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 the findings of a recent study prepared by the Federation of Industries of the StateContinue reading “How expensive are products made in Brazil?”

Brazil is selected as the best in corporate governance among emerging markets

A panel of 350 investors selected Brazil as the emerging country with the best corporate governance, in a vote conducted by ICGN (International Corporate Governance Network). Brazil received 71% of the votes, followed by China (15%), India (9%) and South Korea (5%). Initiatives such as the “Novo Mercado” (establishing stricter corporate governance standards for companies going public) are among the reason for thisContinue reading “Brazil is selected as the best in corporate governance among emerging markets”

Saudi Arabia, Qatar and South Korea. Should they outperform the BRICs?

BlackRock Emerging Markets co-manager Dan Tubbs thinks so.  In an interview to London based CITYWIRE, he says ” investors may be missing a trick in failing to look further than the big four in emerging markets.  Spotting undiscovered markets is a tomb rule for high investment performance.But what are the risks involved? Tubbs has aContinue reading “Saudi Arabia, Qatar and South Korea. Should they outperform the BRICs?”

Private equity fund invests in grain terminal in Santos, Sao Paulo

Investment in Brazilian infrastructure  is attractive for private equity investors. With the domestic economy growing, ports become a strategic part in the trade equation. Darby Overseas Investments, Ltd. (“Darby”), the private equity arm of Franklin Templeton Investments, announced that the Brazil Mezzanine Infrastructure Fund (“BMIF”), managed by Darby’s joint venture with the Stratus Group, has investedContinue reading “Private equity fund invests in grain terminal in Santos, Sao Paulo”