Archive for December, 2013

Brookfield Infrastructure to Invest $350 Million in South American Transportation Infrastructure

Comments Off | 12-25-2013

December 23, 2013 – Brookfield Infrastructure (NYSE: BIP; TSX: BIP.UN) today announced it has signed agreements to invest alongside institutional investors to acquire an approximate 27% interest in VLI, one of Brazil’s largest rail and port logistics businesses, for R$2 billion (approximately US$850 million), of which Brookfield Infrastructure will invest approximately $350 million.
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Amyris Meets Funding Milestones and Announces $28 Million Private Placement with Participation from New and Existing Investors

Comments Off | 12-25-2013

First Purpose-Built Industrial-Scale Plant Completes First Year of Successful Operation in Brazil
Amyris announced today an agreement to sell senior convertible promissory notes in a private placement for $28 million in cash proceeds.
Under the terms of the agreement, one of Amyris’s largest stockholders, Temasek, in conjunction with new investors affiliated with Wolverine [...]

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FICO Helps Consumers Stay on Budget this Holiday Season with Papai Noel Edition of Missão: Positivo Mobile Game

Comments Off | 12-22-2013

SÃO PAULO – December 19, 2013 -FICO (NYSE: FICO), a leading predictive analytics and decision management software company, announced today the Papai Noel edition of FICO™ Missão: Positivo, a popular mobile financial education game in Brazil. The holiday version of FICO Missão: Positivo, which is free, offers additional calculators to help consumers understand the impact [...]

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Cisco Starts Manufacturing Wi-Fi Access Points and Switches in Brazil

Comments Off | 12-22-2013

São Paulo, Brazil, December 19, 2013 – Cisco is expanding its manufacturing in Brazil this month with the production of advanced enterprise Wi-Fi Access Points. The 1600 and 2600 Access Point families join the lines of switches, produced since last September, and routers, which local manufacturing started in September 2012.
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Petrogal Brasil Adopts the Paradigm Interpretation and Modeling Suite for All its Exploration and Development Projects

Comments Off | 12-19-2013

Capitalizing on unique deep water technology, Paradigm continues to see rapid growth in Latin America. (Rio de Janeiro: December 17, 2013) Paradigm® (www.pdgm.com) announced today that Petrogal Brasil has adopted the entire suite of interpretation, visualization and modeling software from Paradigm.
As a result, the entire Petrogal Brasil installed base can carry out traditional and advanced [...]

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Brazilian mobile payment company PagPop joins the Business Call to Action planning to reach 300,000 low-income customers

Comments Off | 12-17-2013

New York/Sao Paulo – Brazilian based PagPop has announced it will join the Business Call to Action (BCtA), with plans to reach 300,000 new credit card users across Brazil in the next two years.
Founded in 2006, PagPop is an emerging mobile payment company that works to increase payment options for low-income customers and small and [...]

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Alelo Consolidates Data Center and Prepares for the Cloud with IBM PureSystems

Comments Off | 12-16-2013

São Paulo, Brazil – 11 Dec 2013:  IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Alelo Brasil, a Brazilian provider of pre-paid credit and benefit cards, has deployed a solution based on PureSystems that will upgrade and simplify their IT infrastructure at mirrored sites in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. As a result of the technology [...]

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WB/Brazil: 700,000 to Benefit from Enhanced Public Services in the State of Acre

Comments Off | 12-6-2013

WASHINGTON, December 5, 2013 – More than 700,000 people living in the State of Acre, in the remote Northwest of Brazil’s Amazon Region, will benefit from a program to improve public sector efficiency, particularly in the areas of education and gender equality. The US$ 250 million Strengthening Public Policies for Improved Service Delivery Development Policy [...]

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MasterCard Brings MasterPass Digital Service to Brazil

Comments Off | 12-4-2013

São Paulo – December 3, 2013 – MasterCard is introducing MasterPass™  to the Brazilian market. MasterPass is a digital service that allows consumers to use any payment card or enabled device to discover enhanced and secure shopping experiences with just a click, tap or touch – online, in-store or anywhere. [...]

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Ad hoc statement in accordance with § 15 Securities Trading Act (WpHG)

Comments Off | 12-3-2013

ThyssenKrupp sells rolling and coating plant in the USA and signs long-term slab supply contract for steel mill in Brazil / Settlement of financial receivable from Outokumpu – transfer of VDM and AST to ThyssenKrupp planned / Sustainable solution for Steel Americas and better assessment of the compliance risks: Capital [...]

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