What you need to know about trade in Brazil - in one map

Rio de Janeiro's famous "Christ the Redeemer" statue is reflected on the glass facade of a building in Botafogo in Rio de Janeiro February 25, 2011. Rio, boasting picture-postcard scenery and plans for big investments ahead of the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympic Games two years later, is not alone in a Brazilian housing boom that is inevitably raising fears of an asset bubble in one of the world's hottest emerging markets. Picture taken February 25, 2011. To match Feature BRAZIL-HOUSING/  REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: BUSINESS CITYSCAPE) - GM1E73P10ML01

Stalling economic growth has made Brazil's government reassess its approach to trade. Image: REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Antonio Spilimbergo
Assistant Director, Western Hemisphere Department, IMF
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