After years of crisis, things are starting to pick up again in Brazil, with global companies returning to invest in the country. Opinion at the WEF on Latin America was that everyone needs to benefit, not just the rich.
A detailed study of competitiveness in the global economy ranks the US top of the 140 countries included. The report suggests that few governments have begun to plan for the impact of the fourth industrial revolution.
The election of Jair Bolsonaro as the new Brazilian president has many wondering what the right-wing firebrand could do for Brazil's economy. Stocks are up and many observers hopeful — but the devil is in the details.
Jair Bolsonaro is losing momentum ahead of the runoff vote for the presidency in Brazil, but he remains popular among his favorite targets. Pollsters are waiting to see if a last-minute swing against him continues.
The World Economic Forum on ASEAN countries has begun in Vietnam — a fitting host given its status as the fastest-growing economy in Southeast Asia. Manuela Kasper-Claridge reports from Hanoi.
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