July 27, 2021

5 thoughts on “What You Need to Know Before Investing in Brazil

  1. Hi Rolf

    Thanks for sharing on the south american continent.

    I know almost nuts about brazil economy other than the fact that they are part of bric, used to hv a lot of optimism in the past but hv somewhat died off due to lower growth expectations of the many things you mentioned., corruption etc.

    1. Hi B,

      Thanks for the comment. 🙂

      Anyway Brazil is too far away from us. However if you invest in funds (emerging) then probably you need to know more. I remember I was strongly recommended to buy a fund many years back and Brazil is the selling point.

      Rolf

  2. Thank you for the insight on Brazil situation. Companies like Semb Corp Marine and Vard are having problems establishing their yards there, with the latter facing tax issues, unskilled workers, operational efficiency and many more cost overruns. I feel that until their gov decide to clean up their act, Brazil remain a rough unpolished gem and will ever fulfill their potential.

    1. Hi Anonymous,

      Thanks for the comments. You are absolutely spot on. Cost overrun is so common. Not only for foreign establishments in Brazil, but local Brazilian company. Actually Sembmarine and Vard are still not too bad if you consider Brazilian company OSX (shipyard also) already filed for Bankruptcy earlier.

      In particular, Keppel did very well in Brazil with BrasFELS. I heard a friend who was stationed in BrasFELS for 5 years before. The focus in Training and Development is core reason of the more success over its compatriots.

      Rolf

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