Brazil

  • Itaú Gains Two Kinds of Capital Dec 1, 2002

    By buying local competitor BBA Creditanstalt, Brazil's second-largest private sector bank substantially grows its assets and gains the talent inside a well-run wholesale franchise.

  • Keeping the Faith Dec 1, 2002

    The international financial markets have warmed to Brazilian President-elect Lula's statement-like pronouncements. But he must impose unpopular austerity measures to keep investors satisfied.

  • People Dec 1, 2002

    • Will Prudence Prevail ? Nov 1, 2002

      Following an overwhelming victory, Brazil's President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva now must show investors he can control spending and inflation, and continue to pay the country's debts.

      • The Art of the "Impossible" Oct 1, 2002

      • The Tough But Hopeful Sheriff Oct 1, 2002

        Brazil's new securities regulator, Luiz Leonardo Cantidiano, intends to stamp out cheating and viligilantly monitor corporate reporting. But he also is playing the role as a promoter of the markets, convinced that they can be revived.



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