31 January 2013Download report
Our proprietary data shows the shift in consumer preferences for cars, shampoo, electronics and other products. Here we outline the markets we cover, along with the first results from 2013.
Despite poor results, industry executives still believe that benefits will flow from the reshaping of oil company. Suppliers are feeling increasingly squeezed.
Private chains are adapting their business models to attract the new consumer class. Expanding outside the south-east and into online courses may be key.
By launching a chain of bars, the brewer has again demonstrated its knack for innovation. Yet the days of spectacular expansion may be coming to an end, and the company's appeal may lie in becoming what electricity companies once were – a stable source of dividends.
Bulls and Bears
Growth forecasts continue to decline, with uncertainty as to whether the exchange rate will become a more active part of policy
Several significant data points are expected ahead of the Carnival holiday.
Best of local comment
Local commentators have debated the significance of a televised address by President Dilma Rousseff, in which she defended the government's record on electricity tariffs and belittled opponents.
The sacking of Oi’s chief executive has triggered a debate about the sector’s profitability.