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S&P sees ‘better’ growth in BRICS in 2017

S&P sees ‘better’ growth in BRICS in 2017

But political tensions in South Africa could derail the government's economic growth plans, experts say.

When will Brazil emerge from the worst ever recession?

When will Brazil emerge from the worst ever recession?

It may not be the best indicator of an improving economy, but Brazil's jobless rate has been declining since 2015.

BRICS push back against EU, US on drug patents

BRICS push back against EU, US on drug patents

BRICS want to protect the flexibility in TRIPS and support the UN's High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines.

Emerging markets see billions in inflow

Emerging markets see billions in inflow

Currencies and stocks also gained in most of the tracked 26 emerging economies.

Federal troops restore calm in Brazil’s Vitoria

Federal troops restore calm in Brazil’s Vitoria

Local police stopped patrolling Vitoria on Saturday and the city quickly plunged into chaos.

Brazil: Armed police end prison riot in northeast

Brazil: Armed police end prison riot in northeast

The military will be used to help police search the prisons for cellphones, drugs and weapons.

Brazil slashes interest rates

Brazil slashes interest rates

There are expectations that the economy will struggle to grow above 0.5 per cent in 2017.

Scores killed in another Brazil jail riot

Scores killed in another Brazil jail riot

Police described the hearts of some inmates being removed from their bodies and burned in a bonfire.

Brazil: Turf war triggered deadly prison conflict

Brazil: Turf war triggered deadly prison conflict

Several bodies were beheaded, dismembered, and thrown over the fence of the prison in the city of Manaus.

Brazil Senate approves spending cap

Brazil Senate approves spending cap

Thousands take to the streets to protest with the UN has condemned as a socially regressive policy.

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