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Government and Private Sector Court Small Business Borrowers

High interest rate business loans from Brazilian banks have created new opportunities for financial technology companies to lend money to smaller borrowers.

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Lower Inflation Rates Signal Promising Turnaround for Brazil

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.

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Brazil Legalizes Gay Conversion Therapy

Conversion therapy for homosexuals has been banned by Brazil’s Federal Council of Psychology since 1999, but a federal judge just changed that.

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Temer Proposes End to Government’s Golden Shares in Private Companies

Brazilian President Michel Temer has floated the idea of relinquishing the government's "golden shares" to minimize government control in private companies.

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Brazilian Businesses Face Unfavorable Tax Ruling

A recent Supreme Court tax decision suggests that vacation bonuses, maternity leave payments, sick leave, and other employee benefits may be taxable.

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US Supreme Court Clerk Visits Brazilian Supreme Court

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.

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Foreign Direct Investment Keeps Brazil’s Economy Afloat

Despite internal economic and political crises playing out across Brazil, one thing has remained stable: foreign direct investment.

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