The second and final round of Brazil’s presidential election will take place on 26 October 2014. Centre-right and pro-business candidate Aecio Neves, is running neck-to-neck with centre-left candidate President Dilma Rousseff. It is important for India, and particularly Indian companies which have substantial business investments in the country, to closely watch the election – the Brazilian electorate is known for throwing up surprises.
What is the current status of Brazil-India relations? What are the expectations for the bilateral under each presidential candidate? What could the business environment look like under each candidate? What are the significant economic policies Rousseff is likely to adapt? What kind of pro-business policies is Neves likely to implement? What would these policies mean for Indian business?
Ambassador R. Viswanathan, Distinguished Fellow, Latin America Studies, Gateway House
Dattesh Parulekar, Assistant Professor, International Relations, UGC Centre for Latin American and International Studies, Goa University
Shobhan Saxena, Journalist, Brazil
Rakesh Vaidyanathan, Founder, CEO, Jai Group