The world’s most powerful leaders

Published on Mar 11, 2016

Business Insider

Could Brexit Spark a Recession?

Published on May 5, 2016

The Bank of England cut its growth forecasts and issued its strongest warning yet that a vote to leave the European Union would hurt the economy, possibly causing a recession. Referring to the June 23 referendum as the “elephant in the room,” Governor Mark Carney said that the uncertainty over the U.K.’s outlook has risen to the highest since the euro area’s debt crisis. Officials unanimously agreed to maintain their benchmark rate at a record-low 0.5 percent, saying inflation remains subdued.

Bloomberg

 

Why Russia isn’t as strong as people think

Published on April 7, 2016

George Friedman explains how population disparity and the loss of a critical buffer comprised of European countries along the border of Russia, have weakened the country.

Business Insider

A recuperação da atividade econômica em meio a crise política, por Ricardo Amorim

Publicado originalmente em: 11/03/2016

O Produto Interno Bruto brasileiro encolheu 3,8% em 2015, a maior queda desde 1990. E as previsões são de que o Brasil tenha ainda mais dois anos de retração, o que não acontecia desde a queda da Bolsa de Nova York, em 1929.

A crise política tem afetado a confiança de investidores, empresários e consumidores, desacelerando os investimentos e agravando a recessão.

O economista Ricardo Amorim faz uma análise das crises pelas quais já passamos e traça possíveis cenários e caminhos para a recuperação da atividade econômica.

Fecomercio SP

Brazil’s new interim president Temer was US intel informant – WikiLeaks

Published on May 14, 2016

Brazil’s new interim president, Michel Temer, was an embassy informant for US intelligence, WikiLeaks has revealed.

RT

Soluções para a crise econômica brasileira

Publicado originalmente em: 02/05/2016

Economista e ex-presidente do Banco Central, Armínio Fraga fala sobre o motivos que levaram a atual crise econômica, suas consequências e como sair dela.

Roda Viva

The Tax Free Tour

Published on March 25, 2013

“Where do multinationals pay taxes and how much?” Gaining insight from international tax experts, Backlight director Marije Meerman (‘Quants’ & ‘Money & Speed’), takes a look at tax havens, the people who live there and the routes along which tax is avoided globally.

Those routes go by resounding names like ‘Cayman Special’, ‘Double Irish’, and ‘Dutch Sandwich’. A financial world operates in the shadows surrounded by a high level of secrecy. A place where sizeable capital streams travel the world at the speed of light and avoid paying tax. The Tax Free Tour is an economic thriller mapping the systemic risk for governments and citizens alike. Is this the price we have to pay for globalised capitalism?

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