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Landenrapport

Country Report Brazil (Engelstalig)

Economic growth in Brazil is likely to fall below 1% in 2014, as both investment and consumption have been weakening. In the second quarter, the economy officially entered a recession. Meanwhile, the October 2014 presidential elections have become very competitive after Marina Silva’s entry to the race.

Economisch commentaar

Wereldeconomisch commentaar: een betere tweede helft?

Nadat het eerste kwartaal van dit jaar in economisch opzicht voor veel landen tegenviel, wordt de hoop gevestigd op een betere tweede helft. Per saldo verwachten we dat de hoop werkelijkheid wordt. Echter niet alle landen laten hetzelfde beeld zien.

Landenrapport

Country Report Brazil (Engelstalig)

Brazil’s current account deficit has increased strongly in 2013, but the large foreign exchange reserves continue to mitigate balance of payments risks. Meanwhile, the central bank has continued its aggressive tightening cycle.

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.

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.

Themabericht

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.

Themabericht

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.

Themabericht

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.

Themabericht

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.