Brazil: our highlights of 2012

2012 was a year of contrasts for Brazil. To start with, FDI was record  but the country is not cheap anymore. Momentum is still positive. 7 out of 10 business leaders  interviewed by the E&Y attractiveness survey point Brazil as the most attractive place to establish operations in Latin America. Is it a good result? Considering the size of the Brazilian economy,Continue reading “Brazil: our highlights of 2012”

Asking questions about Brazil IT

Intelligence and information holds the future? What do Brazilian IT executives think? While I have been in Rio researching about internationalization, I read this interesting survey from IT Decisions that I’d like to share. They raise pertinent points regarding strategic aspects. The survey asks: Should some IT companies be retained under Brazilian ownership? Should the governmentContinue reading “Asking questions about Brazil IT”

Brazilian entrepreneurs are cautious

RIO – Brazilian entrepreneurs confidence dropped in July, according to  the Business Confidence Index Industrial (ICEI). The index is prepared by the National Confederation of Industry (CNI). Taming inflation will affect growth? “The data confirm that entrepreneurs are concerned about the effects of rising inflation and measures of containment of consumption on the economy that may affectContinue reading “Brazilian entrepreneurs are cautious”

Emerging market’s spending trends – the Credit Suisse consumer survey

Spending trends in emerging markets were the object of a survey recently conducted by the Credit Suisse Research Institute  in collaboration with global market research firm AC Nielsen. The survey explores the spending profiles of consumers within Brazil, Russia, India, China, Egypt, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia. Highlights about Brazil Brazilian consumers rank as the most optimistic:Continue reading “Emerging market’s spending trends – the Credit Suisse consumer survey”

The future of Brazil, HSBC special report coming soon

HSBC will publish a special research report, focusing on global insights into the future of Brazil. The report is due at the end of July 2010. Revealing the global business community’s thoughts on expected trends in international investment and trade with and in Brazil, it will cover three areas: Talent and Education, Innovation and Brazil Goes Global. Aiming toContinue reading “The future of Brazil, HSBC special report coming soon”