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10/18/18 Improved management consolidates Brazil's leadership in environmental preservation

Over the last two years, Brazil has taken a series of measures to guarantee and expand protections for the environment. In addition to creating and increasing protected areas, it has also developed strong public policies and...

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10/18/18 Brazilian technicians to go to France to learn more about innovative agricultural practices

Technicians from the National Supply Company (Conab) will visit France as part of the cooperation agreement to learn more about innovative practices in the agricultural sector of the region. The idea is to help the technicians...

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10/18/18 Brazil's Dirt Cheap Equity Market May Jump 40% in 2018, UBS Says

Brazil’s stock market could surge almost 40 percent over the next 75 days, according to UBS. The Swiss bank recently raised its position for Brazilian stocks to overweight from neutral on the back of diminished political risks....

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10/17/18 Gas-Free Li: Brazil Plans to Roll Out Electric Car by 2020

According to a startup from Santa Catarina, Brazil’s Mobilis have developed a new electric car that will go on sale no later than 2020. The vehicle, named Li, will be the first electric car manufactured entirely in Brazil....

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10/17/18 SoftBank Invests in Brazil With $100 Million E-Commerce Bet

SoftBank Group Corp.’s Vision Fund has invested $100 million in Brazil-based delivery startup Loggi, betting on the county’s rapid e-commerce growth. Headquartered in Sao Paulo, South America’s largest city, Loggi flags delivery...

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10/17/18 CCAB Expands Operations in Brazil

The Brazilian Agricultural Cooperatives Company (CCAB) has launched Cropline, an access platform for non-shareholder farmers, extending its operations from the center-west of Brazil to the southern and southeastern states of the...

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10/16/18 BRAZIL SOY PLANTING PROCEEDS AT RECORD PACE -CONSULTANCY

Brazilian farmers are planting the new soy crop at a record pace, reaching 20 percent of the projected area by Thursday, consultancy AgRural said on Monday. The previous record pace was in 2016, when farmers had advanced to 18...

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10/15/18 Brazil's Gol to incorporate mileage subsidiary Smiles in restructuring

SAO PAULO, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Brazil's Gol Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes SA plans to fully incorporate its mileage subsidiary Smiles Fidelidade SA as part of a major corporate restructuring, the airline said in a securities filing...

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10/15/18 As Global Stocks Fall, Investors Put Trust in Brazil

Investors searching for bright spots in last week’s global stock tumble found one in Brazil. Assets in the struggling South American country surged early in the week following a first round of the presidential election that...

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10/15/18 Brazil to slash electric vehicle tax

Brazil will reduce taxes on mass-produced electric vehicles (EVs) from 25 percent to 18 percent in a bid to boost e-bike, EV and other electric and hybrid vehicle use. Due to come into force in November, the national government...

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10/12/18 Brazil grain production to rise on bumper corn crop: Conab

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian farmers are expected to harvest up to 238.54 million tonnes of grain in the 2018/19 season, the government said on Thursday, with the South American country potentially breaking its...

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10/12/18 Brazil's Petrobras, Murphy Oil create US Gulf joint venture

Rio de Janeiro — Brazilian state-led oil company Petrobras and Murphy Oil will combine production assets in the US Gulf of Mexico in a joint venture that will produce about 75,000 barrels of oil equivalent/day in the fourth...

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10/12/18 Brazil alters a 'destiny' of corruption

Until last Sunday, when Brazilians voted in a pivotal election, corruption in Brazil was generally seen as an intrinsic part of the national character. As scholars Heloisa Starling and Lilia Schwarcz put it in a new book, a...

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10/12/18 Emerging market economies: Brazil

Brazil is the largest economy in South America and ranked eighth largest in the world by gross domestic product (GDP).1 However, it is classed as an emerging market (EM) because it is still transitioning from ‘developing’ to ‘...

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10/11/18 UN praises Brazilian school meal experience as model for other countries

Brazilian experiences with school meals are a model for other countries. The assessment was made by Daniel Balaban, director of the United Nations Centre for Excellence on Hunger, during the "Dialogues on International...

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10/11/18 Brazil-US social security agreement comes into force

The more than 1.3 million Brazilians residing in the United States can already count the time worked in the United States when applying for age or disability retirement and bereavement benefits. The result of an international...

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10/11/18 Trump trade war delivers farm boom in Brazil, gloom in Iowa

LUÍS EDUARDO, Brazil/BOONE, Iowa (Reuters) - The Bella Vita luxury condominium tower rises 20 stories over the boomtown of Luís Eduardo Magalhães in northeastern Brazil. Its private movie theater and helipad are symbols of how...

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10/10/18 The World's Best Employers 2018: Alphabet Leads As U.S. Companies Dominate List

What makes Alphabet the best employer in the world? High ratings on working conditions and, most importantly, diversity. For the second year in a row, Alphabet has topped Forbes’ Global 2000 list of the World’s Best Employers....

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10/10/18 Brazil’s healthtech sector is new hot spot

Solving big problems for many people is the kind of opportunity that both entrepreneurs and investors love. Like recent Brazilian investment booms focused on fintech innovation and new on-demand business models, there’s been a...

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10/10/18 Growing demand for bioelectricity in the Brazilian energy matrix

From January to September 2018 biomass 20,488 GWh in the National Interconnected System (SIN), up 9% over the same period in 2017, according to a new survey conducted by the Sugarcane Industry Union (UNICA). Based on data from...

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