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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 Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Finance Ministry in Brazil announced on Monday measures to stimulate infrastructure projects in the country, especially those in the transport segment, such as rail lines, airports, ports and highways,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Cargo movement at Brazil’s main ports registered a record in 2015, totaling 1,006 billion tons, according to the Ports Secretary Office. The volume is the highest ever registered in the...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Data collected by the IPEA Institute (Institute for Applied Economics Research) shows that only 65 percent of all transportation infrastructure investments that were planned by Brazil's federal government between...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s government unveiled plans for investments of R$198.4 billion (US$64 billion) in the country’s infrastructure with the objective of boosting the nation’s ailing economy. The investment will focus on expanding...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A meeting held on Wednesday afternoon, February 25th, between government officials and truck driver associations may put an end to the week-long protests, which blocked several federal highways throughout Brazil...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s government announced measures to assist the transport of what is expected to be a record grain harvest in the country in the 2014-2015 season, including incentives for ports located...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As talks about Brazilian financing for the Uruguayan deep-water port of Rocha continue, concerns grow among Brazilian port operators, who worry that the super port could compete with the...
By Joanna Hansford, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The National Confederation of Industry (CNI) published a report last month that showed that up to twenty-six different types of documents can be requested during the lengthy process of exportation...
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