Fernando Haddad

Brazil Left, Far-Right in Near Tie in Presidential Runoff Poll

The Brazil presidential election is too close to call in a likely second-round runoff and the first-round race has tightened, a new poll showed on …

Asia

Brazil in Need of Radical Pension Reform, Alckmin's Adviser Says

Arida said Brazil needs to choose if it will go in the direction of Chile or of Venezuela<p>Brazil can’t repeat Argentina’s mistakes, it has to …

Asia

Brazil’s Historic Presidential Election: Left and Right Have Equal Chance of Winning

Now that frontrunner Lula da Silva of the Workers Party eliminated from the presidential race, his running mate, Fernando Haddad and far-right Jair …

Liberal View

Brazil presidential candidate expects to leave hospital by month's end

RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) -<p>Brazil's right-wing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro said in a video released Friday that he expects to leave hospital before the end of the month after he was stabbed in the abdomen two weeks ago.<p>"I've never felt so happy and good in my life. Many thanks to you all. By …

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

Brazil Hedge Fund That Trounced Peers Is Retrenching Before Vote

A Brazil hedge-fund manager who beat 98 percent of peers over the past five years is putting on the brakes ahead of next month’s presidential …

Hedge Funds

After years of silence, Brazil's footballers get political again

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil’s divisive campaign for next month’s presidential election has spilled over onto sacred ground - the country’s soccer pitches - an arena where political statements have been rare in recent years.<p>FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester United v …

Manchester United FC

Brazil: German embassy triggers bizarre Nazi and Holocaust debate

Brazilians flooded the German Embassy's Facebook to dispute that Nazis were right wing. The controversy showcased the sharp polarization that has …

German Politics

Brazil's presidential campaign polarized between left and far right

BRASÍLIA (AFP) -<p>Brazil looks to be charging headlong into a two-horse presidential race between the far right and the left in what has been an at times surreal and unpredictable campaign.<p>But while right-wing Jair Bolsonaro and leftist Fernando Haddad head opinion polls, they're also the most hated …

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

Brazil Central Bank Leaves Selic Rate Unchanged at 6.5%

Next decision will depend on the economy’s performance<p>SÃO PAULO—Brazil’s central bank left its benchmark interest rate unchanged Wednesday amid sluggish economic growth, slow inflation, political uncertainty and a weak currency, and said its next decision will depend on the economy’s …

Economics

Brazil presidential candidate Bolsonaro upbeat after new medical procedure

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil’s far-right, poll-leading presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro underwent a procedure to drain liquid from his abdominal cavity on Thursday, two weeks after he was stabbed in an assassination attempt, a hospital statement said.<p>FILE PHOTO: Presidential candidate Jair …

World News

Far-right candidate leads Brazil’s polls as investors worry about reforms, ailing real

With a far-right candidate leading in the presidential polls, potential for a fragmented Congress and a possible deterioration in economic data, …

Economic Data

Brazil's central bank maintains record low 6.5% interest rate

BRASÍLIA (AFP) -<p>Brazil's Central Bank maintained its key interest rate at the historic low of 6.5 percent on Wednesday, despite uncertainty related to next month's presidential elections and a weakening of the currency against the dollar.<p>Following 12 successive cuts, the key interest rate -- the …

Central Banks

The Lula Effect: How Brazil’s Former President Still Sways Voters

Former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva may have been out of power for eight years and may currently languish in a prison cell, but he continues …

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

Brazil Keeps Rate at Record Low But Cautions of Higher Risks

© Reuters. Brazil Keeps Rate at Record Low But Cautions of Higher Risks<p>(Bloomberg) -- Brazil’s central bank kept its key rate at an all-time low but …

Central Banks

Is Brazil’s presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro the Latin American Donald Trump? Nope.

Brazilian voters go to the polls next month to elect a new president. Right-wing firebrand Jair Bolsonaro of the fringe Social Liberal Party is ahead in the polls, following government corruption scandals that have tainted the mainstream parties, a paralyzing truckers’ strike, and protests over the …

Politics

News Analysis: Brazil's presidential election depicts polarized society - Xinhua

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Less than three weeks to go before Brazilians go to the polls to elect a new president on Oct. 7, the election …

News (China)

Divisive Brazil election careens into 'dangerous' polarization

1 / 3<p>A combination picture shows presidential candidates Jair Bolsonaro and Fernando Haddad, Ciro Gomes and Geraldo Alckmin respectively, from …

SAO

Peru's president in high-stakes gamble to push through anti-corruption reforms

Peru’s president has launched a high-stakes gamble to push through stalled anti-corruption measures, challenging the opposition-dominated congress to back the reform or face fresh elections.<p>Martín Vizcarra invoked a constitutional procedure which could allow him to dissolve the chamber and call new …

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

Da Silva's replacement says won't pardon Brazilian ex-leader

SAO PAULO (AP) — The presidential candidate who has taken the place of barred former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva says he won't pardon the ex-leader if he wins election.<p>Fernando Haddad's adversaries accuse him of planning to absolve da Silva if he wins the October election. Haddad replaced …

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

Fernando Haddad aims to be Brazil's new Lula – but does anyone know who he is?

Lula was awesome. Many people will vote for whoever he says Antonio Casanova, taxi driver<p>Wearing a red sweatshirt emblazoned with the image of a Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Fernando Haddad and his entourage piled out of a minibus and marched up the main street of the …

World News

The world in brief, September 18th 2018 | Espresso

America said it would impose new tariffs on $200bn worth of Chinese imports, with effect from September 24th, immediately escalating the trade war …

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

EMERGING MARKETS-Options contracts, Petrobras boost Brazilian equities

SAO PAULO, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Brazil's benchmark Bovespa equities index rose more than 1 percent in morning trade on Monday as the expiry of options …

Petrobras

Brazilian elections and the environment: where top candidates stand

Candidate for the Presidency Geraldo Alckmin during commerce sector event in Brasília, August 2018. Image courtesy Valter Campanato / Agência Brasil. …

Amazon Rainforest

Brazil political uncertainty drives down coffee price | Financial Times

Your daily cup of coffee is becoming cheaper thanks to political uncertainty in Brazil.<p>Coffee prices are languishing at 12-year lows, dragged down by …

Hedge Funds

Leading Brazil candidate says he fears electoral fraud

SAO PAULO (AP) — The man leading Brazil's presidential election polls says he is worried that fraud could cost him victory in October, raising questions about whether he would accept defeat.<p>Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro made a Facebook live posting Sunday saying he sees a risk that fraud might …

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

Lula’s guy: Brazilian Left’s new candidate Haddad rallies voters who barely recognise him

As the new favourite to face far-Right candidate Jair Bolsonaro in the Brazilian election race, there is only one question on the lips of Fernando Haddad's supporter base: who is he?<p>Last week, jailed former president Luiz Inácio "Lula" da Silva - the firm frontrunner - officially stepped down as …

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

In Brazil's election, Lula’s out, his surrogate lags in polls, and a right-wing rival is rising since being stabbed

Brazilian politics has never lacked drama.<p>During the last 16 years, two presidents have been impeached and a third is serving a 12-year prison sentence for corruption. More than 100 other high-ranking politicians from 14 parties have been implicated in the ongoing corruption investigation known as …

Rio De Janeiro

Emerging Markets: What Changed

(from my colleague Dr. Win Thin)<p>US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin announced that he invited his China counterparts for another round of high-level trade …

Central Banks

Lira, Ruble Lead Currency Gains on Rate Increases: EM Review

Emerging-market assets gained for the first week in three as Russia unexpectedly raised interest rates and Turkey hiked them by more than …

Price Index

Brazil's Haddad backs Petrobras ability to set fuel prices above cost

SAO PAULO, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Brazil leftist presidential candidate Fernando Haddad said on Thursday that state oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA should be allowed to set prices above cost, breaking from former party policy.<p>Between 2010 and 2014, former administrations of Haddad’s Workers Party (PT) …

Petrobras