Guide to Brazil
Guide to Brazil
Brazil’s fund industry surviving the Covid-19 crisis
Mar 30, 2020
Despite the stock market plummeting, investment funds in Brazil have actually grown during the Covid-19 crisis
Mar 26, 2020
Brazil’s energy consumption drops as states go in quarantine
As Brazil's in-person economy takes a halt,...
Mar 25, 2020
Brazil’s internet can handle the Covid-19 crisis, say officials
With the uptick of people using streaming services during...
Mar 23, 2020
Bolsonaro’s new decree comes in for criticism
The decree foresees suspending workers for four...
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Mar 22, 2020
Remote work not an option for millions of Brazilians
As Brazil scrambles to contain the novel coronavirus spread, many have switched to remote work. But for poorer Brazilians, that's not really...
Mar 22, 2020
Companies and authorities rushing to avoid supply shortages
After declaring public calamity in the state of São Paulo due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Governor João Doria made a clear appeal to the...
Mar 19, 2020
Should Brazil give a universal basic wage in response to Covid-19?
This economist has criticized the government's proposals to protect the Brazilian economy. He says a universal wage would be a good start
Mar 18, 2020
Brazilian companies forced to adapt to remote work with Covid-19 crisis
The outbreak has forced many Brazilian companies to send their employees to work from home, but this falls into a series of...
Mar 17, 2020
Brazil throws money at Covid-19, but will the plan work?
Analysts have identified some contradictions in the Economy Minister's stimulus plans, saying they involve very little "new money"
Mar 13, 2020
What to expect for Brazil’s telecom sector if Oi sells its mobile operations?
Brazil's telecom market is already concentrated; if Oi were to sell its operations to competitors, there is a fear that consumers will...
Mar 11, 2020
Prosecutor General cozies up to the government in truckers’ dispute
As the imbroglio between truck drivers and transportation companies rages on, Prosecutor General Augusto Aras toes the government line and supports the...
Mar 10, 2020
After Mariana and Brumadinho, mining remains unsafe in Brazil
Even after two horrific dam tragedies over the last five years, the mining sector in Brazil is still precarious
Mar 10, 2020
How the 2020 oil crisis is set to disrupt Brazil
As GZero Media’s Alex Kliment puts it, Russia and Saudi Arabia have engaged in “a crude game of chicken.” Over the weekend, Riyadh decided...
Mar 06, 2020
Stocks, lies, and conference calls: the scandal of reinsurance firm IRB Brasil
After being accused of market manipulation and lying about investment Warren Buffet's multinational conglomerate, reinsurer IRB Brasil saw its stocks plummet
Mar 05, 2020
Brazil’s social security reform creates boom in private pension market
Approved in late 2019, Brazil’s pension reform tightened up retirement rules in the country and have now forced the new generation of workers to...
Mar 04, 2020
Lowest GDP growth in three years highlights Brazil’s dire need for reforms
The Brazilian economy posted 1.1 percent GDP growth in 2019—the worst performance since the country dug itself out of recession in 2017. While the...
Mar 03, 2020
Brazilian analysts vaccinate stock portfolios against coronavirus
With Brazilian markets dipping severely in February, analysts of major brokerage firms are reshuffling their portfolios to guard against losses during periods...
Mar 02, 2020
Government going after big debtors to recover unpaid tax
The total amount of debt that 4.6 million Brazilians and companies operating in the country currently have with the federal government equates to a...
Feb 27, 2020
Could the coronavirus outbreak create a supply shortage in Brazil?
Demand is heating up in Brazil—but the coronavirus outbreak could hinder the economy as local industries may find themselves without supplies from Asia
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