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06/24/14 Tribute to Marcio M. Moreira

On behalf of the Board of Directors of The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc., we regretfully inform you of the passing of Mr. Marcio M. Moreira, former Vice Chairman of McCann Worldgroup, longtime Chamber member, and a...

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06/18/14 From the Arab Spring to Occupy, Corruption 2.0 Rallies the Masses

From Turkey to Egypt, Bulgaria to Thailand, and Brazil to India, the rise of an urban, entitled, angry middle class is one of the most striking trends of the last few years. Rebellions have different proximate causes, but...

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06/16/14 Tribute to Moise Y. Safra

On behalf of the Board of Directors of The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc., we regretfully inform you of the passing of Mr. Moise Y. Safra, one of the most prestigious and admired Brazilian bankers and a longtime...

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06/11/14 Read the First Edition of "I See Brazil", by Imagem Corporativa

I See Brazil is produced by PR agency Imagem Corporativa in order to show how is the perception of Brazil in other countries, gathering and analyzing references to politics, economics and environmental issues. The results are...

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04/29/14 Tribute to Tony H. Bonaparte (6/13/37 - 4/26/14)

On behalf of the Board of Directors of The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc., we regretfully inform you of the passing of Dr. Tony H. Bonaparte, husband of 30 years of former Chamber Executive Director Sueli Bonaparte...

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04/28/14 Brazil Memo 1444 - The Challenge of Productivity

In a recent edition of the trustworthy and always critical English magazine, The Economist, attention was given to the Brazilian economy’s low productivity. Between 1990 and 2012, jobs contributed to about 40% of GDP growth,...

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04/24/14 Brazilian Jazz Talent Ricardo Baldacci in the MadeInNY Jazz Gala Concert

On May 3rd, Brazil will have a unique opportunity to show the world one of its own fabulous jazz talents Ricardo Baldacci. Baldacci’s video entry at the world renowned online Made In NY Jazz Competition demonstrated his strong...

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03/31/14 Brazil Memo 1440 - A Good Deal

When Standard & Poor’s cut Brazil´s credit-rating, it turned out to be beneficial for both the government and the markets. It reduced uncertainty levels due to the way it was implemented (without surprise) and how it...

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03/24/14 Brazil Memo 1439 - Battle of Expectations

US monetary policy is returning to normal under the leadership of Janet Yellen, the new Federal Reserve Chair. The program of systematically reducing the purchase of assets is being maintained. The real news is that the timing of...

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03/19/14 BUPA Provides Peace of Mind for International Travelers

International travelers have found peace of mind by traveling with an international insurance plan provided by British United Provident Association (BUPA). BUPA is one of the leading international healthcare groups, serving over...

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03/11/14 LITTLER ENHANCES LATIN AMERICA CAPABILITIES WITH ADDITION OF GLOBAL EMPLOYMENT LAW SPECIALIST

Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, deepens its Latin American capabilities with the addition of Renata Neeser, a global employment law specialist. A licensed practitioner in...

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02/18/14 Brazil Memo 1433 - Vicious Circle

The record trade deficit and a strong industrial contraction are corroborating the vicious circle that comes from low growth and imbalances. Lately, this is what has been characterizing the Brazilian economy. · Trade: The January...

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02/11/14 MESKITA Debuts at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Brazilian born designer Alessandra Meskita made her NYFW debut for her namesake brand MESKITA, presenting her first ready-to-wear collection in The Salon at Lincoln Center. For the Fall/Winter 2014 collection, Alessandra Meskita...

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02/05/14 Brazil Memo 1432 - Tension in The Markets

Following Brazil’s move, various emerging economies such as Turkey, South Africa and India are raising their interest rates in an attempt to stabilize their currencies. · New Economic Trend: This orthodox turnaround was already...

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01/31/14 What is the state of information security in the tech sector?

While information security risks have evolved and intensified, security strategies— historically compliance-based and perimeter-oriented—have not kept pace. The result? Today, organizations often rely on yesterday’s security...

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01/14/14 2014 Brazilian Calendar of Exhibitions and Fairs

The 2014 Brazilian Calendar of Exhibitions and Fairs is now available on the Chamber's website. This calendar is a co-publication of the Department of Commerce and Services Policies - DECOS, the Secretary of Commerce and Services...

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01/13/14 Brazil Memo 1429 - Slow and Unbalanced

The performance of the Brazilian economy in 2013 was frustrating: low growth associated with macroeconomic disequilibria. · GDP (2.3%): The estimated annual rate of 2.3% represents some improvement in relation to the feeble 2012...

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12/19/13 iBOC - International Brazilian Opera Company – Debut Concerts

In New York anything can go unnoticed, no matter how big. However, an eclectic group of composers, singers and artists are working together to make sure that their work does not go unnoticed in the Big Apple. Their goal:...

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12/16/13 Brazil Memo 1427 - The Brazilian Economy in 2014

The world scenario indicates that there is a trajectory pointing towards gradual recovery, with advanced economies trending upward and a lull among the emerging countries. · Advanced Economies: The worst is over. The United...

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12/13/13 Brazil Memo 1426 - Slow Pace

A 0.5% drop in GDP during the third quarter confirms that the Brazilian economy is trending toward low growth. In contrast, the United States’ GDP expanded 1% during the same period, with an annual rate of 3.6%, indicating a...

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