Brazil reopens for business

After electing a pro-business president who is committed to anti-corruption, Brazilians send a message to the world: “dear investors,  please come back”. Concerns about Bolsonaro Some concerns may arise, of course. Is this Bolsonaro guy a dictator? Will he turn Brazil into a populiste society? My short answer is: No and No. In fact, investors seemsContinue reading “Brazil reopens for business”

Turning Brazil into an agricultural powerhouse

The challenge of feeding a growing population was in the center of Malthus problem theory.  This large subject will be addressed by a panel during the World Economic History Congress in Boston. Our group will discuss the history of food production, processing and trade from a global perspective, focusing on the effective role of scientificContinue reading “Turning Brazil into an agricultural powerhouse”

Brazilian presidential elections pressing question: what candidate will the “big-center”parties support?

Who will the “big-center” parties (DEM, PRB, PP, and SD) support? According to a report of ITAU BBA, it could be with he PSDB (pre-candidate Geraldo Alckmin) or PDT (pre-candidate Ciro Gomes). This is a sensitive decision because these parties have around 18% of the time available for TV  and radio campaign, starting August 31st onwards. ByContinue reading “Brazilian presidential elections pressing question: what candidate will the “big-center”parties support?”

Boeing and Embraer confirm talks for a potential merger

Wall Street Journal reported that Boeing is in discussions to take over Embraer, the Brazilian airframer. The deal would boost Boeing’s presence in the regional jet market. For the moment, they confirm only that they are talking but there is no guarantee a transaction will result from these discussions.   An Embraer-Boeing deal will allowContinue reading “Boeing and Embraer confirm talks for a potential merger”

Brazilian currency boosted by lower inflation in the U.S.

  While domestic turbulences remain, the Brazilian currency experiences a relief thanks to an external factor. Itau-BBA’s report indicates that emerging market currencies were favoured by lower-than-estimated inflation in the U.S. According to the Brazilian investment bank, the good news about inflation should delay the U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision to hike the benchmark interest rateContinue reading “Brazilian currency boosted by lower inflation in the U.S.”