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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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08/10/07 Brazilian Real Estate: Bullish Outlook

Local and foreign real estate investors and analysts are showing confidence in Brazil's real estate sector, as are local brokers.  Top cities like São Paulo and secondary cities like Belo Horizonte are all seeing strong real...

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08/06/07 Brazil's Silva Tours Latin American Nations to Develop Biofuel, Energy Agreements

(São Paulo, Brazil) President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva began a six-day, five-nation tour Sunday to develop energy and biofuel agreements in Latin America and the Caribbean. Silva and Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Monday...

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08/04/07 Understanding Latin America's Supply Chain Risks

(Web Exclusive - The McKinsey Quarterly) Few executives in the region—or elsewhere—feel confident that their companies can manage supply chain risks successfully. Regulatory concerns top the catalog of supply chain risks...

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08/04/07 Will Brazilian Equities Hold Up Amid Rising Risk Aversion?

NEW YORK  (Dow Jones) -- Can the Brazilian stock market, one of the star performers of the last two years, stand its ground in the face of a sharp spike in global risk aversion? Tracking a late rebound on Wall Street, Brazilian...

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07/16/07 Brazil: The Real is Royal

Look for a 50 bps rate cut, in a split decision It’s probably a 50 bps rate cut again this time. Brazil’s monetary policy committee (Copom) is set to cut policy interest rates this week, on July 18. We and the market consensus...

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07/06/07 Brazil Outlook: Q&A

 What is the outlook for Brazil's business and economy the next five years? What effect, if any, will it have on companies doing business in Brazil when the country reaches investment grade? What is the outlook for Brazilian...

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06/25/07 The Limits of Biofuels - Brazil enjoys sugar power’s sweet success

At the headquarters of Dedini in Piracicaba, São Paulo state, José Francisco Davos, director for business development, has found 40 minutes to talk between visits from two foreign delegations, one from the US, the other from...

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06/19/07 Sizzling Brazil

Brazil is sizzling. In addition to the booming export sector, domestic demand is soaring. Many luxury retailers are reporting that their Brazilian operations are among the most profitable in the world. Industrial production rose...

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06/12/07 Brazil Stocks Surpass $1 Trillion on Metals Rally

Brazil's stock market became the first in Latin America to top $1 trillion after surging metals prices helped double corporate profits. The overall value of Brazilian equities rose to $1.02 trillion on June 1 after the Bovespa...

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06/12/07 Brazil's Bull Draws Fans - Market Wins Over Skeptics with Newfound Stability

Economist Robert Shiller explained the 2000 stock-market slide (before it happened). He also gave an early warning about a retreat in US home prices. But there is one hot market he still likes: Brazil. This year has seen mixed...

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06/06/07 Brazil Corruption Scandal: Impact On Lula?

Top Brazilian government officials and politicians have been implicated in a widening corruption scandal involving hundreds of millions of dollars in infrastructure projects. How will the scandal impact the government of...

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05/29/07 Brazil: Not Another Comment on Investment Grade…

(Guest Columnist: Doug Smith - Chief Economist for the Americas at Standard Chartered Bank in New York)  Probably the most frequent topic of discussion relating to Brazil these days is when (not if) the international ratings...

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05/16/07 Brazilian Ethanol: Big Potential

High energy prices and environmental concerns will benefit the bio-fuel industry in Brazil for many years to come. Billions of dollars have been invested in research and development for bio-fuels, and none have received as much...

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