Mobile Apps Ready for the World Cup in Brazil

Mobile Apps Ready for the World Cup in Brazil

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — The price of smartphones in Brazil is high, especially for the country’s socioeconomic environment, however the burgeoning middle class are becoming increasingly avid consumers. Mobile broadband accounts for 42 percent of all broadband access in Brazil with 3G service, and for these smartphones and tablets […]

Philip Wilkinson, Media Manager for Rio 2016

Philip Wilkinson, Media Manager for Rio 2016

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — After the World Cup ends in July, the next mega event on everyone’s mind for Rio is the 2016 Olympics, the first ever to be held in South America. Along with the global focus has come Philip Wilkinson, a British expatriate working as the international […]

Rancho-Cali 2 Well in Texas Open for Investors

Rancho-Cali 2 Well in Texas Open for Investors

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Texas Energy Exploration is looking for investors to participate in the activities in the U.S., and have been speaking with Brazilians about doing business in Texas. At the end of March they will drill the Rancho-Cali 2 Well, and will continue on from there, attracting […]

Businesses in Rio Experience Slower Carnival in 2014

Businesses in Rio Experience Slower Carnival in 2014

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Known internationally as the cultural expression of the Brazilian people, the Carnival of Rio de Janeiro also became a major source of business for the city. The period between the New Year celebrations and Carnival is considered the high season that local businesses count on, […]

Porcão Churrascaria Faces Legal Difficulties

Porcão Churrascaria Faces Legal Difficulties

By Benjamin Parkin, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Churrasco (Brazilian barbeque) lovers will be alarmed to hear that Churrascaria Porcão, one of Rio’s most famous barbeque restaurant names, is going through tough times. Brasil Foodservices Group (BFG), controlling shareholders of the restaurant, are facing 38 lawsuits and being threatened with confiscation of the […]

Apple Finally Opens First LatAm Store in Rio: Daily

Apple Finally Opens First LatAm Store in Rio: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The doors of the first-ever official brand Apple store in Latin America opened at 11AM at the posh Village Mall shopping center in Barra da Tijuca, located in Rio de Janeiro’s Zona Oeste (West Zone) on Saturday, February 15th. Inside the American multinational’s new […]

Bureaucracy Obstructs 79% of Brazil’s Exports

Bureaucracy Obstructs 79% of Brazil’s Exports

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 in Brazil. Unsurprisingly, this has led to 83 percent of businesses saying they experience problems with exportation. […]

OSell Offers E-commerce Solutions from China

OSell Offers E-commerce Solutions from China

By Stephanie Foden, Contributing Reporter SALVADOR, BRAZIL – More and more businesses are turning to the Internet for easy and efficient solutions. Online retailers and distributors who do not have a shipping channel and warehouse of their own might seek a dropshipping solution expert, such as OSell. The China-based business sells, procures and ships a […]

EU Enter Trade Battle with Brazil Over High Taxes: Daily

EU Enter Trade Battle with Brazil Over High Taxes: Daily

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The European Union took legal action against Brazil’s high taxes imposed European imports. After lengthy negotiations at the World Trade Organization (WTO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, the EU feel that they have been left with no option but to take on South America’s biggest economy […]

Brazil Tax Revenues Reach Record High: Daily

Brazil Tax Revenues Reach Record High: Daily

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – According to the Receita Federal, the Brazilian internal revenue service, the collection of federal taxes totaled R$112.5 billion for the month of November, a record high. During the year the total taxes paid in Brazilian society hit the mark of R$1 trillion for the first […]

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