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!

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...

Source: www.reuters.com

Retail Sales in Brazil on the rise 

Brazil Approves Import Taxes Reduction On 252 Items : Startup Overseas

Brazil Approves Import Taxes Reduction On 252 Items : Startup Overseas http://t.co/pjVbKwl81n via @sharethis

Source: www.startupoverseas.co.uk

Great News for Nordic Businesses

The Brazilian North-East: Brazil’s final frontier?

THERE is more to Brazil than football, carnival and questionable waxing techniques, writes Nynzi Maung.

Source: www.thenorthernecho.co.uk

Brazil's northeast. Opportunities for growth!

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

Digital Buying Isn’t Happening Yet Among Brazil’s Middle Class – eMarketer

Numbering more than 100 million, Brazil's middle class makes up an enormous market with vast potential for online marketers and retailers.

Source: www.emarketer.com

Space for growth in Brazil in the E-commerce.

Mobile commerce sees 84 percent growth in Brazil

mobile commerce report that was published under the title “WebShoppers”, by the e-Bit consultancy firm, the number of people in Brazil who are using

Source: www.mobilecommercepress.com

Moblie commerce on the rise in Brazil. Space for digital Tv as well

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.

Source: internetretailing.net

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

Ensuring that Brazil’s urban mobility projects support sustainable transport

During the last decade, Brazil has witnessed unprecedented federal investment in public and non-motorized transport projects.

Source: www.embarq.org

Urban mobility and opportunities in Brazil

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