Political Risk Analysis

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Risk Summary - Brazil - SEPT 2014

Investment into healthcare will remain one of the Brazilian government's tools to head off significant social instability and help bolster support for President Dilma Rousseff's October re-election bid. With USD1,024 per capita annual healthcare spending, the Brazilian healthcare sector has surpassed many developing countries in terms of healthcare standards and service coverage.

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Risk Summary - Brazil - SEPT 2014

Brazil's Short-Term Political Risk Rating held steady at 69.6 this month, and we expect it will remain relatively stable in the coming months. Protests related to the FIFA World Cup have remained...

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Risk Summary - Brazil - AUG 2014

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is shoring up her electoral alliances in advance of the official start of campaigning for the October presidential election. After receiving the nomination from...

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Risk Summary - Brazil - JULY 2014

While President Dilma Rousseff's approval ratings have suffered in recent months, voting intentions for the president remain relatively high. In a scenario with just the president, Aécio...

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Risk Summary - Brazil - MAY 2014

Credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's decision to downgrade Brazil's sovereign credit rating to BBB- from BBB on March 24 provides an interesting wrinkle to President Dilma Rousseff's re-election campaign. While we do not expect it will result in a significant policy change in the coming months, we will be watching closely to see if the opposition is able to capitalise on this in order to...

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Risk Summary - Brazil - MAY 2014

As Brazil's October 2014 general election campaign continues to heat up, President Dilma Rousseff is facing increasing challenges from congress over her role in the purchase of a stake in a refiner...

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Risk Summary - Brazil - APR 2014

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff made a trip to the European Union (EU) in late February in order to continue negotiations regarding a free trade agreement between the EU and the trade bloc...

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Risk Summary - Brazil - MAR 2014

Rolezinhos, planned gatherings of large groups of youths who are often from poor neighbourhoods, have increased social tensions in Brazil in recent months. Taking place at major shopping malls, the gatherings have raised concerns about public security and robbery in the malls, as well as asking broader questions about race, and the country's growing class divide. In response to perceived securi...

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Risk Summary - Brazil - MAR 2014

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff recently announced a cabinet reshuffle, replacing Chief of Staff, Gleisi Hoffmann with Health Minister Aloizio Mercandante. Mercandate will be replaced as health...

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