Brazil: Heading Towards Recession

Brazil: Heading Towards Recession

Global Finance sat down with José Francisco de Lima Gonçalves, a professor of economics at São Paulo University and chief economist at Banco Fator, to discuss his views on Brazil in 2015.

COSTA RICA: THE FDI SUCCESS STORY

Frontier Markets Report | Costa Rica
Costa Rica has a long history of actively and successfully seeking outside investment. However, the country is dealing with high unemployment and an uncertain fiscal outlook, given that the government plans to ramp up spending on social programs, which could raise the debt level.

ARGENTINA’S TAX DEPARTMENT STRIPS PROCTER & GAMBLE LICENSE

ARGENTINA’S TAX DEPARTMENT STRIPS PROCTER & GAMBLE LICENSE

Corporate Tax | Management
Approximately 500 American companies operate in Argentina—but on November 3 that number abruptly decreased by one as the country’s tax authority, the Administración Federal de Ingresos Públicos (AFIP) revoked the company’s registration, accusing P&G of tax and accounting fraud.

ARGENTINE GOVERNOR MAY FURTHER DILUTE CENTRAL BANK INDEPENDENCE

ARGENTINE GOVERNOR MAY FURTHER DILUTE CENTRAL BANK INDEPENDENCE

Newsmakers | Argentina
Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in early October triggered the resignation of the head of the country’s central bank, Juan Carlos Fabrega, by criticizing him for not reducing manipulation of the country’s currency. His replacement, Alejandro Vanoli, formerly the head of the country’s securities regulator, CNV, doesn’t look likely to set Argentina on a better path.