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EY Argentina: Argentina Amends Promotional Tax System for Knowledge-Based Firms

With technology disrupting business models in various sectors of the global economy, Argentina has finally introduced tax incentives for knowledge-based industries. Law number 27,506 was first published in the Official Bulletin on June 10, 2019, and established the promotional regime

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The Two Sides of Capital Flows into Brazil

There was a significant inflow of funds in Brazil’s external financial account in October and November for investments in both stocks and fixed income instruments. The bulk of the recent inflow has come in a passive way, and it did

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EY: Threats and Opportunities in a Post-Covid-19 Economic Context

A statement currently circulating on social media warns that “it is strange that certain world economies easily collapse when consumers buy only what they need”. Statements like this often contain some degree of truth. The social isolation linked to the

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Don’t Expect Miracles from the Multilaterals

by Otaviano Canuto Latin American and Caribbean economies need help, but organisations such as the IDB are also stretched thin. With Latin America and the Caribbean potentially facing years of difficulties due to the pandemic and related economic crises, attention

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Cristina Junqueira, Nubank Co-Founder: Brazil’s Wonder Woman of Fintech

When the first Nubank card transaction was made in Brazil on April 1, 2014, you wouldn’t have been a fool for failing to anticipate the swift growth of the neobank (one that operates exclusively online). Nor would you have been

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Uruguay: A Near-Perfect Country to Live, Work, and Play Post-Covid-19

The best countries to build a prosperous post-corona life include obvious choices such as Australia (#1), New Zealand (#3), and The Netherlands (#8), but also a few surprising ones: Mauritius claimed a top spot (#6) as did, remarkably, Spain (#5),

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Otaviano Canuto: Brazil, South Korea – Two Tales of Climbing an Income Ladder

The “middle-income trap” has captured many developing countries: they succeeded in evolving from low per capita income levels, but then appeared to stall, losing momentum along the route toward the higher income levels of advanced economies (Gill & Kharas, 2007,

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Brazil’s Economic Crossroads: Which Path Will It Choose?

Latin America’s largest economy entered the pandemic before it could heal from its worst recession in decades. First appeared at Americas Quarterly By Otaviano Canuto As the pandemic unfolds, Brazil is paying a huge human cost, with the number of

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EY on COVID-19 Pandemic: An Opportunity for Reinvention of Family Enterprises

Family businesses and SMEs face great challenges, as well as personal and financial losses, in these turbulent times. On the flip side of the coin, the COVID-19 pandemic can also be seen as an opportunity to rethink business models and

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A Question of Balance Finds Fine Solution with Fiduciaria Central

From its headquarters in Bogota and Medellin, Fiduciaria Central works to build trust and reach the goals of its clients — Colombian nationals and foreign investors — always with the intent to stimulate the socio-economic development of Colombia. Fiduciaria Central

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