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22/12/2015 at 07:00h

A year to overcome the crisis

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Economists believe a tough year lies ahead, with recession, high interest rates and cheap commodities. Exports should stay level and exceed imports, and the exchange rate should remain export-friendly.

09/12/2015 at 13:42h

Manufacturers eyeing the foreign market

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Brazil doesn’t export many bicycles, but companies want to turn the Manaus Industrial Pole in a large center of the sector, attain economy of scale and increase shipments.

09/12/2015 at 13:19h

Biking through the crisis

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The Brazilian bicycle industry sees prospects for higher sales and production in the near future, as a result of a culture shift and of improved infrastructure for bikers.

29/10/2015 at 16:01h

Halal is available on the Brazilian market

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Muslim countries are not the only ones where halal goods can be bought. Nearly 200 certified items are available from supermarkets in Brazil, but most don’t carry a label, which could attract more Muslim buyers.

09/09/2015 at 13:55h

Toward 2020

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In the wake of the universal exposition set to take place in Dubai in five years, grandiose projects are being announced in the United Arab Emirates again. The market, however, has changed.

31/08/2015 at 13:04h

Where the economy struggles the least

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Amid the recession, agribusiness is one of the best-performing sectors in Brazil. At the farms, livestock farmers have the most reasons – and prices – to celebrate.

03/07/2015 at 07:00h

The best Arab universities

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The first ranking by British consulting firm QS about the region shows that the countries are investing in higher education, but the lack of research production leaves institutions far behind international standards.

19/06/2015 at 14:21h

Seeking a new home

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Brazil has welcomed 1,894 Syrian refugees who are looking for a chance to start life over away from war. Despite praising the people’s hospitality, they claim paperwork requirements make adaptation troublesome.

27/04/2015 at 14:00h

Tunisia: a history under construction

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Defined by its inhabitants as a meeting point of civilizations since ancient times, the country treads a path towards democracy unprecedented in the region, but is not free of threats.

30/03/2015 at 15:24h

More soybean and maize to Arabs

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Brazilian exports of maize to the Arab market increased more than forty times in ten years, and soybean went up 214%. Grains, however, are not at the top of the list of shipped products.

18/02/2015 at 07:00h

Government wants to give foreign trade a ‘new status’

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In an interview to ANBA, the Brazilian minister of Development, Armando Monteiro, said the fostering of exports and microeconomic reforms will make Brazil’s economy more competitive.

23/12/2014 at 16:41h

The new reality of oil

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The commodity’s low prices pose a challenge to producing countries. This shouldn’t hinder business between Arab countries and Brazil, but in the long run Gulf nations will need to prepare for a new economic scenario.