Vale do Rio Doce

Vale of Brazil Sells Coal Stake to Mitsui & Co. for About $950 Million

The sale of a stake in Vale’s African coal operations to the Japanese trading company comes after commodity prices, both for coal and for Vale’s metals export, have fallen sharply.


Webinar: E-commerce payments, entry hurdles and how to overcome them

If you are looking for a huge new market to crack, you’ll struggle to find anywhere more attractive than Brazil. It is the fifth largest country in the world, has the sixth largest population and is seventh in terms of internet usage.


Watch this webinar and learn how can you overcome the main hurdles for online payments in Brazil.

Brazil Reports 14.6% Jump In February Oil Output YoY

Brazil Reports 14.6% Jump In February Oil Output YoY

Brazilian oil output in February was 14.6 percent higher year-over-year, according to the latest data released by ANP, the South American country’s petroleum regulator. February production touched 2.676 million barrels per day, an ANP statement...
Brazilian Infrastructure under development

Brazilian Infrastructure: The Good, the Bad, and the Opportunity

By Political economist and Latin America-specialist Samuel George  *This post is an excerpt from an upcoming working paper entitled "Five Steps to Kickstart Brazil" coauthored with Cornelius Fleisc...


Upsides,downsides and opportunities to invest in Brazil and infrastructure

New York Stock Exchange

Denmark stocks higher at close of trade

Denmark stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Consumer Services, Healthcare and Personal & Household Goods sectors led shares higher. At the close in Copenhagen, the OMX Copenhagen 20 gained...
Foreign Investment

How foreign investment can help Brazil overcome the crisis

China and India are expected to draw most of it, while Brazil dispute investor interest with the other two members of the group, Russia and South Africa. The resources that fall into this category are...
Danish Prime Minister Rasmussen pictured (left) with fellow European leaders.

Denmark is going to ‘punish’ Britain when Brexit talks begin

Denmark has long been a close political and cultural ally of the United Kingdom - but the Nordic state is set to prioritise national interests over friendliness when it comes to negotiating Brexit. That is...

UPDATE 1-Brazil retail sales recover more than expected in August – Reuters

(Adds details of retail sales data)RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Retail sales in Brazilrose more than expected in August, rebounding from a sharp Julydrop as demand increased for fuel, pharmaceuticals...


Retail Sales in Brazil on the rise 

Carbon Pollution

The extraordinary decoupling between economic growth and carbon pollution is happening

Producing more stuff takes more energy. Using more energy means more pollution. That statement would once have seemed like common sense. Because most of our energy has historically come from fossil fuels, rising economic growth...
Vale do Rio Doce

Brazil mining company Vale announces plan for single class of stock

Brazilian mining giant Vale SA announced a plan Monday to create a single class of stock without a controlling shareholder, likely reducing the potential for government interference in what management characterized as a watershed for the...
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