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02/09/16 Chinese, Brazilian economies seen stabilizing: OECD

The Chinese and Brazilian economies are stabilizing while advanced economies are seeing steady momentum, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said on Monday. The Paris-based organization said its December...

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02/05/16 Brazil's Visa Waiver Program: What You Need to Know

Brazil’s Ministry of Tourism and the Brazilian Tourist Board (Embratur) have issued a fact sheet detailing the country’s new visa waiver program. Scheduled to begin on June 1, the program will ease access to Brazil for millions...

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02/05/16 BNDES and IFC launch study on PPP project structuring

The Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) have just launched a study “Structuring PPP and Concession Projects in Brazil: Diagnosis of the Brazilian model and proposals for improvement...

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02/05/16 Rocket Internet Sells Food Startups In Spain, Italy, Brazil, Mexico For $140M To Just Eat

The takeout shakeout continues apace. Since going public in 2014, Rocket Internet has been trying to simplify and reorganize the tangle of e-commerce startups funded and grown by the Berlin-based incubator to make the main...

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02/04/16 BNDES lowers financing costs for working capital, capital goods and exports

The Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) is taking on new measures to improve the financing conditions for Brazil’s production sector, so as to preserve production, jobs and income. One focus is to alleviate the cash flow for...

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02/04/16 BNDES approves R $ 1.4 billion for wind projects

The National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) approved financing for three new wind complex in Pernambuco, Ceará and Rio Grande do Sul. The total value of loans is $ 1.4 billion. According to the development bank...

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02/04/16 Gerdau, JFE Steel sign accord for heavy slab deal in Brazil

Gerdau SA, the largest steelmaker in the Americas, and JFE Steel Corp have agreed to produce heavy slabs in Brazil, a venture that will allow them to cater for clients in the region and reduce Brazilian imports of the product....

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02/04/16 Brazil's Real, Stocks Gain as Turmoil Takes Back Seat to Metals

Brazil’s real strengthened and its benchmark stock index rose for a second day as a slump in the U.S. dollar boosted commodity prices, improving the country’s terms of trade and supporting a rally in the prices of some of its...

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02/02/16 Brookfield withdraws bid for Brazil's Invepar stake

Canada's Brookfield Asset Management Inc has withdrawn an offer to buy the 24.4 percent stake in infrastructure company Invepar held by Brazil's Grupo OAS SA, the Canadian firm said on Monday. Brookfield said in a statement that...

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01/28/16 Brazil reveals the Museum of Tomorrow

Rio de Janeiro’s breath-taking Museum of Tomorrow opened its doors a few weeks ago just before Christmas but has already received more than 100,000 visitors, firmly implanting itself onto the Brazilian party-city’s tourist trail...

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01/27/16 How Brazil Can Raise The Value Of Its Chemical Industry

Brazil’s chemical industry has grown significantly over the past 15 years, but an increasing portion of growth is due to imports—an alarming trend for chemical companies and the businesses that depend on them. Prior to 2007, the...

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01/27/16 Nissan to Invest R$750 Million in the Automotive Sector in Rio

Nissan Motor Company is preparing to invest R$750 million in a new factory to be built in Resende generating 600 new jobs for the state of Rio de Janeiro. On the site, the company’s new crossover model, Nissan Kicks, will be...

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01/26/16 Brazil’s recession is an e-commerce opportunity for personal care brands

The country’s population is increasingly urban and eager to buy name-brand goods, and companies selling FMCG on international marketplace sites or brand pages are getting in on the ground floor of this emerging economy.

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01/26/16 Export of Brazilian fruit and vegetables has grown in 2015

Brazilian currency decreased strongly in value. At almost 800,000 tonnes the Brazilian export of fresh fruits and vegetables in 2015 was over 16% larger than the year before. After a peak of almost a million tonnes in 2007 the...

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01/26/16 Investment inflows into Brazil soar, external gap meets forecasts

Foreign direct investment into Brazil came in December at more than twice the amount estimated by analysts, as a weakening currency and declining asset prices triggered a jump in merger and acquisition activity at the end of last...

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01/22/16 Os negócios entre Brasil e Flórida: tem muito acontecendo, mas é só o começo

Sueli Bonaparte conhece as relações de negócios entre Brasil e EUA como poucos. Ela atua nesse segmento desde o começo dos anos 90, quando exerceu, entre outras atividades, o cargo de diretora executiva da Câmara de Comércio...

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01/22/16 Brazilian Banks to Form Credit Registry

Brazil’s five largest banks announced Thursday that they have joined forces to create a credit intelligence bureau aimed at reducing bad loans and boosting credit for good borrowers. Government-run banks Banco do Brasil SA and...

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01/22/16 Brazil’s Barbosa Upbeat on Trade With Argentina

Brazilian Finance Minister Nelson Barbosa said he expected a revival in regional trade with Argentina now that the two countries’ exchange-rate regimes were better aligned. He said two-way trade between South America’s two...

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01/20/16 Coffee Producers in Brazil Forecast Record Harvest For 2016

Coffee growers in Brazil are gearing up to what promises to be the second best harvest in history, with forecasts for the 2016 Brazilian coffee harvest between 49.13 and 51.94 million bags, up by 13.6 percent to 20.1 percent from...

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01/15/16 Bradesco tops Brazil's M&A ranking, sees busy year for takeovers

Banco Bradesco BBI SA, which ended last year as the top-ranked advisor for mergers and acquisitions in Brazil for the first time in nearly two decades, expects a worsening recession and weakening currency to fuel takeover...

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