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By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A report by the Economist Intelligence Unit says that Brazil is among the worst at coping with the language barrier of the English-speaking world of business, and that deals are...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian government has made changes to the way in which the annual rate of interest is calculated on new deposits to the country’s national savings program. Analysts are...
By Howard Borsden, Financial Advisor RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In recent years, the Brazilian government has used a bitter antidote to ease an inflation rate that has been for many years a burden to the country: high interest rates....
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Between 2010 and 2020 Rio de Janeiro will need to invest some R$15.8 billion (US$9.15 billion) in both public investment and private funding to modernize and expand its transport...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff summoned her government to the annual ministerial meeting on Monday to take stock of the past year, and set out plans and goals for...
Laura Madden, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Often referred to as the “esquina do continente” (corner of the continent), Natal in Rio Grande do Norte State is perhaps best known for its vast sand dunes, a playground for...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last month Rio welcomed in the new Canadian Consul General, Mr. Sanjeev Chowdhury. With a busy three-year-term ahead of him, Chowdhury has ambitious plans to develop and...
By Anna Fitzpatrick, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The volatility of global markets stands to have ramifications the world over, and despite the recent boom in Brazil, many speculate effects will soon be felt close to home. The dollar...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The astronomical rise of Rio’s property value continues. The city’s most desirable post codes now far outstrip their equivalent neighborhoods in São Paulo in terms of price...

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