Nico Marais: Uncertainty is investors biggest risk. How do you manage that?

2016-05-22 11:12

Uncertainty seems acute in global markets, and of course SA has a particular sovereign crisis. An expert discusses how we should we be thinking about this phenomenon.

Aussie Olympians to get extra-strong condoms against Zika virus threat

2016-05-16 11:50

Australia's Olympians will be issued with free super-strength condoms in Rio to minimise any infection from the Zika virus, officials say.

Temer vows to get Brazil 'back on rails'

2016-05-14 14:31

Brazil's acting president Michel Temer vowed to get Latin America's largest economy back on track after a cascade of crises put an end to 13 years of leftist rule.

New president, same crises in Brazil

2016-05-12 14:14

It could be a short honeymoon for Brazil's interim president Michel Temer, who replaces a deeply unpopular leader but inherits many of the same problems.

Brazil's Rousseff suspended to face impeachment trial

2016-05-12 11:57

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has been suspended to face impeachment, in a political earthquake ending 13 years of leftist rule over Latin America's biggest nation.

Effort to impeach Brazil's president plunges into chaos

2016-05-10 11:51

The fight over Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's future has taken a strange twist in Congress, with the leader of the lower house saying senators can't go ahead with an impeachment vote and the Senate leader insisting they will.

Brazil house speaker annuls impeachment

2016-05-09 20:25

The acting speaker of the lower house, Waldir Maranhao, has annulled last month's vote on presidential impeachment, pushing back the process against embattled President Dilma Rousseff.

Brazil court suspends house speaker

2016-05-05 15:59

A Brazilian Supreme Court justice has suspended Lower House speaker Eduardo Cunha amid allegations against him in the corruption scandal surrounding oil giant Petrobras.

Brazil sues mining company in dam tragedy

2016-05-04 22:04

Shares in BHP Billiton tumbled after Brazil's Federal Public Prosecution announced it had launched a $43 billion civil suit for a dam break that caused the worst environmental disaster in Brazil's history.

WhatsApp suspended in Brazil

2016-05-02 21:04

The popular WhatsApp messaging service is not working in Brazil, apparently as a result of an ongoing judicial battle.


Stray bullet kills Rio de Janeiro child in car

2016-05-18 06:15

Brazilian police say a one-year-old boy was killed by a stray bullet that penetrated the car being driven by his father in Rio de Janeiro.

Post-Rousseff Brazil face-off with leftist LatAm leaders

2016-05-15 21:01

Brazil's new interim government has dismissed "lies" from left-wing Latin American leaders who are refusing to recognise its authority and the suspension of President Dilma Rousseff.

New era for Brazil as Rousseff cedes power to Temer

2016-05-13 08:20

Brazil has entered a new era as interim president Michel Temer took power from suspended leader Dilma Rousseff, installing a business-friendly government that ends 13 years of leftist rule in Latin America's biggest nation.

WATCH: No Rousseff at Rio Olympics?

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was suspended on Thursday to face impeachment. A nearly 22-hour debate in the Senate closed with an overwhelming 55-22 vote against Brazil's first female president. Watch.

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Annulment in Brazil impeachment reversed

2016-05-10 19:05

The acting leader of the lower house of Congress has gone back on a controversial decision that would have annulled a key vote in the impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff.

Brazil impeachment drive resumes bumpy course

2016-05-10 10:15

The drive to oust President Dilma Rousseff is back on track after the head of the lower house reserved a decision that threatened to throw the impeachment process into chaos.

Impeachment trial looms large for Rousseff

2016-05-06 18:41

A special committee in Brazil's Senate has voted to approve starting an impeachment trial against President Dilma Rousseff.

Rousseff vows to seek return if forced from office

2016-05-05 15:04

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has vowed during a defiant interview broadcast to 'continue to keep fighting' to return to power if she is forced from office.

Zuckerberg slams Brazil's ‘scary’ WhatsApp block

2016-05-04 07:12

Facebook's CEO has taken Brazilian officials to task again for temporarily blocking the messaging service that’s the lifeblood of communication in that country.

Rousseff rallies Brazil anti-impeachment crowd

2016-05-02 07:17

Brazil's embattled leftist President Dilma Rousseff has vowed at a protest to go down fighting ahead of what could be her final full week in power before impeachment.

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