Investing in Brazil 2011

  • US President Barack Obama and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff

    "In the past, Brazil's reach has always exceeded its grasp," says one former U.S. official. "It always saw itself as a leader, but has been frustrated that the world saw it another way. The Brazilian economy is developing to the point where it does have the global heft that people have to take it seriously."

  • Helicopter flying over Sao Paolo

    Nothing epitomizes Brazil's tremendous growth and tremendous challenges more than the helicopter. You see them by the dozens every day over Sao Paulo, and they are not filled with sightseers but commuters trying to get to work on time.

  • Oil Rig

    In the scenic resort town of Angra dos Reis in Brazil, Petrobras is nearing completion of its latest oil platform, the massive P-56. When it is moved out to sea in May, it will produce 100,000 barrels of oil per day.

  • A fan blows a vuvuzela at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

    Nothing inspires more passion in Brazil than soccer.  But the nation is dramatically behind schedule in putting in place the infrastructure required for when 600,000 visitors descend on the country.

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    Brazilian oil giant Petrobras is confident the type of drilling accident BP faced in the Gulf of Mexico last year would not happen in its offshore operations, a company official said recently.

  • Mall in Sao Paolo, Brazil

    As the U.S. Fed moves closer to winding down some of its extraordinary easing, in Brazil, the impact of easy money policies in the developed world is felt every day.

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    Are you planning to invest in Brazil? Do the potential rewards outweigh the risks? Tell us what you think.

  • Mall in Sao Paolo, Brazil

    There are 210 million registered cell phones in Brazil, 10 million more than the estimated population of the entire country, more proof to this traveler that Brazil is a country bursting at the seams.

  • Since 2006, Brazil has been committed to energy self-sufficiency and with the discovery of vast oil fields over the last decade, the country has emerged as a major player in the world’s energy markets. Petrobras, the largest company in the Southern Hemisphere by market capitalization, is in prime position to explore Brazil’s vast reserves and is quickly building oil platforms to tap these resources. These new state-of-the-art platforms are multi-year, multi-billion-dollar projects that are speed

    What does it look like from inside these innovative Brazilian oil platforms? Click for a tour of the newest Petrobras platform under construction, P-56.

  • Like all emerging markets, Brazil’s success story has a lot to do with its fast growing middle class, a key driving force behind the country’s economic growth. Brazil is not just about commodities but also a very strong domestic story. And returns have reflected the positive story.

  • Brazil's Economic Miracle

    Brazil's "economic miracle" is alive and well, despite growing concern the Latin American powerhouse is in danger of overheating, with Huw Jenkins, BTG Pactual.

  • Brazilian Market: A Natural Hedge Against Inflation

    Pedro Bastos, CEO of HSBC Global Asset Management Brazil says it's time to buy into Brazilian infrastructure and real estate stocks.

  • BRICS Have Potential to Emerge as New Power

    Rudy Martin, emerging markets analyst at Weiss Research, says the market has not fully began to comprehend last weekend's BRICS meeting, which he says, has the potential to alter the world's capital movement.

  • Global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney takes an annual look at which emerging markets are ripe for retail expansion. Their study (hyperlink to looks at 30 emerging countries and grades them on a number of factors including an assessment of country risk, population size, and wealth as well as its current retail saturation. Several countries  as more isolated markets became attractive because they help shelter retailers from the swings in global economies brought on

    Global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney takes an annual look at which emerging markets are ripe for retail expansion. Check out what they found!

  • Russia

    It's in Russia, Brazil and in the developing markets where the automakers will lay the groundwork for their success later this decade.

  • Brazilian policymakers are trying to find the sweet spot for their monetary policy. For now, interest rate hikes are more likely than not. But their impact for currency traders is less certain.

  • In a report from Brazil, Fast Money trader Tim Seymour looks at the impact of the Japan crisis on emerging markets.

  • Good news drove Brazilian stocks higher for the second session in a row and drove bullish option activity yesterday (Thursday).

  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Brazilian companies, armed with a strong Real, are hunting for acquisitions across the globe , while U.S. private equity and sovereign wealth funds turn their attention to red hot Brazil.

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    Brazil’s oil giant Petrobras is taking advantage of the BRIC country summit in China to test the waters for Chinese financing.