Tag Archives: Infrastructure

Brazil in 2013

Brazil has been on the top of the list of emerging markets for the last years. Is this going to change from now on? In 2013, we certainly had negative signs: weak growth, inflation, and political interventions in state enterprises. … Continue reading

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Rio’s ongoing billionaire projects

The city of Rio de Janeiro is a big construction site. From infrastructure to embellishment of the port, an ensemble of projects pose investment opportunities for Brazilian and international investors.   Porto Maravilha The revitalization of the port area, Porto Maravilha (waterfront area), … Continue reading

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Germans pitching for the World Cup and the Olympic Games

Brasilia – The German President, Christian Wulff, said on Thursday that his country is interested in working in project for the World Cup in 2014 and for the Olympic Games of Rio 2016. Wulff also remarked that currently more than … Continue reading

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Iberdrola Agrees To Buy Brazil Elektro For $2.4B

Fresh news from The Wall Street Journal: A Spanish company, Iberdrola, has agreed to but Brazil’s Elektro for $2.4B. Nonetheless, the deal needs regulatory approval, expected to be completed in three to six months. The optimistic writer of this blog hopes that … Continue reading

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Brazil’s Infrastructure Challenges

Reading about the problems related to infrastructure in Brazilian magazine VEJA, made me think about the time I worked as an agricultural commodities trader for Noble Group. I visited farms in Mato Grosso, a big state located in the center west … Continue reading

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Brazil announces record investment during G-20 summit

Brazil announced during the G-20 summit that the country will invest  U.S. $ 906.5 billion in structural reforms and infrastructure. It is clear that Brazil needs to overcome its bottlenecks in logistics and to reduce manufacturing costs. Industry competitiveness in … Continue reading

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Are Brazilian airports ready to meet air passenger demand in next World Cup?

Airports in Brazil have been a bottle neck for some time. In 2007, the country saw its first “apagao aereo”, an air blackout of gigantic proportions.  With the Olympic games in 2012 and the World Cup in 2014, airports become even more … Continue reading

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