Archive for the ‘Brazil’ Category

Brick By Brick, BRICS Building A New Bridge For A New World

Via Modern Diplomacy, an article on how the BRICS are now a new bridge to a New World: Measuring BRICS in single decades, in 2001, BRIC started as an acronym for Brazil, Russia, India, and China; Goldman Sachs economist Jim O’Neill claimed that by 2050 the four BRIC economies would come to dominate the global […]

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Brazil & Mexico: Transforming Latin American Convenience Stores

Via Emerging Markets Today, an interesting look at how Brazil and Mexico are transforming the usual Latin American convenience store: Convenience stores (or c-stores) in Latin America have been expanding consistently in recent years. Due to shifting consumer preferences, urbanization, and the rising demand for products that can be used on the go, convenience stores […]

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Global Green Revolution Will Stall Without Latin America’s Lithium

Via The Economist, an article on the importance of Latin America to the world’s lithium-enabled future: Over half of the world’s lithium, a metal used in batteries for electric vehicles, can be found in Latin America. The region also has two-fifths of the world’s copper and a quarter of its nickel. Recently delegations from the […]

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Chile’s Move To Control Lithium Alarms Industry

Courtesy of The Financial Times, a report on how Chile’s move to control lithium is alarming industry players, allowing Australia, Argentina and African countries to benefit as Santiago moves ‘urgently’ to take stake in key projects: Chile has moved to take state control of key lithium projects in an attempt to develop its vast resources […]

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South America Looks At Creating “Lithium OPEC”

Via, a look at ongoing discussions over the creation of a lithium OPEC: Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Brazil are analyzing the creation of a lithium cartel of sorts in charge of expanding South America’s processing capacity, turning more of their mined lithium into batteries and tapping into the electric vehicles (EVs) manufacturing sector: The […]

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“It’s Electric!”: China’s Power Play in Latin America

Via Wilson Center, a report on China’s focus on energy generation and transmission projects in Latin America: For a decade, China’s major electricity companies have been laser focused on energy generation and transmission in Latin America and the Caribbean, a trend accelerated by the departure of Western competitors, including Brazil-based Odebrecht and U.S. and European […]

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Focusing primarily on The New Seven Sisters - the largely state owned petroleum companies from the emerging world that have become key players in the oil & gas industry as identified by Carola Hoyos, Chief Energy Correspondent for The Financial Times - but spanning other nascent opportunities around the globe that may hold potential in the years ahead, Wildcats & Black Sheep is a place for the adventurous to contemplate & evaluate the emerging markets of tomorrow.