Category Archives: Business in Brazil

Drought Brings Higher Coffee Prices and Hoarders Loving It

Drought Brings Higher Coffee Prices and Hoarders Loving It

Agribusiness is the real power-house in Brazil.  And with more people worldwide moving into the middle class, and consuming things like coffee (whether it be Starbucks or Juan Valdez), the coffee pipeline is sure to benefit.  For example, Brazil’s worst drought in decades is coming with a silver lining for coffee growers responsible for one in every three cups of fresh java drunk in the world.  It certainly doesn’t hurt that coffee is addictive.

Read Gerson Freitas Jr.’s Bloomberg article here:

http://bloom.bg/1m3XPFe

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Price Fixing Alleged in Sao Paolo Subway Project

Price Fixing Alleged in Sao Paolo Subway Project

Innocent until proven guilty is the saying in the States when hearing of “alleged” criminal activity.  However, when it comes to corruption crimes purportedly perform in Brazil, that mantra might be reversed:  Guilty until “proven” innocent.  In the FCPA era, it is still hard to believe that international company executives are still brazenly conspiring toContinue Reading

BOVESPA May Face Some Competition Soon

BOVESPA May Face Some Competition Soon

Like many things in Brazil, if you are on the outside, you are on the outside with little chance of getting in.  However, this could be the year that competition returns to the Brazilian stock market as regulators contemplate letting an outsider into the game. Americas Trading System Brasil — a joint venture between AmericasContinue Reading

Brazil Trying to Clean Up Its Act, Corporate Act That Is

Brazil Trying to Clean Up Its Act, Corporate Act That Is

The new Brazilian Anti-Corruption Law brought significant changes to domestic and foreign corporations. The text below is very explanatory but in my opinion 2 major changes came with this new law: the strict liability of the corporation’s representative and parents and affiliates being also criminally liable. Read Marcelo Dos Santos Barradas’ ACC article here: http://bit.ly/1lolmEzContinue Reading

Business and Pleasure in Rio for Carnival

Business and Pleasure in Rio for Carnival

If you needed any more indication that Brazil is starting to get serious about its place in the Global economy, you need look no further.  A Brazilian organization, the Brazilian Export Promotion Agency, is organizing the Carnival Project, essentially a giant business expo held at the same time as Carnival.  The “Carnival Project”, which willContinue Reading

Two Important Brazilian Airports Going Private

Two Important Brazilian Airports Going Private

It makes me very uncomfortable how Brazil is experimenting with its transportation infrastructure so close to the World Cup.  It’s not that I don’t think it is needed, of course it is.  However, given the congestion that many of Brazil’s largest cities experience, the time to start fussing with the infrastructure is not slightly beforeContinue Reading