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 fellow researcher of the Centre Roland Mousnier at the Sorbonne University and a member 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.

State reform and the privatization of a Brazilian champion: the case of Vale

Privatization is a controversial subject in Brazil. It has been so for a while. After the Petrobras scandals, the interest of the public role in the economy remains active. Vale is an historical case. Privatized in 1997, the company has evolved … Continue reading

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Brazil versus Rousseff. (I witnessed the largest protest ever)

Brasilia, March 13th. Early in the morning I started hearing the cars honking. It was just the beginning of a memorable day. A spontaneous popular manifestation is not an ordinary thing. On the streets, I saw people wearing yellow shirts, Brazil … Continue reading

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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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