Real Estate Fund, Brazil, Asset Management

Useful Links

by manoj on January 7, 2012

www.thebrazilbusiness.com

The Brazilian Ministry of Commerce recently announced that the country had a trade surplus of around 30 billion USD in 2011, an increase of 47.8% over 2010. Exports  increased by 26.8% to USD 256 billion, while imports rose 25.7% to USD 226 billion .
In 2011 Brazil became the sixth global economy in terms of GDP,  ahead of  United Kingdom, Italy, Canada and Spain

For more information on trade relations between the United States and Brazil
• The Brazil-U.S. Business Council
• 2011: US trade with Brazil on the Census Bureau’s Website
• The US-Brazil Economic Relationship on the White House Website
• A Brookings Institution report on US-Brazil trade relations

Business in Brazil:
• The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce
• The US Commercial Service in Brazil
• The Embassy of the United States in São Paulo
• ACEB – Brazilian Business Trade Association
• Trends of Doing Business in Brazil in 2011 – (Pocket Guide 2010/2011) on the South African Department of Communication and Information System’s Website
• SEBRAE – A Brazilian government agency that supports business development for small and “mirco” enterprises

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Minha Casa, Minha Vida – Growing Interest

by manoj on February 22, 2011

The graph below shows how there is growing interest worldwide as an investment opportunity, We have compared a number of terms such as Brazil Property, Spain Property and Minha Casa

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Affordable Housing truly affordable

February 8, 2011

There is no doubt that Dilma will continue Lula’s programme of increasing home ownership, reducing social inequality and social problems such as slums, drugs and crime. The Minha Casa Minha Vida programme is now beginning to take effect in Brazil as the scale of developing 1m+ houses per year over the next 4 years has [...]

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Brazil Elections

September 27, 2010

For more information see Reuters Brazil will hold elections on Oct. 3 2010 to choose the successor to President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who is barred by law from seeking a third consecutive term. Parties will formally nominate their candidates by March 2010. Here are some of the key people to watch in the [...]

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Sam Zell – Affordable Housing in Brazil

September 27, 2010

He said “Brazil represents a very unique set of circumstances, it’s politically stable, it’s energy self-sufficient, it’s got a growing population, it’s an educated population and consequently, it’s now, for the first time beginning to kind of step out.” Zell’s property investments in South America’s largest economy include, the largest shopping center owner BR Malls [...]

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BBC Report. Brazil is booming

September 2, 2010

Buyers are lining up to buy properties, pent up demand is now being fueled by “low cost” (by historical standards in Brazil) The BBC reports that Off-plan Properties that are up for sale but will not being delivered for two years are being snapped by by eager buyers and competition for the best spots is [...]

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Foreign Owners banned from owning land in Brazil

August 9, 2010

Background Over the last few years, there have been regular reports in the media about Brazil banning foreigners from owning land in Brazil.  Brazil law restricts foreigners from owning rural lands, maratime and land close to borders.  If a foreign does buy a farm for example he must emmigrate to Brazil within a finite period [...]

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Brazil’s Construction Boom

August 6, 2010

Brazil offers a large opportunity. It is the world’s fifth largest (in size) and most populated (190m)country, It has  immense resources (agriculture, minerals, iron, oil)  and buoyant economy (projected to grow by 5%+ in 2010) give investment in Brazil enormous potential. And Real estate represents one of the biggest opportunities. Is Brazil’s property market is on the [...]

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