Tag Archives: Argentina

How expensive are products made in Brazil?

Brazilian products are on average 34.2% more expensive than a similar product made somewhere else. What are the reasons? The Brazil cost, followed by the appreciation of the Brazilian Real, explain the economic stagnation the country is facing. Those are … Continue reading

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Building a bridge from Latin America and Central Europe (Day 2 on the WKO event in Vienna)

The Austrian Chamber of Commerce surely did a nice job in bringing together Latin American and Central European companies. According to Christian Gessl from WKO, on the first day there were 340 people from 37 countries. B2B meetings were intense, with … Continue reading

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Brazil-Russia trade gains momentum

So says the Russian newspaper Moscow Times. Furthermore, to raise awareness of Russia in Brazil, the Russian business council worked a deal with Brazil’s major daily Folha de Sao Paolo to publish an insert with articles from the Russian government’s Rossiiskaya Gazeta every month, according to Sergei … Continue reading

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Brazilian pharma targets internationalization

Brazilian pharmaceutical companies announce plans of internationalization. Latin America is primary target. The idea is to build partnerships, license  and distribute branded products,  but investment of investing in green field abroad is also a possibility. This is the case Hypermarcas, … Continue reading

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New Private equity record in Latin America. Time to invest?

While Fund-raising decreased by 7 % in the U.S., European Latin America Private equity firms raised a record $8.1 billion for investments in the region, representing more than twice the previous year, according to the Latin American Venture Capital Association. Are prices … Continue reading

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Brazil’s Foreign Policy

As a former US military officer, I look at this issue of Brazilian involvement with a possible military opponent with a certain amount of careful distance. It could be friends and former colleagues who are on the other side of … Continue reading

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Banks for sale: BANCO DO BRASIL acquires bank in Argentina

BANCO DO BRASIL officially announced the acquisition of the sixth largest bank in Argentina, Banco Patagonia. The $480 millions deal was sealed after four months of negotiations.  What does it mean in the strategy of the largest Brazilian bank? Should … Continue reading

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