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World investment aims Brazil

Published on July 9, 2012

 
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To Brazil, 2011 meant gaining three positions in the world ranking of countries that receive foreign investment. During the last four years of continual increase, the country moved from the eighth position to be the fifth in the ranking, its current position.

Last year, foreign investment in Brazil reached 66,700 million dollars. Such figure is followed by Singapore, which received 64,000 million, United Kingdom, receiving 53,900 million, and the Virgin Islands, with 53,700 million. In this investment ranking, the first positions are for the United States (226,900 million dollars), China (124,000 million), Belgium (89,100 million) and Hong Kong (83,200 million).

Year 2012 however does not seem to be so promising. The main ...

The Brazilian oil sector is now open to foreign investors

Published on July 6, 2012

 
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The Government of Brazil gives Petrobras green light to become partners with foreign companies. This was unthinkable so far, since the state policy for the energy sector protects the autonomy. The change was due to the delay mounted by Petrobras in building the four refineries envisaged by the Government’s Growth Acceleration Program (PAC).

If such limitation kept in force, the delay in building the four refineries ‑Comperj, Abreu e Lima, Premium I and Premium II‑ would cause a really negative effect on the national economy, which would be obliged to energetic imports to meet 40 % of the internal demand by the year 2020. Therefore, foreign investments seem to be necessary to meet the PAC requirements.

Although there has been ...

Carlyle buys the largest Brazilian toy store chain

Published on March 8, 2012

 
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The Carlyle group, one of the largest venture capital companies in the world, has announced in Brazil the acquisition of the 85% of Ri Happy’s shares, the largest toy store chain in the country.Carlyle has not announced the price of the acquisition of the shares.

Ri Happy was founded in 1988 by Ricardo Sayon and Roberto Saba and it has become the largest toy story chain in Brazil thanks to alliances with national and international manufacturers and supplying a wide range of inexpensive products. The company counts with 114 placements in 18 different Brazilian states and 2.300 employees in their staff. From now on, Héctor Núñez, head of Wal-Mart Brazil between 2006 and 2010 will be the ...

Repsol finds in Brazil a third oilfield in the Campos Basin

Published on Feb. 27, 2012

 
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The National Securities Market Commission was informed by Repsol Sinopec Brasil that the company had found a new oilfield in the deep waters of the Campos Basin in Brazil.

The deep pool, so-called Pao de Açúcar, is located in the sector BM-C-33, in a 2.800 water sheet and it present two hydrocarbon accumulations with a 500 meter total height, one of the biggest heights found in Brazil up to now. First evaluations show that Pao de Açúcar contains high quality resources potential and excellent oil flow rates. Production tests scored 5.000 crude oil barrels and 807.349 cubic meters of gas daily.

The discoverer consortium, composed by Repsol Sinopec Brasil (35%), Statoil (35%) and Petrobras (30%), will perform ...

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