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Special reports

02/09/2013 at 13:26h

The history of Oman in Brazil

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Conquests, lootings and disputes marked Portugal’s relations with the Gulf country in the 16th, 17th and 18th century. Documents brought to Brazil by the Portuguese royal family, in 1808, shed light on that period.

13/08/2013 at 11:51h

Potential for trade with Arabs is greater

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The new International Relations Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture, Marcelo Junqueira Ferraz says partners in the Middle East and North Africa are critical to agribusiness.

04/07/2013 at 12:02h

Arab banks could make use of market niches

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To Deborah Vieitas, the new president of a banking association, institutions in the Middle East should focus on specific products and services to stand out in Brazil, where competition in retail is great.

03/06/2013 at 14:29h

Awaiting dual carriageways

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The productive sector awaits benefits from highway concessions announced by the federal government. Roads will be duplicated, which should cut travel time and reduce industrial and agribusiness freight costs.

20/05/2013 at 17:44h

Brazilian beauty to the Arabs

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Exports of beauty and personal hygiene items to Middle East countries have increased by 21% over a five-year period. The highlights are hair products, the flagship of Brazil’s industry.

10/04/2013 at 14:26h

Women that move the countryside

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Less manual and more technological agribusiness has opened new fronts, helping place women in the sector. They head farms, manage meat processing industries and work on research. They almost always transform the place they are at.

25/03/2013 at 07:00h

Further space for growth

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Trade between Brazil and the Arab countries grew sixfold between 1989 and 2012, when business exceeded US$ 26 billion. The search for new market niches, care with competition and closer ties with the Arab Spring countries are recipes for further growth.

21/02/2013 at 15:31h

Brazil hopes to become olive oil country

Brazil fosters cultivation of olive trees and production of olive oil to supply the local market, focussed on imports. In Rio Grande do Sul, producers create brands and gain space.

08/02/2013 at 13:09h

Arab stories in pictures

The Lebanon-based Arab Image Foundation possesses a collection of 600,000-plus photographs of Arab people and landscapes. Public access is available in person or online.

20/12/2012 at 07:00h

A team for Islam

Brazil’s first Muslim football team, Al Shabab was created to combine sports and religion. The players do not eat pork, and balance out their training and prayer schedules.

23/11/2012 at 12:54h

More ethanol on the streets

After cars, the motorcycle market adapts to flexible engines to economise and pollute less. Makers of lorries, buses and aircraft are also developing initiatives in this direction.

30/10/2012 at 15:58h

Embrapa to remain in Africa

The organization’s new president tells ANBA new projects will be developed with a focus on sustainability, says he wishes to increase his presence in the African continent, and partner up with Arabs.