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Higher returns for Brazilian electricity projects

26 Mar

Brazil looks to stall decline by reviving its infrastructure programme.

Signs of improvement in Mexico

20 Mar

Retail sales continued to rise in January suggesting the economy may be gaining some modest momentum.

Poorer Brazilians turn against Dilma

18 Mar

A new poll has confirmed that the president’s popularity is plummeting, with the decline among poorer voters especially sharp.

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26 February 2015

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Consumer

Mexico – growing opportunities in healthcare

Medical tourism and new consumer demand are driving growth in Mexican healthcare and increasing private equity and venture capital interest, but the sector remains fragmented.

Regional demand for healthcare edges up

Although demand for quality healthcare is growing, our Consumer Survey shows the cost of many plans has increased significantly, especially in Brazil.

Resources and Trade

Managing the oil revenue decline

The fall in oil prices has put significant pressure on the budgets of Latin America’s oil producers, but some governments have reacted quicker than others to face down this threat.

Finance

Brazil – austerity to exact a high price

Dilma Rousseff faces a challenge in pushing through the fiscal austerity Brazil needs to put itself on a more stable footing. Either way, the short-term economic outlook is negative, with recession and increased political tensions all but certain.

Infrastructure

Brazil – high risk of electricity shortages

Politics and mismanagement may exacerbate unusually dry weather to create power shortages in the upcoming dry season.

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