Tourism in Brazil: could it do better?

Brazil is the 39th destination on a ranking for international tourists, according to World Tourism Organization (WTO).  The country received 5.1 million visitors in 2010. A shame if compared to other BRICs: China (81 million), Russia (23.7 million) and India (5.3 million). So the question – could it do better? – has an easy answer. Huge YES.Continue reading “Tourism in Brazil: could it do better?”

In Geneve, worries about Brazilian protectionism

Entrepreneurs gathered in World Trade Organization (WTO) headquarters in Geneve showed concern about the direction of Brazilian trade policy. # 1 “protected” economy among G-20 According to the  International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), most G-20 countries – which gathers both the largest developed and emerging economies – have adopted more protective measures. But an ICC index pointsContinue reading “In Geneve, worries about Brazilian protectionism”

A Brazilian in charge of GM Korea

General Motors named Paulo Sergio Rocha as CEO of its Korean operations. GM Korean subsidiary produces four times more than Brazil. Rocha began his career in product engineering at GM in 1979 and has held several key posts in Latin America. He was also Regional Vehicle Line Executive with responsibility for small car development forContinue reading “A Brazilian in charge of GM Korea”

How are Brazilian IT companies doing at CeBIT?

First news are promising. In less than five hours at the German show, STA Holding, a Sao Paulo based IT company, closed a deal worth U.S. $ 250,000 with the Spanish BTG. The product STA sold a solution called Sales Administration Tool (SAT), a tool that consolidates financial analysis and is available in English, Portuguese and Spanish. The tradeContinue reading “How are Brazilian IT companies doing at CeBIT?”

Dilma in Germany and German business in Brazil

Germany is the fourth largest trading partner of Brazil. No wonder  President Dilma was invited to the opening of high-tech fair CeBIT in Hannover,  where Brazil will be country-theme. CeBIT is the largest technology fair in the world, with more than 4200 exhibitors from 70 countries.  Last year Brazil attended the fair under the theme “Nanotechnology in Brazil.”Continue reading “Dilma in Germany and German business in Brazil”