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Are the BRICs losing their swagger? The case of Brazil

Wednesday 11 September 2013

Beyond the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and Brazil being a global agricultural powerhouse, what does the future hold for Latin America's largest economy? In a year where a wave of public protests have swept through Brazil, this social unrest has been compounded by: a plunge in the value of its currency, high rates of inflation, anaemic economic growth, a failure in the expansion of Brazilian exports, a palpable lack of business confidence and weak domestic demand. How can President Dilma Rousseff's Government re-ignite the hopes of one of the world most promising emerging economies?

The FPC is hosting an invitation-only briefing session and roundtable discussion with Dr. Murillo de Aragão. Dr. Murillo de Aragão is a member the Presidential Advisory Economic and Social Development Council. He is also Chairman of Arko Advice, a leading agency focused on Brazilian economic affairs and political analysis, with offices in Sao Paulo, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro as well as representation in New York and London. He is also a Partner at Global Source, a network of high level consultants based in New York. He is also founding partner of LRCA Advogados (Brasilia), a law firm. Dr Aragão belongs to the advisory board of EUBRASIL, a trade association based in Brussels. Dr Aragão is a regular newspaper columnist and broadcast commentator in Brazil and beyond.