Category Archives: Economy

Brazilian entrepreneurs are cautious

RIO – Brazilian entrepreneurs confidence dropped in July, according to  the Business Confidence Index Industrial (ICEI). The index is prepared by the National Confederation of Industry (CNI). Taming inflation will affect growth? “The data confirm that entrepreneurs are concerned about the effects … Continue reading

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Time to cool down? Is Brazilian economy overheated?

One starts to wonder if it Brazilian economy is overheated. The Economist for one, came with an article – Too Hot  (2/6/11)  Latin America’s biggest economy is more fragile than it appears. The Economist point is mainly this: the Brazilian government has a big … Continue reading

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Brazilians pay record taxes in 2011

Brazilian Internal Revenue Service (Receita Federal) announced a new records showing that taxes are moving put with the economy. Dolar is stable and country risk is down but GDP prognostics for 2011 are decelerating. The first quarter of 2011 set … Continue reading

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Latest data on labor market in Brazil. (Ask for a raise)

IBGE –  the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics – came with good news about domestic labor market.  Working population is increasing, unemployment rate dropped and there is a resumption of growth in the real income average. Bottom line: labor market in Brazil is … Continue reading

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Euro area tire maker benefits from increased Brazilian sales

The Economist reports on a Euro area tire maker that benefits from increased sales in emerging markets, in particular, Brazil: “Pirelli reckons its narrower focus on tyres, especially premium ones, will prove an advantage as it expands in emerging markets. … Continue reading

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More Quantitative Easing 2 Impact

This from The Economist’s Buttonwood, economics column, dated 1 January, 2011; the excellent column makes the bearish case for 2011, the good mood ending 2010 notwithstanding. “It seems certain that the Federal Reserve will continue to accompany fiscal stimulus with … Continue reading

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The New Global Challengers by BCG

The latest Boston Consulting Group report on globalization identifies 100 companies that are shaking up the established economy. These are companies based in rapidly developing countries. BCG calls them the global challengers. “A group of companies from rapidly developing economies has … Continue reading

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