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  • Temer shoots down Boeing's Embraer bid

    Temer shoots down Boeing’s Embraer bid

    Brazilian President Michel Temer and Defense Minister Raul Jungmann shot down Boeing’s apparent attempt to take over jet maker Embraer during a breakfast with journalists Friday. “Every partnership is welcome,” said Temer. “What’s not under consideration is the transfer of ownership.” Jungmann said a sale is out of the question, as Embraer is considered key […]

  • H.I.G. Capital bets on São Paulo real estate, buys corporate center

    H.I.G. Capital bets on São Paulo real estate, buys corporate center

    H.I.G. Capital, a Miami-based global private equity investment firm managing $23 billion of equity capital, purchased Urbanity Corporate Center in São Paulo’s South Region for an undisclosed amount. Urbanity Corporate, a AAA office building with 29,248 square meters (95,958 square feet) of space, is part of a recently completed mixed use complex developed by Even, […]

  • Branding program boosting Brazilian coffee exports extended to 2018

    Branding program boosts Brazilian coffee exports

    The Brazil Specialty Coffee Association (BSCA) and Apex-Brasil, the country’s trade and investment promotion agency, have agreed to renew a branding program designed to boost Brazilian coffee exports. “Brazil. The Coffee Nation” Dubbed “Brazil. The Coffee Nation,” the program brought together consultants and experts from Apex and BSCA to draft new communication guidelines for specialty […]

  • Vitalin to introduce the Certified Gluten-Free seal in Brazil

    Vitalin to introduce the Certified Gluten-Free seal in Brazil

    Vitalin Alimentos recently became the first company in Brazil’s health food sector to receive the Certified Gluten-Free (GF) seal. Vitalin, based in Santa Catarina state, provides a wide array of organic and whole food products to restaurants, hotels, bakeries, pizza parlors and other foodservice channels across the country. “Consumers need assurances about what they’re consuming” […]

  • Brazilian startups presenting at Web Summit 2015

    Meet the four Brazilian startups that are pitching their platforms to the global tech elite at Web Summit 2015 in Dublin, Ireland, from Nov. 3 to 5. YouPlugy YouPlugy is Campinas, São Paulo’s  entry in the digital out of home signage arena. The YouPlugy device sits on bar and restaurants tabletops, allowing customers to charge […]

  • FEAFRO 3 to bring African business, culture to São Paulo

    FEAFRO 3 to bring African business, culture to São Paulo

    São Paulo’s Expo Center North, the largest convention center in South America, is hosting from Oct. 29 to 31 the third edition of the International Afro-Ethnic Culture and Business Fair (FEAFRO). FEAFRO is growing into a landmark global economic event that fosters bilateral relations between Brazil and African nations by bringing brands, organizations and entrepreneurs […]

  • Startups Gadle, Nexer win IBM SmartCamp brasil

    Startups Gadle, Nexer win IBM SmartCamp Brasil

    São Paulo held the only South American edition of the 2015 IBM SmartCamp competition on Thursday. After six Brazilian startups pitched throughout the day, Gadle and Nexer emerged as winners for their innovative transportation solutions. As startups vencedoras do #SmartCampBrasil2015 são #Gadle e @AppNexer. Parabéns! pic.twitter.com/AciDWUhS4v — Global Entrepreneur (@IBMGEP) September 18, 2015 São Paulo-based […]

  • Brazil launches its first open-access scientific research center

    Brazil launches its first open-access scientific research center

    The Protein Kinase Chemical Biology Center at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in São Paulo State, launched on March 10, has a dual mission: identifying key proteins in the human genome for the development of new drugs and developing ways to make important crops more drought-resistant. The center is Brazil’s first open-science facility, providing free and […]

  • Diaspora Award to honor outstanding Brazilian expats

    Diaspora Award to honor outstanding Brazilian expats

    Brazilians expatriates involved with science, technology and entrepreneurship have until April 22 to get in the running for the 2nd Prêmio Diáspora Brasil – O Talento Brasileiro que Inspira o Mundo (2nd Brazilian Diaspora Award – The Brazilian Talent that Inspires the World). The Diaspora Award, granted by the Brazilian Agency for Industrial Development (ABDI), aims […]

  • Brazilian exhibitors see $650 million in Gulfood 2015 deals

    Brazilian exhibitors see $650 million in Gulfood 2015 deals

    Brazilian exhibitors estimate that contracts signed at the Gulfood fair and deals expected to close over the next 12 months as a result of contacts made at the event are worth $646 million, according to a survey by the Brazilian Export and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil). “The Brazilian participation was important in terms of product diversification, […]