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07/06/17 Companies increase investment in innovation as buffer to crisis

Companies operating in Brazil that have stood out in the field of innovation maintained or increased investments in this area, with the prospect of getting out of the recession. That is what Eduardo Fusaro, director of Strategy...

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07/06/17 Brazil crisis may open “correction” opportunity

The combination of a political class that clings to power and influential business leaders desperately seeking wealth with elected leaders willing to negotiate has deformed the Brazilian state's patrimonial system, says economist...

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07/06/17 Brazil’s Industrial Production Rises but Sales Remain Low

Industrial production in Brazil registered a growth of 0.8 percent in May according to data from the IBGE (Brazilian Statistical Bureau). Although this is the second consecutive positive rate recorded by the Brazilian industry,...

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07/06/17 Google picks four Brazilian startups for accelerator program

Google has chosen four Brazilian startups to take part in its Launchpad Accelerator program. The four ventures will be among 33 startups of 16 countries chosen to participate in the program, which includes a two-week "intensive"...

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07/05/17 Reforms and improved indicators create a new investment environment in Brazil

After President Michel Temer came into office, the Brazilian economy was reorganised and began once again showing the results expected by society. At the beginning of the year, for the first time after eight quarters of...

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07/05/17 Fintechs seek slice of Brazil's small business loan market

Financial technology firms in Brazil are targeting lending to small- and mid-sized companies to fill a gap in the credit market left by large lenders deterred by rising delinquencies and narrow margins. Fintech firms in Brazil...

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07/05/17 CFA Society Brazil premia com R$ 20 mil melhor pesquisa sobre finanças

A CFA Society Brazil abriu as incrições para a primeira edição do Prêmio de Inovação Financeira, que tem como objetivo estimular a pesquisa na área de finanças e gerar um banco de ideias para o desenvolvimento do mercado...

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06/30/17 This Mobile Payment Platform Has Become The Apple Wallet Of Brazil

More than 80% of Latin America pays for their prepaid mobile credit in cash. As a result, a massive segment of the population has grown accustomed to spending hours in line to pay for a digital product. However, despite...

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06/30/17 Brazil increases reduced-tariff exports to the EU

A larger volume of Brazilian products can now enter the European Union at lower or zero import tariffs. As of this Saturday (1st), the bloc will increase Brazil's export quota for raw sugar by 78,000 tons and for chicken by 4,700...

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06/30/17 The Brazilian Packaging Ink Industry is on the Rise

In spite of shaky economic conditions, the Brazilian printing market is robust. With a gross domestic product (GDP) of $1.775 trillion in 2015 and more than 200 million people, Brazil’s packaging industry has plenty of room to...

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06/29/17 Brazil looks to Israel for ways public policy, academia can spur economy

Brazil, the world’s fifth-largest country and Latin America’s largest startup ecosystem, is looking to Israel to glean insights on how public policy can contribute to fostering innovation. Marcos Pereira, Brazil’s minister of...

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06/29/17 LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner: Here's what separates successful leaders from managers

Since becoming CEO of LinkedIn in 2008, Jeff Weiner has grown quite the employee fan base. As one of Glassdoor's highest-rated CEOS, Weiner apparently has what it takes to be a successful leader and he is sharing that knowledge...

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06/28/17 Brazil seeking 1,600 more meat inspectors, official says

Brazil on Tuesday conceded that the government needs 1,600 more inspectors at meatpacking facilities but also questioned the swift ban imposed by the United States on shipments of fresh Brazilian beef. Luis Rangel, Brazil's plant...

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06/28/17 Germany allocates €10M for environmental projects in Brazil

Germany will earmark € 10 million to support environmental projects in Brazil. Brazilian Environment Minister Sarney Filho and his German counterpart Karsten Sach announced the investment on Tuesday (27 June), adding that the...

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06/27/17 Brazil, China Open $20 Billion Fund for Infrastructure, Tech Projects

A China-sponsored, $20 billion (15.72 billion pounds) fund is ready to receive investment pitches, the Planning Ministry's foreign affairs secretary, Jorge Arbache, told journalists on Monday. The fund agreed on last year is...

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06/27/17 BC deve criar regulação para 'startup' de crédito

Conhecidas por atuarem em modelo de negócios chamado de peer-to-peer lending (ou crédito pessoa-a-pessoa), as "startups" que concedem crédito por meio de plataformas on-line devem ganhar regulação própria. O Banco Central vai...

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06/27/17 Brazil and Israel discuss technology cooperation

The head of Brazil's Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services (MDIC), Marcos Pereira, arrived in Tel Aviv this Sunday (25) for the Ministry's first mission to Isreal in 12 years. The goal is to expand partnerships with...

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06/26/17 Brazil's Meirelles Sees U.S. Lifting Brazil Beef Ban Soon

Brazilian Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles said on Friday he expects the United States to lift a ban on imports of Brazilian fresh beef soon, stressing that the decision bore no relation to sanitary concerns. The U.S....

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06/26/17 Brazil's Eldorado eyes sale of eucalyptus forests, paper says

Eldorado Brasil Celulose SA has sounded out potential buyers for its forests, newspaper Valor Econômico reported on Monday, as the Brazilian wood pulpmaker seeks fresh capital amid a corruption scandal ensnaring its controlling...

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06/26/17 Brazil to try to reverse US ban on Brazil meat

Brazil’s agriculture minister plans to travel to the United States to try to reverse the American ban of beef imports from Latin America’s biggest country. Blairo Maggi’s posted social media comments on his trip and the ban late...

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