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Case Code: CLIBE063
Case Length: 04 pages 
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Pub Date: 2005
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Subject :Business Environment
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Brazil- A World Economic Power in the Making *



The caselet traces the growth of Brazil's economy over the years. It focuses on the BRIC report written by Goldman Sachs' global economic team. It goes into the history of inflation in Brazil and focuses on the Real Plan implemented by the Brazilian government to control inflation. It analyzes the potential of Brazil as a global economic powerhouse based on the study conducted by Goldman Sachs.
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» Brazil - Leading the growing economies of the world
» Predictions of Goldman Sachs
» History of Brazil's inflation
» The 'Real' Plan of Brazil for economic growth .
Brazil is known for its soccer prowess rather than its economic strength. However, slowly and steadily, Brazil has been making its mark on the world economic scenario. ... .
Questions for Discussion:
1. Comment on Brazil's history of inflation.
2. Do you believe in Goldman Sachs report that Brazil is going to be one of the top six economies in the world by 2039?


BRIC, Brazil, Russia, India, China, economic strength, agricultural, mining, manufacturing, service sectors, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Goldman Sachs, report, G-6 countries, U.S., Japan, Italy, France, Germany, U.K., inflation, currency appreciation, Real Plan, World War II, European Union (EU), fiscal strategy, Constitutional Amendment, Social Emergency Fund, liberalization, foreign exchange policy, foreign direct investment (FDI), pre-privatization era, privatization, investors, electricity crisis

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