Monthly Archives: May 2010

Take away from Roberto Setubal’s conference in Sao Paulo

Roberto Setubal, president and CEO of Brazilian bank Itaú Unibanco, gave a conference at the “2010 Latin American Cities Conference: São Paulo,” that this sixth edition has the theme “Brazil is the Future.” Strengthen the capital markets. According Setubal, it … Continue reading

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Hot markets watch: selling to Brazil, China and India

XAVIER/SODEC 5th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL TRADE CONFERENCE When: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 from 7:00am-5:00pm Cost: $150/$125 for nonprofit/government/add’l corporate attendees. Lunch only: $75. To register, click here4. Location: Duke Energy Center (downtown Cincinnati): http://www.duke-energycenter.com5 Conference Details The Xavier University, Southern Ohio District … Continue reading

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Brazil as mediator: Everyone wants to go to Rio

This is from a organization, the National Intelligence Council, tasked with official future scenario creation for US intelligence agencies. One of the scenarios has Brazil playing a role as a mediator between the so-called BRIC countries.

BRIC Bust Up Scenario from National Intelligence Council 2025 Review
Global Scenario III: BRICs’ Bust-Up
In this fictionalized scenario, Chinese fears of
disruption of China’s energy supplies spark a
clash with India. With increasing resource
constraints likely out to 2025 Continue reading

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Emerging Markets Banks #3. Closer look on China and India

Banks are mirrors of the economy. The typical Westerner bank  is a borrower and the typical Asian a saver. Is it that simple? Should EM Banks take the globe or focus at home? This ‘The Economist” article brings an analysis … Continue reading

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Brazilian cinema in Cannes. How is business?

Brazil is modestly represented at the Cannes Film Festival this year. No film in official competition. But producers are there in a 100 meters stand making contacts, with the support of Cinema Brazil, a program created to help export Brazilian … Continue reading

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Emerging Markets Banks #2. Riding the rise of a credit culture?

Emerging markets banks have doubled since 2005. They are relevant in the industry profit and revenue wise. The rise of a credit culture might explain this trend. Nevertheless, these banks are still not quite known by the rich-world investors. Is … Continue reading

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Emerging Markets Banks

The debate about the banking system is a current topic. A revolution took place in the recent years; big banks getting small, or even worse, failing. And emerging banks are on the rise. This special report from The Economist  examines … Continue reading

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