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What’s happening to Brazil in 2012?

Brazil’s central bank has cut interest rates Selic by 25 basis points to an all-time low of 7.25% from 12.5% in a decision underlining global concerns about weak economic growth.  The rate are now close to bottom after slashed nearly in half in 13 months.  It’s growth decelerated from 7.5% in 2010 to 2.7% last year and this year it might be only 1.5%!  Economists are predicting a rebound to about 4% next year but the government is expected to take no chances, with further infrastructure investment measures planned. Add a comment

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Why Dollar will not collapse

The world’s most-accurate foreign- exchange strategists say the dollar will strengthen even as the Federal Reserve debases it, unlike the previous two rounds of economic stimulus, when cash injections weakened the currency.

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PIMCO Favours Brazil, South Africa and Mexico Bonds

Ramin Toloui, PIMCO’s Global Co-head of Emerging Markets Portfolio Management, oversees four funds, including the $7.9 billion PIMCO Emerging Market Bonds Fund, said Brazil, South Africa and Mexico are the best emerging markets to buy local-currency bonds as they offer higher yields than the debt of developed nations. Add a comment

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The dividend signal that might mislead you

The biggest shift in stock markets in the past three years has been the hunt for yield, as plunging bond yields have pushed investors to search for income elsewhere. The net effect?  High-dividend shares have become extremely expensive. Add a comment

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The New Asian Tigers

MarketWatch has identified 6 new Tigers span across from Asia to Latin America.   In Asia, they are Indonesia and the Philippines; in Europe, they are Poland and Turkey and in Latin America, they are Colombia and Peru.  In what follows, we summarised the key attributes of Indonesia and the Philippines.

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