BNDES CEO Says Brazilian Recession ‘is over’

On June 5th Paulo Rebello de Castro, CEO of the National Bank of Economic and Social Development of Brazil (BNDES), claimed that the recession in the country has ended. He made the statement during...
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.


This way forward

Don’t think that Brazil’s reputed sea, sex and sun attitude leads to laziness. Keen to become part of the avant-garde in global fashion, the country is promoting home-grown designers ahead of time. Its spring-summer 2014 fashion collections are...


Brazil's global fashion

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 

Brazilian stocks gain on recovery optimism

Brazil Stock Investors Fear Mexico Trade Ripples More Than U.S.

Brazilian stocks fell on concern that the world’s largest economy will take a protectionist turn, depressing global trade, after Donald Trump was elected president. Companies with ties to Mexico took the biggest hits. Autoparts maker...
Magdalena Andersson

A Reverse-Trump Tax Plan Delivers an Economic Miracle in Sweden

High taxes, strong unions and an equal distribution of wealth. That’s the recipe for success in a globalized world, according to Magdalena Andersson, the Social Democratic economist who’s also Sweden’s finance minister. The 50-year-old has been...

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.

Mobile sales in Brazil

Middle Class Leads Mobile Internet Growth in Brazil

In Brazil, mobile phones are driving the rapid expansion of the internet user base, with over half of the population going online via their phone.


A man counts a bundle of bolivares, the currency of Venezuela, in the city of Pacaraima, where Venezuelans come to buy food and commodities scarce in their country.

Venezuela’s crisis brings economic boom but social tensions to Brazil border town

At first sight, the small Amazonian border community of Pacaraima appears to be doing well amid the humanitarian crisis afflicting Venezuela, transforming itself into a giant grain warehouse, and supplying food – at considerable...

Curitiba, Brazil – cities with best infrastructure

Curitiba is the capital city of Parana State, located 1 hour and 20 minutes from Rio de Janeiro and only 30 minutes from São Paulo by plane. The city of Curitiba is considered one of the best...


Curitiba's Infrastructure in Brazil

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