Homicides in Brazil vs. Other Countries: Chart

Brazil has one of the highest murder rates in the world. In 2015, the there were nearly 60,000 murders in the country. The following chart shows this number in perspective. This number is equal to the number of murders in the US, China, all of Europe, Northern Africa, Japan, Indonesia, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand combined. Click to …

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Petroleum in Brazil: Infographic

Petróleo Brasileiro S.A.  or simply called as Petrobras(PBR) is the state-owned Brazilian oil company. Petrobras used to a high-flier with the ADR hitting over $70 a share in 2008. Since then it has been gone nowhere but down year after year. The massive corruption scandal that was uncovered and falling oil prices have led this …

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Brazil: One of the Top Performing Stock Market So Far This Year

Brazil is the top performing market in the world so far this year. The Bovespa has shot up by 41% year-to-date, The Olympics and more importantly the ousting of the Dilma Roussef government a while ago by a more pro-growth conservative administration made foreign investors turn their attention to Brazilian equities again. Bovespa year-to-date return chart: Click to …

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One Structural Flaw in the Brazilian Growth Story

The Brazilian economy and equity markets have been on a downward trend for the past few years. The benchmark Bovepa index is down 9.5% year-to-date. Ever since the Global Financial Crisis of 2008-09 Brazilian stocks continue to be poor performers. This is in sharp contrast to views held until a few years ago when the …

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