Brazil: Significant Reforms Unlikely Post Election

Brazil is set to take centre stage in the coming years as the host of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games. That said, dampening Brazil's emergence is that a number of business environment and structural issues continue to hinder foreign investment and negatively affect the country's economic performance. But, with national elections coming up in October, many investors are wondering whether significant policy changes might finally be afoot. To address this topic, we've recently published an article titled 'Significant Reforms Unlikely Post-Election', outlining a number of potential scenarios for how Brazilian politics might evolve in the coming years. This podcast features Katherine Weber, BMI's Brazil Country Risk analyst, and Julie Beckenstein, from BMI's Global Oil & Gas team, discussing the article.