Tag: BRICS

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Representatives of the five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) are meeting in Brasília this week to discuss issues related to their countries’ population and create a...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A survey released Tuesday by Global Financial Integrity (GFI) reveals that Brazil is the seventh biggest exporters of illicit financial flows in the world, averaging US$21.71 billion of illicit flows...
By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Neri Geller, Brazil’s Agriculture Minister, announced Thursday (July 17th) that China has agreed to suspend its embargo on Brazilian beef. The ban has been in place since 2012 when a case...
By Alfred Rinaldi, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A sharp rise in the cost of Credit Default Swaps (CDS), which is an indicator of a country's risk premium, is increasing pressure on the Rousseff government to address market...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega is set to defend the use of unconventional monetary policies by emerging economies, including Brazil, to counteract the damaging effects of the global economic...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Talks between the five leaders of the BRICS nations of developing economies – Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa – have been dominated by discussions over medium-term investment in the...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Five of the world’s biggest emerging economies, which together make up the BRICS group – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - have met in Durban, South Africa, to...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Six of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's overseas trips in 2013 have already been announced and appear to show greater attention to Africa and the BRICS group of emerging nations. As...
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...

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