Monthly Archives: August 2010

Emerging Markets top Private Equity investment in 2010

Interest in investing private equity dollars in Latin America continue to grow. Brazil deals ranked among the top five largest investments this year. PE investment in Brazil increasing 53% in the first six months of 2010 over full year 2009 … Continue reading

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Multi-Speed Recovery

A very interesting blog post from a good economics blog, Zero Hedge. Although contemporaneous estimates of output gaps are somewhat elusive, the broad picture is clear: a growing portion of the global economy is facing inflation risks and the bulk … Continue reading

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Brazil’s agricultural miracle

The Economist has a briefing on Brazilian farms. Even more striking than the fact of its success has been the manner of it. Brazil has followed more or less the opposite of the agro-pessimists’ prescription. For them, sustainability is the … Continue reading

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Consumer spending firm in the third quarter

Very good news were out today. Credit conditions are strong, along with solid job creation, and rising real income.Car loans are up 16% according to a report released today on consumer spending. Lending to individuals maintained a solid pace in … Continue reading

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Venture Capital on the rise in Brazil

Until now, Brazilian entrepreneurs did not know what venture capital meant. High interest rates and heavy bureaucracy were burdens preventing VC.  But now, all eyes are over Brazil. Recent article in Times Magazine available at Yahoo Finance praises VC in tech companies. “Macro … Continue reading

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Where do you see Brazil in 10 years?

Mark Mobius answers this question in a blog post. Can you comment on Brazil? Where do you see Brazil 10 years from now? – James, United States Brazil is a key producer and exporter of commodities. Strong commodity prices associated … Continue reading

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GDP growth in Germany due to sales of luxury goods in Brazil, India, China

The Economist notes “supercharged Germany” selling to increasingly rich in Brazil, India, China. Contrast America’s woe with Europe’s renewed hope. Figures published after The Economist went to press were expected to show that the euro area’s economy grew faster than … Continue reading

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