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Invest in Brazil News

  • Rio Grande do Sul hosts Global Competitiveness Summit

    Porto Alegre, capital of the southern State of Rio Grande do Sul, will host on November 21-22, 2011 the Second Annual Meeting of the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils (GFCC). The event is co-organized by the GFCC, the Brazilian Agency for Industrial Development (ABDI) and the Brazilian Competitiveness Movement. Competitiveness Councils from 13 countries, including Brazil, Saudi Arabia, UAE, United States, Korea, and Russia  will attend.

  • Brazilian debt in local currency is upgraded to A- by Standard & Poor's

    The credit rating agency Standard & Poor's has upgraded Brazil's government debt. The credit rating for long-term debt in local currency was upgraded from BBB+ to A-, whereas the long-term debt in foreign currency went from BBB- to BBB, with a positive outlook. The agency's decision to upgrade Brazil's rating in the current global economic scenario is a recognition of the right course of Brazilian economic policy, as well as of the sound fundamentals of the country's economy.

  • Brazil launches plan to promote empowerment of disabled people

    The Brazilian government has launched a national plan to promote the rights of persons with disabilities, the "Viver sem Limites" ("Living Without Limits" in Portuguese). The plan comprehends policies in key areas such as education, health, citizenship and accessibility. The aim is to promote social inclusion and independent living of disabled people by eliminating barriers and allowing better access to goods and services.

  • europalia.brasil 2011 traces evolution of Brazilian Design

    The Design Vlaanderen Center in Brussels dedicates until February 2012 an exhibition to trace the evolution of Brazilian Design. The exhibition is part of Europalia 2011, an European festival that will celebrate the Brazilian culture in Belgium and four other countries.

  • New home and emergency health care programmes are launched in Brazil

    President Dilma Rousseff announced on November 8 the creation of a nation-wide home care program ("Melhor em Casa"), aiming to expand the services of the Brazilian National Health System (SUS). The goal is to achieve by 2014 one thousand home care teams and 400 support teams throughout the country. Investments are expected to reach 600 million dollars. Each home care team shall be composed primarily of doctors, nurses, nursing technicians and physiotherapists that should care for an average of 60 patients per month.

  • G20 launches Action Plan for Growth and Job Creation

    Gathered in France, the leaders of the G20 launched on November 4 the "Cannes Action Plan for Growth and Jobs". The plan aims at addressing short-term vulnerabilities and strengthening medium-term foundations for growth and job creation. It underlines the committment of the G20 leaders to support the recovery, ensure financial stability and restore confidence. As said by President Rousseff, global  recovery depends on greater political cohesion and macroeconomic coordination between the world's major economies.

  • CIMCORP Wins Contract To Upgrade The Military Police's Server Infrastructure And Virtualization Environment

    Midas Medici Group Holdings Inc., an innovative green IT company in the fields of virtualization, cloud computing and data management, announced that its CIMCORP brand has been awarded a $1.3 million contract from the Military Police of Sao Paulo, Brazil. CIMCORP will be upgrading the Military Police's server infrastructure and enhancing its virtualization environment.

  • Brazil announces proposals to promote sustainable development ahead of Rio+20

    The Brazilian government released on November 1 the proposals it will bring to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) to be held in Rio de Janeiro from May 28 to June 6, 2012. The proposals demonstrate Brazil's commitment to sustainable development and to one of its essential elements, poverty eradication, as well as to the strengthening of multilateralism.

  • TNK-Brasil Signs Farm-In and Operating Agreement with Brazil’s HRT O&G

    TNK-Brasil (a 100% subsidiary of TNK-BP Group) announced Monday that it has signed a farm-in and a joint operating agreement (JOA) with the Brazilian company HRT O&G. Through the deal TNK-Brasil will acquire a 45% stake in the Solimoes Basin project in Brazil.

  • Open Group Extends Its Global Reach Into Brazil

    The Open Group has extended its global reach to include its first office in South America. The Open Group's new office in Sao Paulo, Brazil and presence in the region will allow IT professionals throughout South America to more easily participate in the consortium's development of vendor-neutral IT open standards and certification programs.

  • 2011 Porto Alegre Book Fair opens and expects to attract 1.7 million visitors

    Porto Alegre, capital of the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, will host between 28 October and 15 November the 57th edition of its traditional Book Fair. Biggest open-air event of its kind in the Americas, the 2011 Porto Alegre Book Fair will gather editors and writers from all over Brazil and abroad, and expects more than 1.7 million visitors.

  • MZ – IR Services Launches Stock Surveillance Monitor System in Brazil

    MZ – IR Services, the world's leading independent provider of investor relations consulting, services and technology, announced Thursday the launch of the Stock Surveillance Monitor (SSM).

    This new user-friendly and web-accessible technological platform allows companies to monitor the composition of investment fund portfolios on a daily basis, and analyze the main factors influencing the trading of their own shares and those of their peers.

  • MZ Group and MVL Communications Merge Their Business Operations

    MZ Group and Brazil’s MVL Communications Thursday announced the merger of their operations. MVL is a Brazilian leader in organizational communications, crisis management and solutions for dialogue between people and brands in classic and digital media. The transaction will be concluded this December following due diligence from both parties.

    MZ Group is a multinational company and the world's largest independent provider of investor relations (IR), corporate communications, governance, market intelligence and applied technology services.

  • September unemployment rate drops to a record low in Brazil

    Brazilian unemployment fell to a record low of 6% for the month of September, according to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). The index is 0.2 percentage points lower than September 2010.In comparison to August 2011, the rate remained stable at 6%. There are now approximately 1.45 million unemployed people in Brazil.

    In the metropolitan area of Recife, capital of the northeastern state of Pernambuco, unemployment fell by 2.4 percentage points, from 8.8% to 6.4%.

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  • Boeing, Embraer and Sao Paulo State Research Foundation in Partnership for Biofuels-Related Research

    Boeing, Embraer and the Sao Paulo State Research Foundation (FAPESP) Wednesday announced plans to collaborate on long-term aviation biofuels-related research and development.

    The undertaking marks another major step toward the creation of a sustainable aviation biofuels industry in Brazil. Azul, GOL, TAM and Trip airlines will be strategic advisors in the program.

  • China Automotive Systems Forms Joint Venture in Brazil as Part of Latin America Foray

    China Automotive Systems Inc (CAAS), a leading power steering components and systems supplier in China, Monday announced that its Board of Directors has approved the formation of a joint venture in Brazil to target the largest automotive market in South America.

    According to a company release, the new joint venture, which will be 80% owned by CAAS's wholly own subsidiary, Hengsheng, will be based in Sao Paulo and established with two local Brazilian automotive partners, with ownership of 15% and 5%, respectively.

  • Brazil attracts record amount of foreign investment in 2011

    Foreign direct investment in Brazil reached 50.4 billion dollars between January and September this year, the highest number ever recorded in Brazilian history.

    The result of the first nine months of 2011 represents an increase of 123% over the same period last year. Investment between January and September 2010 reached 22.55 billion dollars. The total FDI flow from January to December 2010 reached 48.4 billion dollars.

  • Brazil is elected for the UN Economic and Social Council

    Brazil was elected on October 24 for a term of three years (2012-2014) in the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations(ECOSOC). The country received 186 of the 191 possible votes.

    The Council, composed of 54 members, is one of the main UN bodies. Among other functions, ECOSOC monitors the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals and the outcome of United Nations conferences on economic and social issues. Together with the Security Council, ECOSOC coordinates UN assistance to countries emerging from conflicts.

  • Brazil celebrates 120 years of Ukrainian immigration

    On the occasion of the visit to Brasilia of the Ukrainian President, Viktor Yanukovych, President Dilma Rousseff celebrated the 120 years of Ukrainian immigration to Brazil. There are presently about 500 thousand descendants of Ukrainian immigrants in Brazil, the third largest community in the world.

  • Sustainable Micronized Rubber Powders Manufacturer Expands Its Presence In Brazil

    Lehigh Technologies, manufacturer of sustainable, micronized rubber powders, announced Monday its expansion into Brazil with the appointment of Eduardo Roberto De Ranieri as country manager, Brazil.

  • Sensient Technologies to acquire its joint venture partners’ interest in Les Colorants Wackherr do Brasil

    Sensient Technologies Corporation Friday announced that it has reached agreement to acquire its joint venture partners' interest in Les Colorants Wackherr do Brasil. The transaction is expected to be completed before the end of the year and will give Sensient full ownership of the cosmetic color and ingredients company.

    The business is located in Sao Paulo, Brazil and generates annual revenues of approximately $9.5 million. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

  • Asahi Kasei Plastics North America Appoints Brazil’s Nitriflex da Amazonia as Regional Distributor

    Asahi Kasei Plastics North America, Inc. Thursday appointed Nitriflex da Amazonia, a Brampac Company, as their distribution partner for markets in Brazil.  Nitriflex will market and distribute Asahi Kasei Plastics resin brands to their customer base and develop new business.

  • Cobalt Technologies and Rhodia in Partnership to Develop Multiple Bio-Refineries

    Cobalt Technologies, a leading developer of next generation bio-based chemicals and Rhodia, a specialty chemical company, signed agreements for a strategic alliance to develop bio n-butanol refineries throughout Latin America.
    Under the terms of the alliance, Cobalt and Rhodia will work together to deploy Cobalt's technology for the conversion of sugar cane bagasse into n-butanol for the chemicals and fuels market.  The parties will initially develop options for deploying Cobalt's technology at a sugar mill.

  • Tredegar Corp subsidiary acquires Brazil’s leading manufacturer of specialty polyester films

    Tredegar Corporation announced Wednesday that its subsidiary, Tredegar Film Products Corporation, is to acquire 100% of the equity interests of Terphane Holdings LLC, a leading manufacturer of specialty polyester films with operations in Brazil and the United States.

    Terphane is currently owned by Vision Capital, an international investment firm. The company currently produces over 38,000 tons per year.