Monthly Archives: January 2011

Brazil’s worst natural disaster ever

        These photos of the tragedy that devastated areas of the state of Rio de Janeiro prove that an image can be more valuable than 1000 words. I strongly suggest visiting the website  “The big picture,” to … Continue reading

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M&A event coming up in São Paulo

Dealmaking in Brazil: Spotlight on M&A, IPOs and Joint Ventures march 17, 2011 Caesar Park Faria Lima, sao PauLo Dealmaking in Brazil is heating up with m&a up 40% over the past year in terms of volume of deals and over … Continue reading

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Output, Employment in Rich World v Emerging Markets

The Economist compares output and employment in the Rich World and Emerging Markets. “By late 2010 output and employment had turned up in most rich countries but not enough to regain pre-crisis levels (chart 3)”

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Brazilian textile company acquires plant in the US

News from the Charlotte Business Journal about Companhia Providencia will invest an additional $60 million and add 28 jobs to its $70 million Statesville plant, boosting total employment to 81. Read more: Companhia Providencia invests $60M in Statesville | Charlotte Business … Continue reading

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Please welcome: EBX International, the latest Brazilian multinational

The Rio based EBX Group is planning to strengthen its presence outside Brazil and announced the openning of an office in New York to host EBX International. According to Eike Batista, chairman of the group: “with the creation of EBX and … Continue reading

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Our expiring commercial treaty with the Brazils

My co-blogger, Hildete, wonders why sometimes I post items from a past date, such as the piece on Dilma and her opponent. To which I say, why the rush? This just in, from The Economist website: from the start of … Continue reading

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Brazil’s presidential election Second round, second thoughts?

The Economist’s endorsement of (eventual loser) Mr. Serra in the Presidential election highlights some issues worth watching in the new Rousseff administration. “Mr Serra also has faults, notably a worrying tendency to try to micromanage everything. But his record suggests … Continue reading

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