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WHARTON: Brazilian insurance – innovation stymied

The Brazilian insurance market at first blush seems a mouthwatering opportunity and many foreigners have been attracted to start operations there in the last years. But the government’s cautious and oscillating approach to the opening of the sector and market … Continue reading

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WHARTON UNIVERSITY Brazilian infrastructure: an end to the logjam?

Brazil is rolling out yet another ambitious infrastructure program. Roads, rail and ports and airports are all within its remit. A new twist is an emphasis on private sector financing and openness to foreign investment. Could projects really take off … Continue reading

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WHARTON UNIVERSITY: Brazil’s consumer credit markets: wobble but no fall

Brazil is undergoing an historic drop in interest rates that is revolutionizing access by corporates and consumers to loans. The spigot has been turned on. But is the flow sustainable or is a flood looming? Even as the developed world … Continue reading

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KNOWLEDGE@WHARTON: Brazil and its growing labor pains

Brazil is facing a paradox. Rapid wage rises and record low unemployment are boosting the country’s middle class and stimulating a consumer boom. But these same wage rises are a major factor in the damage being wrought to manufacturing. A … Continue reading

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KNOWLEDGE@WHARTON U.S. Ethanol Move Promises Long-Term Boost to Brazil

The elimination of a series of U.S. subsidies and tariffs on imported ethanol represented a long sought-after victory for Brazil, and one that was expected to open up a major market for the South American country’s sugar industry. But several … Continue reading

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