Revista de Economia Contemporânea
Print version ISSN 1415-9848
MARQUES, Teresa Cristina de Novaes and MELO, Hildete Pereira de. Portuguese business in Rio de Janeiro: explorations on Banco Português do Brasil, 1918 to 1938. Rev. econ. contemp. [online]. 2011, vol.15, n.3, pp. 461-482. ISSN 1415-9848. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1415-98482011000300004.
The article explores a business network that was formed from the Banco Português do Brasil. This network was formed in Rio de Janeiro by members of portuguese immigrant community. It observes the activities of the bank for twenty years, a period of time when the Rio's economy suffered drastic changes, once import businesses, organized around the City harbor gave place to investments oriented to the domestic market. The article also explores the links between entrepreneurial groups in Rio de Janeiro and Lisbon, aiming at showing the importance of the capital raised in business ventures in Brazil to leverage business in Portugal.
Keywords : private banking; Portuguese immigration; investment.