How to save money without giving up essentials

That’s a good question I have trying to answer along the years. There is no secret that it’s hard to keep up with our called “modern life needs”. Online shopping, direct debt, and other technology tolls are facilitating our spends. At the same time, it helps losing the control between what is necessity and what […]

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Sutaco: handcraft pieces from Sao Paulo

Last month, I visited a Sutaco shop in the building of Imprensa Oficial in Sao Paulo during my holidays in Brazil. It’s definitely places to go if you think about treating someone with gifts from Brazil or if you want to understand more about handcrafting made in Brazil. Currently, Sutaco maintains two fixed points of […]

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BRICS initiatives draw applause from foreign experts

The initiatives brought up by Chinese President Xi Jinping at a summit in Ufa, Russia, to enhance cooperation within the BRICS bloc grouping Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have received positive responses from experts of other BRICS countries. The BRICS countries should forge a community of common destiny in a bid to strengthen […]

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Brazil more than beans as Michelin probes Latino dishes

Tickle your palate. Try some Amazonian ants with pineapple.Or how about some beetroot salad with curds Brazilian gastronomic fare has far more to offer than the traditional staples of beans and rice with cassava. So say the experts from the revered Michelin guide, who have edited their first Brazil edition covering the megacities of Rio […]

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Brazil’s Economy Inches Up 0.1% in 2014

Brazil’s economy stalled in 2014, growing just 0.1 percent relative to the previous year, the IBGE statistics agency said last Friday.The result came as a relief for the government considering projections for a contraction in Brazil’s gross domestic product for 2014 and forecasts for a 0.83 percent decline in GDP for this year. The IBGE […]

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Interview: How is life in Brazil through the eyes of a foreigner

Mark Hillary is a British journalist, blogger and advisor on globalisation living in Brazil since 2010.  His book Reality Check: life in Brazil through the eyes of a foreigner is an impressive analysis of modern life in the country. Published in 2013, Reality Check has also been spotted in the “Amazon Top 20 for books […]

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Market report: Luxury Travel Goods in Brazil

2014 saw current value growth of 12% for luxury travel goods, with this being markedly slower than the review period CAGR of 19%. Stronger growth earlier in the review period was due to the introduction of several new imported brands such as Prada and Tumi. Growth in 2014 was meanwhile driven by widening distribution for […]

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A new terminal for Frankfurt airport

Passenger numbers expected to rise to between 68 Million and 73 Million annually by 2021 – Additional terminal capacity required at the latest by the Year 2021 Fraport AG – the owner and operator of Frankfurt Airport – presented the results of expert studies by two independent institutes on Frankfurt Airport’s forecast passenger growth up […]

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