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, […]

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 – […]

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 […]

Summer May Bring Boost of Foreign Tourism to Rio de Janeiro

Summer May Bring Boost of Foreign Tourism to Rio de Janeiro

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As the official summer season starts in Rio de Janeiro, a stronger dollar and afterglow of successfully hosting the 2014 World Cup may mean an increase in foreign tourism this year. Hotel occupancy rates are already up and the tourism sector is optimistic, hoping for […]

Unemployment Rate in Brazil Remains Stable in Q3/2014

Unemployment Rate in Brazil Remains Stable in Q3/2014

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The unemployment rate in Brazil during the third quarter of the year remained stable at 6.8 percent, according to the IBGE (Brazilian Statistical Institute) through its quarterly National Household Survey (Continuous PNAD). The result was the same as that of the second quarter (July-September) results, […]

Brazil Grows in Q3, No Longer in Technical Recession

Brazil Grows in Q3, No Longer in Technical Recession

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 0.1 percent during the third quarter of 2014, removing the country from a technical recession, according to data from the IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics). A ‘technical recession’ occurs when the GDP falls for two […]

Brazil Goes into Recession After Two Quarter Slide

Brazil Goes into Recession After Two Quarter Slide

By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian GDP, the largest economy in Latin America, fell by 0.6 percent in the second quarter ending in June, worse than analysts had predicted. In the first quarter revised figures showed a fall in GDP of 0.2 percent, according to data from the IBGE […]

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