Brazilian coffee farmers braced for first bean imports

Brazilian coffee farmers braced for first bean imports

It has been a tough few years for Rodrigo Rigo, a coffee grower in the Brazilian state of Espírito Santo, just north of Rio de Janeiro. Hit by three years of severe droughts in the...
Brazil Fintech Report 2017

New Brazilian Fintech report for 2017 and Radar

FintechLab, a connection hub with advisory focus, research and integration of the national Brazilian Fintech ecosystem, launched in February 2017 the Report 2017 with update of its well-known FintechLab Radar, which monitors market initiatives. In...
Carwash Operation sets motion in Brazil

Brazil’s “Carwash Operation” – where do we go from here?

Since 2014, Brazil finds itself in the grip of the Petrobras scandal, known locally as operação lava jato or ‘carwash’ operation and rocking the country socially, economically and politically. The operation has been exposing the extent...
Eike Batista was once among the top 10 world's millionaires.

This Man Was Once Brazil’s Richest. He’s Now in Jail on Bribery Charges

A Brazilian oil and mining tycoon has been jailed in Rio de Janeiro after turning himself over to police on corruption charges. Eike Batista, who was once the country's richest man, is accused of...
SXSW Trade Show in 2017

Brazilian delegation to SXSW will have 62 companies

The South by Southwest (SXSW) festival , one of the most important events for the technology and creative economy sector, will take place in March in Austin, USA. At the event, there will be present 62 companies to...
Marcos Angelini, former Facebook's Country Manager for Brazil.

Facebook seeks Brazil country manager

Facebook is now looking for a new country manager for Brazil, as the previous incumbent, Marcos Angelini, has stepped down earlier this month. The executive decided to leave the company after returning from holidays last...
Skyfii investment in Brazil

Skyfii embarks on further expansion of data analytics platform in Brazil

Skyfii (ASX:SKF) has embarked on a significant expansion in Brazil following a new deal with Aliansce Shopping Centres to roll out its ‘IO’ platform of data analytics and marketing services. The cloud-based Skyfii platform uses existing...
IT in Brazil

Brazil IT spend set to grow in 2017

The Brazilian IT industry is predicted to grow by 3.3 percent and generate revenues of R$76,1 million ($23,4 million) in 2017, according to an annual trends survey by Brazilian analyst firm IT4CIO. The survey on...
How startups can invest in Brazil

Why Venture Capitalists Are Eyeing Latin America’s FinTech Space: 3 Tips to Succeed As...

Latin America is fast becoming a hotspot for tech startup activities in recent years, attracting huge investments from top Silicon Valley firms. And Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Chile and Colombia are some of the most...

China’s Didi is leading a $100 million investment in another Uber rival, Brazil’s 99

China’s homegrown ride-hail player Didi has invested in Brazil’s ride-hail service 99 (formerly 99Taxis), the companies announced on Wednesday. As part of the more than $100 million round of which Didi is the lead...

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