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The Silva lining for Eduardo Campos?

The intriguing alliance of two former, disgruntled Worker’s Party (PT) members could throw a wrench into the delicate calculations for next October’s elections in Brazil. If they build a head of steam, could they lead to a more business-friendly Brazil? … Continue reading

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Brazil’s macro policy: are we looking at secular change or a moment of pragmatism?

Brazil’s macro policy: are we looking at secular change or a moment of pragmatism?

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Brazil: demonstrations crack but fizzle as middle class stays away

Why did large scale demonstrations, expected on Brazil’s independence day on September 7, fail to materialize? São Paulo saw small-scale and low key protests but the spark never seemed to light while Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia witnessed low volume, … Continue reading

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Brazilian transport insurance: A dangerous course

Around 60 per cent of Brazil’s domestic transportation is done by trucks through highways and roads where thefts and accidents produce  losses of almost R$8 billion . But good risk management can help companies avoid more than 70 per cent of … Continue reading

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Brazil demonstrations lead to further spending promises

What does the government need to do to bring the wave of demonstrations to a halt? Spray cash at the problem seems to be the answer. That would cause further problems with Brazil facing a rapidly deteriorating financial situation and … Continue reading

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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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THE BANKER: Peru’s economic boom fuels banking progress

An economic boom coupled with new technologies is allowing Peruvian banks to tap consumer bases that have long been overlooked in the country. But, as the banking market advances at a breakneck speed, there are vulnerabilities to look out for … Continue reading

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THE BANKER: How to stop hot money burning Latin America’s growth prospects

The World Bank’s chief economist for Latin American and the Caribbean, Augusto de la Torre, discusses ways to increase the value of foreign direct investment in the region and how to manage short-term capital flows. Capital inflows used to have … Continue reading

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PROJECT FINANCE MAGAZINE: Alternatives in Brazil, hiatus or on ice?

On the surface, Brazil’s alternatives sector looks healthy. Project finance volumes and the number of deals went up substantially last year and wind is today a serious contender at Brazil’s competitive auctions, open to all energy sources. However, the once … Continue reading

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Brazil investment summit April 17-18

I will be moderating at the session on hedge funds at the Brazil Investment Summit April 17-18 at Hotel Unique. There are going to be speakers from 3i, Gavea, Credit Suisse Hedging Griffo, Redpoint e.Ventures, Advent International, General Atlantic, Bridgewater Associates, H.Stern, … Continue reading

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