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  • Overview Chinese Companies Find Brazil Attractive Chinadaily USA: November 1 “[Brazil] is the world’s fifth-largest Internet market. Among the population of 200 million, nearly 90 million are Internet users and online shopping is becoming fashionable… Brazilian e-commerce reached 28.5 billion reais in year-on-year growth of 25 percent. This year, driven by the FIFA World Cup […]

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  • Santosh Desai, a Geoskope expert and a leading observer of India’s social dynamics, argues that the Congress Party needs new leadership and to learn new lessons.  With the party losing elections last week in two key states, it must now realize that Indian politics are changing in a fundamental way: Prime Minister Modi’s electoral success […]

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  • Amitabha Pande, a Geoskope expert and former Secretary of the Indian government’s Inter-State Council, contends that cooperative federalism should be central to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s governance agenda, since the lack of consensus-building across states stymied the previous government’s efforts to enact important reforms, including key economic measures. Read the full article here.

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  • In a comment piece for ForeignAffairs.com, Geoskope senior advisor Pamela K. Starr writes that the series of reforms enacted by President Enrique Peña Nieto could forever change Mexican governance and its economy’s competitiveness. These include new rules to enhance government transparency, reform primary education, expand access to credit, and encourage market-based competition by promoting investment […]

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  • In a comment piece for The Sacramento Bee, Geoskope senior advisor Pamela K. Starr argues that Mexico is on the move, and it’s well past time for Americans to take a fresh look at the country.  It’s time to wake up to the fact that a dynamic market democracy is emerging in our backyard and […]

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  • By Perry Nunes In the past 25 years, Brazil’s consumer population has grown from 70 million to 170 million, which has resulted in a strong and diverse retail sector. Today, even as the country’s economic growth has slowed, the retail sector has proved to be noticeably resilient. A study last year from the Brazilian Institute […]

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  • By Perry Nunes With the World Cup matches in full swing, all eyes are on Brazil. Though visiting tourists are currently flocking to host cities all around the country, foreign companies have tended to focus almost exclusively on the cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in the country’s richest southeastern region. This strategy, […]

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  • by Samir Kumar We’re pleased to introduce our first India Roundup — an examination of the themes that are having, or will have, effects on business in India. What you see here is just a start, so stay tuned and please feel free to offer feedback on how we can better help you keep tabs […]

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  • by Samir Kumar Politics and Political Culture The Trends that Helped Sweep BJP to Landslide Victory New York Times: May 23, 2014 Malavika Vyawhare The BJP’s victory was politically comprehensive, but in particular it managed to firmly capture the youth vote, the Muslim vote, and the “political fulcrum” of Uttar Pradesh. Data show that it […]

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  • by Perry Nunes According to dire headlines in recent months, Brazil is a country of failed potential for international business. The once booming economy appears to falling flat, with GDP growth barely scraping past 2 percent in 2013 compared to the 7.5 percent growth in 2010. Foreign direct investment dipped last year as well, as investor confidence […]

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