Guide to Brazil
Guide to Brazil
Waterways cast aside in Brazil's infrastructure plans
Feb 18, 2020
Brazil has huge potential to use its rivers as cargo transportation routes, but the system is dramatically underused
Feb 14, 2020
Heineken celebrations watered down by legal dispute
Only days after Dutch brewing company Heineken announced that...
Feb 13, 2020
How tax cuts on fuels may impact Brazil’s tax reform?
President Jair Bolsonaro has engaged in tax...
Feb 12, 2020
The government’s railway plans to get Brazil back on track
Railway concessions aim to increase the amount...
Feb 08, 2020
Brazil’s current account deficit: reason for concern?
Events in China and Argentina led to a growth in the deficit of Brazil's balance of payments. Should we be worried?
Feb 06, 2020
Lower interest rates may boost Brazil’s real estate market
The Brazilian Central Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee has once again lowered the country’s benchmark interest rates, to a record-low 4.25 percent a year. It...
Jan 31, 2020
How will the Iowa caucus impact the Brazilian market?
The choice of Donald Trump's adversary in the 2020 U.S. election begins at Monday's Iowa caucus. Whatever the outcome, Brazilian markets will be affected
Jan 28, 2020
Gun market soars in Brazil under Jair Bolsonaro
On the campaign trail, Jair Bolsonaro was a firm advocate for more guns in the hands of "upstanding" citizens. His first-year moves...
Jan 27, 2020
Brazil’s new rules to curb money laundering
Brazil’s fight against money laundering hit the headlines at multiple points in 2019, first and foremost when the president’s son, Flávio Bolsonaro, became the...
Jan 22, 2020
Brazilian beer giant convicted in dispute over 116-year-old shares
Brazilian brewing giant Ambev is facing a bill of over BRL 300 million over an equity dispute that dates all the way back to...
Jan 21, 2020
Brazil is updating its investment agent regulation. What comes next?
As Brazil’s financial markets blossom, the entire investment industry develops alongside it. But this burgeoning growth is not without its ups and downs. In...
Jan 17, 2020
Minimum freight table: a Trojan horse for truckers?
With minimum freight prices codified in law, the Brazilian government wants to avoid a new truckers' strike. But the move might have...
Jan 14, 2020
New franchising law opens the door to more foreign investments
A quarter of a century on, Brazil updates its franchising legislation and companies in the sector are delighted
Jan 13, 2020
Brazilian air travel: the future is private
We speak to the head of the airport operators association to find out which privatizations lies in store
Jan 10, 2020
Brazil’s infrastructure for sale in 2020
After privatizing and selling many infrastructure assets in 2019, the government is looking to attract even more investment this year
Jan 09, 2020
After a stellar year, is there still time to enjoy Brazil’s bullish stock market?
Analysts are buoyant about this year's prospects for Brazil's financial markets, after an excellent showing in 2019.
Jan 05, 2020
How to transfer money to and from Brazil
Unlike South American counterparts such as Argentina and Ecuador, where U.S. Dollars are readily accepted, Brazil is quite closed as far as financial transactions...
Dec 31, 2019
How Brazilian holidays affect the economy
In 2020, Brazilian workers will enjoy 11 national holidays, seven more than 2019—not even including state and municipal bank holidays. While it poses an...
Dec 27, 2019
The most liberal places to do business in Brazil
A decade ago, a running joke in Brazilian politics was to say that if you put all the Brazilian liberals together in one place,...
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