Archive for December, 2012

United Nations Forum to define implementation of sustainable development actions

Comments Off | 12-29-2012

The UN High Level Forum on Sustainable Development, formed by ministers from over 190 countries, will work towards consolidating the goals and objectives set during the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (also known as Rio +20) in June this year, with Brazil as one of the co-chairs of the forum. Informal meetings will be [...]

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Brazilian Foreign Trade Chamber approves record number of industrial investment incentives in 2012

Comments Off | 12-27-2012

With the publication of CAMEX (Foreign Trade Chamber) Resolution No. 90 and CAMEX Resolution No. 91 in Wednesday’s edition of the Official Federal Gazette (DOU), the Foreign Trade Chamber, presided over by the Brazilian Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC), reached the milestone of 2,864 temporary import duty reductions (known as ‘ex-tarifários’ in [...]

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BNDES approves R$ 488 million bridge loan for Brasilia International Airport

Comments Off | 12-27-2012

The Brazilian Social and Economic Development Bank (BNDES) has approved the grant of a bridge loan in the amount of R$ 488 million to Inframérica, the Concessionaire of Brasilia Airport, to begin the expansion, maintenance and operation of the Brasilia–Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport in the Federal District, Brazil.
Inframérica is a special purpose entity (SPE) [...]

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CAPES signs agreement which includes Irish educational institutions in Science without Borders

Comments Off | 12-20-2012

On December 14, the President of the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES), Jorge Almeida Guimarães, signed an agreement that includes the participation of Irish higher education institutions in the Science without Borders program (CsF). The document provides for the initial offering of up to 1,000 scholarships per year in undergraduate sandwich [...]

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Brazil and Russia sign cooperation agreements in defense and education

Comments Off | 12-20-2012

On December 14, President Dilma Rousseff and the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, signed cooperation agreements in the areas of defense, education and technology at the Kremlin in Moscow. Rousseff stated that cooperation in innovation is key to strengthening the strategic partnership between the two countries and said she was positive with regard to the [...]

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Brazilian higher education sees general improvement in the last three years

Comments Off | 12-12-2012

The Brazilian Ministry of Education (MEC) today announced the General Course Index (IGC), an annual evaluation of courses and Brazilian higher education institutions relating to 2011. 8,665 courses were evaluated to form the grades for 1,387 universities, colleges, and academic centers. According to the Minister of Education, Aloizio Mercadante, there was a general improvement in [...]

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Dilma amends bill and promotes the full association of oil royalties

Comments Off | 12-5-2012

On November 30, the federal government announced a decision on the bill amending the rules governing the distribution of oil royalties. The President of the Republic, Dilma Rousseff, opted to fully associate (through municipalities, states and the federal government) the royalty funds from future concessions to education as of next year. It was also decided [...]

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Government will announce legislation and investments in ports to stimulate modernization and competitiveness

Comments Off | 12-5-2012

On December 6, the federal government will announce measures that seek to modernize ports. The announcement was made by President Dilma Rousseff during the inauguration of improvement works at the Itaqui Port in São Luís
The president said the package will include a new set of regulatory rules, actions and investments. According to Rousseff, the measures [...]

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