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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.

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!

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Business in Brazil according to All Abroad Consulting

There is a lot of talk on the right about Brazil's movement to the left. Lots of people are using words like Bolivar, Chavez, Cuba and Morales thus making the inference that Brazil is becoming som...

Source: allabroadconsulting.wordpress.com

excellent article Why Brazil shouldnt be compared to Venezuela or Argentina

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!

Windmill in Brazil

BNDES Approves $164 Million in Loans for Wind Farms in Brazil

Brazil’s development bank approved 422.3 million reais ($164.4 million) in loans for two wind farms in the northeast region.

Source: www.bloomberg.com

Opportunity for wind power companies in Brazil

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

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 Aims for Stronger Economic Cooperation With BRICS Partners, EU: Finance Ministry

Brazilian government feels the need to start developing economic and trade spheres beyond traditional partners in Latin America, according to Deputy Secretary of International Issues at Brazil's Finance Ministry.

Source: en.ria.ru

Stronger Economic Cooperation with Brics

Why Millennials’ Woes Could Harm the World’s Economy – Brazil Business Today (subscription)

Brazil Business Today is a news analysis and monitoring service for business leaders and global professionals worldwide who need up-to-the-minute information related to Brazil.

Source: brazilbusiness.einnews.com

Millenials in Brazil

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