Brazil:Business Guide

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Country Descriptions

Note: Includes country profiles from several sources: Business Monitor International, Countrywatch Inc., Datamonitor, EIU, Global Insight, Going Global, Icon Group, OECD, and PRS Group. Select “Country Reports” from right-hand column on the right. Highlights include:

Background Notes on Countries of the World: Brazil

Published by the U.S. government, includes facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, foreign relations and travel/business information.

Brazil Business Forecast Report

Published quarterly by Business Monitor International, provides SWOT analysis of a country’s political, economic and business environment, includes overviews of the country’s key economic sectors and scenario test analysis.

Brazil Country Monitor

Presents Analyses, Statistics, and Forecasts on the Economy. Includes information on Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Real GDP, Consumer Prices, Foreign Trade, Official Exchange Rate, etc. Also provides Import and Export Statistics as well as the names of important government officials.

Brazil Country Profile

Quick access to country data points, economic performance, gross domestic product, and detailed analysis of the country’s business environment.

Brazil Country Review

Published annually by CountryWatch, provides demographic, economic, business, and environmental data.

 

Brazil Economic Competitiveness

Published by the Icon Group using vertical analysis or common-sized statements, provides estimates of the financial performance and labor productivity of countries compared to global benchmarks.  Financial analysis includes asset, liability and income structure, ratios, profitability ratios and key percentile rankings.  Labor productivity analysis includes asset-labor, liability-labor, and income-labor ratios.

Political Risk Yearbook: Brazil Country Forecast

Published annually by PRS Group and includes the Political Risk Service rating system which assesses different political scenarios within a country, 18-month and five year forecasts based on a variety of political scenarios, the country’s political framework, key political player as well as economic conditions, investment, taxation and environmental trends, foreign relations, defense forces and the country’s history and geography.

Country Study: Brazil

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/brtoc.html
“The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world and examines the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors.”

Finance, Trade, & Commerce

BuyUSA.gov U.S. Commercial Services: Brazil

http://export.gov/brazil/doingbusinessinbrazil/index.asp
From the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration.U.S. Commercial Service (USCS) Provides information to U.S. businesses exporting goods and services, including trade agreements, market research, trade event lists, industry specific information.

Doing Business. Benchmarking Business Regulations.

http://www.doingbusiness.org/
Produced by the World Bank, this database provides information on business regulations and their enforcement in many countries. Countries are ranked according to ease of doing business. The Doing Business Indicators are comparable across 175 economies. These indicators include starting a business, dealing with licenses, employing workers, registering property, getting credit, protecting investors, paying taxes, enforcing contracts, and others.

FITA: Brazil Country Profile

http://fita.org/countries/brazil.html
FITA, The Federation of International Trade Associations, website includes general information as well as information on market access, economic indicators, taxes, labor market, agriculture, media, and more.

Global Edge: Brazil

http://globaledge.msu.edu/countries/brazil/
Created by the Center for International Business Education and Research at Michigan State University ( MSU-CIBER ), globalEDGE contains country specific news, statistics, history, economics, and government data.

Index of Economic Freedom: Brazil

http://www.heritage.org/Index/Country/Brazil
A Web resource evaluating the following areas: Brazil’s trade policy, fiscal burden of government, government intervention in the economy, monetary policy, capital flows and foreign investment, banking and finance, wages and prices, property rights, regulation, and black market.

OECD iLibrary (2000)
Note: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development provides statistics and report on its 30 country members in addition to various reports, statistics and working papers covering macroeconomics, trade, education, development and science and innovation with approx 70 countries it has relationships with. Content vary country by country.

News

Note: Press Display provides online access to over 400 titles of today’s newspaper’s from around the world in full-color and full-page format. To get a list of newspapers by country select the country from the sidebar.

 

Statistics & Government Resources

Banco Central do Brasil (Central Bank)

http://www.bcb.gov.br/?ENGLISH
English version of the Web site for the Central Bank of Brazil. Includes links to the following: national financial system, economic and financial information, foreign capitals and exchange rates, legislation, norms and manuals, publications, and consumer information. Links to the Portuguese version.

Embassy of Brazil in Washington D.C.

http://washington.itamaraty.gov.br/en-us/
A wide-range of information on Brazil and the activities of the Brazilian Embassy in the United States, as well as links to Brazilian institutions.

Statistics Brazil

http://www.ibge.gov.br/english/default.php
Important social and economic indicators for Brazil.