Monthly Archives: March 2011

Quantitative Easing

In a survey of the global monetary system, The Economist notes that the increased taxes that Brazil and other emerging states have used to slow capital inflows have been endorsed by the IMF (International Monetary Fund). “For the past decade … Continue reading

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Meeting the blogger in Sao Paulo

I am in Sao Paulo for vacation. I will be here for two weeks, until the 8th of April. It would be a pleasure to meet some followers of our blog here in Sao Paulo. Let’s have lunch together ? … Continue reading

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Brazilian fruit at Gulfood 2011: a 226% increase in sales

Project “Brazilian Fruit” exceeded a lot the expectations for Gulfood 2011. Businesses were closed on the order of $ 7.5 million in the event, which represented an increase of 226% compared to last year. The number of contacts also increased about 40%, … Continue reading

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Sustainability Forum begins today in the Amazon

The 2nd INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON SUSTAINABILITY starts today  in Manaus, capital of the state of Amazonas, Brazil. The debate around economic, environmental and social sustainability of the Amazon and the planet will be attended by former US President Bill Clinton, former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Virgin Group founder Richard … Continue reading

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Brazil Takes Off

In late 2009, The Economist covered Brazil in an leader and special report which contrasted the country with fellow BRIC countries, but warned that the biggest risk may be hubris. “WHEN, back in 2001, economists at Goldman Sachs bracketed Brazil … Continue reading

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How would you like Dilma, Mategna and PT to run Vale?

Rumors that Brazilian federal government aims to replace Roger Agnelli, Vale’s CEO, have been surrounding the market for a long time. Yesterday, minister Guido Mantega, representing the Federal government as one large shareholder, officially requested Bradesco, another large shareholder, the … Continue reading

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The Chinese Empire Strikes

Democracy is, undisputedly, the hottest topic of the first quarter of 2011. The second most discussed issue has definitively been China. With a GDP of US$ 6 trillion, it officially became the world’s second largest economy. Personally, I don’t consider … Continue reading

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