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  • How Brazil Can Raise the Value of Its Chemical Industry

    January 27, 2016 | Chemicals | Forbes.com

    Brazil’s chemical industry has grown significantly over the past 15 years, but an increasing portion of growth is due to imports—an alarming trend for chemical companies and the businesses that depend on them.

  • Operational Excellence: Maintaining Focus in the $50-per-barrel World - Bain São Paulo

    October 15, 2015 | Oil & Gas | TN Petróleo

    Even before the sharp drop in prices at the end of 2014, oil and gas companies around the world were committing to profitability targets and growth that seemed difficult to reach. (Full article only available in Portuguese)

  • How to leverage the benefits of the cloud - Bain São Paulo

    October 08, 2015 | Technology | Decision Report

    A recent Bain & Company survey of more than 400 companies shows that companies place, on average, only 18% of their data in the cloud. (Full article only available in Portuguese)

  • How a leader decides in the middle of crisis - Bain São Paulo

    September 08, 2015 | Época Negócios

    The main mistakes that leaders make while making decisions in the middle of a crisis are inaction and impulsiveness, according to Bain Partner Jean-Claude Ramirez.

  • Five priorities for 2015 - Bain São Paulo

    June 02, 2015 | Utilities and Alternative Energy | Brasil Energia

    A series of planning criteria to help energy sector executives set priorities. (Full article only available in Portuguese)

  • How Brazil Could Unlock Billions in Trade Growth

    May 12, 2015 | World Economic Forum

    Getting Brazil's economy back on the right track may not be easy, but one major solution is to eliminate the key obstacles that limit exports in the industries with the greatest potential for improvement.

  • With minor reforms, Brazil could earn more than $84 billion per year - Bain São Paulo

    May 11, 2015 | Industrial Goods and Services | Veja

    Brazilian commerce abroad expanded more than 10% per year over the last two decades. In 2014, however, such commerce decreased by 7%. The Brazilian economy also came to a halt: in 2014, GDP rose just 0.1%, and putting the economy back on track will not be easy.

  • Future 'new OPEC' in the South Atlantic - Bain São Paulo

    October 07, 2013 | Oil and Gas | O Globo

    English Future 'new OPEC' in the South Atlantic O Globo By Ramona Ordonez Discoveries in Brazil and Africa, as well as those in the US and Canada, are changing the global geopolitical

  • How national oil companies can fuel economic development

    May 06, 2013 | Oil & Gas | Oil & Gas Financial Journal

    Leading national oil companies not only channel capital, technological and operational know-how into the country, they also serve as custodians of their nation’s wealth. They guard its integrity as the country moves through economic cycles, and maintain a steady course in the quest for global

  • Beating scope creep, the scourge of IT projects

    August 21, 2012 | Information Technology | WSJ.com CIO Journal

    Every year, companies invest hundreds of billions of dollars in large IT projects that fail to deliver on their promises. These costly failures remain among the toughest challenges facing CIOs and the businesses they help manage.