L’Oréal’s lab in Rio

L’Oréal will invest 70 million reais in a research and innovation facility on the island of Bom Jesus, in Rio de Janeiro. Emerging markets focus The laboratory will intensify the development of products adapted to the Brazilian and Latin American markets. With an annual turnover of 19.5 billion euros in 2010, L’Oréal is the world leaderContinue reading “L’Oréal’s lab in Rio”

In Brazil’s Slums, Economic Inequality Tackled With Technology

In Brazil’s Slums, Economic Inequality Tackled With Technology Transcript GWEN IFILL: Next, we take another look at economic inequality, this time in a developing nation. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on how one man is using technology to transform lives in the slums of Brazil. FRED DE SAM LAZARO: Rio de Janeiro’s gleaming skyline befitsContinue reading “In Brazil’s Slums, Economic Inequality Tackled With Technology”

Brazil’s Oil Boom

from The Economist, 5 November Filling up the future Its remarkable offshore oil bonanza could do Brazil a lot of good. But getting the most out of it will not be easy Nov 5th 2011 GEOLOGICAL structures of vast antiquity are more often called on to bolster the arguments of atheists than enlisted as tokensContinue reading “Brazil’s Oil Boom”

BBC: “Brazil eases rules on conserving Amazon rainforest”

BBC came out with an interesting article about the polemic amended law Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies has voted to ease restrictions on the amount of land farmers must preserve as forest. The amended law also grants some amnesties for previous deforestation. Supporters say Brazil needs land to boost agricultural production, while environmentalists say destruction ofContinue reading “BBC: “Brazil eases rules on conserving Amazon rainforest””

A foreign impression on Brazilian attitude about upfront fee

When doing cross culture business, some things become very important. Fees are one of them. The modus operandi in each culture varies substantially. The question of upfront fees can become an issue that will interfere in the deal itself. If things are not clear, it can simply soar. That is particularly true in Brazil. In an AllContinue reading “A foreign impression on Brazilian attitude about upfront fee”