Author Archives: Hildete Vodopives

About Hildete Vodopives

Hildete de Moraes Vodopives is founder of Brazil Global and of the Harvard Strategists Group. She is a member of the Harvard Club of France and of the Brazilian Investment Analysts Association (APIMEC-Rio) where she served as Corporate Relations Director and later, on the board. Hildete advises companies and investment agencies in international business development.

World to halt investments in Brazil? Not Marriott.

Just came across this piece saying that Marriott will keep its plans to invest in Brazil despite the economic situation and political uncertainties. Worth debating.. Why Marriott Still Plans Expansion in Brazil, Regardless of Economic Woes A Marriott VP of … Continue reading

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Brazil on the World Economic History Congress (Kyoto 2015)

Economic historians from around the world met in Kyoto from 3 to 7 of August. As a major event, it is a good thermometer on what is driving the attention of the academic community. How did Brazil do? Taking an objective … Continue reading

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Business Newswires Analysis: Petrobras overhaul calls for much more than corruption clean-up

The Petrobras scandal: are we facing a complex case of corruption with politics prying associated with lousy management? What will it take to get Petrobras on track? This Business Newswire analysis makes good points. Petrobras’ decision to take a massive $17 … Continue reading

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Ricardo Amorim’s point of view on doing business in Brazil

For those who want a brief introduction to doing business in Brazil I recommend this  4 minutes video in English. Ricardo Amorim is one of Brazil´s most influential economist according to Forbes magazine and Klout.com.

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Bradesco sees Brazilian GDP contracting -2,0% in 2015

Bradesco, one of Brazilians leading banks,  just revised the Brazilian real GDP growth forecast to -2.0% in 2015, from -0.7%. Changes reflect the worsening outlook for interest rates and inflation. They are also revising  2016 GDP estimate to 0.8%, from 1.4%. … Continue reading

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Davos: a chance for Brazil to regain international confidence

The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland ended yesterday debating the world’s most pressing issues and long-term challenges, including inequality, climate change and terrorism. For Brazil, the forum was an opportunity to reverse the negative news flow: low … Continue reading

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Why Rousseff’s Minister of Finance comes from her opponent’s team?

Joaquim Levy, Brazil’s new Minister of Finance was not long ago working for Aecio Neves, Dilma Rousseff’s rival in the presidential elections. Neves commented Levy’s nomination by saying that “it is the same as nominating a CIA agent to run the … Continue reading

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