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Economisch commentaar Engelstalige versie

2014, het jaar van Brazilië?

Dit jaar organiseert Brazilië het WK. Het Zuid-Amerikaanse land wordt alom gezien als een voorname kanshebber voor het winnen van de wereldtitel. Voor ons is dit aanleiding om de economie van Brazilië uitgebreid onder de loep te nemen.

Conjunctuurbeeld Engelstalige versie

Nederland: Sterk einde van 2013

De economische groei is in het laatste kwartaal van 2013 waarschijnlijk versneld. Maar we verwachten nog steeds slechts gematigde groei in 2014. De neerwaartse trend in de inflatie zet door.

Themabericht

How to tackle the ‘Custo Brasil’ (Engelstalig)

Due to the so-called “Custo Brasil” Brazil is a relatively expensive place to do business. Three important growth bottlenecks are primarily responsible for this Custo Brasil: the tax system and red tape, lack of good infrastructure and human capital constraints.

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Democracy, Brazilian style (Engelstalig)

Brazil’s political system generally makes it difficult and time-consuming to implement far-reaching reforms. Furthermore, the system seems to be affected by a lot of patronage and corrupt practices. In this report we explain why this is the case.

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Brazil’s social challenges (Engelstalig)

In the past decade, Brazil has managed to substantially bring down its traditionally high levels of inequality and poverty. However, inequality is still high and relatively weak public services result in institutional inequality.

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Brazil’s economic model: In need of a revamp (Engelstalig)

The recent performance of the Brazilian economy has been disappointing. We conclude that consumption and commodity exports cannot continue to drive growth. To reinvigorate its economic model Brazil needs to increase investment and productivity.

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Brazil’s macro economy, past and present (Engelstalig)

Brazil’s has turbulent macroeconomic history. Since the launch of the Plano Real in 1994, Brazil’s macroeconomic environment has become increasingly. However, more recently growth has disappointed.