Monthly Archives: March 2012

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). … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Is Gap snubbing Brazil?

The Financial Times piece “There is a big Gap in Brazil” tells us some reasons why GAP is not excited about the Brazilian market. High import taxes and not so expressive GDP growth are some of the reasons. “Some simple … Continue reading

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Rio+20 should create “new GDP”?

A study released by UNEP, the United Nations Environment recommends that  Rio +20 should find a new indicator for the welfare of nations other than the Gross Domestic Product, GDP. Rio+20 is the UN conference on sustainable development to be held … Continue reading

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