BBC: “Brazil eases rules on conserving Amazon rainforest”

BBC came out with an interesting article about the polemic amended law Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies has voted to ease restrictions on the amount of land farmers must preserve as forest. The amended law also grants some amnesties for previous deforestation. Supporters say Brazil needs land to boost agricultural production, while environmentalists say destruction ofContinue reading “BBC: “Brazil eases rules on conserving Amazon rainforest””

Hoping to do « Negócios da China »

China is Brazil’s main commercial partner. The bilateral commerce between Brazil and China was R$ 56 bi in 2010, with China registering R$ 5 bi surplus.In 2009, China became Brazil’s main trading partner, leaving the US in the second place. From US$ 2 billion in 2000 to US$ 56 billion 2010, bilateral trade between BrazilContinue reading “Hoping to do « Negócios da China »”

“Go east, young moneyman!”

The economist published an article entitled Go east, young moneyman. Following is the opening paragraph: « “A LOT of my friends are going to Asia and Latin America to do their internships,” says Ben Zhang, a student at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business who will do his in Hong Kong with Morgan Stanley.Continue reading ““Go east, young moneyman!””

The Best Business Schools in Sao Paulo

If you want to study in a business school in Brazil, you should head to Sao Paulo. I see Sao Paulo as the Brazilian version of New York (with a Big Italy neighborhood and many other differences). Even an Argentinean would agree that Sao Paulo is the financial capital of Latin America. In fact, IContinue reading “The Best Business Schools in Sao Paulo”

Brazil Summit in NYC

Last Monday (April 18th), the New York Harvard Club organized a Brazil Summit in a hotel in Midtown NYC. I was representing ESCP Europe at the United Nations so I couldn’t join it. However, a Forbes journalist made a descriptive article about Mantega’s speech. Guido Mantega is Brazil’s sharp-tongued Finance minister and author of the phrase “currency war”: “TheContinue reading “Brazil Summit in NYC”