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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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The Economist on Brazilian Protests

Protests in Brazil The wisdom of crowds After massive demonstrations against her, Dilma Rousseff will struggle to relaunch her presidency Mar 21st 2015 | SÃO PAULO | From the print edition DILMA ROUSSEFF, Brazil’s president, expected the anti-government protests on … Continue reading

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The Economist on Emerging Markets, Locus of Extremity

The Economist magazine recently covered Emerging Markets exchange rate issues   THE central bank of Turkey boasts an impressive art collection, including a canvas by Erol Akyavas entitled “Locus of Extremity”. That was pretty much where the central bank found … Continue reading

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What is Google up to in Brazil?

After visiting the Google office in Tel Aviv, I have recently written a post about what Google is up to in Israel. Google first opened its office in Israel in 2006. I visited two of the four floors used by Google … Continue reading

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Top 10 Startups in Brazil

I present a list compiled by experts of the top 10 Startups in Brazil. Even if you are not tech savvy, these companies should be on your radar since they promise extremely rapid growth. Even though I agree that all … Continue reading

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Ethanol fuel: a Brazilian distinguishing feature between hope and contradiction 1/2

Part one. Brazilian economical and energetic development are everyday more impressive. Today this big country is the second biggest Ethanol fuel producer in the world. This fuel is a derivative from sugar cane. 36 years ago, Brazil started a brand … Continue reading

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Festival of Brazilian documentaires in Paris

This poor Frenchman, divided between Paris and Rio de Janeiro wishes to share an event… Voilá a Brazilian Festival Made in Paris! From 13 to 19 June 2011, the association “Autres Brésils” presents the 7th edition of the ‘Brésil en mouvements” (Brazil in Movement), the main event dedicated to Brazilian social documentary in Europe. The festival is characterized by seven days of screenings, discussions and meetings about documentary films to strengthen ties between France and … Continue reading

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