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Features : Star Of The South

COUNTRY REPORT / BRAZIL Brazil’s commitment to developing biofuels is paying off handsomely. Investment is flooding in to other areas of the economy, too.   José Sergio Gabrielli, CEO of Petrobras For the administration of Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula ...

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Emerging Markets : Debt Markets Holding Up Well

NEWS     The big question for dollar-denominated debt markets in emerging market countries is whether they have decoupled from their historical dependence on the US economy and financial markets, according to analysts at Bear Stearns. While the US consumer ...

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Features : The Wild East

RUSSIA Russia’s greatest strength could also turn out to be its biggest weakness.   Skyscrapers go up as some of Russia’s surplus is invested in infrastructure projects Oil has been kind to Russia. In the past few years, as world ...


Milestones : Integration Helps Firms Avert Risk

GLOBAL     Firms are unprepared for risks such as terrorist attacks Major companies are still struggling to come to grips with risk management, despite recent high-profile events such as the September 11 attacks, the London bombings, the threat of ...

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