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Risk Summary - Brazil - DEC 2014

Planned subsidy reform will help Brazilian national oil company Petrobras address rising pressures on its balance sheet. Brazil's fuel subsidies, which are paid for by Petrobras, have proved unsustainable, driving up the company's heavy debt burden.

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Data Release - Brazil - DEC 2014

Scheduled increases in Brazilian car sales taxes in early 2015 will bring passenger car demand forward into the latter months of 2014, but will weigh on domestic sales in 2015. While the...

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Risk Summary - Brazil - DEC 2014

Brazil's Short-Term Political Risk Rating (STPRR) held steady at 69.6 this month, above the Latin America and Emerging Market averages of 59.6 and 61.8, respectively. The second round of Brazil's...

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Risk Summary - Brazil - NOV 2014

The Brazilian ethanol sector would benefit from a win by Partido Socialista Brasileiro candidate Marina Silva in the country's upcoming presidential election. Latest polling data shows that Silva is virtually tied with President Dilma Rousseff of the Partido dos Trabalhadores in both the first and second rounds.

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Data Release - Brazil - NOV 2014

Brazil's labour market remains tight despite a further economic slowdown in recent months. Unemployment came in at 5.0% in August - a record low for that month. However, with job creation slowing...

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