, Brazil proved unstoppable in the opening match of the FIFA World Cup. Confidence on the football pitch combined with social

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Mixed fortunes for Europeans chasing the Brazilian dream

With the World Cup underway, Brazil has become the destination of thousands of people from around the world. They may have come to support their

With the World Cup underway, Brazil has become the destination of thousands of people from around the world. They may have come to support their

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Brazil responds to its real problem

Brazil is the latest country to have to launch drastic measures to shore up its national currency. After the currency – the real – slipped to near

Brazil is the latest country to have to launch drastic measures to shore up its national currency. After the currency – the real – slipped to near

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Political moves in Brazil fail to quell protests

Protesters from two of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas took to the streets to demand investment in public services. They are calling too for the right to

Protesters from two of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas took to the streets to demand investment in public services. They are calling too for the right to

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Brazil disgusted as spotlight on sport squeezes services

Brazil’s middle class are demanding that public services be given a higher priority than football. The country is gearing up to host a global

Brazil’s middle class are demanding that public services be given a higher priority than football. The country is gearing up to host a global