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How expensive are products made in Brazil?

Brazilian products are on average 34.2% more expensive than a similar product made somewhere else. What are the reasons? The Brazil cost, followed by the appreciation of the Brazilian Real, explain the economic stagnation the country is facing. Those are … 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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Tourism in Brazil: could it do better?

Brazil is the 39th destination on a ranking for international tourists, according to World Tourism Organization (WTO).  The country received 5.1 million visitors in 2010. A shame if compared to other BRICs: China (81 million), Russia (23.7 million) and India (5.3 million). … Continue reading

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The clean energy race. How countries are investing? A report by PEW

Being eco-friendly, sustainable and social responsible became a key status for nations.  Early this month at the 2nd World Forum on Sustainability, Brazil was pointed out as a leading country in terms of clean energy by global leaders such as … Continue reading

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India, a contrast with Brazil

The excellent Schumpeter column in The Economist covers the Indian model of innovation, which contrasts with the Brazilian model according to a column on Brazil just weeks later. “Companies in India are challenging American ones in an area that they … Continue reading

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Continued Multi Speed Recovery in 2011

The World in 2011 by The Economist projects a continued multispeed recovery with emerging markets growing output faster than the Rich World. “Nowadays, it is usually sunnier in the emerging world, and so it will again prove in 2011. Yet … Continue reading

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Goldman Sachs’ Jim O’Neill in The Economist on BRIC Growth

In the World in 2011, Goldman Sachs’ Jim O’Neill gives his forecast for 2036. “Will China have overtaken America in economic size? Will the BRIC economies collectively be as big as the G7? Will European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) … Continue reading

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