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Spending by foreigners in Brazil hits new record

Comments Off | 02-26-2013

Foreign tourists have never spent as much in Brazil as they did in January. The foreign exchange earnings from tourism of US$ 695 million is a record figure for the month. It exceeds the US$ 666 million spent in tourist destinations across the country in the same period last year by 4.42%.
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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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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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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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Japanese group announced investments of US$ 300 million in Brazil

Comments Off | 07-29-2012

The Japanese group Hitachi announced yesterday an investment of US$ 300 million in the sectors of infrastructure and transport technology in Brazil, until 2015. The world president of Hitachi, Hiroaki Nakanishi, was greeted in a meeting by the Vice President in exercise of the Presidency, Michel Temer, to talk about the matter.
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Saint Lucia wants to expand its gateway role from Brazil to the Caribbean

Comments Off | 07-21-2012

Brazil and the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia intend to strengthen their trade relations and technical cooperation. The intention is that the country, which already operates as a distribution platform of Brazilian oil to the Caribbean, becomes a sales warehouse for other products.
Saint Lucia’s government is mainly interested in the agricultural techniques and the local [...]

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Number of Brazilian students studying abroad rises

Comments Off | 07-21-2012

Launched in December 2011, the Science Without Frontiers Program presents a positive balance for Brazil. More than 6,700 Brazilian students are already overseas, in universities of excellence, as scholarship students for the program. In September, over 12,000 students go overseas to do a one-year of undergraduate studies in institutions from 12 countries: Germany, Australia, Belgium, [...]

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Brazil and Japan united in disaster prevention

Comments Off | 07-11-2012

Japanese civil defense technicians will arrive in Brazil in August to exchange experiences with Brazilian teams who work in risk and disaster prevention. The initiative is part of an agreement announced by the Minister of National Integration, Fernando Bezerra Coelho, during a trip to Japan this week. The partnership between the Japanese International Cooperation Agency [...]

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Brazil expands integration with CPLP member countries

Comments Off | 07-11-2012

The Governments of Brazil, Portugal, Cape Verde and São Tomé e Principe will increase cooperation and bilateral trade within the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP). At the closing of the meeting between community Ministers of Sports and Youth last weekend, Minister Aldo Rebelo, who chaired the meeting, signed accords with the governments of the [...]

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City starts construction of the 2016 Rio Olympic Park

Comments Off | 07-11-2012

The City of Rio de Janeiro began construction work on the Olympic Park for the 2016 Games on Friday (July 6) in the area previously occupied by the Jacarepaguá Autodrome. This was also the location for the Maria Lenk Aquatic Park, the Barra Velodrome and Multipurpose Arena for the 2007 Pan-American Games. The national secretary [...]

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