Category Archives: Politics

Brazil’s GDP disappoints but tax burden is record

Brazil’s third-quarter GDP disappointed analysts with 0.6% versus a market consensus of 1.2%.  revisions in GDP growth forecasts for both this year and 2013.  Main surprises Private consumption was up 0.9% but  investment decreased  (-2.0%) and government spending (+0.1%) came as the main … Continue reading

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Rio+20 flashes

The Rio Earth Summit of 1992 was a landmark in Latin America in terms of institutional changes towards sustainability goals. For now, we don’t know much on what impact will have Rio+20 in the debate. But we can try to interpret … Continue reading

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Bringing together Latin America and Central Europe: takes from day one

The idea of bringing together companies from two very different regions is either right and tricky. Right because the Latin American market is large and needy and the Central and Eastern Europe companies have a lot to offer, mainly in … Continue reading

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The Economist in Brazilian-American relations

Brazilian-American relations One step at a time Two American giants are slowly getting to know each other Apr 14th 2012 | SÃO PAULO | from the print edition   Next time over a caipirinha   TOASTING their president with a caipirinha, their national … Continue reading

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In Geneve, worries about Brazilian protectionism

Entrepreneurs gathered in World Trade Organization (WTO) headquarters in Geneve showed concern about the direction of Brazilian trade policy. # 1 “protected” economy among G-20 According to the  International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), most G-20 countries – which gathers both the … Continue reading

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Rio+20 should create “new GDP”?

A study released by UNEP, the United Nations Environment recommends that  Rio +20 should find a new indicator for the welfare of nations other than the Gross Domestic Product, GDP. Rio+20 is the UN conference on sustainable development to be held … Continue reading

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Collapse(s) in Rio. A sad tradition

This week 3 buildings collapsed in the heart of Rio de Janeiro. So far, 4 people died. 14 are missing. The tragedy could be much worse if it had not happened at 20:40 in the evening. But I can’t help … Continue reading

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