Monthly Archives: December 2011

BRIC predictions score board

Puns and punditry How the BRICs were baked Dec 10th 2011   PEOPLE are bad at judging the speed of large objects, especially those coming towards them. That is one reason why so many Indians die crossing Mumbai’s railway tracks. … Continue reading

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High quality (cheap) cotton? Brazilian fashion prefer Peru to China

Brazilian brands such as VR Menswear, Ellus, TNG and Richards are following a path already trodden by international brands like Armani, Lacoste, Polo Ralph Lauren: outsourcing from Peru. Mercosur: import tax waiver Brazilians are benefiting from a Mercosur free trade agreement which waives import taxes from Peruvian … Continue reading

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Itau BBA leads M&A deals in Brazil. Rothschilds pushed back to 2nd place

Brazilian investment bank Itau BBA pushes Rothschild from the No. 1 spot among advisers on Brazilian mergers and acquisitions. Itau BBA supplanted other heavy international competition such as Citigroup and Credit Suisse. Itau BBA accounted for 27 deals totaling $35.4 billion, according to data … Continue reading

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Protecting Brazil’s forests

Fiddling while the Amazon burns Keeping the world’s biggest forest standing depends on greens, Amerindians and enlightened farmers working together—if lawmakers let them  DRIVE out of Porto Velho, the capital of the Amazonian state of Rondônia, and you see the … Continue reading

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Latest stats on Brazilian millionaires

The Latin America Private Banking conference brought  attention to the wealthier individuals in the region and Brazil is the beetle. Forbes highlighted that Brazil makes “19-millionaires-a-day” and the country is seen as a huge opportunity for private banks, although 70% of the country’s wealth … Continue reading

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