Services: Business and Manufacturing Opportunity in Brazil

Services: Business and Manufacturing Opportunity in Brazil

We provide complete factory package – equipment, tooling/molds supplies. Full on-site training included – only US$109,000 No franchise fees, no royalties, no overrides. Manufacture in Brazil; Engineered Seamless, Beautiful StoneCast Marble, Onyx, Granite – Bathroom and Kitchen Countertops, Vanity Tops, Shower/Bath surrounds, Flooring, Walls, Tables And elegant – Hotel Furnishings and Fixtures Low cost – […]

China Agrees to US$53 Billion Investment in Brazil

China Agrees to US$53 Billion Investment in Brazil

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The government announced that on Tuesday (May 19th), during the official visit of Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, investment agreements worth US$53.3 billion will be made in the areas of agribusiness, auto parts, equipment transport, energy, railways, highways, airports, ports, storage and services. China is […]

New TALKS Series by The Rio Times Opens May 27th

New TALKS Series by The Rio Times Opens May 27th

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Wednesday, May 27th, The Rio Times is hosting their first “TALKS” speaker series event, bringing together a panel of experts in three essential areas for foreigners in Rio; setting up a business, buying real estate and investing in Brazil. The discussion panel will be […]

Food Basics More Expensive in Seventeen Brazilian Cities

Food Basics More Expensive in Seventeen Brazilian Cities

By Ruth Faulkner, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Food basics were found to be more expensive in seventeen out of eighteen state capital cities in Brazil, including Rio de Janeiro, in a recent survey by the Department of Statistics and Socioeconomic Studies (DIEESE). The food cost analysis was based on the Brazilian Cesta […]

Working Together; Shared Office Space Trend Grows in Rio

Working Together; Shared Office Space Trend Grows in Rio

By Georgia Grimond, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Co-working, when a group of people comes together to share office space, overheads and ideas, is gaining traction in Brazil. Recent figures by Ekonomio, a Brazilian blog on creative and collaborative industries, showed that there are 238 active co-working spaces in the country, with 56 […]

Brasilberg: a German Drink with a Rich Brazilian History

Brasilberg: a German Drink with a Rich Brazilian History

By Ruth Faulkner, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – German company Underberg KG’s Brazilian arm is making a big splash into the world market with their distinct brew; Brasilberg. A milder flavor than the 170 year-old German Underberg, the Brasilberg is making its name internationally, entering awards and breaking into new markets. The Brasilberg […]

Long Easter Weekend in Brazil to Bring R$3.68B in Tourism

Long Easter Weekend in Brazil to Bring R$3.68B in Tourism

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With Easter falling on Sunday, April 5th, Brazilians are taking advantage of the long holiday weekend, called Semana Santa (Holy Week) which officially started with the federal holiday today, Good Friday. The Ministry of Tourism reported that the country should generate R$3.68 billion during Semana […]

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, […]

Nearly One Million Tourists Attended the 2015 Rio Carnival

Nearly One Million Tourists Attended the 2015 Rio Carnival

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – During the 2015 Carnival celebrations the city of Rio de Janeiro welcomed approximately 977,000 tourists, according to the Secretaria Municipal de Turismo, known as Riotur. The data released on Sunday, February 22nd, showed that the visitors generated US$782 million in revenue for the city. […]

Prices are 7.42 Percent Higher for Carnival in 2015

Prices are 7.42 Percent Higher for Carnival in 2015

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANIERO, BRAZIL – In general prices during Carnival for products and services are 7.42 percent higher this year than in last year’s five-day celebration. According to a report from the Consumer Price Index of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (IPC-FGV), the price hike is almost at the same level […]

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