Brazil

Brazil with its 200 mln consumers is the world's 5th largest country and 8th largest economy. Possessing large and well-developed agricultural, mining, manufacturing, and service sectors, Brazil's economy outweighs that of all other South American countries and is rapidly expanding its presence in world markets. Having coped with hyperinflation and economic recession in the '80s, the country was turned around in the '90s. After the '98 devaluation of the Real, inflation has been low and growth more sustained.

Brazil offers a wide variety of investment opportunities. Strong preference is given to long-term foreign direct investments, rather than import products. 'Modern' service sectors, varying from telecommunications to financial infrastructure, need large long-term investments to compensate Brazil's relative international backlog. Specific business opportunities depend on the according specific legislation, that is quite non-transparent in nature. Brazilian government aims to overcome this by means of information technology, which gives this sector's opportunities an extra dimension.

Positive changes in the economy and social sectors have been awarded with the organization of the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and Rio Olympic Games in 2016. The preparations for these events create a number of opportunities in various sectors like infrastructure, transport, security, stadium exploitation and tourism. Brazil can truly be regarded as the land of unlimited opportunities!

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