21 July 2011Download report
The development bank estimates that it provides 90% of all financing for small and medium businesses, but changes to a key programme may have an adverse impact.
As the government looks to stimulate airport expansion, critics say both the new tender law and the framework for PPP concessions are problematic.
The north-eastern state has a weak jobs market, but government incentives and private equity players are seeking to capitalise on its white sand beaches and natural resources.
Brazil’s real estate investment funds – or FIIs – are luring wealthy individuals, but their contribution to the property sector is limited
Equity funds continue to see net outflows, amid falls on the Ibovespa.
Bulls and Bears
Economists have various responses to the bears at hedge fund Marshall Wace.
Ethanol, M&A and the speculation around Mundial
The president's quick response to a scandal in the transport ministry has failed to strengthen her influence.
By Kenneth Maxwell, historian, founding director of the Brazil Studies Program at Harvard University