USC Subscription-Based Online Resources
- The EIU produces objective and timely analysis and forecasts of the political, economic and business environment in more than 180 countries. Go to the section on Brazil and browse the following:
- "Country Report" covers the economy, the economic outlook, political scene, economic policy and some specific industries.
- "Country Profile" provides analysis of historical, political, infrastructure and economic trends.
- "Country Commerce" covers permits, licenses, foreign investment and other information for foreign companies doing business in Mexico.
- ISI Emerging Markets
Includes Brazil, and is a good source of country, industry, business and news information. Some of the information is written in Portugese.
- Global Market Information Database
Keyword search "Brazil" to find statistics and market reports on consumer goods.
Select Globus/NTDB for international information. STAT-USA compiles information that is produced by the U.S. Government. Much of this information is freely available elsewhere; see "Export.gov" below.
- USA Trade Online
Import and export information for the U.S. that can be sorted by trading partner.
- World Marketing Data and Statistics
Detailed demographics, market sizes and information on consumer goods.
- Global Road Warrior
Contains basic country profiles and cultural and business etiquette information.
Generally Available Online Resources
- CIA World Factbook has general information.
- Country Studies Area Handbook: Prepared for U.S. military and foreign service personnel, these offer a brief history of a country, describe its culture and survey the country's economic and political environment. These are book-length reports that can be retrieved a section at a time.
- BBC Country Profiles: Brazil
- Economist Country Briefing: Brazil
- Background Note: Brazil: issued by the U.S. Department of State
- Inter-American Development Bank: Brazil
- Global Competitiveness Report: Brazil: compiled by the World Economic Forum
- Index of Economic Freedom: Brazil: issued by the Heritage Foundation
- Brazil Governance Indicators, 1996-2006: issued by the World Bank
- International Monetary Fund: Brazil
- Federation of International Trade Associations: Brazil
- Brazil Country Commercial Guide (2004)
- Latin America Trade Forecast: Latin America Trade & Transportation Study
- BRICs and Beyond: published by Goldman Sachs (Brazil content on pg. 73+)
- Building Business with BRICs: published by Datamonitor
- BRIC Markets: published by Standard & Poor's in June 2007
- Executive Planet: Business Etiquette and Culture in U.S. Top Trading Partner Nations (Brazil)
- Brazil Country Risk Report: issued by GlobalFinance in 2006
- Doing Business in Brazil, 2006: an International Finance Corporation report
- Doing Business in Brazil: a cultural overview focusing on business etiquette published by Communicaid (2007)
Free access to four major sources of information produced by the U.S government. Select "Market research reports" and then "Brazil" for a comprehensive list of available information.
- Country Commercial Guides (CCGs): Prepared annually by U.S. embassy staff, CCGs contain information on the business and economic situation of foreign countries and the political climate as it affects U.S. business and foreign investments.
- Industry Sector Analyses (ISAs): In-depth analysis of specific industry sectors and subsectors within a given market.
- International Market Insight (IMIs): Brief updates within a foreign country highlighting specific market opportunities, trade events, or changes in market conditions.
- Multilateral Development Bank Reports: International trade opportunities and financing information through the various multilateral development banks throughout the world.
The USC Libraries
Search HOMER for "BRAZIL AND BUSINESS" or "BRAZIL AND CULTURE" to locate books on these topics. Try other search terms as well. Note: If a book is checked out, it can take up to two weeks to recall. You can also find full-text books online through eBrary.
- Global Business Etiquette (Reference HF5389 .M375 2006)
- Global Etiquette Guide to Mexico and Latin America (Reference BJ1838 .F676 2002) Brazil: Chapter 6; pg. 136+
- Cross-Cultural Business Behavior (Reference HF5389 .G47 2002x) Brazil: pg. 216+
- Exporters' Encyclopaedia (Reference Desk HF3011 .E9)
- Doing Business in Emerging Markets (Reference HD62.4 .C387 2002)
Search for articles written about business in Brazil in ABI/Inform, Factiva and Lexis/Nexis. Some possible topics are "BRAZIL AND INDUSTRY TRENDS" or "BRAZIL AND [your industry here]" or "BRAZIL AND BUSINESS." Note: These are USC subscription-based resources.
Search for articles written about business in these locally published Brazilian publications:
- OnlineNewspapers: Brazil
- KPMG Business Magazine in Brazil (in Portugese)
- Jornal do Brasil (in Portugese)
- Gazeta Mercantil
- Ministry of Foreign Relations (in Spanish and Portugese)
- Ministry of Development, Industry and Commerce (in Portugese)
- Ministry of Finance, Central Bank
- Brazilian Development Bank
- Brazil National Treasury
- Brazil TradeNet
- Embassy of Brazil (in the United States)
- Consulate General of Brazil (in Los Angeles)
- Background Notes: Brazil
- Governments on the WWW: Brazil
- Central Bank of Brazil
- BOVESPA Stock exchange in Portugese
- Brazil-U.S. Business Council
- International Business Center Brazilian Network
- Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce
- Inter-American Development Bank
- Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC) from the University of Texas at Austin covers Brazil.
- Council of the Americas
- Try more resources on our International Business and Marketing page.
- Visit Crocker Library (HOH 201) between 9am and 5pm, Monday through Friday.
- Email the library staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.