Tag Archives: Paris

Thoughts on the D Day celebrations and Portinari’s War and Peace at the Grand Palais

Brazilians didn’t have much to do with the Second World War but here in Paris it is hard to forget the date. Celebrations are extensive. Tv and local newspapers have a huge coverage of the event and of course, the odd … Continue reading

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How difficult is it to hire in Brazil? The EDF view

A room full of lawyers and business executives gathered in Paris to discuss protectionism in Brazil.  Heavy weights companies like EDF, SAFRAN and Credit Agricole among others, brought their experience in day-to-day issues. Guillaume de FORCEVILLE, new markets director of … Continue reading

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Understanding Rio as an investment case. Notes on demographics

Rio got the attention of French business community. Multinationals joined start-ups, lawyers and strategy consultants in a rainy Parisian morning at the sumptuous Brazilian Embassy to listen to Rio Negocios and Ernst & Young talk about the next Olympic city. Upcoming events proxy investment … Continue reading

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(Prices in) Brazil take off. Findings of the Mercer survey

Recent survey conducted by Mercer on world wide cost of living confirms that prices in Rio and São Paulo have climbed dramatically over the last year. Designed as a reference for multinational and governments to figure compensation allowances for their expatriate … Continue reading

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Festival of Brazilian documentaires in Paris

This poor Frenchman, divided between Paris and Rio de Janeiro wishes to share an event… Voilá a Brazilian Festival Made in Paris! From 13 to 19 June 2011, the association “Autres Brésils” presents the 7th edition of the ‘Brésil en mouvements” (Brazil in Movement), the main event dedicated to Brazilian social documentary in Europe. The festival is characterized by seven days of screenings, discussions and meetings about documentary films to strengthen ties between France and … Continue reading

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The invention of tropical landscaping: Burle Marx

The emerging economy we refer to as  “Brazil”  is also a country discovering its pride and values. Culture has an important role in this. Culture forging values Evolving from colonial roots, when everything that was good was imported,  Brazil has … Continue reading

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L’Oreal wants to double Brazilian sales in 4 years

L’Oreal the world’s largest cosmetics maker announced that Brazilian sales grew by  21 % in 2010, jumping to 705 million euros. And they want more.. The French based company aims to double sales in Brazil by 2015 and add 50 … Continue reading

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