Category Archives: Event

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 … Continue reading

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From the OECD Forum in Paris

The OECD Forum opened yesterday in Paris to debate the most pressing social and economic challenges confronting society. Leaders and influencers from all sectors of civil society are here. The speakers include former and current heads of state and government, leaders of … Continue reading

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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 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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Itau’s econometric model on the FIFA World Cup

Serious economists don’t think exclusively about money and business.. they also use their skills and knowledge to fun stuff as answering the question: what team has more chances to win the FIFA World Cup. Itau’s team of economists created a … Continue reading

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The World Cup and the Brazil brand

The FIFA World Cup in Brazil comes with great expectation. Will it help Brazil improve its country brand? Will it enhance the perception of the country internationally?  We are curious to know what the impact will be. Aren’t you? Answer the … Continue reading

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How difficult is it to hire in Brazil? The EDF view

A room full of lawyers and business executives gathered in Paris to discuss protectionism in Brazil.  Heavy weights companies like EDF, SAFRAN and Credit Agricole among others, brought their experience in day-to-day issues. Guillaume de FORCEVILLE, new markets director of … Continue reading

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