Roche Pays US$8.3 Billion for Biotech Company, InterMune

Roche Pays US$8.3 Billion for Biotech Company, InterMune

By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Roche, a large global pharmaceutical company, paid a high premium in the full takeover of American, InterMune. This is the latest move for Roche in an attempt to generate a potential US$1 billion gain in the treatment of respiratory disorders sector, the world’s largest drug […]

The British Consulate Seminar for Rio Oil & Gas 2014

The British Consulate Seminar for Rio Oil & Gas 2014

By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – British oil and gas companies looking for overseas expansion will have the opportunity to glean valuable market insights within Brazil as the British Consulate in Rio de Janeiro welcomes their arrival with a series of seminars, testimonials and presentations at this year’s Rio Oil & […]

Brazil Construction Industry Recoils as Confidence Drops

Brazil Construction Industry Recoils as Confidence Drops

By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Two key indicators measured by FGV (Getulio Vargas Foundation) that reflect the construction industry conditions in Brazil reports a drop in confidence in the sector and a drop in construction costs across Brazil. However, the overall costs are still high and the outlook is pessimistic […]

Tax Income Increases from Small and Medium-Sized Companies

Tax Income Increases from Small and Medium-Sized Companies

By Sarah Brown, contributing reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – It is the small to medium-sized companies that are gaining the bigger profits in Brazil against last year’s figures, according to the Internal Revenue Sector. They state that the low growth of federal revenues in the first semester is linked to the performance of the […]

Brazil Wins Gold in The Mathematic Olympics of CPLP

Brazil Wins Gold in The Mathematic Olympics of CPLP

By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Over the days of July 16th to 18th in Luanda, Angola, participants of the Mathematics Olympics from the CPLP (Community of Countries of the Portuguese Language) were challenged with various math problems, concluding with Brazil taking home one gold medal and three silver medals. The […]

Studying Architecture in Rio de Janeiro Draws Interest

Studying Architecture in Rio de Janeiro Draws Interest

By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Reports on building issues during the World Cup and speculation of delayed preparation for the 2016 Olympics has made infrastructure a focal topic in current Brazilian news. With such high-profile events and an increasingly insistent public demand for better urban infrastructure, studying architecture in Rio […]

The Cineclube Screens “Passo a Due”, Saturday, July 19th: Daily

The Cineclube Screens “Passo a Due”, Saturday, July 19th: Daily

By Sarah Brown, contributing reporter RIO DE JANIERO, BRAZIL – This Saturday “The House” plays host to Cineclube, an event that screens various thought-provoking documentaries which touch upon social and political issues. These events, which started at the end of 2013, are usually held once a month and often attract a large crowd of documentary […]

Brazilian GDP Expected Growth Cut to 1.05% for 2014

Brazilian GDP Expected Growth Cut to 1.05% for 2014

By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Research from Banco Central (BC, or Central Bank of Brazil) shows that the projected growth of GDP has fallen, while forecasts for inflation rates has increased, indicating a persistent decline in Brazil’s economy. For the seventh week straight, economists at the Banco Central have cut […]

Confraria Bier en Cultuur in Ipanema on Saturday, July 12th: Daily

Confraria Bier en Cultuur in Ipanema on Saturday, July 12th: Daily

By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Local Beerhouse, Bier en Cultuur, will be celebrating three award-winning beers this Saturday (July 12th) with a selection of chopps (draft beers) and traditional Argentinian pies at its premises in Ipanema during special event, Confraria Bier en Cultuur. Bier en Cultuur originated from a passion […]

Budweiser Takes Over Pestana Hotel for the FIFA World Cup

Budweiser Takes Over Pestana Hotel for the FIFA World Cup

By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Budweiser have taken over the 5-star Pestana Hotel on Avenida Atlantica along Copacabana’s beach for the full four weeks of the World Cup to host exclusive parties for special guests in the temporary christened, Budweiser Hotel. An official sponsor of FIFA since 1986, the beer […]