EMBA25: Capstone Project Sources on Brazil

For additional databases for articles, etc., see “Find Business Articles and Data.”

Country Resources by Region:

The Inter-American Development Bank – regional economic data, research, and statistics.

Free Trade Area of the Americas – “an effort to unite the economies of the Americas into a single free trade area which began at the Summit of the Americas, held in December 1994.

For a comprehensive list of country and region resources, consult our Country and Region: International Business guide.

Country Profiles and Surveys:

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 “Publications” column on the right. Highlights may include, country monitor, country review, economic competitiveness and country forecast.

CIA World Factbook

Provides important unclassified CIA data for more than 250 countries, including Brazil. Covers a wide range of topics including economics, politics, geography and foreign relations. Updated every two weeks.

EIU- The Economist Intelligence Unit

Note: Data on Brazil is available through several sections. From main screen, select country under Choose region/country, next to map. Each country page in the database provides forecast updates and featured analysis on economic and political events as well as content pertaining to market opportunities, government regulations and the financial services sector.

World Development Indicators (WDI)

Note: Use World Development Indicators (WDI) for sophisticated data retrieval and presentation, charting and mapping, and exporting of data. WDI is arranged in six sections: world view, people, environment, economy, states and markets, and global links. Contains more than 900 indicators, 210 countries, 18 groups, and over 40 years (1960 to 2007) of data, where data are available. The tables cover 210 economies and 18 country groups with basic indicators for a further 62 economies.

OECD iLibrary (2000)
Note: OECD Economic Surveys for Brazil and 40 other countries. From main screen, Country Reports and Tables are available for 75 countries. See Go To pull down menu, at top of the screen.

Country Study: Brazil

” 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.”


US / Brazil trade statistics from the Foreign Trade Division of the US Census.
Central Bank of Brazil – statistics and other information about the Brazilian economy.
Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statitistics – economic indicators, and population statistics.

Company Information:

Uniworld Online
Note: An online directory of business contact information for headquarters, subsidiaries, and branches of multinational firms with offices in another country, covering over 200 countries and 20,000 industries. Previously released as two separate directories under the Uniworld label: “American firms operating in foreign countries” and “Foreign firms operating in the United States.”


Mergent online (1997]-)
Note: This database will compare company against company using ratios and financial metrics, access company SEC filings like 10-k’s as well as annual reports and allows you to export financials into Excel.
Company Dossier via LexisNexis

Information on public and private international companies; click on “Create a Company List” tab to create list of international or U.S. companies by industry, geographic area and revenue.

Note: International public and private companies and their subsidiaries worldwide. Create lists by country and industry.


Company News:

Note: Current news from over a thousand business magazines and trade journals. Includes Wall Street Journal.

Note: Business Source Complete contains indexes, abstracts and full text of business publications, scholarly publications and peer-reviewed journals. Among the sources covered in this database are EIU (Economist Intelligence Unit) country economic reports, company profiles and industry profiles from MarketLine (Formerly Datamonitor), and monographs.

Factiva (2001)


Industry Information:

Business Monitor International (BMI) Industry Reports
Reports include international market intelligence, trend analysis, and forecasts.


Stock Exchanges:

BM&F BOVESPA Brazil Stock Exchange


To search for specific articles in newspapers or magazines, journals and periodicals, see “Find Business Articles and Data.”

BBC Country Profile: Brazil – includes links to major Brazilian media outlets.

Newspapers: titles from Press Display have a 60-day back file

Agora -Press Display
Brasil Economico – Press
Folha de S. Paulo – Press Display
Jornal do Brasil – web, in Portugese
Jornaldodia – Press Display
O Correio Brazilense – web, in Portugese
O Estado de Sao Paulo – Press Display
O Globo de Brasil – Academic OneFile


Brazil Business Forecast Report through Business Source Complete
Brazil Country Monitor through Business Source Complete
Brazil Country Profile through Business Source Complete
Brazil Economic Competitivenessthrough Business Source Complete
Brazil Economic Studies through Business Source Complete
Brazil Quarterly Forecast Report through Business Source Complete
Brazilian Business Review through Business Source Complete
Jornal do Commercio – LexisNexis Academic

Recent Books:

Selected recent titles on Brazil are listed below. Unless otherwise noted, all books are located in Pardee Library. The link, to the record in the online catalog, provides publication details and availability. For many other titles, check the library’s online catalog. To search for additional titles, use keywords or phrases such as Brazil business and Brazilian business

Books on Brazil:

Brazil as an Economic Superpower?

HC187.B86584 2009 (Pardee Library)

Fiscal Policy, Stabilization, and Growth: Prudence or Abstinence?

HJ799.53 .F574 2008 (Pardee Library)

The Dragon in the Room: China & the Future of Latin American Industrialization

HF3230.5.Z7 G35 2010 (Pardee Library)

Latin American business cultures

GN564.L29 L37 2011 (Pardee Library)

The Real Plan and The Exchange Rate

HG136 .F43 no. 217 (Pardee Library)

Brazil under Lula: Economy, Politics and Society Under the Worker-President

F2538.3 .B7524 2009 (Mugar Library)

The Investment Climage in Brazil, India, and South America: A Comparison of Approaches for Sustaining Economic Growth in Emerging Economies

HC187. I66 2008 (Mugar Library)