Archive for December, 2011

Brazilian agribusiness exports exceed US$ 87 billion

Comments Off | 12-23-2011

Brazilian agribusiness related exports reached a new record. With the release of November trade balance numbers of agribusiness this Friday, December 9th, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supplies (Mapa) exceeds the goal forecasted to close this year, which was US$ 85 billion. According to the survey, the value accumulated from January to November 2011 [...]

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Brazil is the sixth world economy, says World Bank

Comments Off | 12-21-2011

Brazil rose from seventh to sixth economy in the world, according to report released on December 18th by the World Bank. The International Comparison Program compared the size of the economy of 146 countries. The document revealed that Brazil accounts for half of the economy of South America. According to the report, the Brazilian Government [...]

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Dilma sends message of optimism to the market about the economy in 2012

Comments Off | 12-17-2011

The President Dilma Rousseff addressed a message of optimism to the market for the next year. When speaking of the effects of the global crisis, Dilma said Brazil will be able to maintain a “very favorable” monetary policy and an “advantageous” credit situation.
“All our projects have matured and are reaching cruise speed in 2012. Economic [...]

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FAO to have three new offices in Brazil

Comments Off | 12-17-2011

The new director general of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), José Graziano, said on Thursday (15) that the organisation is going to open three new offices in Brazil in early 2012.
According to him, the decision has already been negotiated with the ministry of Planning, Miriam Belchior, with the objective of [...]

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Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) approves R$ 1.8 billion in financing for 26 wind parks in Northeast Brazil

Comments Off | 12-15-2011

The Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) has approved funding for the construction of 26 wind farms, all in the State of Rio Grande do Norte, totaling R$ 1.8 billion, directed to four distinct projects. The enterprise will total an installed capacity of 628.8 megawatts and will demand total investments of R$ 2.6 billion.
With such new financing, [...]

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Brazil and United States extend cooperation in the area of science and technology

Comments Off | 12-14-2011

The Science Corner project was launched yesterday (12), in Brasilia, a cooperation between the National Council for Science and Technology (CNPq) and the Embassy of the United States. The space, installed at the headquarters of CNPq, is open to the public and offers access to scientific books, magazines, DVDs, online databases and software.
In addition, dedicated [...]

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Agribusiness exports surpass US$ 87 billion

Comments Off | 12-14-2011

The accumulated value from January to November 2011 is 24% higher than the same period last year. Brazilian agribusiness exports registered a new record. With the release of the November figures for the agribusiness trade balance this Friday, December 9, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA) exceeds the forecast for the close of [...]

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BNDES predicts that investment in infrastructure will grow 54% by 2014

Comments Off | 12-14-2011

Despite the downturn in economic activity, Brazil maintains the creation of formal jobs and low unemployment. The latest edition of the newsletter “Economia Brasileira em Perspectiva” (“The Brazilian Economy in Perspective”), released on Friday (December 9) by the Ministry of Finance estimates that domestic demand will continue to be the main driver for economic growth [...]

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Study shows that Belo Monte is the cheapest and cleanest alternative for power generation

Comments Off | 12-14-2011

The Belo Monte hydroelectric plant, being built on the Xingu River (State of Pará), will cause less environmental impact than the use of alternatives to fossil fuels and costs will be lower than other renewable sources. That is the conclusion of a Comparison Study between Belo Monte and Alternative Projects: Environmental Impacts and Economic Competitiveness [...]

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Business leaders, government and NGOs in Brazil seek convergence in public policy climate and biodiversity

Comments Off | 12-11-2011

Business leaders, governments and non-governmental organizations in Brazil confirm that the required public policies on climate change and biodiversity are should start to be dealt with in a unified manner in Brazil. The sectors were gathered together on November at the 1st. Business Movement Seminar for Conservation and the Sustainable Use of Biodiversity (“MEB”), held [...]

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