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March 5 to March 11


1Sunday – March 5

Poor little joy lasts
The Bovespa was rehearsed a nice smile, but the Fed’s threat to end its party. While US experts do not have a convergent view, there are indications that US interestmore

New Mercosur after populism
On February 7 the presidents of Brazil and Argentina, Michel Temer and Mauricio Macri, pledged in Brasilia to “tear down the remaining trade barriers betweenmore

Odebrecht with a firm of President Macri’s cousin
Mauricio Couri Ribeiro, a  manager of  Odebrecht involved in the Lava Jato corruption-scheme  held in 2008 at least one official (and suspicious) meeting with Argen more

Submarine cable Angola-Fortaleza half completed
A fiber optic undersea link with 6,200 kilometers in lenght connecting Angola’s capital Luanda to the Brazilian city of Fortaleza is reported … more

Cruise ships in Brazil reduced by half in four years
The number of regular cruise ships on the Brazilian coast had a staggering dive in the last four years, period in which their number decreased 54 percent … more

2Monday – March 6

“Lava Jato” damages Brazil by ignoring crimes capital markets
“Lava Jato”, Wash Car Operation, has focused exclusively on the investigation of the diversion of public money and ignores the damages suffered by the shar … more

Anti Bribery Efforts in Brazil
Despite significant strides, there’s still a long way to go. Large protests in 2014 and 2015 against government corruption throughout Brazil added visibility … more

Chairwoman of Magazine Luiza will talk about leadership
Luiza Trajano, chairwoman of Magazine Luiza’s Board of Directors, participate Tuesday (March 7) at a meeting in the Senate… more

WTO’s Roberto Azevedo opens his heart
Le Temps, from Switzerland, interviewed Roberto Azevedo the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva since 2013more

Greenbrier increases to 60pc stake in Amsted-Maxion
US freight rail equipment and services firm Greenbrier Companies has decided to increase its stake in Brazil’s Amsted-Maxion Equipamentos more

Biofuel mix to diesel increased to 8 percent
Since March 1st the mandatory share of biodiesel in the composition of diesel oil sold to consumers has been increased to 8% percent, as determined … more

3Tuesday – March 7

Brazilian crisis, a case for Political Sociology
Looking at the current events in the Brazilian politics our mind inevitably turns into Political Sociology. Current crisis raises many questions which cannot be … more

After weak GDP Ibovespa becomes volatile
After reaching to accentuate the losses, with the opening of the United States market, the Ibovespa back to reduce the fall on Tuesday (7) with less volume … more

Yellow Fever: vaccination recommended
As of 3 March 2017, yellow fever virus transmission continues to expand towards the Atlantic coast of Brazil in areas not deemed to be at risk for yellow fever … more

New minister of External Relations lost space in foreign trade
The new foreign minister who will take office on Tuesday (7) senator Aloysio Nunes Ferreira will have much less influence than his  colleague Senator Serra … more

4Wednesday – March 8

Mobile Health and Telemedicine Markets in Brazil
Brazil’s telemedicine market is likely to increase from $495.3 million in 2015 to $743.8 million in 2017 whereas the mHealth market revenue will grow from $446.8 mi … more

Aloysio Nunes defines priorities for external relations
The following were the main subjects of the speech of Senator Aloysio Nunes on Tuesday (7), at the ceremony of taking up  the position of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Brazil … more

Infrastructure investment program: $14.4 billion
Brazil’s government launched Tuesday (7)  an infrastructure investment program of 45 billion reais ( around$14.4 billion) to construction of roads, sanitation facilities, port terminals, railways and power transmission lines. … more

Auction for 7,4k km transmission lines concessions
The National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL) will auction, on April 24, at BM & FBOVESPA headquarters, in São Paulo, concessions for the construction, operation and maintenance of 7,400 km of transmission lines in 20 states. … more

Electoral court will not accept as ‘legal donations”
The customary practice alleged by many Brazilian parties that money received for election campaigns were “within the law” maybe will be not accepted more

Odebrecht’s corruption scheme reached $3,39 billion
Hilde Mascarenhas, a former Odebrecht employee, told justice Herman Benjamin (SupremeElectoralCourt) that the company made around $ 3.39 bi … more

5Thursday – March 9

Ilan Goldfajn to Les Echos: Brazil’s GDP will grow
Thierry Ogier, correspondent of the French newspaper Les Echos in Brazil interview Ilan Goldfajn. What did Goldfajn say:  – Stability is back. Growth … more

New plant to produce equipment for 5G in Sao Paulo
Qualcomm (US), ASE Group (Taiwan) and the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) will invest US $ 200 million … more

Concur Announces Major Expansion in Brazil
Concur®, an SAP company and the world’s leading provider of travel, expense and invoice management solutions, today announced plans to expand … more

E-Book without taxation, decided Supreme Court
The ministers understood that the tax immunity granted to the paper version by the Federal Constitution should be extended to electronics … more

Embraer releases 4Q and FY2016. Results above projection
In 4Q16, Embraer delivered 32 commercial and 43 executive (25 light and 18 large) jets. The Company ended 2016 with 108 total commercial … more

Latif, what to do to put industry back on rails
Zeina Latif, chief economist of XP Investimentos in an article in O Estado de S’ao Paulo (9) analyzes the difficult situation of the industry in Brazil … more

Brazilian women scientists produces 49% of scholarly articles
Brazilian women are well positioned in the world in what refers to science, shows the massive study on Gender in the Global Research Landscape, publish… more

6Friday – March 10

Aircrafts and companies do not fall
Anyone acquainted with aviation knows that there are rare cases where a plane falls. This happens, with an unexpected gust of wind that destabilizes … more

IMF confident that Brazil will grow in 2017
Transcript of a  Question-Answer about Brazil during a Press Briefing with Gerry Rice Director of the IMF Communications Department and IMF Spokesman… more

Mercosur ready to deal with UE on free trade
Mercosur’s foreign ministers met  in Buenos Aires on Thursday (9) ,  in which marked the debut of Brazil’s Aloysio Nunes Ferreira in the internat … more

Industry, finally a light at the end of a long tunnel
The balance of industrial production in January represented a first light at the end of a long tunnel for such a battered sector of the Brazilian economy … more

7Saturday March 11

Aloysio Nunes: Trump protectionism boost South America trade talks
Brazil’s new minister of External Relations, Aloysio Nunes, interviewed by Bloomberg on Friday (10) said the President Trump’s nationalist policies … more

Kerala, India, now exporting rubber to Brazil, its original home
Kerala is exporting rubber to Brazil, from the rubber tree that was indigenous to Brazil. That’s the story Pramod Thomas tells us … more