, Inc. (ADR) (BIDU), Vale SA (ADR) (VALE), China Life Insurance Company Ltd. (ADR) (LFC): Emerging Markets Mean Great Growth Potential

Brazil’s Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA (ADR) (NYSE:PBR) sank 34%. It has been burdened by significant debt and challenged by government interference in its business. Bulls have been heartened by rising production numbers as some offshore rigs are brought back into service and some are hopeful that solid car sales in Brazil will boost Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA (ADR) (NYSE:PBR)’ business, too. It has a $237 billion investment program under way, and expects to double its production in coming years. Analysts at Zacks have downgraded it to underperform, though, in part because of erratic earnings.

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The article Emerging Markets Mean Great Growth Potential originally appeared on and is written by Selena Maranjian.

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