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Brazil makes progress on citizen portal

Oct 1, 2019 ico
Gov.br is live with hundreds of digitized services.  Brazil’s citizen portal is live with hundreds of digitized services – and the government is pushing towards a December 2020 deadline...
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Virgin Atlantic and GOL have announced a new codeshare agreement

Sep 12, 2019 ico
Virgin Atlantic and GOL have announced a new codeshare agreement which will allow customers to seamlessly connect from Virgin Atlantic’s new London Heathrow – Sao Paulo service onto flights...
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Brazil corn exports hit a monthly record of 6.3 million metric tonnes in July

Aug 6, 2019 ico
Corn exports from Brazil reached 6.316 million metric tonnes in July, a record figure since the country started exporting corn, according to the data published by Brazil’s trade department....
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Chinese firm to build Steel Mill in Brazil under “Belt & Road” Initiative

May 21, 2019 ico
A Chinese investment company intends to build an 8 million tonnes per year steel mill in Brazil for flat rolled steel under China’s “Belt & Road” initiative (BRI), its...
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Brazil Plans to Boost Tourism by Dropping Visas for Americans

Jan 17, 2019 ico
Brazil plans to eliminate visitor visas for Americans, as President Jair Bolsonaro seeks to turn around the lagging tourism sector. Brazil is Latin America’s largest economy but has long...
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Brazil Expected to Lead Emerging-Market in 2019

Dec 20, 2018 ico
According to a survey by Bloomberg, the new year will usher a rebound in emerging markets, with Brazil leading the charge. Equities, currencies and bonds will likely outperform their...
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Credit Line open for Individuals Solar Projects

Dec 3, 2018 ico
The Brazilian Northeast Bank, Banco do Nordeste (BNB), announced that individuals can now access its FNE Sol credit line for residential solar energy projects. FNE Sol finances all components...
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Paraíba, the largest wind power complex in Latin America

Oct 23, 2018 ico
Iberdrola will build the largest renewable energy project in Latin America in the northeast of Brazil: The complex of Paraíba, will be the largest land-based wind farm in Latin...
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Trump trade war delivers farm boom in Brazil

Oct 16, 2018 ico
The Bella Vita luxury condominium tower rises 20 stories over the boomtown of Luís Eduardo Magalhães in northeastern Brazil. Its private movie theatre and helipad are symbols of how...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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