Archive for October, 2011

Open Group Extends Its Global Reach Into Brazil

Comments Off | 10-31-2011

The Open Group has extended its global reach to include its first office in South America. The Open Group’s new office in Sao Paulo, Brazil and presence in the region will allow IT professionals throughout South America to more easily participate in the consortium’s development of vendor-neutral IT open standards and certification programs.
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2011 Porto Alegre Book Fair opens and expects to attract 1.7 million visitors

Comments Off | 10-29-2011

Porto Alegre, capital of the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, will host between 28 October and 15 November the 57th edition of its traditional Book Fair. Biggest open-air event of its kind in the Americas, the 2011 Porto Alegre Book Fair will gather editors and writers from all over Brazil and abroad, and [...]

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MZ – IR Services Launches Stock Surveillance Monitor System in Brazil

Comments Off | 10-29-2011

MZ – IR Services, the world’s leading independent provider of investor relations consulting, services and technology, announced Thursday the launch of the Stock Surveillance Monitor (SSM).
This new user-friendly and web-accessible technological platform allows companies to monitor the composition of investment fund portfolios on a daily basis, and analyze the main factors influencing the trading of [...]

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MZ Group and MVL Communications Merge Their Business Operations

Comments Off | 10-28-2011

MZ Group and Brazil’s MVL Communications Thursday announced the merger of their operations. MVL is a Brazilian leader in organizational communications, crisis management and solutions for dialogue between people and brands in classic and digital media. The transaction will be concluded this December following due diligence from both parties.
MZ Group is a multinational company and [...]

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September unemployment rate drops to a record low in Brazil

Comments Off | 10-28-2011

Brazilian unemployment fell to a record low of 6% for the month of September, according to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). The index is 0.2 percentage points lower than September 2010.In comparison to August 2011, the rate remained stable at 6%. There are now approximately 1.45 million unemployed people in Brazil.
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Boeing, Embraer and Sao Paulo State Research Foundation in Partnership for Biofuels-Related Research

Comments Off | 10-27-2011

Boeing, Embraer and the Sao Paulo State Research Foundation (FAPESP) Wednesday announced plans to collaborate on long-term aviation biofuels-related research and development.
The undertaking marks another major step toward the creation of a sustainable aviation biofuels industry in Brazil. Azul, GOL, TAM and Trip airlines will be strategic advisors in the program.
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China Automotive Systems Forms Joint Venture in Brazil as Part of Latin America Foray

Comments Off | 10-26-2011

China Automotive Systems Inc (CAAS), a leading power steering components and systems supplier in China, Monday announced that its Board of Directors has approved the formation of a joint venture in Brazil to target the largest automotive market in South America.
According to a company release, the new joint venture, which will be 80% owned by [...]

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Brazil attracts record amount of foreign investment in 2011

Comments Off | 10-26-2011

Foreign direct investment in Brazil reached 50.4 billion dollars between January and September this year, the highest number ever recorded in Brazilian history.
The result of the first nine months of 2011 represents an increase of 123% over the same period last year. Investment between January and September 2010 reached 22.55 billion dollars. The total FDI [...]

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Brazil is elected for the UN Economic and Social Council

Comments Off | 10-26-2011

Brazil was elected on October 24 for a term of three years (2012-2014) in the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations(ECOSOC). The country received 186 of the 191 possible votes.
The Council, composed of 54 members, is one of the main UN bodies. Among other functions, ECOSOC monitors the implementation of the Millennium Development [...]

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Brazil celebrates 120 years of Ukrainian immigration

Comments Off | 10-26-2011

On the occasion of the visit to Brasilia of the Ukrainian President, Viktor Yanukovych, President Dilma Rousseff celebrated the 120 years of Ukrainian immigration to Brazil. There are presently about 500 thousand descendants of Ukrainian immigrants in Brazil, the third largest community in the world.
The agenda of the meeting between Presidents Rousseff and Yanukovych included [...]

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