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5 things: Brazil’s economic downturn and what to expect going forward

Brazil’s economy has had a tough time of it so far this year. The truckers’ strike, the depreciating real and the uncertainty regarding presidential elections have all contributed to Brazil’s economic woes in 2018. In this post, Senior Economist Angela Bouzanis answers some key questions regarding Brazil’s economic outlook as we head into 2019. 1. Brazil’s economic outlook has worsened considerably since the start of 2018. What has caused more pessimistic view on economic…

Brazil retains its investor appeal due to stable Government Policies

A stable economy, a burgeoning domestic market and huge untapped reserves of natural resources have led foreign investors to become increasingly interested in Brazil as an investment destination although there are challenges to sustaining this attractiveness according to Ernst & Young’s first annual Brazilian Attractiveness Survey. The survey combines an analysis of foreign direct investment (FDI) into Brazil since 2007 with a survey of 250 global executives on their views on Brazil as a potential…