Archive for the 'Brazil Trends' 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, Plus55.com [...]

Climate change offers a huge opportunity to attract funds into low-carbon investments and sustainable forestry, create jobs and boost economic growth, according to experts.
However, in spite of trillions of dollars that could potentially be made available for climate investments and the success of poorer countries such as India in sustainable energy schemes, it will [...]

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 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 [...]

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 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 Forbes.com.
“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 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 [...]

Great news for anyone keeping an eye on Brazil’s fortunes – the country welcomed a record number of tourists in 2016, boosted by the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Figures from the Latin American economy’s tourism department show 6.6 million international visitors last year as its big-ticket sporting events proved a huge draw.
That number is nearly [...]

The Brazilian state of Sao Paulo is inviting private companies to pitch to run some of its state parks, it has been reported, in what could be good news for people thinking of investing in Brazil’s forestry sector.
Mongabay reports that Sao Paulo governor Geraldo Alckmin has signed a bill turning over the concessions of 25 [...]

Brazil ‘on way out of recession’

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Great news for anything wanting to invest in Brazil’s forestry sector: the country is on its way out of recession, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
In its annual review on the state of the Brazilian economy, the IMF notes that Brazil’s economic problems are “nearing their end” – but it warns that the country’s [...]

Forestry investment in Brazil: on the up?

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Brazil is in difficult times. Its economy is struggling, the country’s currency has flopped in the aftermath of the Trump result and the country is in one of its deepest recessions. While its football team looks to be firmly on its way to the 2018 World Cup, it’s fair to say Brazil has lived through [...]

Brazil eyes $1.2m agri contracts

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

In yet another sign of the growing appetite for investment in Brazil’s many sectors, its trade and investment agency says it should sign agricultural contracts worth $1.2 million following a successful appearance at a major food trade show.
The Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex Brazil) enjoyed a successful appearance at SIAL, the world’s largest [...]

According to a new study, the large animals that call the Amazon rainforest home have now been hunted to the extent that it has affected the makeup of the forests themselves.
The study, which was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, revealed that the animals had been so thoroughly hunted that the [...]

Policies which aim to lower deforestation in the Congo Basin may actually be contributing to increased deforestation and timber production, new research has shown.
Jodi Brandt, assistant professor at Boise State University, links tropical deforestation taking place in the Congo Basin and across the globe with a boost in international demand for timber. Ms Brandt [...]