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10/24/07 Brazil’s Finance Minister Pursues Higher Profile Role for Nation on Global Stage

Washington D.C. (October 23, 2007) — During his keynote address at the 2007 Brazil Economic Conference yesterday at the Mayflower in Washington D.C., H.E. Guido Mantega, Finance Minister of Brazil, underscored the increasing...

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10/15/07 Brazil, US Executives Seek May '08 Deadline For Dual Tax Treaty

Executives from top corporations in Brazil and the US have proposed a May 2008 deadline for the two countries to negotiate a treaty eliminating dual taxation. The proposal was among a group of recommendations formalized at a...

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10/11/07 What's Driving Brazil M&A?

Two renowned experts recently weighted in on what is driving M&A activity in Brazil this year and what kinds of reforms are needed to spur additional growth. According to Brazil’s national association of investment banks,...

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10/05/07 Brazil is the Fifth Most Attractive Country for Investment

São Paulo – Brazil ranks fifth in the ranking of most attractive countries for foreign direct investment (FDI), losing only to China, India, the United States, and Russia. The figures were taken from a survey disclosed yesterday...

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10/01/07 Brazil Sambas onto Offshore Outsourcing Stage

Offshore outsourcing managers used to traveling back and forth to Bangalore may be trading in those frequent flier miles for tickets to São Paulo or Rio. And not for any muchneeded R&R. Some IT organizations experienced in...

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10/01/07 Thanks to Agribusiness, São Paulo Accounts for 31% of Brazil's GDP

São Paulo's trade surplus was a whopping US$ 6.92 billion between January and August of 2007. Exports totaled US$ 10.36 billion and imports reached US$ 3.44 billion. The surplus was up 8.6% vis-a-vis the same period in 2006, and...

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09/27/07 Global Outlook: Implications for LatAm

Following the best growth performance in over thirty years, and after an exceptionally vibrant period in financial markets, the global economy today is facing financial market turbulence that could undermine what had been viewed...

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09/18/07 Brazil's Leader Seeks Spanish Investment

Brazil's president urged Spanish business leaders Monday to take part in a 150 billion euro ($210 billion) development plan for his country. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said Spanish companies should team up with Brazilian firms or...

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09/13/07 Brazil's Top 20 Insurance Companies

According to Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, 2007 will be a turning point for the insurance industry in Brazil, as it marks the transition to an open reinsurance environment and to stronger, more prudent solvency rules....

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09/10/07 Brazil Perspective - Monthly Report from Banco Votorantim

Global financial markets are in crisis and the effects on the Brazilian economy can be seen mainly in interest rates.  This is the first test for the current growth cycle, but as yet the impact has not been significant.  The...

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08/31/07 Brazil Outlook: Managing the Volatility

• The expansion is accelerating as Brazil's economy produces more self-sustaining growth. • Inflation is still below the central bank's target, helping maintain a relaxed monetary policy. • Financial markets have been hit by the...

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08/30/07 Brazil Bovespa Exchange Moves Closer to Listing

(SAO PAULO) - Brazil's Sao Paulo stock exchange said on Wednesday its seat holders approved changes to make the exchange a for-profit company, moving it closer to a possible stock offering. The Bovespa, as the exchange is called...

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08/30/07 Brazil Helps Latin Shipping

Nelson Carlini is bullish. The general manager for Brazil for French shipping company CMA CGM (the world's third-largest container shipper) expects growth to continue, especially on the Asia routes.  "I see it favorable," he says...

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08/28/07 The Brazilian Economy and the Global Credit Crunch:

It's been a volatile summer in global financial circles. Concerns that problems in the stricken US subprime mortgage market may spread to other types of consumer debt are on the rise.  While the eventual impact on the global...

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08/27/07 FIFA impressed with presentations by Brazil host cities for 2014

(RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil) The head of the FIFA team evaluating Brazil to host the 2014 World Cup said Sunday they liked the initial presentations made by the cities hoping to host the competition, local media reported Sunday. The...

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08/23/07 Moody's Upgrades Brazil's Ratings

(New York, NY) -- Moody's Investors Service has upgraded Brazil's key ratings to reflect the strong improvement in the government's overall debt profile, anticipated further reductions in the government debt burden, and expected...

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08/21/07 Banco Azteca & Brazil: Good Outlook

Mexican retailer Elektra said earlier this month that its banking unit, Banco Azteca, has received preliminary authorization to operate in Brazil.  Elektra was a Mexican pioneer in nationwide commercial retail chains and consumer...

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08/21/07 Where do the leading US presidential candidates stand on free trade with Latin America?

In January 2009, the United States will have a new president after eight years of George W. Bush. During the Bush administration, free trade agreements have been implemented with Chile and Central America (CAFTA), while...

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08/21/07 Latin America: What Can We Expect from the Subprime and Spillovers?

Latin American emerging markets continue to be hit by the expansive wave of the subprime mortgage sector in the US and its spillovers on financial institutions around the globe. Risk aversion has increased and investors are...

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08/11/07 India seeks place at Brazil-US table

India has sought permission from the World Trade Organization to participate in Brazil’s discussions with the US on domestic farm subsidies provided by the US government and its committed levels at the WTO. Brazil filed a...

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