• Is the world’s fifth largest market for mobile phones and personal computers.
• Is the world’s largest exporter of beef and of chicken, and the forth largest exporter of pork.
• Is the world’s second largest exporter of soy products (beans, meal and oil).
• Is the world’s largest exporter of sugar, and orange juice.
• Is the world’s fifth largest market, and sixth largest producer of motor vehicles.
• Is the world’s largest exporter and second largest producer of ethanol.
• Is the world’s second largest producer of iron and third largest of bauxite. Continue reading
January 3, 2012 | Filed underBusiness | Posted by Ben Tavener
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Ports in Brazil are expecting to handle a billion tons of cargo for the first time in 2012, according to estimates by ANTAQ, Brazil’s National Agency for Waterway Transportation. If achieved, the figure will be 12.3 percent more than in 2011, with Rio de Janeiro State set to take the top spot from neighboring Espírito Santo. Continue reading
Posted by Devin Cole December 22, 2011 11:05 AM
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Poised above São Paulo is the uber-trendy Hotel Unique. Its signature Skye Bar offers a spectacular view of the industrial city and teems with well-heeled paulistanos. An English and Swiss colleague and I gaze over the skyline as we await our table on a warm November evening. As hotel guests our ‘priority’ table is ready at 12 midnight. Absolutely normal, one might think, in this part of the world. Except it’s a Tuesday. It’s just one sign of Brazil’s thriving economy.
It’s no secret that Brazil’s economy has boomed in recent years. Strong demand for its commodities, primarily from China, has contributed to an average growth rate of 5% and a rush of inbound foreign investment. A growing economy and Continue reading
It’s Monday morning and the headquarters of Cietec – Center for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technology – exudes a festive atmosphere.
A group of tenant companies of its incubator had a great performance at the Funcet 2011. The State Fund for Scientific and Technological Development (Funcet) is a fund run by state government of Sao Paulo, Brazil, which aims to stimulate innovation, technological development and increase of competitiveness of enterprises and the state’s economy through special financing conditions . Out of 68 companies taking grants in the bid, twelve are from Cietec.
This allocation of resources is devoted to the technological innovation of products and processes in small and medium Brazilian companies, which are installed in the State of São Paulo. Proposals were selected for funding with limit values up to US$150 000 per company. Continue reading