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Since January 25, 2019, Brazilian mining company Vale has been living something approaching an astral hell. On that day, a dam failure in the south-eastern town of Brumadinho caused 251 deaths and brought back investors’ worst flashbacks from the...

BusinessOct 17, 2019

Why Brazil is changing how it calculates inflation

The Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics has presented...

BusinessOct 15, 2019

Brazil puts financial education on curriculum hoping for economic gain

October 15 is Teachers’ Day in Brazil. However, there...

BusinessOct 14, 2019

Brazil’s would-be mega-airport grounded after crisis

The impasse involving the future of Viracopos International Airport,...

Business Oct 14, 2019

Fintechs turn their attention to Brazil’s entrepreneurs

Becoming a business owner has its trials, which Brazilians have found out that the hard way, becoming entrepreneurs amid the worst economic crisis in...

Business Oct 10, 2019

Looking to stockpile dollars in Brazil? Not so fast

Getting involved in the modernizing reformist agenda established in previous years, Brazil’s Central Bank presented a bill to the House of Representatives aiming to...

Business Oct 09, 2019

Could agribusiness save Macri’s presidency in Argentina?

Looking at the numbers, there is no reason for Argentina President Mauricio Macri to be cheerful. The neoliberal head of state has just a...

Business Oct 08, 2019

Ahead of mega oil auction, Brazil fighting over who gets the money

At the beginning of November, Brazil’s government is set to hold what could be the biggest oil and gas auction in the country’s history....

Business Oct 08, 2019

Open pits in the south

A project to open the largest coal mine in Brazil has split the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul. The endeavor, called the...

Business Oct 03, 2019

The evolution of Brazil’s purchasing power

Brazil’s 2014–2016 recession has left lingering effects on Brazilian society. The massive reduction in inequality levels boosted by the commodities boom of the early...

Business Oct 02, 2019

Fate of Brazilian pay-TV hangs in the balance

In parallel to the broad reformist agenda that has been rolling forward in Brazil, less-publicized—yet vital—sectoral overhauls aim to modernize Brazilian legislation and foster...

Business Oct 01, 2019

Who is the typical Brazilian investor?

This year will be remembered as a year of breaking records for Brazilian capital markets. For the first time, São Paulo’s B3 stock exchange...

Business Sep 28, 2019

What Brazil can learn from Paraguay’s seduction of foreign investors

“How to open a company in Paraguay” and “everything you need to know about investments in Paraguay” appear as Google hints when you do...

Business Sep 27, 2019

Delta is gambling on Latam. What does it mean for Brazil’s aviation sector?

Delta Airlines, the third-biggest in the U.S., has decided to flip its bets on Latin America. The company has let go of its stake...

Business Sep 26, 2019

Petrobras new plan shrugs at alternative energy sources

Brazil’s state-owned oil and gas company Petrobras has approved a revision of its strategic plan for the near future—including a new voluntary redundancy program....

Business Sep 19, 2019

The boom of corporate bonds in Brazil

As Brazil’s Central bank continues to slash benchmark interest rates to record lows, Brazilian capital markets enter a brave new world, with investors forced...

Business Sep 18, 2019

Brazil’s iconic Araucaria tree edging toward extinction, says study

For hundreds of thousands of years, the distinctive candelabra shape of Brazil’s Araucaria tree (Araucaria angustifolia) has defined landscapes on the southern edge of...

Business Sep 16, 2019

Drone attacks on Saudi Aramco a huge challenge for Petrobras

Saturday’s drone attacks on a Saudi Aramco oil processing plant—the world’s largest—sent shockwaves through the markets. The attacks, claimed by Yemen’s Iran-allied Houthi rebels,...

Business Sep 15, 2019

The newest trend in Brazil’s housing market? Go tiny

As one of the most affected activities during the economic recession, Brazil’s construction sector had to reinvent itself in order to survive: cutting costs,...