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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to a just-released study from the World Bank, Brazil must increase its labor productivity in order to grow its stagnant economy. At the country's current productivity rate, Brazil's gross...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Despite nationwide declines for consecutive months in 2017, Brazil's real estate sales experienced an upward trajectory last year. According to data released by the Brazilian Chamber of the Construction Industry...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The president of Brazil, Michel Temer, will be attending this week’s World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland and trying to attract back foreign investors to the country. According to officials,...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A new report shows a historic increase in the number of billionaires globally last year, and even amidst an economic crisis Brazil has gained twelve more in the period, jumping...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In its eighth edition in Brazil, Black Friday, is expected to consolidate the day after the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday as one of the main sales dates of Brazilian retail sales....
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Representatives from the oil industry’s heavyweights were in Rio de Janeiro on Friday, October 27th, as Brazil held its much-anticipated auction of eight blocks in the highly sought-after pre-salt region....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), closed the second quarter of 2017 up by 0.2 percent compared to the previous quarter, according to the IBGE (Brazilian Statistics Bureau). The latest GDP...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL –Brazil’s President Michel Temer, is travelling to China on Tuesday to attend the 9th BRICS Summit along with his counterparts from China, India, Russia and South Africa. With Brazil’s economy still...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – To increase its revenues and boost the economy, Brazil’s federal government announced on Wednesday a plan to privatize 57 federal holdings in hopes these will yield R$44 billion. Among those...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian government reduced the forecast for minimum wage in the coming year after reviewing the economic projections for 2018. The amount of R$979 per month (US$309) contained in...
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