• Brazilian president's popularity poll plummets Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 10:43 AM ET

    The survey by the Datafolha polling institute showed that the president's popularity dropped even among Brazil's poorest, where her support has been always been strong. Sunday's protest marches in more than 150 cities were sparked by anger over a sprawling corruption case involving Petrobras, Brazil's state-owned oil company. Federal prosecutors say...

  • BRASILIA, March 18- At the start of the year, few would have guessed that a "Chicago Boy" economist would win over Brazil's leftist president, Dilma Rousseff. After two months on the job, the 54- year-old Levy has grown closer to Rousseff and earned a place in her inner circle as she tries to pull Brazil's economy out of a prolonged slump, government sources told Reuters.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO— Brazilian prosecutors on Monday charged the treasurer of the ruling Workers' Party with corruption in connection to a sprawling graft scheme at state-run oil company Petrobras. In an emailed statement, Vaccari's attorney Luiz Flavio Borges D'Urso said he didn't know the details of prosecutor's accusations but that his client denied...

  • SAO PAULO, March 16- Huge demonstrations against President Dilma Rousseff over the weekend will make it harder for her to fix Brazil's finances and repair the economic damage from a corruption scandal at state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA. Rousseff is seen as safe from any impeachment threat for now since it is unlikely her opponents could marshal...

  • Why Russia isn’t the only BRIC worrying markets Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 10:27 AM ET

    Mass demonstrations across Brazil against corruption and waning economic growth have highlighted that Russia is not the only BRIC nation off track.

  • Brazil leader facing turbulence, but ouster unlikely Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 12:05 AM ET

    The biggest of the protests, held on the 30th anniversary of Brazil's return to democracy after a long military regime, took place in Sao Paulo, an opposition stronghold where some 210,000 gathered on a main avenue, according to the polling institute Datafolha, one of the only entities in Brazil that makes scientific crowd estimates. Large rallies were also seen...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, March 13- Pro-government labor unions and social activists staged demonstrations across Brazil on Friday in support of President Dilma Rousseff, two days before mass protests planned against her administration. The protests on Sunday could deepen a political crisis that has given rise to calls for Rousseff's impeachment for not stopping a...

  • Cramer Remix: Don't play with this stock Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 7:39 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on the set of Mad Money

    It may be a place for fun and games, but “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer is not amused with this stock’s prospects

  • Cramer's game plan: Biggest fear on the dollar Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 6:11 PM ET
    A man walks past Petrobras headquarters, Brazil's state-run oil company, March 9, 2015, in Rio de Janeiro.

    Jim Cramer sees one company out there that could be big trouble if the U.S. dollar keeps strengthening.

  • Brazil the new pain trade?   Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 5:13 PM ET
    Brazil the new pain trade?

    Tim Seymour, CIO, Triogem Asset Management, looks at political action in Brazil and the companies that are worth considering, including Petrobras.

  • US companies need to avoid euro's 'falling knife' Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 2:40 PM ET
    Euro Dollar rates currency

    Currency strategist Mike Moran warns that as the euro falls, U.S. multinationals will have to stop playing the waiting game.

  • Cramer Remix: An Apple anniversary surprise Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 8:03 PM ET
    Jim Cramer speaks with Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook on the 10th Anniversary of Mad Money.

    Apple CEO Tim Cook gives “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer the surprise of his career for his big 10th Anniversary show

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, March 12- The former head of Petrobras said on Thursday there was no way the state-run oil company could have discovered the massive corruption scheme that is adding to Brazil's economic and political troubles. Petroleo Brasileiro SA, as Petrobras is formally known, followed all internal procedure in approving more than $30 billion a year in...

  • Cramer: The source of these huge market swings Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 6:23 PM ET
    Sailing race in rough seas

    Jim Cramer sees these giant swings in the market, and thinks they are all correlated to one thing. Here's how your portfolio should react.

  • SAO PAULO, March 12- Brazilian steelmaker Cia Siderurgica Nacional SA expects to double its sales on the U.S. market in 2015 to 600,000 tonnes with the help of a stronger dollar, the company's head of sales said on Thursday. Brazil's currency, the real, has weakened nearly 17 percent against the dollar so far in 2015 and is trading near 11- year lows.

  • SAO PAULO, March 12- Brazilian meats company JBS SA plans to focus on Australia, its U.S. pork operations and its processed foods division under a 2015 strategy focused on "organic expansion" rather than acquisitions, CEO Wesley Batista said on Thursday. JBS plans to finalize its $1.25 billion purchase of Australian processed foods maker Primo Smallgoods this...

  • Brazilian beef exporters weigh WTO case against EU Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 10:31 AM ET

    BRASILIA, March 12- Brazilian meat exporters are considering taking the European Union to the World Trade Organization to challenge restrictions on their beef shipments to one of the world's top markets, the head of the country's beef exporters association told Reuters. A new dispute could further harm trade ties frayed by an EU case against Brazil over...

  • BRASILIA, March 12- Brazil's inflation will rise more than expected this year, but tighter monetary and fiscal policies and a slowdown in activity will ease price pressures in 2016, the central bank said on Thursday, leaving the door open for more interest rate increases. The bank continues to leave the door open for more increases, "said Thais Marzola Zara, chief...

  • HOUSTON, Mar 12- Shrinking crude exports from Venezuela to its neighbors has allowed African oil producers to gain a foothold among Latin American buyers, according to traders and data, and sales to one of the world's few regions with strong demand will keep growing. African exports are also growing as Mexico and Brazil lack spare capacity to increase sales to...

  • *Corn up on tightening stocks, possible drop in U.S. 2015 area. *Soybeans firm on worries about South American supplies. Corn and soybeans also firmed, although renewed strength in the dollar capped rallies.