Monthly Archives: December 2010

Education in Brazil

BRIC Component – Education in Brazil “IN 2000 the OECD, a group of mostly rich countries, decided to find out how much children were learning at school. At the time, only half of Brazilian children finished primary education. Three out … Continue reading

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Global M&A Market Set to Grow in 2011, Goldman’s Dibelius Says – Bloomberg

The global market for mergers and acquisitions may have “relatively strong” growth next year as corporate earnings recover, Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s German head said. “We expect the global M&A transactions volume to grow 10 percent to 15 percent in the … Continue reading

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QE2 Boosts Cross-Border M&A Deals | Global Finance

Brazil in evidence among cross borders deals in October. In other cross-border M&A deals announced in October, China Petroleum & Chemical (Sinopec) agreed to pay $7.1 billion to acquire a 40% stake in Repsol YPF Brasil, and the Qatar Investment … Continue reading

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Brazil’s New President Settles In

The Economist’s review of the new Rousseff administration raises questions about the South American giant. “Ms Rousseff is to keep as finance minister Guido Mantega, who has been in the post since 2006. He is from the PT’s “developmentalist” wing, … Continue reading

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The Economist on Complexo do Alemao, RJ

The Economist’s coverage of Complexo do Alemao comes after two earlier pieces in 2010 on Brazilian peace-keeping. The fighting in Alemao would be familiar to US Marines who served in Ramadi or other places in Al Anbar, Iraq, or in … Continue reading

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Stocks in Brazil – December Outlook compromised by concerns in Europe

Concerns about Europe should affect stock market performance in Brazil this month. That is what we learn from the reports of Banif and Bradesco Corretora. Companies with greater exposure to domestic market are pointed as safe ports. Banif: Tension in … Continue reading

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Targeting Africa, Brazil launches business centre in Angola

The first Business Centre Apex-Brazil in Africa was launched this week in Luanda, Angola. The Centre will  enter into full operation in March 2011 and targets to expand Brazilian company’s participation in the reconstruction process of Angola, as well as … Continue reading

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