Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Economist – Cheering for Argentina, Protest in Brazil

As always, in King’s English, The Economist newspaper simplifies and exaggerates. My question, writing from Rio Grande do Sul — Is RJ (Rio de Janeiro state) affected differently than other Brazilian states like SC (Santa Catarina) and RS (Rio Grande … Continue reading

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Itau’s econometric model on the FIFA World Cup

Serious economists don’t think exclusively about money and business.. they also use their skills and knowledge to fun stuff as answering the question: what team has more chances to win the FIFA World Cup. Itau’s team of economists created a … Continue reading

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Olympic Committee – move the games from Rio altogether?

  http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2014/apr/23/world-cup-olympics-rio-de-janeiro-brazil-sensation-disaster BELEK, Turkey (AP) — With sports federations demanding a “Plan B” because of the chronic delays in Rio de Janeiro, the International Olympic Committee said Wednesday it was “premature” to speculate about taking the 2016 Games away from … Continue reading

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The Economist – Brazil has already scored an Own Goal in the World Cup

The World Cup Pitch imperfect They think it’s all over budget May 17th 2014 | São Paulo | From the print edition Down to the finishing touches FOOTBALL’S World Cup was meant to display Brazil’s coming-of-age as a global player. Instead, the preparations have … Continue reading

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The Economist – THE 50-YEAR SNOOZE – Brazil adds up to a short investment thesis

Brazil’s economy The 50-year snooze Brazilian workers are gloriously unproductive. For the economy to grow, they must snap out of their stupor   PECKISH revellers at Lollapalooza, a big music festival in São Paulo earlier this month, were in for … Continue reading

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The World Cup and the Brazil brand

The FIFA World Cup in Brazil comes with great expectation. Will it help Brazil improve its country brand? Will it enhance the perception of the country internationally?  We are curious to know what the impact will be. Aren’t you? Answer the … Continue reading

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