Brazilians paid 998 Billion of taxes to date…..

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Tax-o-meter reaches $ 1 trillion today Tax payment reaches the level a month earlier in 2011 You know how much you’ve paid in taxes, levies and contributions to the three branches of government – federal, state and local – in this year? September 13, 2011 The total volume will reach $ 1 trillion at about 11am on Tuesday(13), according to the ACSP tax-o-meter ((Associação Comercial de São Paulo). In 2010, the mark was reached 35 days later, on Oct. 18. With that money, you …

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LinkedIn looking for Brazil chief executive | Reuters


LinkedIn looking for Brazil chief executive | Reuters. Fri Sep 9, 2011 3:03pm EDT * Professional social network looks to open Braziloffice * Brazil users top 4 million, key growth market (Reuters) – Professional social network LinkedIn (LNKD.N) said on Friday it was seeking a chief executive in Brazil for its Portugese-language service launched last year. …

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Driving American and European business people up the walls


What time is it anyway or why is everybody always late? The perception of time and the concept of punctuality are very different in Brazil: it has nothing to do with Brazilians being lazy, just take a look at the crew working at around the clock at places like the National Synchrotron Light Laboratory in the …

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Brazil garnering solar power industry attention: pv-magazine

Brazil garnering solar power industry attention: pv-magazine One country garnering attention, without even being present at the PV-EU International Fair summit in Hamburg, Germany: Brazil!!! A large number of equipment manufacturers are predicting the rise of the South American country in the photovoltaic industry. With that said, however, it does not mean that China will …

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Comparing Brazilian states with countries: Brazilian equivalents | The Economist

Comparing Brazilian states with countries: Brazilian equivalents | The Economist. Which countries match the GDP and population of Brazil’s states? A very intersting article and beautiful infographic in The Economist. Unfortunately the data is from 2008. A lot has happened in Brazil over the lsat three years and GDP has been growing by 10% a …

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Incentive to produce tablet PC’s in Brazil

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The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved an interim measure that fits the tablet PC’s in the law of incentives for computers and laptops, giving complete exemption of PIS / Cofins, which is currently 9.25% for the equipment produced in Brazil. According to the government, tax breaks derived from the measure will reach $ 6 …

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PACCAR Selects DAF Brasil Factory Site

August 31, 2011, Bellevue, Washington – PACCAR announced plans to construct its new DAF Brasil assembly facility on a 500-acre site in the city of Ponta Grossa in the state of Paraná.  “PACCAR is pleased to invest $200 million in its DAF facility in the dynamic and progressive state of Paraná,” commented Mark Pigott, chairman and …

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Brazil – New industrial policy launched, includes tax breaks on exports

According to a release from Brazil’s government (August 9, 2011), a new industrial, technological, service and foreign trade policy has been outlined for Brazil. The new measures are to reduce the 20% welfare tax to zero (0%) for sectors that are sensitive to the exchange rate and international competition and which are labor intensive—such as, …

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US$ 220.2 billion in opportunities for foreign investment

Brazilian National Development Program prompts US$ 220 billion in opportunities for foreign companies 08/04/2010 11:15 – Portal Brasil Phase 2 of Growth Acceleration Program opens up great prospects for 2011-2014 BRASILIA (April 7, 2010) – On March 29, Brazil launched the second phase of its national Growth Acceleration Program (PAC 2), opening up US$ 220.2 …

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Brazilian GDP slows down, but consumption remains high

The GDP (Gross Domestic Product), sum of goods and services generated by the economy, grew 0.8% in the second quarter, showing 1.2% before the downturn of the previous quarter. Consumer spending, driven by higher employment and income, grew by 1%. According to figures released by the IBGE, the loss of rhythm was more concentrated in the industry, which suffer the effects of the strong real. Imports registered an increase of only 0.2% PRODUTO INTERNO BRUTO – PIB …

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