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 […]

Roche Pays US$8.3 Billion for Biotech Company, InterMune

Roche Pays US$8.3 Billion for Biotech Company, InterMune

By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Roche, a large global pharmaceutical company, paid a high premium in the full takeover of American, InterMune. This is the latest move for Roche in an attempt to generate a potential US$1 billion gain in the treatment of respiratory disorders sector, the world’s largest drug […]

Bradesco Approves R$10B for Small and Medium Biz: Daily

Bradesco Approves R$10B for Small and Medium Biz: Daily

By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — While some small businesses are struggling as Brazil’s economy falters, one of the country’s biggest banks, Bradesco has launched a credit package of up to R$10 billion for new loans to their small and medium business customers. The program has been put in place after […]

No Sign of Recovery for Brazil’s Economy in Short-Term: Daily

No Sign of Recovery for Brazil’s Economy in Short-Term: Daily

By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – According to the Economic Climate Indicator (ICE) released by the Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) on Wednesday, August 13th the economic climate in Latin America in July is the worst since 2009, with Brazil performing badly in key areas. The index, which is done in partnership […]

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