Category Archives: Business in Brazil

Observers See Dilma’s Reelection as Bad for Business, What Do They Know

Observers See Dilma’s Reelection as Bad for Business, What Do They Know

Investors have been excited about the prospects of Brazil’s future for as long as anyone can remember. Brazil is the emerging economy that keeps on emerging, the country of tomorrow and it always will be. Most observers would have preferred any candidate other than Dilma Rousseff to lead the world’s fourth largest economy, but the people of Brazil chose otherwise.

Her triumph came despite a sluggish economy, corruption allegations, discontent over the quality of public services and anger over the government’s handling of two major international sporting events – last summer’s World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics. Now, the world holds its collective breath and waits for tomorrow.

Read Vinod Sreeharsha’s Miami Herald article here:

http://hrld.us/1wBMFi6

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Brazil Seeking Windfall from EU Sanctions on Russia

Brazil Seeking Windfall from EU Sanctions on Russia

As relations among Russia, the United States and the European Union deteriorate over the Ukraine crisis, there may be one unexpected winner: Brazil. Brazil, the region’s agricultural behemoth, is viewing Russia as a big market that will soon be in need of a lot of things the Brazilians, and largely the Brazilians alone, can provide.Continue Reading

Rousseff v. Neves, Dilma’s Got Dough

Rousseff v. Neves, Dilma’s Got Dough

Since the end of the Brazil’s World Cup this summer, the country’s attention has turned to its upcoming presidential elections. Many Brazilians are still upset at the profligate spending associated with the World Cup and the dismal performance of the Seleção. And many of them point the finger squarely at current president, President Dilma Rousseff. Well,Continue Reading

Brazil’s Azul Airline Coming Home to U.S., Sort of

Brazil’s Azul Airline Coming Home to U.S., Sort of

JetBlue, as it’s known in the States, could soon be “kissing its cousin” at the Fort Lauderdale Airport.  FLL is contemplating getting closer to Brazil’s third-largest air carrier, Azul, a “cousin” of JetBlue, could be flying into FLL before the end of the year.  Of course, the crowd in Pompano are beside themselves in anticipation.Continue Reading

Brazil Might Still Reap Economic Benefits from the World Cup

Brazil Might Still Reap Economic Benefits from the World Cup

After averaging 4.5 percent per year GDP growth over the last decade, Brazil has begun a two-year (2014-15) slowdown, stunted by falling commodity prices, rising inflation and wilting consumer confidence. Chest beating Brazil, leader of the BRIC countries, resource rich and business savvy, seems to have lost its mojo. Like a salesmen whose hit aContinue Reading

Brazil Has Oil, Sort of

Brazil Has Oil, Sort of

Brazil’s efforts to become one of the world’s major oil producers have attracted businesses such as U.S. drilling giants Halliburton and Baker Hughes, gained it partnerships with oil companies from India and China, lured immigrants from idyllic Norway and drawn investment dollars from American pension funds in Florida, South Carolina and California.  However, so far,Continue Reading