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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Despite the uneasiness expected in the political arena due to the upcoming Presidential elections in Brazil in October, international agencies and consultancies are a bit more optimistic this year...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to a just-released study from the World Bank, Brazil must increase its labor productivity in order to grow its stagnant economy. At the country's current productivity rate, Brazil's gross...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The World Bank reduced its forecast for Brazil’s economic growth this year to 0.3 percent in its latest World Economic Outlook report, released on yesterday (Monday, June 5th). The entity’s...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The interim government in Brazil celebrated the news that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reduced its negative outlook forecast for the country’s GDP in 2016, from 3.8 percent in April...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Bureaucracy in Brazil is so widespread and extensive that a term was created to denote the difficulties and delays businesses face in the country, 'custo Brasil' (Brazil Cost). A...
Opinion, by Alfonso Stefanini RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – I've heard that man's best friend in not the dog, but reinforced concrete. The material allows for the building structures that define modern urban living, from skyscrapers to hydroelectric dams. This...
By Mary Carroll, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In a study The Price of Offshore Revisited, commissioned by the Tax Justice Network (TJN), it was estimated that Brazil’s richest have approximately US$520 billion worth deposited in tax havens....
By Anna Fitzpatrick, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The strong position of Brazil and other developing nations during the current economic crisis could see them helping out debt stricken countries in the European Union, according to Finance Minister Guido...
Opinion, by Samantha Barthelemy RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Moving to the United States seemed an obvious path to many of my generation. If you were among the lucky ones with the opportunity to study and work abroad – where...
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