The end of the year is often a period to have a view at our trash boxes, our article collections and other stuff run ashore over the last year. Here is a small collection of worthy articles … the majority unfortunately in German:
Recently I’ve found also new developments in mobility, which are again worthy to have a look at. In 2007 I already read about a sportscar from TESLA, as you can see here. This producer will now present the car of the year 2013 with a range of unbelievable 480 kilometers (!!) – who is telling us stories about hybrid technology?. Please have a look at a recent video MOTOR TREND car of the year 2013 (English). By the way, the TESLA investors Mercedes Benz and Toyota are going to use part of the innovations in their new products.
Considering the ethanol technology used in Brazil and the All-In-One engines, one might think “OK this will not be of importance in Brazil for the next 10 years” – read here about actual developments in Sao Paulo. Even innovations in the hybrid technology are under consideration.
Have Fun !!
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Brazilian Magazine Isto É has recently published an article comparing two of the most powerful women in todays international politics: Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff and German chancellor Angela Merkel. Both are being called the new “Iron Ladies” in politics but, as the article states, going in opposite directions.
While Angela Merkel apparently has a lot more in common with the original “Iron Lady”, Margareth Thatcher, standing for a strict fiscal policy and budget cuts, Dilma believes that public investments are necessary for overcoming a “brutal recession”. In her speech during the last summit of Ibero-American leaders in Spain, past November 17th, Dilma criticized austerity as an instrument for recovering from the european economic crisis and recommended that Europe should not repeat the mistakes of Latin-American leaders, whose restriction measures under IWF’s pressure during the 80s and 90s have only led to an even worse recession. For Dilma, Europe should focus on growth, ”exaggerated and simultaneous fiscal consolidation in every country is not the best response” and budget cuts should not lead to even more reduction of social benefits for the population.
The brazilian Magazine illustrates its article with a picture of Dilma and Spain’s King Juan Carlos that means more than words could say: Dilma is holding Juan Carlos’s arm, while the King leans himself on a walking stick. Check it out here.
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According to the newspaper “Estado de Sao Paulo” Brazil again lost rank 6 in the list of the strongest economies in the world to Great Britain due to the weak real and world economic crisis. Brazil will gain it back only in 2016, according to the EIA – Economist Intelligence Unit.
Some months ago officials supported a weaker currency, as they argues about benefits for the increase of production factors. Considering the statement above, no one wonders that in the meantime officials from the central bank of Brazil argues that the Brazilian Real weakened too much (Businessweek – Bloomberg)
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Organized by BW-International (Read more and/or apply)
The North-Eastern part of Brazil is by far the fastest growing business area in the country. Cities like Recife, Joao Pessoa and Fortaleza are facing an so called industrial spring in industries of energy, construction & building, textile and tourism.
Besides touristic flavour and the vision of the two megaevents “Copa del Mundo 2014″ and “Olympic Games 2016″, Rio de Janeiro is the industrial base to some of the largest companies in Brazil, like Vale and Petrobras – a very good idea to participate this excellent event and gain actual market information.
Applications can be done til 14.12.2012 – so hurry up!
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As already announced on the German-Brazilian-Economic Meeting in Rio de Janeiro, 2011, the local authorities has decided to redesign the prot area and to demolish the port highway “Perimetrial” – it will disappear in near future, the reconstruction is already going.
The following video of O Globo (Redesign Perimetral) gives a vision of the new port area and the surprising possibilities for urban life. Worthwile looking !
A more detailed view on the present situation and on some details concerning the activities can be viewed here (Construction details).
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Source: Alexander Koeninger, 2011
Sustainable and energy efficient building is an often discussed topic and of general interest in the Brazilian construction industry and the public sphere. In particular for gaining a certificate according to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) or Aqua (Alta Qualidade Ambiental) the number of applications between 2009 and 2010 increased to 75%. Nowadays, Brazil is ranking on place 4 (!) worldwide with 371 buildings in the certification process.
Baden-Württemberg International, Handwerk International Baden-Württemberg and the Ministry of Economics and Finance of Baden-Württemberg are organizing an official business trip with representatives of German companies of Baden-Württemberg. The visit from 15.-24.04.2012 will include Curitiba, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
This trip is an excellent opportunity and platform for companies in the area of building and construction to present their products and services to an interested Brazilian attendance. Application can be done til 29.02.2012. Read more about about the trip and details for applying.
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