Market research: Business environment in Brazil

Economy: Brazil is a developing country, currently facing great economic growth. Middle class is changing its consuming habits as a response to income increase and easier access to credit, but still suffers from great economic inequality and great shortage of qualified technical manpower, especially in the ITCs and engineering sectors. This enhances the obstacles to the …

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Brazil – Japan Energy Saving Solutions

On its second visit to Curitiba, the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) had a reception at the Federation of Industries of the State of Paraná for the Japan - Brazil Energy Saving Solutions Seminar. Along with the organization, many Japanese companies presented their portfolio of products and investment interests in Brazil, some of them considering …

Follow up on Rio+20 and launch of the Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform

The United Nations continues its tremendous efforts in keeping the sustainable development governance strategysynchronizedto a global scale. The information in this article was received from the UN Division on Sustainable Development, directed to the major groups. The material is especially interesting for institutions building internal policies and business strategies on Sustainable Development, Corporate Responsibility, Corporate …

Mercosur FTA negotiations: European Union and Canada

The Brazilian Federal Secretariat for International Trade launched a national public call on the negotiations for Free Trade Agreements between Mercosur and the European Union and Canada. According to Tatiana Prazeres, the head Secretary of SECEX since January of 2011, the prompt actions of consulting the private sector for opinion position update in the subject …

Financing instruments for ventures in Brazil

The Brazilian National Social and Economic Development Bank (BNDES) is the main federal institution providing financing solutions for long term investment projects in all sectors of the economy, acquisition of industrial machinery and equipments, exports of national goods and services, and capital structuring for private enterprises. As part of its 2009-2014 Plan, BNDES promotes strong …

Brazil investments in its Infrastructure and transportation system

One of the greatest development challenges for Brazil lies in its infrastructure; be it its communication, information technology, energy, civil construction or transportation systems. Financial resources is available like never before, high end technology is today offered by national and foreign intelligence production and services organizations, and public policies are strategically steaming for economic growth. …