Archive for September, 2011

Thales acquires 100% of the capital of Brazil’s Omnisys

Comments Off | 09-30-2011

Thales, a global technology leader for the Aerospace and Space, Defence, Security and Transportation markets, has acquired 100% of the capital of Omnisys, a Brazilian company headquartered in São Bernardo do Campo, near São Paulo.
Laurent Mourre, Thales Country Director for Brazil noted; “Brazil is strategically important for Thales. The company is proud that Omnisys, as [...]

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Codexis Inc. and Raizen Energia S.A. sign JV agreement for ethanol production

Comments Off | 09-29-2011

Codexis, Inc. and Raizen Energia S.A. Tuesday announced the signing of a joint development agreement to develop an improved first generation ethanol process with enhanced performance economics. Raizen is Brazil’s largest sugar and ethanol producer.
Under the terms of the agreement, Raizen and Codexis will deploy the Codexis CodeEvolver™ directed evolution technology platform to improve Raizen’s [...]

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Investment of the Growth Acceleration Plan should reach 19.5% of the GDP

Comments Off | 09-28-2011

Investment under the Growth Acceleration Plan (PAC) will reach 19.5% of Brazil’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) this year, up on the 15.3% invested in 2003. The expectation, according to the Ministry of Planning, is that investment will continue to climb, reaching around 25% of GDP in 2014.
The information was announced by the PAC Secretary, Maurício [...]

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Brazil Government and NGOs discuss sustainable development in the context of Rio+20

Comments Off | 09-28-2011

Sustainable development of the Amazon – on economic, social and environmental pillars – will be one of the points discussed at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20, that Brazil will host in June 2012. To set the priorities for the region on the path to a green economy, a group of organizations from [...]

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NEOS GeoSolutions opens new office in Rio de Janeiro

Comments Off | 09-28-2011

NEOS GeoSolutions, Inc. Tuesday announced that it has opened an office in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to handle the country’s rapidly increasing demand for advanced geoscience technologies and services.
Covering an area about half the size of Europe, Brazil’s onshore basins are relatively underexplored, having been overshadowed by the huge oil & gas discoveries that have [...]

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IBSA stresses the importance of South-South Cooperation

Comments Off | 09-27-2011

The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of IBSA (India, Brazil and South Africa) met in New York on the margins of the 66th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. This year, the three IBSA countries are serving concurrently as non-permanent members in the UN Security Council.
The IBSA Ministers pledged their continued cooperation to ensure that [...]

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Interpublic acquires majority control of S2Publicom

Comments Off | 09-27-2011

Interpublic Monday announced it has acquired majority control of S2Publicom, ranked among the top five public relations firms in Brazil. The operation will represent an important part of Weber Shandwick and Golin Harris growth plans in the region. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
S2Publicom was formed last year by the merger of S2 and [...]

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Pyramid Research in partnership agreement to expand Rio Wireless International event’s presence

Comments Off | 09-26-2011

Pyramid Research, a telecom research division of the Light Reading Communications Network focused on emerging markets, and Network Eventos, the producer of Rio Wireless International, have announced a partnership to expand the event’s reach beyond Brazil’s borders by providing an ideal platform for service providers seeking strategic advice to develop their businesses in Latin America.
Rio [...]

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Midas Medici’s brand wins contract from Brazil’s CEMIG for upgrade to its IT infrastructure and data center solutions

Comments Off | 09-24-2011

Midas Medici Group Holdings, Inc., an innovative green IT company in the fields of virtualization, cloud computing and data management, as well as Smart Grid solutions, Friday said its CIMCORP brand has won a $3 million contract from CEMIG, one of the largest electric energy utilities in Brazil, to upgrade its IT infrastructure and data [...]

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President Rousseff is the first woman to open UN General Assembly

Comments Off | 09-23-2011

President Dilma Rousseff is to become the first woman to open the general debate at the General Assembly of the United Nations. Her speech at the 66th General Assembly can be watched live on September 21, at 10:00 AM Brasília time (1:00 PM UTC), at http://www.unmultimedia.org/tv/webcast/.
The global economic crisis, women’s roles in society, transparency in [...]

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