In this section of the BRIC Group news section, you will find our latest news posts and articles about Brazil. This section covers a variety of topics related to the country generally. These include the Brazilian economy and news about population growth. You will also find news about tourism and statistics for the Brazilian property market. In addition, there is information specific to Northeast Brazil with particular emphasis on the state of Ceará. This features news about the local economy, employment and investment opportunities in the area. All the Brazil news comes from reputable sources including global news agencies such as Reuters and Bloomberg plus official Brazilian organisations such as the Brazilian Tourism Ministry, the Brazilian statistical office (IBGE in Brazilian) and the Brazilian Central Bank.
A new video highlights the many opportunities for Ceará investment from farming to new technologies. Recently released by the Ceará government, the short film showcases many aspects of the state in terms of investment, tourism and business.
Foreign investment in Ceará recently is on a high after a German airport buy and a partnership with the all-important Rotterdam Port.
All signs from the latest news about the Brazilian economy point to a good start to the year. Employment has risen, inflation fallen and appetite for investment in Brazil from foreign entities continues to be high.
The force of domestic tourism in Brazil must not be underestimated particularly this year when Brazilians plan to travel more at home.
The Microsoft 2017 Imagine Cup in Fortaleza this spring will bring the best of Brazilian technology talent to the city. The four day event will also place Fortaleza firmly on the world for technological innovation and reinforce the state’s commitment to high-tech.
Figures for 2016 leave no room for doubt – foreign direct investment in Brazil is on a high. Investment in December reached the highest ever for this month of the year and 2016 finished with an increase of 6 per cent.
2017 will see more investment in Pecem Port as this key industrial area in Northeast Brazil continues to register record figures.
The Brazilian property market faces 2017 with optimism. Based on the tandem of falling interest rates and rising investor confidence, many analysts are pointing to this year as the best time to buy Brazilian real estate.
As predicted, the celebration of the Olympic Games last year brought its rewards – 2016 was the best year for Brazilian tourism ever. Not only did international visitor figures soar, earnings from tourism also experienced an important increase. In addition, the current high season promises to beat last year’s record.
The Brazilian government has just introduced an economic stimulus package, designed principally to build more properties in Brazil, particularly for the middle classes. Additional measures in the package bring welcome changes to financing in Brazil and are expected to both relieve household debt and stimulate spending.