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More plans for big solar parks unveiled

Sep 4, 2018 ico
Brazilian conglomerate Grupo Rio Alto is planning to deploy another 210 MW of solar plants in the state of Paraiba. It has announced in a press release it intends...

Protected areas could help boost Brazil’s national economy, study finds

Aug 9, 2018 ico
Brazil’s protected areas such as the Amazon and Caatinga are known globally for the incredible biodiversity treasures they hold. In 2016, there were approximately 17 million visitors in Brazilian...

FGTS threshold to finance homes increased to 1.5M reais

Aug 6, 2018 ico
Brazil’s National Monetary Council (CMN) raised the price threshold of homes eligible to be financed by a worker severance fund to 1.5 million reais, in a move that may...

Brazil Residential Sale Prices Stable in June

Jul 24, 2018 ico
According to the latest FipeZAP Residential Sales Index, which tracks Brazil residential real estate prices in the country’s twenty biggest cities, prices in Brazil’sresidential sales sector remained relatively stable...

Dozens of blue macaws to be reintroduced to Brazil

Jun 26, 2018 ico
About 50 of the last Spix’s macaws, the blue parrot made famous in the hit animation movie “Rio,” will be reintroduced to the wild in Brazil from captivity in...

Brazil homebuilder MRV to boost housing starts after hitting profit estimates

May 8, 2018 ico
MRV Engenharia e Participações SA, Latin America’s largest homebuilder by units sold, is planning to launch a new round of projects in the coming months.  MRV have reported a...

China Expands Brazil Frontier as Investment Grows

May 3, 2018 ico
After acquiring a Brazilian builder last year, Beijing-based China Communications Construction Co broke ground in March on a port in the northeastern state of Maranhao that will ship millions...

Yellow Bike Share start up in Brazil

Apr 5, 2018 ico
Yellow, a Brazil-based mobility startup, just raised a $9 million seed round for its dockless bike-share service. Yellow was founded by Ariel Lambrecht and Renato Freitas, who sold their...

Brazil designates two new marine protected areas

Mar 22, 2018 ico
The Brazilian government has designated two new marine protected areas this week. The protected areas around the São Pedro and São Paulo archipelagos and the submarine volcanic chain that...

Siemens to triple investments in Brazil

Mar 19, 2018 ico
Siemens AG has signed a memorandum of understanding, or MoU, with the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, known as Apex-Brasil, and will invest 1 billion euros ($1.24 billion)...

UK agrees sale of HMS Ocean to Brazil

Feb 20, 2018 ico
The MOD has agreed to sell HMS Ocean to the Government of Brazil after 20 years of service. Sold to the Brazilian Navy for around £84M, the profit generated from...

Ship Repair Yard being built in Paraiba

Feb 8, 2018 ico
The total of cargo transported by sea in Brazil from January to September 2017 was 800 million tons, according to a survey by the National Agency of Waterway Transportation...