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March 12 to March 18

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1Sunday – March 12

Promising opportunities for sustainable use of Amazon forest resources

Despite this bleak scenario, there are promising opportunities for use Amazon forest’s resources sustainable. Marcello Guimaraes, Mahogany Roraima’s CEO, is an entrepreneur who believes in the sustainable use of the Amazon. “After a lot of research, consulting many people planting mahogany all over Brazil and reading a lot, I decided to attract some investors to the business,” he says. more


2Monday – March 13

Azul, firm orders for 50 new E-195-E2 Embraer jets
Since March 1st Azul Brazilian Airlines, the largest world operator of Embraer’s E195s will be the first operator of the E195-E2. Azul’s … more


“His majesty the president of Brazil”
“This is the title of a 1936 book by Errnest Hambloch, (translated and published by Federal Senate in 2000), who lived 25 years in Brazil. He was a … more


Ms. Rousseff’s former minister of Justice: some laws are not to be obeyed ?
Former Minister of Justice during Dilma Rousseff’s administration (and former Secretary-General of the Workers’ Party), Mr. Jose Eduardo Cardozo said on Monday … more


High growth expected for Brazil’s biomaterials market
Brazil biomaterials market is expected to reach USD 5.18 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 18.30% between 2017 and 2022… more


Auction to privatize 4 top Brazilian airports on Thursday
An auction on Thursday (March 16) will define the new administrators of the airports of Porto Alegre, Salvador, Florianópolis and Fortalezamore


Ibovespa rises 1% and returns to 65,000 points following the trend
The Ibovespa starts the week with gains, recording a 1% increase, to 65,322 points at 10:26 (GMT) and the resumption of 65,000 points after three sessions more


3Tuesday – March 14

Brazil exports less coffee in 2017, prices go up
Hit by the third consecutive year of droughts Espirito Santo – the key robusta coffee growing state in Brazil – has seen its output to plunge by more than 50% … more


RiceUniversity (US) and PUC-RS with joint program on engineering design
The Rice-PUCRS partnership was one of seven educational exchange partnerships awarded innovation funding by 100,000 Strong in the Americas … more


Trade surplus reached $9.7 billion up to March’s second week
With a 25% increase in exports in relation to the same period last year, the Brazilian trade balance registered a surplus of US $ 2.420 billion … more


Odebrecht’s patriarch sees nothing new in ‘off-book’ payments to politicians
Mr. Emilio Odebrecht, the patriarch of Group Odebrecht told (Monday, March 13) to Federal Court judge Sérgio Moro that “off-book accounting” payments … more


4Wednesday – March 15

Moody’s raised Brazil’s credit rating outlook: from negative to stable
Moody’s Investors Service raised the Brazilian credit  rating outlook from negative to stable. Now Brasil is positioned with a’Ba2′ or two levels below investment grade … more


Workers’ Party supporters invade the Ministry of Finance building
Around 500 members of rural movements invaded on Wednesday (March 15) the main building of the Ministry of Finance, in Brasíliamore


Sea freight transporters optimism return in Brazil
Brazil’s total containerized international trade volumes declined 3.3 percent in 2016, but imports finished the year strong … more


Embraer lands in the Silicon Valley, with sights on disruptive innovation
Embraer announced today that it is forming innovation teams in Silicon Valley and in Boston, in the United States … more


VW prepares the launching of Virtus in Brazil
Herman Heiss, Volkswagen’s general manager of cars, at the Genova Motor Show talked  about Virtus, a new VW sedan made for Brazil and other… more


$700 mm terminal ends bottleneck for soy and sugar
Located in Santos (State of São Paulo),  integrator terminal  port Tiplan moves around 2.6 million tons of fertilizer, sulfur and ammonia per year … more


5Thursday – March 16

IPOs and “follow-ons”, Brazil is back to the game!
The second week of last February was the busiest week for IPO.s (Initial Public Offerings) in Brazil since April 2013. … more


European companies won auction for 4 Brazilian airports
German firm  Fraport had the best perform among the three European companies that participated at the auction for the management our four … more


Solid signs of rebounding in Brazil’s smartphone market
Brazil’s smartphone market, the largest in Latin America, is showing signs of rebounding as the country begins to present signs that recession … more


Chinese CCCC eyes North-South, Transnordestina railways
Macauhub newsagency tells that Brazil’s Banco Modal, Australia’s Macquarie Capital and the China Communications Construction Company Group … more


Four airports on auction today
The new private administrators of four airports  (those of Porto Alegre, Salvador, Florianópolis and Fortaleza) will be defined … more


Itaipu seeks definitions after Treaty with Paraguay ends in 2023
After 2013 a new legal framework govern all issues of the world’s second largest hydroelectric dam with 14,000 megawatts (MW)… more


6Friday – March 17

Brazilians shocked : corruption puts at risk their food safety
Brazilians were shocked this Friday (March 17) when news were released about a new operation of the Federal Police. This time it was not another … more


New minister of Justice caught in wiretap of slaugherhouses investigation
The new Minister of Justice Osmar Serraglio had a conversation caught in a telephone tapping of the Federal Police investigation triggered … more


Brazilian fishery products present at the International Boston Sea Food Show
The Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministy of External Relations will be present at the International Boston Seafood Show, Seafood Expo North America… more


Brazilian launched project to reduce livestock carbon emissions
razil’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA) launched on March 13 the project “Low Carbon Livestock: generating value in intensive … more


Government seeks society’s participation to fulfill Paris Agreement goals
Brazilian society has been officially called upon to help the country meet the targets committed to under the Paris Agreement on climate change … more


7Saturday – March 18

Ilan Goldfajn, Brazil’s Central Bank chairman

Brazil’s Foreign Affairs Agenda – March 20 to March 26, 2017
March 20 – Rome, Italy. Organization of the United Nations for Food and Agriculture (FAO). Meeting on the joint position of the Group of 77 and China with … more


Brazil’s Foreign Affairs Agenda – March 20 to March 26, 2017
March 20 – Rome, Italy. Organization of the United Nations for Food and Agriculture (FAO). Meeting on the joint position of the Group of 77 and China with … more


Brazil’s Foreign Affairs Agenda – March 20 to March 26, 2017
March 20 – Rome, Italy. Organization of the United Nations for Food and Agriculture (FAO). Meeting on the joint position of the Group of 77 and China with … more


Brazil’s Foreign Affairs Agenda – March 20 to March 26, 2017
March 20 – Rome, Italy. Organization of the United Nations for Food and Agriculture (FAO). Meeting on the joint position of the Group of 77 and China with … more