Monthly Archives: November 2010

Brazil announces record investment during G-20 summit

Brazil announced during the G-20 summit that the country will invest  U.S. $ 906.5 billion in structural reforms and infrastructure. It is clear that Brazil needs to overcome its bottlenecks in logistics and to reduce manufacturing costs. Industry competitiveness in … Continue reading

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Private banking industry in Brazil up 15,9% this year

The private banking industry in Brazil turned R $ 337 billion by September this year, up 15.9% from R $ 290.5 billion computed by December 2009. This amount is divided by 62,700 wealthy customers. The funds are the preferred choice for investors … Continue reading

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Brazilian Transnational Companies are debated in Paris at the CERALE

A very interesting conference took place yesterday evening at the Centre d’Etudes et Recherche Amérique Latine en Europe (CERALE). Background of the discussion The Brazilian economy performed very well during the 2007/8 financial crisis. The impact of the crisis did … Continue reading

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Brazil’s Vale and Japan’s Jogmec to survey for metals in Mozambique

Tokyo, Japan, 11 Nov – Brazilian mining company Vale and Japanese state company Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National (Jogmec) have decide to st up a partnership to mine for nickel, copper and platinum in Mozambique, the Japanese company said … Continue reading

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Bureaucracy versus productivity. Still a negative factor

Taxes. Brazilian entrepreneurs have to work 2,600 hours per year to handle paperwork for all their taxes,the highest figure among 183 countries surveyed by the IFC and the World Bank, in the Doing Business study.By comparison, the global average is … Continue reading

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U.S. already exports more ethanol than Brazil says Journal Estado de São Paulo

  EUA já exportam mais etanol que o Brasil Jamil Chade O Estado de Sao Paulo 02 Nov 2010 O Brasil já tem sua tradicional posição de maior exportador de etanol do mundo seriamente ameaçada. O País foi superado no … Continue reading

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Dilma president of Brazil. Now what?

Dilma Rousseff will be the first woman president of the history of Brazil. She won the run-off presidential election against Mr. José Serra, candidate of opposition and former minister of Fernando Henrique Cardoso. The press and financial analysts start to … Continue reading

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