Archive for the 'Brazil' Category

Guidelines for issuing green bonds in Brazil have been named initiative of the year by a respected environmental investment website.
Environmental Finance’s Green Bond Awards 2017 heaped praise on Brazil’s green bonds system, noting that since the guidelines were issued, the number of Brazilian green bonds issued has more than doubled.
Green bonds are debt instruments where [...]

China’s investments in Brazilian export products – including forestry, other agribusiness and food – have increased significantly over the past decade, new research suggests.
The latest edition of the Panorama Internacional of the Foundation of Economics and Statistics (FEE) shows that Chinese investment in Brazilian exports totalled $51.7 billion between the years 2005 and 2016, [...]

Brazil has the largest biodiversity of tree species in the world, according to new data from Botanical Gardens Conservation International (BGCI).
New figures released by the organisation have revealed that Brazil is home to 14 per cent of the world’s tree species, with global numbers found to have reached 60,065 species.
Colombia was found to have the [...]

A Brazilian government programme created to distribute land to thousands of small-scale farmers is successfully helping the country to protect its forests, research has revealed.
Launched in 2009, the Legal Land Programme has reportedly distributed more than 20,000 property title deeds to farmers living within the Amazon rainforest, with data showing areas where the title [...]

The Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has announced that it is pushing for the full implementation of a forest conservation strategy aimed at helping to reduce the impact of climate change across the country.
DENR’s Forest Management Bureau (FMB), which is working alongside the German government’s Environment Ministry, is reportedly aiming to implement [...]

Brazil invites Turkish energy investments

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Brazil has invited Turkish oil and gas companies to invest in the country’s energy sector as it begins a revitalisation process due to continue throughout 2017 and 2018.
According to Milton Cosa Filho, of the Brazilian Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels Institute (OBP), the country has now developed the technology to extract fossil fuels located as [...]

Brazil set for Mexico corn trade deal

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Brazil is set to partner with Mexico in a possible deal focused on the trade of yellow corn, as uncertainty surrounding the future renegotiation of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) persists.
According to Jose Calzada, Mexican Agriculture Secretary, the country is currently unclear about whether the United States will propose the continued trade [...]

Dozens of global investors representing more than $617 billion in assets under management are insisting that companies take a “zero deforestation” approach across Brazil and the rest of Latin America to help combat the effects of climate change.
According to Green Century Capital Management, a firm representing the investors, thirty-nine individuals and organisations have joined [...]

Speaking in a meeting with ambassadors, Brazilian President Michel Temer has reassured representatives of importing countries of the quality of Brazilian meat following a recent corruption probe.
President Temer told diplomats that the Brazilian government hopes to rebuild confidence in its agriculture industry following enquiries from the European Union and China, who expressed concern for [...]

Brazil is in recession but the country’s agriculture sector is powering ahead, adding R$52.9 billion to the economy in the final quarter of 2016 – the best result since the first three months of 2015, in positive news for forestry investment.
Figures from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) show that Brazil’s agricultural GDP [...]

Brazil signs $200m tech development deal

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Brazil is to invest $200 million in its technology sector as it seeks to grow its semiconductor base and create more than 1,000 new tech jobs.
In a sign of renewed optimism for Brazil’s economy, the federal government is to partner with foreign technology businesses to construct a high-tech semiconductor chip plant and train the next [...]

Brazil’s central bank has once again cut its benchmark Selic interest rate as it hopes sharp fiscal reforms will see the country out of one of its worst ever recessions.
The bank said this week it could cut the interest rate by 75 basis points to 12.25 per cent, the second such cut in a row, [...]

Brazil launches policy to drive new investment

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Brazil’s government has announced a new policy designed to encourage new investment in the country as it seeks to put it “back on the radar” of major firms.
In positive news for people interested in investing in Brazil’s forestry sector, proposals put together by four government departments will “enhance and encourage” investment in Brazil’s oil and [...]

Brazil ‘hottest emerging market’

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Brazil is battling through tough times and now stands as the “hottest thing in emerging market equity right now”, according to a contributor to
“Brazil is the best of the BRICs in 2017,” said Kenneth Rapoza, a business and emerging markets writer, drawing on comments from fund managers and financial analysts.
Rapoza argues that lower [...]

Brazil’s economy is to pick up in 2017, kickstarting a glut of IPOs in the process in what represents positive news for people keeping an eye on investment trends in the Latin American country.
The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports that Credit Suisse Group’s Brazil unit, one of the largest investment banks in the country, forecasts [...]

A Scottish firm has won a £14 contract to use satellite data to help protect rainforests around the world, including Brazil’s.
The news will be of interest to people keeping a close eye on efforts to protect vital rainforest as they consider making timber and woodland investments in Brazil.
Ecometrica will help Brazil, Colombia, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya [...]

Norway has announced a $400 million fund, backed by food firms Unilever and Nestle, to help stop deforestation in Brazil.
The Local reports that the country announced the scheme at the World Economic Forum (WEF), held recently in Davos, Switzerland, saying it wanted to help reform small-scale rainforest farming – one of the leading contributors to [...]

Uber invests R$200m in Brazil

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

App-based taxi service Uber is to invest R$200 million ($63 million) in Brazil to set up a new tech support centre in São Paulo.
The news, of interest to anyone following investment trends in the Latin American country, will see the firm employ thousands of staff to deal with technical requests from its drivers and customers.
The [...]

Brazil’s massive restoration commitment

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Brazil is to restore 22 million hectares of its land in what has been described as “the largest restoration commitment ever made by a single nation”.
By 2030, Brazil’s government plans to rehabilitate 12 million hectares of forest currently classed as degraded or deforested, with the restored land used for crops, managed forests and pastures.
Brazil announced [...]

Brazil cuts interest rate to boost economy

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Brazil slashed its interest rate with a larger-than-expected cut this week as the country’s government continues to try and stimulate its flagging economy.
In news to be welcomed by people interested in forestry investment in Brazil, the central bank’s nine-member monetary policy committee unanimously voted decided to cut the benchmark Selic rate by 75 basis points [...]