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  • Brazil: Presidential election preview - Updated Wed October 1, 2014

    First-round voting on 5 October may not produce a winner; a second-round vote is likely on 26 October • President Dilma has retaken the lead in recent polls and the BRL remains the regional underperformer • Marina’s inability to consolidate early ...

  • Brazil – Chance for change - Updated Wed August 27, 2014

    Eduardo Campos’ (PSB) death has turned Brazil’s presidential elections upside down • Marina Silva’s confirmation as the PSB’s candidate has dramatically increased its chances of victory • We expect a positive market response to a Marina Silva wi...

  • Brazil – Outlook and key themes for 2014 - Updated Mon April 28, 2014

    • We recently revised our 2014 GDP growth forecast down to 1.8%, and our IPCA projection up to 6.3% • But our growth forecast remains above-consensus, as we expect a boost from global growth • The BCB is done, for now; we expect more hikes after t...

  • Argentina-Brazil: It takes two to tango - Updated Thu February 6, 2014

    Argentina’s economic crisis is not over; USD-ARS and local rates are likely to move higher • Inflation is expected to spike, and the economy to contract; this is bad news for Brazil • The trade links between Brazil and Argentina are significant ...

  • Local Markets Compendium 2014 - Updated Mon October 7, 2013

    To paraphrase Mark Twain, the reports of the death of EM bond markets have been greatly exaggerated. Increased global allocations to local EM bond markets have been not cyclical but primarily structural in nature, reflecting these markets’ rising ec...

  • Brazil – Weaker growth for 2013 - Updated Wed July 17, 2013

    Most of the coincident and leading indicators point to Q2-2013 being as weak as Q1-2013 • Additionally, the breakdown of key indicators suggests H2-2013 will be worse than initially thought • We lower our GDP growth forecast for 2013 to 2.2% from ...

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