With the growing competition to capture small business tourism sales, entreprenuers in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are looking to cashless technology to differentiate themselves and improve service to their customers. Examples of this can be found in Marino Santana and Mauro Joppert, two entrepreneurs who were able to meet their clients’ increasing demands for faster and safer payment options, and increase sales simply by accepting debit and credit cards.
New Website Will Analyze and Expose Votes That Set Back Rights
In the past, governments have been shielded by the distance between Geneva and their capitals, and the belief that few observers monitor the positions they take. But what happens in Geneva shouldn't stay in Geneva. This website gives citizens and journalists access to monitor and act on their governments’ performance.
Julie de Rivero, Geneva director
DECATUR, Ill., March 12, 2014 – Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) today announced plans to construct a soy protein production complex in Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, representing an investment of approximately US$250 million.
The most established and relevant pre-salt event celebrates its 3rd edition this year. The Pre-Salt Tech 2014 – 3rd Annual officially opens the pre-salt calendar in Brazil on April 3-4, reuniting key experts to share their practical knowledge on the most exciting play in the world.
FICO (NYSE: FICO), a leading predictive analytics and decision management software company, today announced that it has appointed Alexandre Graff as its new managing director for Latin America and the Caribbean. Graff will lead the teams responsible for sales, services and marketing in the region.
Fashion retailers in Brazil are adopting a push/pull model that balances real-time customer demand with seasonal trends to increase margins and improve performance across the entire offering. As the largest chain of retail stores specializing in women's clothing in Brazil, Marisa needed a technology solution that would tap multiple sources to enable more effective planning and allocation operations, and that would be intuitive for fashion planners.
Leading Consumer Electronics Maker to Launch Rovi Data Service to New Markets - Brazil and Russia
Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI), a global leader in entertainment discovery, today announced that LG Electronics has signed on to use Rovi video metadata in LG smart devices. Rovi Data is a broad portfolio of data covering 55 countries, available in more than 15 languages and built on a standard format to help make it easier to launch video services and devices to local markets.
To establish a new company and global supply chain
TOKYO—Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) has completed the acquisition of Vijai Electricals Ltd.’s power transmission and distribution businesses. The acquired assets include power transformer, distribution transformers and switchgear businesses.
December 23, 2013 – Brookfield Infrastructure (NYSE: BIP; TSX: BIP.UN) today announced it has signed agreements to invest alongside institutional investors to acquire an approximate 27% interest in VLI, one of Brazil’s largest rail and port logistics businesses, for R$2 billion (approximately US$850 million), of which Brookfield Infrastructure will invest approximately $350 million.
First Purpose-Built Industrial-Scale Plant Completes First Year of Successful Operation in Brazil
Amyris announced today an agreement to sell senior convertible promissory notes in a private placement for $28 million in cash proceeds.
SÃO PAULO – December 19, 2013 -FICO (NYSE: FICO), a leading predictive analytics and decision management software company, announced today the Papai Noel edition of FICO™ Missão: Positivo, a popular mobile financial education game in Brazil. The holiday version of FICO Missão: Positivo, which is free, offers additional calculators to help consumers understand the impact of their spending and financing choices and stay within their holiday budget.
São Paulo, Brazil, December 19, 2013 - Cisco is expanding its manufacturing in Brazil this month with the production of advanced enterprise Wi-Fi Access Points. The 1600 and 2600 Access Point families join the lines of switches, produced since last September, and routers, which local manufacturing started in September 2012.
Capitalizing on unique deep water technology, Paradigm continues to see rapid growth in Latin America. (Rio de Janeiro: December 17, 2013) Paradigm® (www.pdgm.com) announced today that Petrogal Brasil has adopted the entire suite of interpretation, visualization and modeling software from Paradigm.
New York/Sao Paulo - Brazilian based PagPop has announced it will join the Business Call to Action (BCtA), with plans to reach 300,000 new credit card users across Brazil in the next two years.
São Paulo, Brazil - 11 Dec 2013: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Alelo Brasil, a Brazilian provider of pre-paid credit and benefit cards, has deployed a solution based on PureSystems that will upgrade and simplify their IT infrastructure at mirrored sites in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. As a result of the technology upgrade, Alelo will be able to move its applications into the cloud, providing enhanced services for customers.
WASHINGTON, December 5, 2013 – More than 700,000 people living in the State of Acre, in the remote Northwest of Brazil’s Amazon Region, will benefit from a program to improve public sector efficiency, particularly in the areas of education and gender equality. The US$ 250 million Strengthening Public Policies for Improved Service Delivery Development Policy Loan was approved by the World Bank Board of Directors.
São Paulo – December 3, 2013 – MasterCard is introducing MasterPass™ to the Brazilian market. MasterPass is a digital service that allows consumers to use any payment card or enabled device to discover enhanced and secure shopping experiences with just a click, tap or touch – online, in-store or anywhere. MasterPass eliminates the need for consumers to enter detailed shipping and card information to complete their online shopping at MasterPass merchant sites.
ThyssenKrupp sells rolling and coating plant in the USA and signs long-term slab supply contract for steel mill in Brazil / Settlement of financial receivable from Outokumpu – transfer of VDM and AST to ThyssenKrupp planned / Sustainable solution for Steel Americas and better assessment of the compliance risks: Capital increase of up to 10 percent planned / Loss in fiscal year significantly reduced to €1.5 billion
Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 27, 2013 – comScore (NASDAQ : SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released an analysis of e-Commerce activity in Brazil based on insights from the comScore Media Metrix service. The study found that Mercadolivre.com.br continues to rank as the most visited destination in the Retail category in Brazil with nearly 25 million visitors in October, representing nearly half of all online shoppers.
SÃO PAULO – November, 26 2013 - FICO (NYSE: FICO), a leading predictive analytics and decision management software company, today announced that the financial game FICO™ Missão: Positivo was downloaded over 1,000 times within 10 days of its debut. The game now ranks among Brazil’s top 500 educational games, and is the only financial education game ranked on both Google Play and the Apple App Store.
Hillsboro, Ore., November 25, 2013 — Brazil's Canção Nova, a non-profit Catholic Community located in Cachoeira Paulista in the state of São Paulo, is upgrading its broadcast infrastructure with a range of Grass Valley® solutions including five Maestro™ branding and master control systems, five Concerto™ 64x64 routing switchers, five GeckoFlex™ signal processing systems, and six K2 Summit® servers for optimized live event workflows. The system will be live in November and span five locations.
Buenos Aires, Argentina… The future of Internet governance took on a new priority at the opening of ICANN's 48th Public Meeting, ahead of an April conference on Internet governance in Brazil. More than 1,700 people from around the world are attending the ICANN meeting in Buenos Aires.
SAO PAULO, Brazil - November 18, 2013: – (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY), the world’s largest PC vendor, today announced it will invest approximately US$100M in a state-of-the-art software research and development (R&D) center located in São Paulo, Brazil. The facility, which will provide an estimated 100 jobs, is Lenovo’s first R&D center dedicated to software development for Lenovo’s Enterprise Product Group (EPG).