Brazil unbound: How investors see Brazil and Brazil sees the world is an HSBC report produced in co-operation with the Economist Intelligence Unit. The report draws on in-depth interviews with country experts and analysts, Economist Intelligence Unit forecasts, and a survey of executives in 536 companies across 18 industries, during April-May 2010. Around one third of survey respondents were based in Brazil and a further 11% in Latin America; 20% were based in Asia-Pacific, 15% in North America, and 12% in Western Europe.
Over two-fifths (41%) of companies had annual global revenues of $500m or less, and 22% had annual revenues above $10bn. In terms of seniority, 58% of respondents were C-suite or board members.