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World to halt investments in Brazil? Not Marriott.

Just came across this piece saying that Marriott will keep its plans to invest in Brazil despite the economic situation and political uncertainties. Worth debating.. Why Marriott Still Plans Expansion in Brazil, Regardless of Economic Woes A Marriott VP of … Continue reading

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Brazilian design context targets the American furniture market

The Brazilian furniture industry in the South city of Bento Gonçalvez (Rio Grande do Sul) will hold a contest to develop a line of Brazilian furniture designed to please the American taste. A team of American consultants  will assist competitors to adapt … Continue reading

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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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Rio+20 flashes

The Rio Earth Summit of 1992 was a landmark in Latin America in terms of institutional changes towards sustainability goals. For now, we don’t know much on what impact will have Rio+20 in the debate. But we can try to interpret … Continue reading

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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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Insights from a success story of internationalization of a Brazilian consulting firm: MZ consult

While Brazilian agriculture, planes and commodities thrive in  international trade balance,  the services account is losing ground as it represents only 13% of exports. Why is that? I got some interesting insights from MZ Consult case, a Brazilian company doing well … Continue reading

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China Sourcing Fairs to be launched in Brazil to serve demand for China-made products

Global Sources‘ expands its China Sourcing Fairs exhibition brand to Brazil and aims to cover all South America. Emerging markets has been an important niche for the China Sourcing Fairs over the past few years, with new China Sourcing Fairs being launched in up-and-coming consumer markets like Dubai, Mumbai, Johannesburg, … Continue reading

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