Daily Archives: Mar 3, 2012

This week on beyondbrics:

India suffers another slowdown; HSBC stutters, but not in EMs; the world’s worst-paid banker, from Hungary; investors reap successes of EM affiliates of multinationals; Morgan Stanley warns on dangerous oil prices for Asia;  Standard Chartered surges in east Asia, but not so much in India; a Maoist icon for the modern banking age; China’s PMI gives mixed signals;  and has the UN already met poverty targets for 2015?

Among our guest posts, meanwhile, Vladimir Putin writes about US-Russia ties ahead of the Presidential election on Sunday; Citigroup explains why foreign investors are more bullish on EMs than the locals; and in Hungary, are the socialists - not prime minister Victor Orbán – to blameRead more

What do Brazilian lingerie, package holidays, health insurance plans, and dolls houses all have in common? Well, the answer is they’re all now owned by the Carlyle Group.

Brazil’s booming middle class may be credited with lifting millions out of poverty, but it has also become a favourite target for foreign private equity firms – and, in particular, Carlyle.

In its fourth investment in Brazil, the US buy-out group acquired an 85 per cent stake in Ri Happy, Brazil’s largest chain of toy stores. Read more