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The Rise of the “B” In the BRIC– Brazil Economy

Brazil as a country is known for having one of the best growing economies all over the world. Despite the reality of the world economic meltdown, the nation has continued to wax stronger economically. The Brazilian stock market has continued to impress many of the investors. A good number of local and foreign investors have actually built wealth by investing in the nation’s stock market.

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Brazil Stock Market and Economy

Actually, Brazil ranks as the 5th largest country in the world when viewed through the lens of geographical area. It also ranks as the 6th largest economy in the world. The nation is also endowed with lots of natural resources. It has ever growing gas and oil reserves. It’s also the world’s largest producer of coffee, tropical fruit and sugarcane. The nation is also known for having several manufacturing companies in vital areas such as steel, computers, automobiles, petrochemical, aircrafts and durable consumer products. These account for over 31% of the nation’s GDP. The remaining 71% hinges on the insurance, banking, retailing, healthcare and other sectors.

Most of the major companies constitute the bulk of what is known as the Brazil stock market. A good number of them have their shares sold to the public. This accounts for the ever growing economy of the great nation. Brazilians and even foreign investors see the nation’s stock market as a viable ground for profitable investment. You can invest with any amount and still make lots of profits in the long run.

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During the global economic crunch of 2008, the Brazilian stock market was also affected. Despite this, the nation’s economic remained solid during the period. It suffered minor setbacks and still bounced back after sometime. The Brazilian government came up with aggressive economic measures that made the nations economic stronger. The government raided the interest rates and also engaged economic experts who actually helped in sustaining the nation’s economy.

Meanwhile, the Brazilian stock market went down on the profit scale when the government tightened measures in 2010 to slow down the overheated economy. This actually affected most of the companies. However, when the government’s measures were relaxed in 2011, the stock market picked up. This made the nation’s economy to surpass that of the United Kingdom in 2011.

Over the years, several companies in Brazil have been doing well in the world stock market. Among the major companies include:

· Embraer, the Aircraft maker with a market value of $4.76 billion

· Petrobras, the oil giant with a market value of $173 billion

· CPFL Energia S.A, the power provider with a market value of $12 billion

· Companhia Siderurgica Nacional with a market value of $14 billion

There are many other companies with profitable shares. They have been driving the Brazilian economic to greater heights. Investing in any of the stocks is indeed a viable gateway to riches. You simply build wealth within some months or years!

BRICS Plan to open own South-South Development Bank

The leaders of the Brics Countries  Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — collectively known as the BRICS — “agreed to examine in greater detail a proposal to set up a BRICS-led South-South Development Bank which will be like a “Bric fund” , funded and managed by the BRICS and other developing countries,” said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India.

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Brazil and India sign six pacts  in BRICS Summit Including BRIC Fund

A day after the BRICS summit, India and Brazil Friday decided to step up efforts to push the UN reforms and signed half a dozen pacts in areas ranging from science and biotechnology to cultural exchanges. This Includes  a BRIC fund to be set up in the form of a Development Bank for these and other growing economies.

The BRICS  that were initially just BRIC but now BRICS with the inclusion of South Africa  as well met at New Delhi on Thursday for their fourth annual summit.  Brazil, Russia, India and China became the ‘BRICs’ in a 2001 by Goldman Sachs in a report looking at the developing nations which may in time challenge the collective economic might of the G7. They discussed plans a the Brics Conference towards establishing a development bank that could one day serve as an alternative to the World Bank.

Together, the BRICS nations make up more than 40% of the world population and one-fifth of the global economy. On Thursday, the BRICS grouping including Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa called for dialogue to resolve the Iranian nuclear standoff and the Syria crisis.

Growth in BRICS Countries and BRIC FUNDS & INVESTMENTS

Brazil has seen its once rapid blistering economy slow to an estimated 2.7% this year. Russia’s recovery from the global recession has been slow compared with other developing economies even though they had a good year with oil  and gas earnings due to the mediterranen conflict, the World Bank said in a report this week. Growth in India has steadily fallen in the last 2 years due to inflation int eh county and other external factors