Tag Archives: economics

Environment: In defence of economic ideology

Many Euromoney readers were alive in more ideological times. They will remember the collapse of the socialist command economy model and the fall of the Berlin wall. They will also remember Margaret Thatcher’s aggressive application of liberal economic forces and … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Paraguay to focus on trade at IDB

Paraguay’s minister of finance, Santiago Peña, says that he expects the recent shift to the right in the politics of Mercosur’s two largest member countries to lead the organization to refocus on its economic mission at the expense of broader … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Lifestyle Blog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The sucking sound of Brazilian interest rates

Brazil’s economy leads the world in high interest rates. It is a blessing for banks but a burden on the economy – draining resources away from both new investment and consumption. Will new credit platforms finally jolt the established banks … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Brazil’s cup is half full

There has been a lot of negative commentary about Brazil recently, not least some of which has been in the articles I write for Euromoney Magazine, for example this month’s look at the precarious state of Petrobras which should be of … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment