Lula among Time magazine most influential personalities list

It is no less than Michael Moore who wrote Lula’s entry in Time’s review of the most influential 100 people. The guy  who has been so critical of American politics in the Bush era thinks Lula represents the new American way of life. The self made president’s appeal seems irresistible.  A more careful analysis wouldContinue reading “Lula among Time magazine most influential personalities list”

Brazil’s presidential campaign is theme for an article of the Economist

Brazil’s presidential campaign Falling in love again with the state Mar 31st 2010 | SÃO PAULO From The Economist print edition Just rhetoric, or is the government learning the wrong lessons from the country’s economic rebound? WITH each new figure it becomes clearer that Brazil’s brief recession of 2009 was a fall onto a trampoline.Continue reading “Brazil’s presidential campaign is theme for an article of the Economist”

Interest rates in Brazil are kept flat (whether you like it or not)

Last night, The Central Bank of Brazil kept its benchmark rate steady at 8.75%, against market expectations. It was not an unanimous decision, as five members voted for keeping rates flat while the other three voted for increasing rates by 50 bps. Some argue that tightening now would have been the best choice as theContinue reading “Interest rates in Brazil are kept flat (whether you like it or not)”

Lula should read the article “Brazil takes off” from The Economist, Nov. 12th 2009

 This week , the Brazilian economy was the topic on The Economist’ special edition. Brazil has been quite present in  The Economist this year. Most of the articles have presented the country in a positive fashion. In June,  they came with an article called “Not just straw men”. Back then, the point was thatContinue reading “Lula should read the article “Brazil takes off” from The Economist, Nov. 12th 2009”