Brazil’s Rousseff In Mexico To Sign Trade Agreements

Brazil’s Rousseff In Mexico To Sign Trade Agreements

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff starts her official visit to Mexico on Tuesday, May 26th, with the objective of strengthening commercial bilateral relations between the two nations, as Brazil and Mexico together make up more than half of the production, population and territory of Latin America. […]

How to Make Investments in Brazil, a Panel Discussion in Rio

How to Make Investments in Brazil, a Panel Discussion in Rio

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Although the economic scorecard in Brazil is not as strong as it was several years ago, it remains a destination for new foreign investments – such as China’s recent US$53 billion – as well as appealing option for individuals. Expert in financial planning in Brazil, […]

Sales of New Vehicles in Brazil Declines 24 Percent

Sales of New Vehicles in Brazil Declines 24 Percent

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The sales of new vehicles, excluding trucks, buses and agricultural vehicles, declined by 6.36 percent in April in relation to sales in March and by 24.35 percent in comparison to April of 2014, according to Fenabrave (National Vehicle Distribution Federation). According to the entity, during […]

No Relief Seen for Brazil’s Economic Indicators in 2015

No Relief Seen for Brazil’s Economic Indicators in 2015

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The latest forecasts by economic analysts and investors show further deterioration in the Brazilian economy this year. According to the latest Focus Bulletin, released by the country’s Central Bank with the forecasts by market analysts from a hundred consultancies, estimates show an increase in annual […]

First 100 Days of Brazil President Rousseff’s Second Term in Office

First 100 Days of Brazil President Rousseff’s Second Term in Office

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff marked her first 100 days of her second term as the country’s leader struggling to maintain political and economic control. After an extremely tight presidential race in October of 2014, Rousseff has been losing popularity and support from both the […]

Brazil Real Currency Falls to Lowest in Over 10 Years to U.S. Dollar

Brazil Real Currency Falls to Lowest in Over 10 Years to U.S. Dollar

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The week ended with the continued fall of the Brazilian currency, the real, as the commercial dollar closed on Friday (March 7th) at R$3.056/US$1. Just the day before, the real fell to the level of R$3/US$1, which was lowest since August 2004. During the week, […]

Brazil’s Real Falls Due to Weakening Economy

Brazil’s Real Falls Due to Weakening Economy

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s currency, the real, fell to its weakest level against the U.S. dollar since 2005 in February this year and according to an international economic consultancy group the reason is not the current corruption scandals at oil giant Petrobras, but deteriorating economic fundamentals. According to […]

Brazil Registers Record Deficit in Current Accounts

Brazil Registers Record Deficit in Current Accounts

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s current accounts in 2014 registered a record deficit of US$90.948 billion, according to data released by Brazil’s Central Bank (CB) on Friday, January 23rd. The result was well above 2013’s deficit of US$81.108 billion and the highest registered since the CB started the series […]

Brazil has the 4th Costliest Big Mac in the World

Brazil has the 4th Costliest Big Mac in the World

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – According to a survey conducted by British weekly, The Economist, Brazil has the fourth most expensive Big Mac in the world. The latest Big Mac Index, released on January 22nd, shows that the ever-popular sandwich can be bought at McDonald’s restaurants all around the country […]

Brazil Increases Taxes on Fuels, Imports and Credit

Brazil Increases Taxes on Fuels, Imports and Credit

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian government’s new economic team announced the first measures which they hope will reduce the country’s primary deficit and put the economy back into the path of sustainable growth. Finance Minister, Joaquim Levy, announced on Monday, the government will increase taxes on fuels, imports […]

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