By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Figures from the Federação das Indústrias do Estado de São Paulo (Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo, FIESP) - which provide a competitiveness index for the world’s 43 richest countries based on their performance in 2011 - have put Brazil in a disappointing 37th place, in the ‘low’ category, despite improving one place since last year. 

The U.S. was the . . .

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