The approval of new legislation on ports opens investment opportunities.
Premiumisation under pressure as sales growth slows.
Brazil’s first oil auction in five years raises billions of dollars in capital commitments.
The government is set to offer a higher rate of return.
Our latest Regional Consumer Indicator continues to show diminishing regional differences.
Kroton will lead a powerful new force
Tightening move reflects inflation concerns
Apple down but consumers are still trading up in beer and personal care goods
Our proprietary survey of 37 recruitment agencies suggests Brazil created more jobs last month. In March our indicator of job matches, which is a proxy for job creation, rose to its highest level since November. In addition, more recruiters saw an increase in job matches compared to the same month of last year.
71 companies have applied to bid in Brazil’s first oil auction for five years, according to ANP, the industry regulator. The interest confirms our view that the auction of oil exploration and production rights will lure significant overseas interest (BC Mar 28 2013, Resources).