High interest rate business loans from Brazilian banks have created new opportunities for financial technology companies to lend money to smaller borrowers.
Brazil is seeing signs of economic progress, including Central Bank estimates of interest rates hovering in the three to four percent range for 2017-18.
Brazilian President Michel Temer has floated the idea of relinquishing the government's "golden shares" to minimize government control in private companies.
The US and Brazilian Supreme Court have many similarities, but as US Supreme Court Clerk Scott Harris pointed out, there are also plenty of differences.
Despite internal economic and political crises playing out across Brazil, one thing has remained stable: foreign direct investment.