News & Articles

News & Articles

The Chamber brings you the latest news articles and market intelligence.

Are you a Member?

Recent News

Join Our Mailing List
OR
05/25/17 Brazilian Uber Rival Raises $100 Million From SoftBank

A Latin American competitor to Uber — 99 — has raised $100 million from SoftBank of Japan to fuel growth, the Brazilian start-up’s chief executive says. SoftBank will become a minority shareholder in the privately held 99, as the...

Read more
05/25/17 Miners find 794 pound emerald in Brazil

A giant emerald measuring 4.3 feet and weighing a whopping 794 pounds was discovered in April in the mining region of Carnaiba in the north of Brazil. The precious stone was found 656 feet below the surface of the Carnaiba mine...

Read more
05/24/17 Brazilian Journlists Invited to Apply for 4-Day "Reporting Land Rights" Course

Urbanization, resource extraction, forestry concessions, the growth of agri-business -Property Rights underpin many of the major issues that Brazilian reporters cover every day. Yet few stories explore the complex social,...

Read more
05/24/17 Is It the Time to Buy Brazilian Stocks and FX?

Brazil's stock market plunged more than 10% immediately after opening Thursday, wiping out almost all its gains for the year. Brazil's currency, the real, also tanked more than 9% against the dollar, its worst day since the...

Read more
05/23/17 Brazil planning to double visitors in five years

Brazil is home to the largest rainforest on Earth. It has miles of sandy, deserted beaches, and stunning flat-topped mountains. It invented samba and a devilish little drink called the caipirinha. It has massive reserves of...

Read more
05/23/17 Agenda econômica continua independentemente de "qualquer coisa", diz Meirelles

O Ministro da Fazenda, Henrique Meirelles, afirmou nesta terça-feira que o Brasil vai continuar com sua agenda econômica independentemente "de qualquer coisa" e que já existe consenso de que a atual política econômica vai...

Read more
05/23/17 Central Bank: Brazilian economy must continue on "virtuous path"

Brazilian Central Bank governor highlighted the importance of economic advances and the country's ability to react to internal and external shocks. This Friday (19), the president of the Brazilian Central Bank, Ilan Goldfajn,...

Read more
05/23/17 Brazil says it will stick with reforms after S&P warns of potential downgrade to credit rating

The Brazilian government said on Monday it is committed to business-friendly reforms after S&P Global Ratings threatened to downgrade the country further into junk territory amid a political crisis. S&P revised Brazil's...

Read more
05/19/17 Safe For Now, Brazil Credit Rating Holds Amidst Crisis

Brazil's credit rating survived another day. Even as the country is mired in its worst political scandal since the beginning of the military dictatorship back in the late 1960s, it still manages to keep the lights on. Good news...

Read more
05/19/17 Co-Productions on the Rise in Brazil

Better late than never. In February, the U.K. and Brazil ratified a film-TV co-production treaty first unveiled in 2012. At the Rio Content Market in March, Brazilian and French film authorities signed a framework collaboration...

Read more
05/10/17 Brazil economy 'breathing' as new port rules enacted: Temer

Brazil's economy is starting to "breathe" after two years of recession and slowing inflation will allow interest rates to come down further, President Michel Temer said on Wednesday at the enacting of new rules to draw...

Read more
05/10/17 CGU e Planejamento destacam avanços da Gestão de Riscos no Governo Federal

Evento comemorou o primeiro ano de vigência da Instrução Normativa nº 01. Ministério da Transparência já capacitou cerca de 3,5 mil servidores na área. O Ministério da Transparência, Fiscalização e Controladoria-Geral da União (...

Read more
05/10/17 Temer: IBGE data confirm need for pension reform

IBGE studies show the rapid ageing of the Brazilian population. For the president, we need to change the culture of seeing account deficits as 'natural'. President of the Republic Michel Temer said on Monday (8) that data from...

Read more
05/10/17 Brazilian Q1 sugar exports in containers up 14% year on year to 591,121 mt

Brazilian sugar shipments in containers in the first quarter were 14% higher year on year at 591,121 mt, which was down 10% from Q4 2016, data from shipping agency Williams Brazil showed. The port of Santos accounted for 92% of...

Read more
05/05/17 Brazil launches satellite that will democratise broadband access

With an investment of R$ 2 billion and launched from the Kourou Space Centre in the French Guiana, satellite will be put to civil and military use. This Thursday (4), the President of the Republic Michel Temer, stated that the...

Read more
05/05/17 World Can't Get Enough Soy, Top Growers Ship at Record Pace

The world can’t seem to get its fill of soybeans. Exports from the U.S. and Brazil, the world’s largest growers, are the highest ever for this time of year, and demand is poised to eclipse earlier government forecasts for a...

Read more
05/04/17 Mapa mostra quanto os países ganham (e dependem) do turismo

O Brasil tem a 10a maior indústria de turismo do planeta – mas por causa do tamanho da nossa economia, o setor não chega a ser central. É o que mostra um mapa feito pelo site de informação de custos HowMuch.net (veja a versão...

Read more
05/04/17 In controversial move, Brazil may outsource Amazon deforestation monitoring

In a major change, Brazil's Ministry of the Environment is looking for a company to help it monitor deforestation in the Amazon. "This is a surprise for everyone … crazy stuff," says Tasso Azevedo, coordinator of the Greenhouse...

Read more
05/04/17 Meirelles predicts "strong" employment recovery in 2017

Finance Minister highlighted the importance of economic reforms, predicted labour market will reverse negative trend before the end of this year. Brazilian Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles said this Tuesday (2 May) that he has...

Read more
05/03/17 Rising Commodity Prices Fuel Brazil's Record Trade Surplus in April

Brazil's trade surplus rose to $6.969 billion last month, government data showed on Tuesday, a record for a month of April as prices for main exports such as soy, iron ore and oil rose. Economists in a Reuters poll predicted a...

Read more

Pages