Arab Gulf States to expand economic ties with commodity-rich Latin America

Arab Gulf states are taking steps to expand economic ties with Latin America, a major exporter of food and commodities, but a dearth of free trade agreements between the two regions and onerous bureaucratic...
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Over 1 Million Homes to Produce Own Energy by 2024 in Brazil

According to estimates from Brazil’s National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL), by 2024, some 1.2 million Brazilian households are expected to adopt the new distributed energy generation system. This system allows consumers to cut costs...

Brazil passes Anti-Bribery Bill: key aspects for companies | Lexology

Brazil has passed a new Anti-Bribery Bill, which imposes civil and administrative liability on companies found to have engaged in corrupt practices while transacting business in Brazil or with Brazilian entities. The law will go into effect early in 2014. Companies should be aware of the Bill, and in particular, some of the following aspects of the Bill:

The law applies to bribery of Brazilian officials and foreign public officials. As a result, it applies not only to Brazilian companies doing business with foreign entities, but also to non-Brazilian companies, with a subsidiary, branch, office, or representative in Brazil. Companies can be liable for the acts of their officers, directors, employees, or agents through respondent superior, and in certain circumstances, may be strictly liable for their agents’ actions. The law provides a credit against sanctions for companies that have instituted compliance programs. Cooperation and self-reporting are also rewarded through reductions in the sanctions available against companies. It is expected that the Brazilian government will produce more detailed guidelines on the key components of compliance programs, and the exact meaning of ‘cooperation’ in the near future. Fines available under the law can reach as high as twenty percent of the company’s gross revenue from the year prior. If that amount cannot be calculated, fines can reach up to R$60 million (approximately US$26 million). Sanctions may also include suspension of the company’s activities and even dissolution of the legal entity. …

Source: www.lexology.com

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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.

Source: dealbook.nytimes.com

Brazil's President Michel Temer speaks during a swearing ceremony for the newly-named Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes and Justice Minister Osmar Serraglio, at the Planalto Presidential Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, March 7, 2017

Brazil’s President Launches $15 Bi Infrastructure Concession Plan

Brazil's President Michel Temer launched an infrastructure concessions program on Tuesday that he said should raise 45 billion reais ($14.43 billion) in investment in building and operating roads, port terminals, railways and power transmission...
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Technology for Brazil, Technology for the World

As Brazil sets its sights on becoming one the world’s top five oil producers by the end of the next decade, it is also demonstrating global leadership in another key area — innovation. The...

Source: www.ideaslaboratory.com

Innovation in Brazil: Key for growth!

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Brazil’s online Christmas sales forecast to expand 22%

Online sales in Brazil during the Christmas season, comprising purchases made between November 15 and December 24, are forecast to expand 22% over last year,...

Source: www.bnamericas.com

Online Sales in Brazil on the rise

Top Brazil Challenges (Other Than Soybean Prices)

Whoever wins Brazil’s presidential runoff election this Sunday won’t have much good news to deliver on the outlook for the world’s second-largest emerging market.

Source: www.agweb.com

For every challenge there are 2 opportuites!

Europe Investment Fund

Financial support up to 30.000€ for SME’s developing biobased innovations

International Investment and FDI guide for Invest in Brazil. Information for International and foreign Direct Investment FDI into Brazil.

Source: investinbrazil.biz

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New survey shows Danish research into environmentally-friendly resources is of high international quality

Minister Søren Pind says it is an important investment for Danish businesses competitiveness and is a Danish position of strength. A new survey from the Ministry of Higher Education and Science shows that the public...
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