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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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Bradesco sees Brazilian GDP contracting -2,0% in 2015

Bradesco, one of Brazilians leading banks,  just revised the Brazilian real GDP growth forecast to -2.0% in 2015, from -0.7%. Changes reflect the worsening outlook for interest rates and inflation. They are also revising  2016 GDP estimate to 0.8%, from 1.4%. … 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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The global economy How to stop a currency war

Mr. Mantega of Brazil in late September referred to “currency wars.” “IN RECENT weeks the world economy has been on a war footing, at least rhetorically. Ever since Brazil’s finance minister, Guido Mantega, declared on September 27th that an “international … Continue reading

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The G20 aftermath: The Delhi consensus

The Economist outlines India’s appeal in reporting on the aftermath of the G20 meetings – an interesting contrast with Brazil. “India’s appeal to foreign investors is easy to see. Its economy grew by 8.8% in the year to the second … Continue reading

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What is the future of Economic Policy in the Developing World?

The International Institute for Strategic Studies holds a book launch debate on The Day After Tomorrow: A Handbook on the Future of Economic Policy in the Developing World with Otaviano Canuto, head of poverty reduction and economic management at the World … Continue reading

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