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SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The cost of bringing the state of São Paulo to a total standstill may cost R$2 billion per week, according to estimates by economics professor Rodolfo Olivo. The state's governor, João Doria, has ordered the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Faced with dwindling revenues, Brazil’s federal government decided to raise fuel taxes. The government’s objective is to raise R$10.4 billion with the additional levy and meet the primary deficit fiscal...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In a unanimous decision, Brazilian Central Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (Copom) announced Wednesday, November 30th, it was reducing the country’s benchmark interest rate (Selic) for the second consecutive month, by...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazilian industries are asking the interim government of Michel Temer to bring back the fiscal reimbursement for exporters. According to industry leaders the devaluation of the US dollar against the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – On Thursday, December 10th, Mauricio Macri will be sworn into office in Argentina, ending the twelve-year rule by the Kirchner family. Although Brazil’s current administration had strong ties with the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A giant, inflatable twelve-meter yellow duck appeared on the lawn of Brazil’s National Congress Thursday morning as a protest against the increase and creation of new taxes proposed by the...
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...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian Central Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (Copom), have started the new month by reducing Brazil’s basic interest rate, (known as the Selic), for the first time...
Opinion, by Samantha Barthelemy RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – I was quite surprised and truly pleased with the response to my last article on the soaring costs of living in our marvelously expensive city, Rio de Janeiro. I absolutely loved the...

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