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If Brazil’s country risk is top-notch, why isn’t it investment-grade yet?

If Brazil’s country risk is top-notch, why isn’t it investment-grade yet? investing

Less than a month ago, Forbes’ Kenneth Rapoza spread the word of Brazil returning to the attentions of Wall Street and beyond, with global investors reconsidering the country as a possible destination for their investments. One of the signs of this movement is Brazil’s five-year Credit Default Swap (CDS).

The CDS works as insurance held by a country’s public debt holders (like banks) and insurers, who can cover losses in case the country defaults. Basically, it is...

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