Daily Archives: May 3, 2010

Current Status of BRICs

This article in The Economist was published at the same time as the 2nd meeting of the BRIC nations in Brasilia. The article raises an interesting question of how cohesive the BRIC nations are beyond the original economic categorization. The … Continue reading

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Private equity fund invests in grain terminal in Santos, Sao Paulo

Investment in Brazilian infrastructure  is attractive for private equity investors. With the domestic economy growing, ports become a strategic part in the trade equation. Darby Overseas Investments, Ltd. (“Darby”), the private equity arm of Franklin Templeton Investments, announced that the Brazil … Continue reading

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Petrobras expands European connections

Petrobras made two partnership announcements in the past 3 days, in Portugal with Galp Energia and in Brazil, with French Tereos International. The Brazilian petroleum company will partner with Galp Energia to produce biodiesel (green-diesel) in Portugal. Production in that … Continue reading

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