Archive for March, 2012

Ministry of Agriculture highlights sustainability of Brazilian agriculture during event in London

Comments Off | 03-31-2012

The advance of sustainability in soil management and environmental preservation, the emission of low carbon and the positive indicators of food production, which guarantee security to combat the hunger in the world, were some of the issues discussed during the lecture of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (Mapa) Mendes Ribeiro Filho. The lecture [...]

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BNDES and official banks of BRICS sign agreement to finance companies in local currency

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The president of BNDES (Brazilian Development Bank), Luciano Coutinho, and the presidents of the development banks of China, Russia, India and South Africa, countries that together form the block known as BRICS, signed two agreements that open a way for the intensification of economic relations between the emerging potencies.
The umbrella agreement (Master Agreement) defines the [...]

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BRICS study group creation to organize a development bank

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Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa will join efforts to have a specific development bank for the group of BRICS – formed by five countries. A working group formed by technicians from five nations will conduct the studies to organize and put together the financial institution.  However, before consolidation, the group will internally negotiate [...]

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Brics countries are more advanced on the combat of poverty than developed nations, says report

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A new type of help for the poorest was created by the Governments of the countries that integrate the Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). According to the text, group collaboration occurred at a rate ten times higher than the one observed in the G7 – which brings together the United States, Japan, [...]

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Embratur and Google launch new Brazilian Channel On Youtube

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The Brazilian Institute of Tourism (Embratur) and Google chose the United States, the second largest emitter of tourists to Brazil, to launch the new Brazilian channel on YouTube, now available at the address www.youtube.com/visitbrasil.
The new channel, developed in partnership with Google, will help foreign tourists in planning their trips to Brazil, interactively, with images, videos [...]

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India will be the first emerging country to open vacancies at the local universities for Brazilian scholars

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Brazil and India should sign an agreement for cooperation in the sphere of the Science without Borders program, which funds scholarships for Brazilian students in foreign institutions of higher education. The partnership should be formalized in the visit that President Dilma Rousseff will make to India, on the 29, to participate in the fourth meeting [...]

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India is to suggest the creation of a “Bank of the Brics” during the Summit of Heads of State and the Government

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Brasília – the Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh, is preparing to submit, during the 4th Summit of the Brics – block formed by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – the proposal to create a development bank for the group. The new banking institution must be a kind of alternative to the World [...]

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Dilma goes to India to participate in the 4th meeting of the Brics

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The President Dilma Rousseff travels next week to New Delhi, India, where she will participate, on the 29, in the fourth meeting of the block that gathers Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – Brics. Discussions should be dominated by financial and economic debates, in addition to peace and security policies, as well as [...]

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Unasur wants to invest US$ 10 million to expand integration in South America

Comments Off | 03-21-2012

The ten Vice-Chancellors of participating countries to Union of South American Nations (Unasur) ratified on March 17 in Asunción, Paraguay, the investment program of US$ 10 million from the budget allocated to the region for 2012. The idea is to expand the integration between countries and stimulate internal development. The priorities are the areas of [...]

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Brazilian proposal to create sustainable development goals is well received at a meeting of Governors of the IDB

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The proposal made by the Brazilian Government to create, with global coverage, the Goals of Sustainable Development (ODS) – in similar model to the Millennium Development Goals (ODM) – were, according to the Minister of Planning, Miriam Belchior, “well received” by the authorities participating in the meeting of the Committee of the Board of Governors [...]

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