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After seeing its economy come crashing to earth over the last year, Brazil has once again become the watch-word of economic growth in South America, particularly with the upcoming 2014 Football World Cup and the 2016 Olympics being held in the country. This has seen a renewed interest in investment opportunities in Brazil and investing in Brazilian companies, particularly the financial sector. Banco Santander Brasil (BSBR) is Brazil's third-largest privately controlled bank behind the local privately controlled banking giants Banco Bradesco (BBD) and Itau Unibanco (ITUB). Despite offering considerable potential, Banco Santander Brasil has continued to disappoint investors with issues around asset quality, declining margins, capital management, and liquidity impacting its...

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