Brazilian GDP Expected Growth Cut to 1.05% for 2014

Brazilian GDP Expected Growth Cut to 1.05% for 2014

By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Research from Banco Central (BC, or Central Bank of Brazil) shows that the projected growth of GDP has fallen, while forecasts for inflation rates has increased, indicating a persistent decline in Brazil’s economy. For the seventh week straight, economists at the Banco Central have cut […]

Brazil Coffee Exports Up in Volume, Down in Revenues: Daily

Brazil Coffee Exports Up in Volume, Down in Revenues: Daily

By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Coffee exports (including green grains, soluble, roasted and grounded) registered an increase of 9.9 percent in volume during the 2013/2014 season, but declined by 11.6 percent in revenues, according to CeCafe (Coffee Exporters Council of Brazil). The number of bags exported from July 2013 to June […]

Brazil’s Agriculture Registers Surplus of US$8.5B: Daily

Brazil’s Agriculture Registers Surplus of US$8.5B: Daily

By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s agribusiness sector registered a surplus of US$8.5 billion in June, according to MAPA (Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply). Exports grew by 4.7 percent in comparison to June of 2013 to US$9.61 billion, while imports fell by five percent to US$1.21 billion during the […]

Budweiser Takes Over Pestana Hotel for the FIFA World Cup

Budweiser Takes Over Pestana Hotel for the FIFA World Cup

By Sarah Brown, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Budweiser have taken over the 5-star Pestana Hotel on Avenida Atlantica along Copacabana’s beach for the full four weeks of the World Cup to host exclusive parties for special guests in the temporary christened, Budweiser Hotel. An official sponsor of FIFA since 1986, the beer […]

Brazil’s Industrial Production Falls in May: Daily

Brazil’s Industrial Production Falls in May: Daily

By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Industrial production fell by 0.6 percent in May registering the third consecutive negative result for the year, according to data from the IBGE (Brazilian Statistical Bureau). The accumulated retraction from January to May is now at 1.6 percent. According to the IBGE, the decline of industrial […]

World Cup Generates Jobs and Boosts Economy in Brazil

World Cup Generates Jobs and Boosts Economy in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The 2014 World Cup in Brazil has generated nearly one million jobs in the country and will inject approximately R$30 billion in the economy, shows a recent survey conducted by FIPE (Economic Research Institute Foundation) for Brazil’s Ministry of Tourism. For Vicente Neto, president of Embratur […]

Pop-Up Mansion in Santa Teresa, Casa Fat Radish

Pop-Up Mansion in Santa Teresa, Casa Fat Radish

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — In the midst of the 2014 World Cup, the team behind New York restaurant The Fat Radish and creative event agency Silkstone moves to Rio de Janeiro to host a month of happenings at “The Mansion”, a sweeping neo-classical residence in the city’s bohemian district […]

Só 5 Offers Football Pitches and Recreation in Rio

Só 5 Offers Football Pitches and Recreation in Rio

By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – When the World Cup kicks off on June 12th people are going to be glued to their TVs around the globe, captivated by the drama of one of the most anticipated tournaments in recent memory. Yet football (soccer) is more than even a mega-event in […]

São Paulo May Institute Water Use Fines

São Paulo May Institute Water Use Fines

By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The governor of São Paulo, Geraldo Alckmin, reiterated this past weekend plans of applying a fine to those using too much water, requesting an increase of up to thirty percent starting May 1st. If the increase is approved by Sao Paulo’s water regulating agency (Arsesp) the […]

Brazil Drought Decreases 2014 Coffee Harvest by 14%

Brazil Drought Decreases 2014 Coffee Harvest by 14%

By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The effects of one of the worst droughts in decades, which plagued a large percentage of the coffee-growing areas in Brazil at the beginning of the year, is likely to lead to losses both for the 2014 and 2015 seasons, according to a recent study by […]

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