Category Archives: Economy

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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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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A test for Brazilian democracy

Amidst a history full of oligarchies and military coups, Brazilian democracy emerges and give signs of maturity. An exciting presidential race challenges the supremacy of popular party PT, in office after 12 years. But what could be an easy reelection … Continue reading

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IMF predicts Brazilian GDP will grow only 0.3% in 2014

For the sixth time in a row, the International Monetary Fund cuts down its forecast for 2014 economic growth in Brazil. In July IMF projected an expansion of 1.3%, now it expects only  0.3%. This figure, if  confirmed, will be the second … Continue reading

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How expensive are products made in Brazil?

Brazilian products are on average 34.2% more expensive than a similar product made somewhere else. What are the reasons? The Brazil cost, followed by the appreciation of the Brazilian Real, explain the economic stagnation the country is facing. Those are … Continue reading

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Brazil: our highlights of 2012

2012 was a year of contrasts for Brazil. To start with, FDI was record  but the country is not cheap anymore. Momentum is still positive. 7 out of 10 business leaders  interviewed by the E&Y attractiveness survey point Brazil as the most attractive place to establish … Continue reading

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