18 Dec 2014
Brazil’s increasingly internet savvy middle class is fuelling a boom in state-of-the-art consumer electronics from smartphones to smart TVs.
Sales of the devices are set to double this year, with growth stretching from the iPad to low-cost local brands.
The government's coalition remains strong, despite fresh skirmishes over oil royalties and state taxes.
A review of where Brazil Confidential stood on the major macro issues in 2012, and how our forecasts stacked up against events.
Inflation looks in check, but it remains a headache for the authorities.
At least two major airports are likely to be auctioned as part of a new government plan, which follows similar policies for roads, railways and ports.