Brazilian industry agency attends competitiveness Forum in Saudi Arabia

A delegation of the Brazilian Agency for Industrial Development(ABDI) participated in the Global Competitiveness Forum, Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), the largest business event in North Africa and the Middle East. Main theme this year was entrepreneurship. Among the Forum participants are representatives from companies such as Volkswagen, Gensler, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, PricewaterhouseCoopers International, Boston Consulting Group, British Airways, Bayer, KPMG,Continue reading “Brazilian industry agency attends competitiveness Forum in Saudi Arabia”

Brazil buying Brazil- some insights from the KPMG report

KPMG released its latest report on M&A in Brazil. The trend in the first quarter was the best in the country for the period when 167 transactions were recorded. The number is 4% higher than the same period of 2010. Brazilian companies are leading procurement, with 82 transactions. What do you make of it? It isContinue reading “Brazil buying Brazil- some insights from the KPMG report”

Newsweek: Americans should learn Portuguese

International press has been paying more attention to Brazil. Newsweek’s latest edition has an article about how Brazilian companies are becoming more international. Banco do Brasil, Marfrig, JBS-Friboi and Petrobras are among Brazilian companies expanding abroad. Bottom line: Americans should learn Portuguese.  We have talked about Brazilian banks “going shopping” abroad in the past. BanksContinue reading “Newsweek: Americans should learn Portuguese”