Monthly Archives: July 2011

South Africa’s AECI announces investment plan in Brazil

South Africa’s AECI is looking to spend up to 1 billion rand ($148 million) on acquisitions of chemical companies in Brazil. AECI is a maker of industrials chemicals and explosives for  the mining and manufacturing sectors. The Group has completed … Continue reading

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Strong results antecipated for Brazilian agribusiness

 Brazilian analysts expect strong results for the Brazilian agribusiness companies for the second quarter of 2011. According to Itau-Unibanco research, these results are prompted by strong prices for agricultural commodities, not fully reflected in the cost of raw materials. SLC and San Martinho are among the top performers, with sustained higher margins. Heringer’s … Continue reading

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Brazilian law firms surge on M&A boom

As M&A deals abound, legal advisory in Brazil gain steam. This is what shows a recent survey by Thomson Reuters. Fees and talent are on the rise. Take a look. Reuters:  Law firms had a 2.7 % rise in advisory … Continue reading

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Brazilian entrepreneurs are cautious

RIO – Brazilian entrepreneurs confidence dropped in July, according to  the Business Confidence Index Industrial (ICEI). The index is prepared by the National Confederation of Industry (CNI). Taming inflation will affect growth? “The data confirm that entrepreneurs are concerned about the effects … Continue reading

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(Prices in) Brazil take off. Findings of the Mercer survey

Recent survey conducted by Mercer on world wide cost of living confirms that prices in Rio and São Paulo have climbed dramatically over the last year. Designed as a reference for multinational and governments to figure compensation allowances for their expatriate … Continue reading

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Prices in Rio have gone crazy

For work and family, I come and go from  Europe to Rio all the time. For the last year, every time I got out the Antonio Carlos Jobim aerport, I was surprised by higher prices. Gotta eat everyday right? Here … Continue reading

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