Invest in Brazil News

  • SLI Systems Sees Strong Sales Momentum among Large Enterprise Clients and Online Retailers

    SAN JOSE, CA – November 7, 2013 – SLI Systems ( (NZX: SLI) today announced that it is achieving continued sales momentum and success recruiting some of the world’s largest companies as clients of its market-leading site search services.

  • Wolters Kluwer 2013 Third-Quarter Trading Update

    Wolters Kluwer, a global leader in professional information services, today released its scheduled 2013 third quarter trading update.

    • Full-year 2013 guidance reiterated.

    • Nine-month revenues up +2% at constant currencies and up +1% organically.

    • Electronic and service subscription revenues (56% of revenues) up   5% organically.

    • Leading, growing positions (44% of revenues) achieved organic growth of 6% or higher.

  • BT to provide communications network to Kinross Gold Corporation

    BT today announced that it has signed a three-year deal with Kinross Gold Corporation, a Canadian-based gold mining company, to provide a communications network connecting sites in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Chile and Spain.

  • Banco Volkswagen S.A. Standardizes on Informatica to Increase Revenues and Grow its Customer Base

    Brazilian financial services division of automotive group Volkswagen uses best-in-class Informatica MDM solution to create a single, trusted view of more than 900,000 customers

    Redwood City, Calif. and Sao Paulo, November 04, 2013 -

  • Ashland named Best Chemical Supplier of the Year by Brazilian Pulp and Paper Association (ABTCP) for the second time

    WILMINGTON, Del.- For the second consecutive year, Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH) was honored as Best Chemical Supplier of the Year for the Pulp and Paper segment by the Brazilian Pulp & Paper Association (ABTCP) at its annual awards dinner October 9, 2013. Flavio Parrilha Martins, commercial leader paper, Brazil, accepted the award on behalf of Ashland Water Technologies.

    In a survey of Brazilian pulp and paper companies, Ashland was recognized for its innovative products, technical support and problem-solving skills.

  • Rebeca Grynspan: Speech on the occasion of the 2nd World Forum on Local Economic Development

    Speech for

    Rebeca Grynspan

    UN Under-Secretary General and UNDP Associate Administrator

    on the occasion of the

    2nd World Forum on Local Economic Development,

    Local Economic Development Strategies and Policies: Articulation and Implementation at National and Sub-National Level

    Foz de Iguaçu, Brazil

    Your Excellencies, Ministers of State from Brazil, and colleagues,

  • Sage 100 Contractor 2014 Simplifies the Fiscal Year-End Process for Construction Companies and Their Accountants

    IRVINE, Calif. (October 29, 2013) – Sage North America today announced the release of Sage 100 Contractor 2014, simplifying the fiscal year-end process for construction companies and their accountants. New multiyear General Ledger capabilities allow companies to post transactions to the new fiscal year while having more time to complete year-end processing activities.

    Sage 100 Contractor key enhancements

    - Flexible year-end processing options
    Multi-year General Ledger Capabilities
    Easier method for adjusting entries

  • IHG Named Official Partner of NEC Series-PGA TOUR Latinoamérica

    ATLANTA and PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The PGA TOUR and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced today a three-year marketing relationship that, beginning immediately, makes IHG the Official Hotel Partner of NEC Series-PGA TOUR Latinoamérica. The new designation expands upon IHG’s existing agreement with the TOUR that includes the categories of Official Hotel and Official Resort of the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and Tour. The latest series begins today in Bogota, Colombia.

  • Gartner Says Cloud Computing Will Become the Bulk of New IT Spend by 2016

    Analysts Examine Cloud Strategies and Adoption at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2013 October 21-24 in Goa, India

    The use of cloud computing is growing, and by 2016 this growth will increase to become the bulk of new IT spend, according to Gartner, Inc. 2016 will be a defining year for cloud as private cloud begins to give way to hybrid cloud, and nearly half of large enterprises will have hybrid cloud deployments by the end of 2017.

  • WABCO Exhibits Suite of Advanced Technologies That Improve Efficiency of Commercial Vehicles at FENATRAN 2013 in Brazil; WABCO’s Green Technologies Combined Enable Over 10% in Fuel Economy

    BRUSSELS, Belgium and SÃO PAULO, Brazil, October 22, 2013 – WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC), a global technology leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, will showcase WABCO’s suite of advanced technologies that improve the efficiency of trucks, buses and trailers. A truck equipped with all of WABCO’s environmentally friendly technologies can improve fuel economy by more than 10 percent, which also significantly reduces emissions and lowers total operating costs over the lifetime of a vehicle.

  • Gartner Says Worldwide PC, Tablet and Mobile Phone Shipments to Grow 4.5 Percent in 2013 as Lower-Priced Devices Drive Growth

    PC Shipments to Decline 8.4 Percent in 2013, While Tablet Shipments Increase 42.7 Percent

    Worldwide combined shipments of devices (PCs, tablets and mobile phones) are projected to reach 2.32 billion units in 2013, a 4.5 percent increase from 2012, according to Gartner, Inc. The market is being driven by a shift to lower-priced devices in nearly all device categories.

  • Praxair Starts Up Air Separation Plant in Brazil

    DANBURY, Conn., October 18, 2013 - White Martins, the Brazil-based subsidiary of Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX), has started up a new 800 tons per day air separation plant in the state of Minas Gerais, located in southeastern Brazil. Under a long-term contract, Praxair’s new plant will supply industrial gases to ArcelorMittal, the world’s leading integrated steel and mining company.

  • CBS and Clarovideo announce multi-year content licensing agreement for Latin america and the Caribbean

    Los Angeles, Calif., Oct. 16, 2013 - CBS Studios International and CLAROVIDEO announced today a multi-year, non-exclusive licensing agreement that brings top CBS shows to CLAROVIDEO’s subscription video on demand (SVOD) service in Latin American and Caribbean markets starting in January 2014.

    The deal, the first between CBS Studios International and CLAROVIDEO, includes hit CBS shows such as THE GOOD WIFE and CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, as well as SHOWTIME®’s CALIFORNICATION and NURSE JACKIE.

  • IHG® Announces Real InterContinental® Santo Domingo Hotel Groundbreaking

    IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) is proud to announce the groundbreaking on a 20-story, 225-room InterContinental® hotel located in the Piantini neighborhood of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. Real Hotels & Resorts, a hotel division of Salvadorian-based Grupo Poma, will own the new development and invest US$70 million in the project.

  • WABCO Expands Relationship with Mercedes-Benz do Brasil, One of the Largest Makers of Commercial Vehicles in South America; Will Supply Air Processing Technology for Truck Braking Systems

    WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC), a global technology leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, today announced that WABCO has further expanded its relationship with Mercedes-Benz do Brasil, one of the largest manufacturers of commercial vehicles in South America. WABCO will furnish air processing technology, on a sole supplier basis, to equip braking systems across Mercedes-Benz do Brasil’s platforms of medium- and heavy-duty trucks. Series production is expected to start in the fourth quarter of 2014.

  • Algar Telecom in Brazil selects TOA Technologies’ ETAdirect as a part of its new field service operations strategy

    Algar Telecom, a quad-play telecommunications provider in Uberlandia, Brazil, saw an opportunity: if it could centrally manage its mobile workforce, the company could more holistically view and improve its field operations. And, just as importantly, this centralization could also help the company improve the quality of service it provides to customers. As the core technology solution driving the success of this strategic initiative, Algar Telecom chose TOA Technologies and its ETAdirect field service management solution.

  • First release of G20 Consumer Price Index shows slowing annual inflation at 3.0% in August 2013

    Today’s release of the G20 Consumer Price Index (CPI) marks the second release of a G20 aggregate statistic following the first publication of aggregate quarterly G20 GDP estimates on 14 March 2012. The releases on G20 aggregates contribute to the implementation of the G20 Data Gaps Initiative - a set of 20 recommendations on the further enhancement of statistics as agreed by the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors.

  • IHG Expands the Holiday Inn Express® Brand in Brazil

    MIAMI – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) today announces that the Holiday Inn Express® brand is expanding in Brazil with the openings of the Holiday Inn Express® Belem-Ananindeua hotel, the Holiday Inn Express® Porto Velho hotel and the Holiday Inn Express® Marilia hotel expected to open later this year. IHG also has plans for a new-build Holiday Inn Express® Manaus hotel, scheduled to open in 2014.

  • Gartner Says Smart Machines Will Have Widespread and Deep Business Impact Through 2020

    Analysts to Explore Major Business and Technology Trends at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2013 October 6-10 in Orlando

    Gartner's Maverick Research Special Report Sparks New, Unconventional Insights

    Sixty percent of CEOs believe that the emergence of smart machines capable of absorbing millions of middle-class jobs within 15 years is a "futurist fantasy," according to Gartner's 2013 CEO survey. However, Gartner predicts that smart machines will have widespread and deep business impact within only seven years through 2020.

  • Elemental Showcases Pioneering Advancements for Multiscreen Video at SCTE

    Portland, Ore. – October 9, 2013 – Elemental Technologies, the leading supplier of video solutions for multiscreen content delivery, today announced its plans to showcase advances critical for the cable industry to efficiently distribute multiscreen video, including live HEVC 4K video processing and low bitrate MPEG-2 encoding, at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo exhibition in Atlanta, Georgia, October 22 - 24.

  • Visteon Presents Innovative Vehicle Solutions at SAE Brazil Congress

    SÃO PAULO, Brazil, Oct. 7, 2013 – Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) – through its family of businesses including Halla Visteon Climate Control (HVCC) – will display automotive climate, electronics and interiors innovations Oct 7-9 at the 22nd SAE Brazil Congress. Visteon’s exhibit will be in areas 103, 105 and 107, at E5 Street, in the Expo Center Norte Pavilion in São Paulo.

  • Leverage Digital Transformation Consultants to Adapt to the Digital Age

    As Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) lead growth initiatives designed to take their organizations into the digital era, professional services providers rooted in marketing services and traditional business consulting are aggressively expanding their brands to prove that they can help the CMO get digital transformation initiatives off the ground.

    Gartner analyst Richard Fouts takes a look at the current and future direction of the market for digital transformation consulting services.

  • Gartner Says Worldwide Shipments of 3D Printers to Grow 49 Percent in 2013

    Worldwide shipments of 3D printers (3DPs) priced less than $100,000 will grow 49 percent in 2013 to reach a total of 56,507 units, according to Gartner, Inc.'s first forecast of the less than $100,000 consumer and enterprise 3D printer market. Rapid quality and performance innovations across all 3DP technologies will drive enterprise and consumer demand. Gartner said that shipments will increase further in 2014, growing 75 percent to 98,065 units, followed by a near doubling of unit shipments in 2015.

  • Gartner Says Digital Business Incompetence Will Cause 25 Percent of Businesses to Lose Competitive Ranking by 2017

    Digital business incompetence will cause a quarter of businesses to lose competitive ranking by 2017, according to Gartner, Inc. During the second quarter of 2013, Gartner conducted a survey of 151 participants who were intimately involved in making digital business strategy decisions or in locating, developing and acquiring talent for those digital business strategy endeavors. Ninety percent of respondents thought that competition for talent will make or break digital business success.