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More Phones Than People in Brazil

With the privatization in 1998, Brazil stopped being a country where the telephone was a privilege for the few. With over $ 235 billion of investments since then, the country is already has the world’s sixth largest telecommunications market. But

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The Race by Brazil’s New Oil Tycoons

The race is on between Brazil’s billionaire oil tycoons, Antonio Augusto de Queiroz Galvao, Marcio Rocha Mello and Eike Batista to see who will come out ahead in the race of extraction in Latin America and Africa. But it is

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Forum to Promote Trade and Investment Relations Latam-India

The potential of India for Latinamerican exports and investment opportunities was underscored during the presentation of a report “India and Latin America and the Caribbean, opportunities and challenges in trade and investment relations” sponsored by the UN Economic Commission for

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Forbes: Brazil’s Booming Economy Is Creating 19 ‘Millionaires’ Every Day

Brazil has been adding 19 ‘millionaires’ per day since 2007 — and that statistic will likely be repeated over the next three years as Latin America’s economic super-power continues to deliver stellar GDP growth and consumption rates, according to bankers.

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CFI Top 25 Most Powerful Individuals in Emerging Markets 2012

Few will argue about Vladimir Putin being the most powerful man in emerging markets this year. On the back of his long term track record of domestic economic success and foreign policy strengths, he will soon be re-elected as President

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CFI Top 40 Billionaires in Emerging Markets 2012

The list is dominated by billionaires from the BRIC economies (65% out of the total number of billionaires). Of these, the Russian (and one Ukrainian) makes up more than half of the billionaires from BRIC economies and 38% of the

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Indonesia To Top “Happy Index”

Indonesian are the world’s most content people according to new research. Emerging markets and half of the BRIC economies (represented by India 2nd, and Brazil 4th) are top 4 in the recently published well-being or “Happiness” ranking. Mexico came 3rd.

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Let Mexico’s Moguls Battle

The Economist (04/02/12): Mexico suffers from two near-monopolies. It should let them fight each other IN A futuristic art gallery which Carlos Slim opened last year in Mexico City, visitors can enjoy, among other things, a hall of rare coins

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A New Generation of Banker

Brazilian Alessandra França, by no means fits the banking stereotype  at only 26 she has already, established a bank for the poor after reading the biography of Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2006. By Marco dos Santos The young

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Brazilian Blowout Legally Labeled Carcinogenic … Will It Matter?

Amy Westervelt, Forbes (30/01/12): Last year women’s magazines and pop culture blogs were afire with the news that the popular Brazilian Blowout–an expensive salon treatment that promises to smooth and straighten hair for up to six months–released formaldehyde, a known

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