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”
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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.”
How joining OECD affects Brazilian business?
Brazil made a formal application to join OECD. Getting into the club, at last and no longer an outsider. What changed? Raising the bar This week Minister of Finance Henrique Meirelles was in Paris for the OECD Forum. He participated in a ministerial panel. Talking to a group of delegates from Diplomacia Civil, Minister Meirelles saidContinue reading “How joining OECD affects Brazilian business?”
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 development explains why a struggling economy won’t put the brakes on Marriott’s plan to expandContinue reading “World to halt investments in Brazil? Not Marriott.”
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 approach, we realize that Brazil leads the interest in Latin America, as it would beContinue reading “Brazil on the World Economic History Congress (Kyoto 2015)”