Archive for August, 2012

Brazil and Germany discuss agricultural cooperation and food security

Comments Off | 08-30-2012

Brazil’s role in providing food for the world was highlighted by the German Minister of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, Ilse Aigner, during a meeting with Minister Mendes Ribeiro Filho this Monday morning (August 27). “Food security is one of the central problems facing the world today and will certainly become even more important in [...]

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Improvements in education in Brazil decreased labor informality, according to FGV – Getúlio Vargas Foundation

Comments Off | 08-26-2012

Improvements in the schooling of Brazilians coupled with good economic performance over the past decade and public policies aimed at generating employment and income led to a reduction in informal labor between 2002 and 2009. The conclusion is part of the research project ‘Recent Evolution of Informality in Brazil’ by the researchers Fernando Holanda Barbosa [...]

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Foreign direct investment reached US$ 8.4 billion in July and is the highest since December 2010

Comments Off | 08-26-2012

Foreign direct investment (FDI), which is directed to the productive sector of the economy, reached US$ 8.421 billion in July according to figures released today (August 23) by the Central Bank of Brazil (BC).
The result exceeded the Central Bank´s projection of US$ 7 billion for the month and is the highest since December 2010, when [...]

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Applications are now open to the Volunteer Program for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil

Comments Off | 08-23-2012

Applicants may register at the FIFA website to work during the 2014 World Tournament and the 2013 Confederations Cup
This Tuesday, FIFA launched the Volunteer Program for the 2013 Confederations Cup and 2014 World Cup in Salvador (capital of the state of Bahia, Brazil’s northeast region). Those interested in working in the mega sporting events may [...]

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Ministry of Tourism publishes research on companies operating in the sector: turnover was R$ 50.9 billion in 2011

Comments Off | 08-23-2012

Companies operating in the tourism sector recorded an increase in sales of 18.3% in 2011. Around 87% of business owners expect further expansion in 2012. The mood of optimism among the 80 largest companies in nine segments was observed by the Annual Survey of the Tourism Economic Environment (Pacet), undertaken by the Getúlio Vargas Foundation [...]

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‘I.T. Maior’ will receive investments of R$ 500 million

Comments Off | 08-22-2012

The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) launched the Strategic Program for Software and IT Services in São Paulo on Monday (Aug. 20). The ‘IT Maior’ program seeks to develop the Information Technology (IT) software and services sector. With investments of approximately R$ 500 million planned for the period 2012-2015, ‘IT Maior’ is structured [...]

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The Port of Rio de Janeiro will receive R$ 3 billion in investment by 2016

Comments Off | 08-22-2012

The Port of Rio de Janeiro will receive around R$ 3 billion in investments by 2016, which should increase its capacity by 80%. The announcement was made today (Aug. 20) by the State Government. The funds will come from the private sector and all three levels of government (Federal, State and Municipal). The program, entitled [...]

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Brazil is among the world’s largest food donors

Comments Off | 08-22-2012

Having donating no less than US$ 75 million in food aid to countries facing crisis up to August of this year, Brazil is now considered to one of the international community’s largest contributors to the World Food Program (WFP). In 2011 the Brazilian government has donated over 300,000 tons of food to 35 countries. In [...]

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Brazil joins international marine research program

Comments Off | 08-14-2012

The IODP – Capes/Brazil program was launched on Wednesday 8, which confirms Brazil’s adhesion to the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP). The IODP is an international marine research program that uses heavy drilling equipment mounted on board vessels to monitor and take samples from the subsea environment.
Brazil has joined the program as a full member [...]

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MCTI and Softex launch “Software and IT Services: Brazilian Industry in Perspective”

Comments Off | 08-11-2012

A precise and detailed examination of the market for Software and Information Technology (IT) – this is what will be presented by the second edition of the study “IT Software and Services: Brazilian Industry in Perspective”, to be launched in the MCTI auditorium at 11 am on Tuesday August 10th by Minister Marco Antonio Raupp [...]

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