Monthly Archives: July 2010

Brazil in The Economist: BRICs v Facebook; Real 31% overvalued per Big Mac Index; Samba Hackers

The Economist writes about Facebook going over 500 million users, comparing the social network to states like Brazil, India, China and the United States. Viewed this way, Brazil is still bigger than Twitter, but smaller than Facebook or Myspace. But, … Continue reading

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How is Brazil, the brand, doing?

How is Brazil, the brand, doing? The economy is doing well, international magazines such as The Economist, The Wall Street Journal have dedicated a lot of space to Brazil. But is the brand Brazil a positive one? Does it attract … Continue reading

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Google declares Brazilians World’s Best Soccer Fans

Google declares Brazilians world’s best soccer fans based on hard data. On June 15, as Brazil played its first game against North Korea, the volume of queries from Brazil, shown using a red line, plummeted when the match began, spiked … Continue reading

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Brazilian Diplomacy through Currency

Brazil uses an abundance of currency for diplomatic leverage. Read the full article, here. Brazil’s foreign-aid programme Speak softly and carry a blank cheque In search of soft power, Brazil is turning itself into one of the world’s biggest aid … Continue reading

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Stock exchanges of São Paulo and Hong Kong will work together in 2012

Brazilian and Hong Kong companies may be able to list shares on each others’ local exchanges from January 2012, Brazilian newspaper  Journal Valor reported on July 12th. Brazilian and Asian bourses are working together to create “two centers of liquidity simultaneously,” said the BM … Continue reading

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U.S. Venture Capital Industry Expected To Shrink While Emerging Markets Grow

This is directly relevant to the article that Hildete Vodopives posted earlier on this blog on the topic of technology investment in Brazil. Link to article on influential tech blog, techcrunch Study: U.S. Venture Capital Industry Expected To Shrink While … Continue reading

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Itau Surpasses Goldman Sachs in Brazilian Bond Underwriting

July 13 (Bloomberg) — Itau Unibanco Holding SA overtook Citigroup Inc. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. in Brazilian bond underwriting, leading a push by local banks to grab market share from international banks hurt by the global financial crisis. Itau, … Continue reading

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