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Regeneration efforts in Rio de Janeiro shuold help fill Brazil's housing shortage

Long-term funding holds key to Brazil's future economic stability

June 30, 2011

Brazil is undergoing a renaissance, with its improving standards of living and a consumer credit boom. The next challenge is to secure longer-term funding for the fledgling mortgage market and reduce interest rates.

Petrobras is looking at the euro and sterling markets more closely

Petrobras eyes euro and sterling markets

June 30, 2011

Brazilian oil company Petrobras is planning to take advantage of the changing world order in currency terms by reducing its reliance on the US dollar in favour of the euro and sterling markets.

Brazil’s stock exchange plays catch up

June 30, 2011

Previously reliant on their own resources or bank loans to raise capital, companies in Brazil are now recognising the benefits of listing. But it will take a while before the country's stock exchange catches up with others around the world.

The rise of China's banks goes on and on

June 30, 2011

The rise of China's banking sector shows no signs of abating in this year's Top 1000 World Banks ranking, with the highest movers table dominated by financial institutions from the country.

Andres Esteves

BTG Pactual riding high on Brazil's economic strength

June 1, 2011

Armed with new capital, BTG Pactual has been busy deal-making this year under the direction of CEO Andre Esteves.

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Ghana's finance minister plans to spend oil wealth wisely

May 4, 2011

Ghana's finance minister Kwabena Duffuor tells Brian Caplen how he is taking measures to ensure that his country's new oil wealth is spent on securing its long-term economic prosperity.

Rosbank merge

Rosbank set to take its place among Russia's heavyweights

May 4, 2011

The consolidation of Société Générale's Russian subsidiaries will create a universal bank with firepower, its chief executive Vladimir Golubkov explains to Brian Caplen.

Heemskerk, Bert

IBC must try harder in its attempts to let banks fail without the fallout

May 4, 2011

The prevention of another financial crisis is dependent on a regulator which plays tough, and the work of the new macro-prudential regulators.

António Horta-Osório

António Horta-Osório moves out of his comfort zone

March 22, 2011

Lloyds Banking Group's new CEO, António Horta-Osório, had an easy option: to stay at the helm of Santander UK and await inevitable promotion. Instead, he left to front the bailed-out UK bank.

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