Category Archives: Business in Brazil

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.

Read Shaun Bevan’s South Florida Business Journal article here:

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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

Brazilians Hope to Win International Trade Business from the World Cup

Brazilians Hope to Win International Trade Business from the World Cup

There is nothing like a major sporting event to serve as a backdrop for a business meeting.  There’s a lot of hob-knobbing going on in those hospitality tents and sky boxes.  Even if they have to travel over oceans, and mountains, and deserts to get there, many people in the international community are looking atContinue Reading

Miami ‘Condo King’ Jorge Perez Moves Into São Paulo Brazil

Miami ‘Condo King’ Jorge Perez Moves Into São Paulo Brazil

Turns out, Jorge Perez wants to condo the world, not just Brickell.  And Brazilians, who can’t seem to get enough of Brickell Condos, are his next pursuit.  Late last year, Perez, the chief executive of the Related Group in Florida and long known as Miami’s “condo king,” launched sales at his first-ever condo project inContinue Reading

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 oneContinue Reading