Malan seals the piggy-banks - Brazil's state administrators had grown used to treating state banks as their private cash-boxes. Then the government decided enough was enough.
Zest of Citron spoils investors' appetites - Structured notes played only a small part in Orange County's bankruptcy. But when did the truth ever get in the way of a good panic?
How safe are Brazil's banks? - Banco Economico's collapse showed the shakiness of the whole sector.