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Britain loses spot as sixth-largest economy to Brazil

brazil_economy_2011_10_13Britain has lost its spot as the world's sixth largest economy to Brazil, according the Centre for Economics and Business Research. 

The resource-rich South American economy has surged on exports to China, unhampered by the 2008 financial crisis that has hit growth in the UK.

CEBR chief executive Douglas McWilliams said: "Brazil has beaten the European countries at soccer for a long time, but beating them at economics is a new phenomenon. Our world economic league table shows how the economic map is changing, with Asian countries and commodity-producing economies climbing up the league while we in Europe fall back."

However over the next 10 years, Britain is expected to fare better than France, which is currently the fifth-largest economy behind the US at number one, China, Japan and Germany.

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The Good Life in Brazil Property Investment

midways mall1Brazil’s burgeoning middle class has a healthy appetite for consumer goods plus a thirst for the good life. This desire encompasses a wide range of goods and the best part for Brazil property investment is that these goods include bricks and mortar.

Brazil’s burgeoning middle class has a healthy appetite for consumer goods plus a thirst for the good life. This desire encompasses a wide range of goods and the best part for Brazil property investment is that these goods include bricks and mortar. 

 

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On top of the world: Why Brazil is booming

brazil-flag-streetBy David Osborne

July 2010, The Independant

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It is a 100th birthday party in a well-to-do postcode of Sao Paulo, where the house of our journalist host – he and another writer pal are actually each turning 50 – slips graciously down a slope to a terrace and the chatter is nearly all politics. Then the DJ cuts the music in the middle of a samba everyone knows. They reflexively fill in: "Ò coisinha tão bonitinha do papai" – "Oh daddy's beautiful little thing".

Not everything in Brazil is beautiful. Not the slums, or favelas, which ring cities like this one or Rio de Janeiro, or last Saturday's national glee when Argentina – neighbour and perennial rival – crashed out of the World Cup one day after the Brazilian squad's humiliating Dutch demise. ("Que desgraca!" squealed an old man when the stricken face of Diego Maradona filled the TVs in a bar on Sao Paulo's Teodoro Street.)

 

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Top 10 Overseas Property Investments in 2010

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According to the British Magazine Homes Overseas, the top 10 Overseas Property Investments 2010 look like that:

  1. 1.Brazil
The Brazilian property market has got a lot going for it. The country is attracting a lot of inward investment, has one of the world’s fastest growing economies, a rapidly emerging mortgage market, a general shortage of quality homes, and has been selected to host the 2014 football World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games. This will lead to the construction of new and improved infrastructures and homes across Brazil
Property investors from around the world are flocking to Brazilian shores with a view to snapping up real estate, in anticipation of future capital growth.  

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20 Good reasons to buy property in Brazil

 

Whatever type of property you are looking for, there are many reasons why it makes sense to purchase your property in Brazil.  

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Here are the top 21:

1. Growing economy

Brazil is one of the four largest developing economies in the world (the three others being China, India and Russia) with an annual GDP growth of approx 6%.

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