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What Brazil’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro is likely to change

Congressman Jair Bolsonaro won Brazil’s presidency Sunday on promises to overhaul several aspects of Latin America’s largest nation. A glance at the top issues that are likely to change in a Bolsonaro administration: ENVIRONMENT More than half of the Amazon rainforest is in Brazil, and some environmentalists worry Jair…

5 things: Brazil’s economic downturn and what to expect going forward

Brazil’s economy has had a tough time of it so far this year. The truckers’ strike, the depreciating real and the uncertainty regarding presidential elections have all contributed to Brazil’s economic woes in 2018. In this post, Senior Economist Angela Bouzanis answers some key questions regarding Brazil’s…

The important role that Brazil has in global agriculture

A report entitled The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets 2018, recently published by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), places Brazil as the world’s third biggest exporter of agricultural goods. In the document, FAO warns about the impact of climate change on agriculture and food security on the planet…

Brazil Farmland is now available for Foreign Ownership again

Common Sense Returns to Brazil Farmland Brazil’s government plans to lift current limits on foreign ownership of Brazil Farmland, Secretary of Investment Moreira Franco, the person behind privatization for the new administration, told Reuters on Wednesday. Franco called the restriction on sales of Brazil Farmland to foreign individuals…

Brazil’s economy enters ‘outright depression’

Brazil’s Economy is in Depression Brazil’s economy shrank more than analysts forecast, as rising unemployment and higher inflation sapped domestic demand, pulling the South America largest economy deeper into what Goldman Sachs now calls “an outright depression”. Gross domestic product in Brazil contracted 1.7 per cent in the three…

How to set up a company in Brazil

How to set up a company in Brazil Setting up a business in any country is a challenge especially having to consider each country’s laws and rules in the process of setting up. Opening and maintaining a business in Brazil also present just as much difficulty but with the right information and tools it becomes a lot easier. Having a corporation in Brazil can only…