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China´s emergence in the global economy and Brazil


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  • Marcelo de Paiva Abreu

    (Department of Economics PUC-Rio)


This paper focuses on the impact of China’s emergence on Brazil trade and investment flows and also on the policies and initiatives taken by the Brazilian public and private sectors seeking to meet the challenge raised by it. Based on this evidence alternative scenarios of future developments concerning China and its impact on Brazil will be outlined and Brazilian policies considered. The paper is divided into four sections. The first section describes the effects of China’s expanded role in the world economy on trade and investment flows from a Brazilian perspective. Section 2 examines the complementarity between trade and outward investment flows for Brazil and China. Diversion of foreign direct investment from Brazil to China is briefly considered. The third section focuses on Brazilian policies and China.The conclusive section centers on future developments concerning the Chinese economy and how they may effect Brazil and considers policy suggestions to complement what has already been done to face the challenges and exploit opportunities raised by China’s increasing role in the world economy.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics PUC-Rio (Brazil) in its series Textos para discussão with number 491.

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Length: 36p
Date of creation: Jan 2005
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Handle: RePEc:rio:texdis:491

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