Dilma Rousseff


  • Polls in the so-called Fragile Five economies- Brazil, India, Indonesia, Turkey and South Africa- topped investors' list of political worries for 2014.. Presidential polls in Brazil and Turkey are still to come, but parliamentary elections in India and South Africa and local elections in Turkey have been greeted with enthusiasm by investors.

  • BRASILIA, May 22- President Dilma Rousseff's main rivals have cut her lead ahead of Brazil's elections in October, though she is still favored to win re-election if the race goes to a second round, according to a poll published on Thursday.

  • SAO PAULO, May 22- Afranio Sobrinho has one of the most unpopular jobs in Brazil. Sao Paulo's main reservoir fell last week to an all-time low of 7.8 percent of capacity, raising the specter of a water shortage in a country with the world's largest fresh-water reserves.

  • BEIJING, May 21- Chinese state media labeled the United States a "mincing rascal" and "high-level hooligan" on Wednesday in response to Washington charging five Chinese military officers with hacking U.S. companies to steal trade secrets.

  • BEIJING, May 21- Chinese state media labeled the United States a "mincing rascal" and "high-level hooligan" on Wednesday in response to Washington charging five Chinese military officers with hacking U.S. companies to steal trade secrets.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, May 15- Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA, Latin America's largest utility, on Thursday recorded a 986 million first-quarter profit, its biggest in a year and a half, as a drought sent power prices to record highs.

  • UPDATE 1-Brazil retail sales slip unexpectedly in March Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 8:53 AM ET

    BRASILIA, May 15- Retail sales in Brazil dropped unexpectedly in March as rising food prices and interest rates ate into consumers' pockets, government data showed on Thursday, in the latest sign of weak economic growth in the first quarter. Retail sales volumes in Brazil fell 0.5 percent in March from February, the government statistics agency IBGE said.

  • BRASILIA, May 15- Dilma Rousseff sometimes enters the cabin of her presidential plane, asks to see the flight plan and orders the pilot to fly around potential turbulence- even if it might add hours to the journey. Since taking office in 2011, Rousseff has often tried to control Brazil's economy in the same hands-on way.

  • TIMELINE-Key moments in Rousseff's presidency in Brazil Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 8:25 AM ET

    SAO PAULO, May 15- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is running for re-election in October after a first term marked by slow growth and a difficult relationship with investors, but also record-low unemployment and falling poverty.

  • BRASILIA, May 14- Brazil's Senate opened an inquiry on Wednesday into alleged corruption and mismanagement at state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA, a probe that could complicate President Dilma Rousseff's bid for reelection in October.

  • Twitter takes aim at 'retail politics' in Latin America Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 1:58 PM ET

    SAO PAULO, May 14- After seeing explosive growth across Latin America, Twitter Inc is now tapping into the region's other big passion besides soccer- politics. "The Latin American market is growing, and elections are good opportunities for Twitter," Adam Sharp said in an interview.

  • Japan investors target Brazil for yen carry-trade bets Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 1:53 AM ET

    *Uridashi, institutional flows chase Brazil's high yields. TOKYO, May 14- The wide gap between Japan's interest rates and those of Brazil's has attracted investors to the yen carry-trade for Brazilian assets in spite of emerging market risks.

  • BRASILIA, May 9- Support for President Dilma Rousseff among Brazilian voters has fallen and her main rivals have gained ground, reducing her chances of a first-round victory in the Oct. 5 election, a new poll by Datafolha showed on Friday.

  • Brazil court opens Petrobras bank records to police Thursday, 8 May 2014 | 10:45 PM ET

    SAO PAULO, May 8- A Brazilian federal court on Thursday gave police access to bank records of Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA in a widening money laundering probe focused on refineries in Brazil and the United States.

  • BRASILIA, May 1- It's the catch phrase of the moment in Brazil's capital, seen on posters and even a few bumper stickers: "Come back, Lula." As President Dilma Rousseff sags in polls ahead of this October's election, there are growing calls for her popular predecessor and mentor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to take her place as the Workers' Party candidate.

  • BRASILIA, April 29- The Brazilian government will raise taxes on beers, sodas and other beverages in a move that will raise an extra 1.5 billion reais in revenue to help meet its elusive fiscal savings goal. The rapid erosion of the country's finances led Standard& Poor's to cut Brazil's debt rating closer to junk status in March.

  • BRASILIA, April 29- Nagging concerns about rising consumer prices and a political scandal involving Brazil's state-run oil company are taking a toll on President Dilma Rousseff's popularity, increasing the chances that an opposition challenger can force this year's election to a runoff, a new poll showed on Tuesday.

  • SAO PAULO, April 24- Big Internet companies were the clear winners at a global conference hosted by Brazil on the future management of the Web where most participants agreed it should remain a self-regulated space free of government intervention.

  • BRASILIA, April 24- Brazil's Supreme Court upheld late on Wednesday an opposition request for a congressional inquiry into alleged corruption at state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA, a ruling that could upset President Dilma Rousseff's re-election plans.

  • SAO PAULO, April 23- Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff praised the United States on Wednesday for its decision to ease control over the Internet and called for a more democratic, transparent network following the U.S. National Security Agency spying scandal.