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The Financial Times launches Brazil Confidential

The Financial Times today announces the launch of Brazil Confidential, a new premium digital research service offering exclusive analysis and insights into one of the world’s most exciting emerging markets. Brazil Confidential is a subscription-only digital report and website, bringing together analysis and research from an extensive network of specialist correspondents, researchers, business leaders, government contacts and other sources. The service will launch globally on 4th February 2011.

Richard Lapper, editor of Brazil Confidential, said: “Brazil Confidential is an important new digital publication for the Financial Times. Subscribers will have an insider view into investment opportunities, helping them to make more informed investment decisions. Unbiased reliable research will keep readers current on key debates and provide invaluable new insights including access to data, surveys and the work of the best Brazilian researchers and analysts.”

Brazil Confidential takes its lead from recent events and focuses on the issues that are moving markets. It examines the complexities of Brazilian politics and explores in detail the resource, infrastructure and consumer stories that are driving Brazilian expansion, dissecting in-depth Brazil’s own internal emerging market. It also reports on investment opportunities in little known regions in the north-east and centre-west of the country, giving readers insight into the complicated world of the Brazilian capital market.

Key features of the publication include:

  • Financial Brazil – investment opportunities that are only known about locally, paying special attention to the rapidly growing north, north-east and centre-west of the country. Covering everything from big, liquid-listed stocks to private equity and venture capital and regularly assessing the performance of Brazilian funds – who is successful and why.

  • Governing Brazil – with a team of journalists and researchers on the ground and the FT’s unrivalled access to ministers, this section will provide insight and analysis of Government policy and decisions and explain how investors will be affected.

  • Building Brazil – coverage and analysis of Brazil’s infrastructure and booming property industry, including property trends, data, case studies and snapshot surveys. This section also examines the need to accommodate the rising middle class.

  • Resources Brazil – highlighting how commodities including soya, iron and salt oil are being exploited and signposting investment opportunities, facilitating entry to these diverse markets.

  • Consumer Brazil – analysing trends in consumption of goods and services and highlighting the best areas for investment.

  • Bulls and Bears – trends among macro-economic analysts and forecasters, amalgamating diverse views and providing a unique perspective.

Subscribers to Brazil Confidential will receive the bi-weekly report directly to their inbox every second Thursday, plus full access to the website. Interested parties can register their interest and request more information at http://www.brazilconfidential.com/

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For further information please contact:

Emma Gilpin-Jacobs
Global Director of Communications
T: +44 (0) 20 7 873 4447
E: emma.gilpin-jacobs@ft.com

Emily Gibbs
Communications Executive
T: +44 (0) 207 873 3182
E: emily.gibbs@ft.com

About The Financial Times:

The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organisations, is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 597,015 (Deloitte assured, 2 October 2010 to 4 January 2011) and a combined print and online average daily readership of 1.9 million people worldwide (PwC assured, May 2010). FT.com has three million registered users and the FT has 206,892 paying digital subscribers. The newspaper, printed at 24 print sites across the globe, has a daily circulation of 390,121 (ABC figures December 2010).

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