PETROBRAS Skandal – ODEBRECHT Aussage bringt neue Bewegung

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Der Korruptionsskandal „Lava jato“ um den staatlichen Ölkonzern PETROBRAS könnte durch aktuelle Entwicklungen rund um das Baukonzern-Imperium ODEBRECHT und seine Eigentümer Marcelo Odebracht eine neue, ganz Südamerika umfassende, Dimension erreichen.

Es wird inzwischen vermutet, dass der inzwischen verurteilte M. Odebrecht unter Druck der Öffentlichkeit und seiner Familie weitere Details zur Bestechungsaffäre preisgibt. Es wird dieses Mal nicht nur (wiederum!) die Top-Riege der amtierenden Brasilianischen Regierung betroffen sein, sondern zudem auch Regierungen der süd- und lateinamerikanischen Nachbarländer.

Interessantes Detail am Rande: Brasilien hat seit 04-2014 neben den USA und Grossbritanien eines der härtestens Anti-Korruptionsgesetze weltweit.

Dass die Bevölkerung ein grosses Interesse an einer weiteren Aufklärung hat, wird an einem besonderen Detail deutlich – verantwortlicher Bundesrichter Sergio Morro, der u.a. Marcelo Odebrecht ins Gefängnis gebracht hat, wird inzwischen inoffiziell als Präsidentschaftskandidat bei den  Wahlen 2018 genannt.

Der Artikel im HANDELSBLATT vom 13.02.2017 unterstreicht die Komplexität und Vielfalt der Verstrickungen zwischen Politik und Wirtschaft, die vor allem in diesem Skandal deutlich werden.

Lesen Sie eine weitere interessante Zusammenfassung im folgenden Artikel SPIEGEL vom 15.02.2017.

TRUMP’s Vorstellung einer neuen US-Handelspolitik hat evtl. positiven Auswirkungen auf BRASILIEN’s Agrarsektor

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Der seit kurzem amtierende US-Präsdident TRUMP und seine „America first“-Politik – mutmaßlich geprägt durch Handelsschranken -, könnte sich sehr positiv auf den südamerikanischen Agrarsektor auswirken. Steigende Nachfrage nach Alternativlieferanten, hohe Qualität und eine bereits am Markt etablierte Infrastruktur können zu einem weiteren Boost im Sektor führen.

Der Export von Agrarprodukten und Commodities hat eine enorme Bedeutung für den brasilianischen Aussenhandel und durch die industrielle Ausprägung auch auf die verarbeitende Industrie und das Bruttoinlandsprodukt.

Eine Zusammenfassung der interessanten Aspekte lesen Sie im folgende Artikel des HANDELSBLATTS vom  13.02.2017.

 

The PETROBRAS crisis

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Following the newspapers and journals the last weeks, the actual situation at PETROBRAS – one of the largest Brazilian companies – is still getting worse. After the arrest of leading managers of PETROBRAS and major Brazilian building companies (NZZ_15.11.2014), a new article from Alexander Busch describes now the actual situation and new developments. The article – published yesterday (NZZ_21.11.2014) – draws an insightful overview.

As PETROBRAS also has a very strong influence on the BOVESPA (stock index Sao Paulo), the crisis has the potential to damage the Brazilian economy in a very serious way, due to severe side effects. On the other hand one could argue that finally after this coming out, the things can only get better – representing new business opportunities for foreign companies. But this will only happen, when the crisis management will be improved, forced by internal OR even external activities (as we can read in the article).

Russian – Brazilian Relations

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In 2016 we will have the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Everybody is complaining about the Brazilian delay and missing or pants project management. But what about the actual games? What Brazil could learn from Russia?

(1) Scandals are common – an actual report about hotels around Sotchi describes the first olympic scandal . As we can see on some remarkable pictures, „we have a situation here“ in Sotchi. Besides „yellow“ water, there are other very interesting insights. Just have a look at the „banheiros„. We could argue, its just some kind of discipline and simply part of the games, as we can see here.

(2) Brazilians are somehow cosmopolitans – able to adapt to somehow weired environments and

(3) nobody is perfect – who cares about missing infrastructure and dysfunctional equipment – just have fun!

The complete NTV story and all pictures you can find here.

Economic development in Brazil blown up?

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Some years ago in Nov 2009, an interesting issue of THE ECONOMIST commented the extraordinary development of the Brazilian economic area (read more).

Now in Oct 2013 some years later, a new article describes some new insights and questions former positive findings (read more). Without any doubt, the Brazilian government needs to reshape the economic frame towards clear investments in logistic infrastructure and industrial growth, avoiding further deindustrialization.

And the starting situation is not so bad – the actually 7th large economy receives appreciable cash inflow from commodity sales – an ideal situation for reinvestment. On the other hand and as a consequence, the high import taxes must be lowered, at least to enforce the needed and necessary industrial dynamic.

Is Dilma Rousseff the Anti-Merkel?

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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.

Brazil is going to loose rank 6

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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)

Official contact and cooperation fair in Recife and individual company visits in Rio de Janeiro (24.02.-02.03.2013)

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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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Sustainable and energy efficient building – Official Business trip to Brazil for companies of Baden-Württemberg (15.-24.04.2012)

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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.