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 development explains why a struggling economy won’t put the brakes on Marriott’s plan to expandContinue reading “World to halt investments in Brazil? Not Marriott.”
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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 their products to trends, preferences and requirements of the American market. The Project Orchestra BrazilContinue reading “Brazilian design context targets the American furniture market”
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 the findings of a recent study prepared by the Federation of Industries of the StateContinue reading “How expensive are products made in Brazil?”
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 the headlines. Here is my take. World leaders – not present Absences of Obama (US),Continue reading “Rio+20 flashes”
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?”