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Here’s why Singapore’s GIC is expanding investments in Brazil

Posted on 14 March 2014

Despite headwinds of a presidential election, higher inflation, and the possibility of deep budget cuts and increased taxes, institutional investors like sovereign wealth funds and pensions are betting on Brazil’s long-term economic viability.For Latin America, sovereign funds are not terrified by short-term volatility.
Pensions and sovereign wealth funds center on consumer-oriented companies, counting on middle class expansion. According to World Bank data, in 2005, the poverty headcount ratio in Brazil was 30.8%. In 2009, the ratio lowered to 21.4%. Attractive sectors for public pensions and sovereign funds in Brazil run from, infrastructure, real estate, telecommunications and consumer goods like food………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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