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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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05/11/07 Tax Information Exchange Agreement between Brazil and US May be First Step Toward Income Tax Treaty

(New York, NY) – During a breakfast seminar at the headquarters of Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP in midtown Manhattan, business and financial leaders had the opportunity to dialogue with a distinguished panel of tax...

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05/10/07 Brazil & IPR: One Step Forward, One Step Back

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Friday signed a law to create a 'compulsory license' allowing the government to break drug company Merck's patent on its Efavirenz AIDS drug and purchase a generic version of the...

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05/02/07 Brazil Should Keep Opening Economy – Meirelles

Brazil should keep opening its economy to trade and capital flows despite a recent decision to raise some import tariffs, central bank president Henrique Meirelles said on Monday. "It's normal that Brazil tries, on one hand, to...

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05/02/07 Infrastructure Investment: Chile and Brazil Best

Brazil is the second-best place for infrastructure investment in Latin America, the World Economic Forum says.  Chile and Brazil are the most attractive in Latin America for private infrastructure investment, while the Dominican...

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04/26/07 The Politics of Corn

Not since the repeal of the Corn Laws in the mid-19h century did political involvement in the agricultural sector have such important implications for the global economy. The aggressive push by the US into ethanol production...

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04/23/07 India Losing Out to Brazil Among International Fund Managers

(MUMBAI) The equity market appears to be on a comeback trail, having recovered nearly 10% from the lows touched early last month. However, a recent report by Merrill Lynch on global emerging markets reveals that India is the...

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04/12/07 BRIC, But Not Investment Grade: Is Brazil On The Right Trajectory?

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services raised it its sovereign credit ratings on the Republic of India at the end of January 2006, and three of the four so-called "BRICs" (the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation...

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04/09/07 On Business: Brazil's Natural Advantages

Stable economic growth is attracting large amounts of foreign investment, but can the country realize its potential? Brazil is a country with enormous potential - and will always be a country with enormous potential. So goes a...

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04/05/07 Moody's: Brazil's GDP Revisions Will Not Affect Credit Ratings

(New York, NY) -- Brazil's recent upward revisions to its gross domestic product statistics will not affect its sovereign credit ratings and outlook, according to Moody's Investors Service.  "Our fundamental credit perspectives...

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04/02/07 US, Brazil Seek Balanced Doha Agreement

(Washington, DC) -- The United States and Brazil are committed to securing an agreement on the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Doha Development Agenda that is ambitious and balanced, encourages greater market access and trade,...

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04/02/07 US, Brazil Sign Tax Information Exchange Agreement

(Washington, DC) -- The Treasury Department today announced that Clifford M. Sobel, US Ambassador to Brazil, and Jorge Rachid, Secretary of the Receita Federal of Brazil, signed a Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA) between...

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03/28/07 São Paulo’s High-End Office Market Heats Up

The São Paulo office market continued to strengthen in Q4 2006 according to recently-released data from Sigma Properties, registering a dramatic improvement from the same period a year ago.  After a shaky start in Q1 of 2006,...

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03/28/07 Real Estate Investment in NE Brazil Surges

Over the last few years, some of the world’s most alluring tourist destinations have been adversely affected by natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes and tsunamis.  Others have endured the deleterious effects of...

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03/28/07 Do Foreigners Need Title Insurance in Brazil?

The interest of foreign investors — individuals and commercial buyers, institutional lenders, multinational corporations and real estate developers, among others — in Brazilian real estate has been steadily increasing as Brazil...

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03/28/07 Finding the Right Way to Invest in Brazilian Real Estate

In recent months, the Brazilian real estate market has been increasingly targeted by foreign investors as an attractive investment alternative, given its high return rates and prospects for continued growth over the next few...

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03/28/07 Bahia’s Real Estate Boom Fueled by Tourism

Greater Salvador in the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia has experienced a dramatic boom in tourism-related real estate activity over the past year.  While European investors have taken the lead over their US counterparts,...

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