Archive for May, 2012

Brazilian family agriculture receives support

Comments Off | 05-29-2012

The Minister of the Environment of Brazil, Izabella Teixeira, signed a decree, published in Thursday’s Edition (May 24) of the Diário Oficial da União (Official Government Press), creating the Environmental Education Program and Family Agriculture. The initiative is grounded in the principles of National Policy on Environmental Education (PNEA), from the National Program of Environmental [...]

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Brazilian Government creates credit line for urban mobility works

Comments Off | 05-29-2012

The National Monetary Council (CMN), Brazilian body responsible for the formulation of monetary and credit policy in Brazil, created a credit line of R$ 12.2 billion for urban mobility works entered in the second step of the Growth Acceleration Program (PAC 2). The money will come from the Workers Support Fund (FAT) and the Guarantee [...]

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Petrobras confirms the discovery of new oil reservein the pre-salt of the Campos Basin

Comments Off | 05-26-2012

Petrobras confirmed this week the discovery of an oil reservoir in the pre-salt layer of the Campos Basin. It is estimated that the block BM-C-33, located in the South of the basin, has recoverable volumes of 700 million barrels of good quality oil and 545 million barrels of oil equivalent of natural gas.
The discovery was [...]

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Government ensures resources for works of the 2014 World Cup, says Miriam Belchior

Comments Off | 05-26-2012

“Resources for the works in host cities are guaranteed, even if there are any delays. There is no perspective of withdrawing, considering that such works were chosen with great care and are imperative both in airports and in ports, in addition to mobility,” said this week the Minister of Planning, Miriam Belchior. The statement was [...]

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The Brazilian Government increases procurement of sustainable products

Comments Off | 05-10-2012

Public sustainable product procurement in the first quarter of 2012 already totals 83% of the purchases made in year 2011 in so-called “sustainable tenders”. In comparison with the same period in 2010, there was an increase of 61% in Federal Government procurement of these products. By March 2012, the value had reached approximately R$ 12 [...]

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Caixa Econômica Bank opens agencies in Europe for Brazilians who wish to withdraw from their Guarantee Fund

Comments Off | 05-10-2012

The Federal bank, Caixa Econômica, and the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Labor & Employment have launched a service to attend request for withdrawals from the Workers’ Guarantee Fund (FGTS) for Brazilians living in Europe. The launching ceremonies take place today (May in London, England and Thursday (May 10) in Paris, France. The first [...]

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Brazil strengthens its position as a food supplier in Shanghai

Comments Off | 05-8-2012

A delegation composed of experts from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA) will attend the SIAL Fair – China in 2012, to be held between May 9th and 11th in Shanghai. The MAPA mission, in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and ApexBrasil, will also meet with Brazilian exporters from the meat, [...]

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BNDES approves R$ 6.5 million to study on viability of biofuels in West Africa

Comments Off | 05-8-2012

The BNDES will support with R$ 6.5 million the conduction of a technical study to evaluate the feasibility to produce biofuels in member countries of the Economic and Monetary Union of West Africa (UEMOA). Works will be conducted by the consortium of BAIN-MMSO — formed by the consultancy office of Bain Brazil LTDA; and the [...]

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Mapa signs term to encourage good farming practices

Comments Off | 05-8-2012

To contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, a letter of intent to recover degraded pastures was signed this week by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (Mapa). The cooperation document, with a validity of 10 years, was signed between Mapa, the Brazilian Enterprize for Agricultural Research (Embrapa) and the Sustainable Livestock Working [...]

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Brazil was the main destination of foreign direct investments in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2011

Comments Off | 05-8-2012

Brazil was the main recipient of foreign direct investment (FDI, resources that go to the productive sector of the country) in Latin America and the Caribbean, in 2011, according to the report of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), released yesterday. The report ,called Foreign Investment in Latin America [...]

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