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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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Latin American telecom America Movil steps into Central Europe

After consolidating its position last year in Brazil,  America Movil the biggest telecom carrier in Mexico, announced that it had agreed to buy a 21% equity stake in Telekom Austria. Telekom Austria is an integrated telecom operator serving almost 23 million … 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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Should one worry about Brazilian democracy?

One of the pillars of Brazilian good economic phase is a political stability built over more then 30 years. A turnaround case from the dark 70ths when democracy was “constrained” by the military regime.  Now, signs of concern arise as … Continue reading

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Brazilian pharma targets internationalization

Brazilian pharmaceutical companies announce plans of internationalization. Latin America is primary target. The idea is to build partnerships, license  and distribute branded products,  but investment of investing in green field abroad is also a possibility. This is the case Hypermarcas, … Continue reading

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New Private equity record in Latin America. Time to invest?

While Fund-raising decreased by 7 % in the U.S., European Latin America Private equity firms raised a record $8.1 billion for investments in the region, representing more than twice the previous year, according to the Latin American Venture Capital Association. Are prices … Continue reading

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Lula’s Legacy

Brazil’s charismatic (now ex) president Lula has been perceived as a great leader worldwide. Obama called him “the man” and Fidel Castro ” dear comrade”; in Brazil, after 8 years in power, his popularity rate was above 80%, demolishing the … Continue reading

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