Brazil Leads Region in Online Sales Made with Mobile Devices

Brazil Leads Region in Online Sales Made with Mobile Devices

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – According to a survey of collective purchases on the site Groupon, which studied 6,000 people in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Mexico, the average amount of online transactions by mobile device in these five countries is 15.6 percent of the total. Individually, Brazil is above […]

Brazil Crude Steel Production to Fall 3.4 Percent in 2015

Brazil Crude Steel Production to Fall 3.4 Percent in 2015

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Production of crude steel in Brazil is expected to reach 32.8 million tonnes this year, a decrease of 3.4 percent compared with last year, according to estimates by the Instituto Aço Brasil (Brazil Steel Institute). Domestic sales of steel products are expected to fall 15.6 […]

Rio de Janeiro Coffee Industry Receives R$1.7 Million Investment

Rio de Janeiro Coffee Industry Receives R$1.7 Million Investment

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The coffee industry in the state of Rio de Janeiro is looking to reestablish itself as a leading producer in Brazil with R$1.7 million investments in a coffee “rebeneficiamento” operation used for grading and sorting raw coffee beans. The goal is to offer better quality […]

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 […]

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