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Sunday Brief N°10 January 2019

What’s now at stake for us in Latin America

New presidents in Brazil and Mexico are daring to make a fresh start on a grand scale which is bound to turn the entire region upside down.

“Brazil and Mexico – two directions, one mandate: reform”

The decisive electoral victories of Andrés Manuel López Obrador in Mexico and Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil indicate the faith that the people of both countries have placed in change.

Change of government in Latin America’s most important markets

New presidents have taken office in Mexico and Brazil. How they will govern remains unknown. One thing is for sure: they are bound to change Latin America’s political and economic climate.

Sunday Brief N°9 Sep-Oct 2018

Confidence is warranted: there’ll be no “just carry on” in Brazil

An ever more open society, a vigilant public, and an economy striving for growth is increasing the drive for political action.

Mr Sennes, must one fear the Brazilian elections?

The Brazilian economist Ricardo Sennes also addresses the elections in his country.

China is strategically expanding its presence in Brazil – in accordance with a detailed plan

Before the turn of the millennium, China hardly existed as a trading partner, investor or political player in or to South America. The transformation has been swift.

Sunday Brief N°8 April 2018

Latin America an important ally for free trade

Global policy-making on issues such as the climate or energy could be dealt with more effectively together.

Mr Dietz, how can small and medium-sized IT companies score in Latin America?

The digital transformation is currently driving almost every industry in the world. It could also offer opportunities for German SME in Latin America

It’s difficult to make political forecasts for Latin America at present. Which issues are economically topical?

Perspectives on Latin America with a particular view to the forthcoming landmark elections in Mexico and Brazil.

Sunday Brief N°7 December 2017

A decisive 2018 awaits us in Latin America!

The political constellations for the strategic rapprochement between the EU and Latin America are currently very good.

New momentum in cooperation with Brazil

Strong interest in further extending cooperation for instance in the area of digitalisation is demonstrated at this year’s German-Brazilian Economic Meeting in Porto Alegre in mid-November.

Argentina is a beacon of hope for Latin America

Mauricio Macri’s ongoing success is an important signal for the upcoming elections in Latin America

Sunday Brief N°6 October 2017

Yes, Brazil can do it!

Brazil’s biggest recent economic crisis has been a source of great difficulty to everyone.

Mr Reuther, is the Brazilian economy enjoying an upswing?

Question: Mr Reuther, is the Brazilian economy enjoying an upswing? Yes, Brazil is on a

Economic and monetary policy create confidence

Brazil’s economy is recovering – despite the uncertain political environment. Consumption, in particular, is powering the upswing.

Sunday Brief N°5 June-July 2017

Three G20 counterparts from Latin America intent on cooperation

The heads of state and government of the world’s largest industrial and emerging economies, known as the “G20”, are soon to meet in Hamburg.

Mr Staake, what can you tell us about logistics and Latin America?

The logistics world is currently discussing the “Tren Bioceánico”, the once-thought unrealisable railway line across the breadth of Latin America from the Atlantic to the Pacific.

Latin America and Europe are growing closer

Generally speaking, Latin America is not doing so well. Nevertheless, the continent has become more significant for us Europeans.