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08/21/18 Brazil’s Tourism Sector Surging in First Half of 2018

Despite political uncertainty and well-publicized security concerns, according to Brazil’s Ministry of Tourism, tourism numbers in Brazil are up for the first half of 2018, with both inbound tourism and tourist spending showing...

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08/20/18 Brazil state bank Caixa will resume loan book growth in 2019

Brazilian state bank Caixa Economica Federal will resume loan book growth in 2019 after its Tier 1 capital ratio reaches a satisfactory level, Chief Financial Officer Arno Meyer told journalists on Monday. Caixa said in a...

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08/20/18 MISC’s AET tanker unit wins Brazil shuttle tanker deal with Shell

AET, the petroleum logistics unit of Malaysia’s MISC, has won its first contract with Shell in Brazil to time charter one new-build dynamic positioning (IMO Class 2) shuttle tanker (DPST). No length of contract or financial...

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08/17/18 ANP approves draft resolution on transparency in the formation of fuel prices

On August 15th, the board of ANP, Brazil´s National Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency, approved the draft of a resolution that will address criteria for the formation of fuel prices, biofuels and natural gas, for public...

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08/17/18 Mission wants to expand Brazilian agribusiness exports to Africa

Brazilian cooperatives could expand their commercial relationship with Angola's consumer market in Africa. The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MPLS), with the support of the OCB, is organizing a technical mission...

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08/16/18 Brazil’s Tourism Sector Surging in First Half of 2018

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Despite political uncertainty and well-publicized security concerns, according to Brazil’s Ministry of Tourism, tourism numbers in Brazil are up for the first half of 2018, with both inbound tourism and...

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08/16/18 Conditions For Brazil's Corporates Improving But Uncertainty Persists As Election Approaches

Credit conditions for companies are showing signs of improvement as Brazil emerges from its deepest economic recession in history, but economic uncertainty persists ahead of the October 2018 presidential elections, according to...

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08/16/18 Dairy sector prepares plan to increase exports

Representatives of the dairy sector continued discussions to boost exports of milk powder. The meeting, held at Sindilat's headquarters, was attended by the National Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock of Brazil (CNA) and...

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08/15/18 Brazil's school meal programme to be replicated in Africa

The United Nations (UN) has expressed interest in exporting the Brazilian model for the provision of school meals to other countries. The director of the organisation's Centre for Excellence against Hunger, Daniel Balaban, said...

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08/15/18 Brazil June economic activity surges after record slide on trucker strike

Economic activity in Brazil jumped in June, recovering ground after a nationwide truckers’ strike in May paralyzed Latin America’s top economy and prompted a record slide in the indicator. The central bank’s economic activity...

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08/15/18 Brazil on track for a record soy crop next year

Brazilian farmers are expected to plant a record amount of soybean acres this coming season, encouraged by strong demand from China, and yield a record harvest next year, consultancy Céleres said on Tuesday in its first forecast...

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08/14/18 Brazil's farmers dump sugar for soy as trade war boosts Chinese demand

ITAÍ, Brazil (Reuters) - Last year, Brazilian farmer Gustavo Lopes sized up his sugarcane plantation against his soybean fields. He looked at global trends, including rising U.S.-China trade tensions and a stubborn sugar-market...

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08/14/18 Agribusiness exports reach US $ 59.2 billion in the year

Brazilian agribusiness exports rose from US $ 56.39 billion to US $ 59.2 billion between January and July of this year (+ 5%), a record figure for the entire historical series (1997-2018) for the period, according to the...

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08/13/18 Agriculture could help preserve Brazil’s native vegetation

In 2015, one region of Brazil was nicknamed “the last agricultural frontier of the world.” Known as “Matopiba,” this unofficial territory comprises 337 municipalities in four states (Maranhão, Tocantins, Piauí, and Bahia), adding...

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08/10/18 Mobile becomes main banking channel in Brazil

The mobile channel has surpassed Internet banking for the first time in Brazil, according to statistics from the Brazilian Central Bank. Some 24,5 billion banking transactions were carried out via smartphones and tablets in 2017...

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08/10/18 Apple, Netflix Shares in Brazil Jump in Bid to Avoid Turmoil

In a bid to escape domestic disorder, Brazilian investors have upped their bets on locally-traded shares of Apple Inc., Netflix Inc. and GoPro Inc. The total number of Brazilian Depositary Receipts traded increased by 104 percent...

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08/10/18 Brazil cuts deforestation emissions below 2020 targets

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil cut its greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation in 2017 to levels below its internationally agreed 2020 climate change targets, the country’s Environment Ministry said on Thursday. Brazil reduced...

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08/09/18 Brazil's CSN sees Q2 steel shipments rise 13% to 1.32 million mt

Sao Paulo — Brazilian integrated steelmaker CSN shipped 1.32 million mt of steel products in the second quarter of 2018, up 13% from 1.17 million mt in Q2 2017, according to results released Wednesday. Of that total, 798,000 mt...

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08/09/18 Visa Applications to Brazil Skyrocket 42 Percent with E-Visa

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – According to the latest figures from Brazil’s Ministry of Tourism, visa applications to visit Brazil saw a significant surge from February to July this year, up 42 percent from the same period last year....

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08/09/18 PARTNERSHIP INVESTS IN THE PRODUCTION OF CARBON NEUTRAL MEAT

The Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) and Marfrig Global Foods have established a strategic alliance to strengthen the decomposition of Brazilian beef through the production concepts Carbon Neutral Meat (CCN)...

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