12 April 2012Download report
We questioned 1,000 Brazilians about their spending patterns. In March, consumers were a little more cautious about the short term, but slightly more ready to spend in the months ahead.
Complaints about the election of two Petrobras board members are the latest sign of shareholder discontent.
Four prestigious manufacturers from Santa Catarina have filed for bankruptcy protection, after struggling to compete with imports.
Two start-up funds have been launched in the capital city, hoping to build on its technology strengths.
Ahead of next week’s interest rate decision, we look at how the central bank has changed under Dilma Rousseff.
A round-up of M&A activity, featuring the property and infrastructure sectors.
Bulls and Bears
Transport prices have moderated this year, but upside risks to the overall inflation outlook remain.
Best of local comment: The second round of Bigger Brazil has received a sceptical hearing.
Congress is under pressure to pass key legislation before the focus switches to regional elections.
Best of local comment: the new system gets a warm welcome, with a few caveats.
Fast-food companies are often betting on the same towns as they tap the newfound wealth of the interior, says Rodrigo Moita of Insper business school.