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Has Brazil lost its swagger

Has Brazil lost its swagger?

Brazil is licking its wounds with the dynamic growth of earlier years slowing, household debt up and commodity prices down. Will economic reforms and a potentially new president turnaround the country’s fortunes?  

UK-based SMEs look to China for growth, says survey

A recent survey of UK-based small and medium-sized enterprises found that such companies view the Chinese market as the most promising source of future growth.

Marica oils the wheels of growth

Marica oils the wheels of growth

The discovery of oil off the coast of Marica has transformed the Brazilian city. Keen to ensure this economic good fortune lasts, the city's officials have sought investment in other areas – including tourism and infrastructure – as part of a long-term plan.

South American States of the Future

South American States of the Future 2014/15

São Paulo has been declared the winner in fDi’s South American States of the Future 2014/15 ranking with Metropolitana de Santiago and Rio de Janeiro following in second and third places. Cathy McReynolds reports.

Brazil and Cuba sign three investment agreements

Three memorandums of understanding have been signed between Brazil and Cuba.

Mixed news for BRICs in Maplecroft 20-year prediction

Bad news for Brazil and Russia, but India and China are on the up, says risk analyst.

The big score

The big score: how host countries benefit from sporting events

There is nothing like the buzz of a major sporting event to spark the feel-good factor in a host location. But is it possible to capitalise on this positive mood and turn it into something more sustainable that can encourage inward investment?

Japan and Myanmar sign a memorandum of co-operation

Free zones: the potential pitfalls

Free zones are often seen as a cure-all remedy to the problems developing economies encounter when trying to attract FDI. However, the reality is that such projects need careful planning and long-term support if they are to fulfil such wishes, as Barbara Njau discovers.

Brazilian city outperforming larger rivals

The Brazilian state of Minas Gerais is proving its worth as an investor-friendly destination, as the country prepares itself for the 2014 football World Cup. 

Latams minefield of misunderstandings T

Latin America’s minefield of contractual misunderstandings

Complex and inflexible employment laws can cause serious problems for  foreign investors looking to enter Latin America.

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