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Japanese Brewery Goes South: Kirin to buy Brazil's Aleadri for $2.6bn

Japanese Brewery Goes South: Kirin to buy Brazil’s Aleadri for $2.6bn

With domestic sales of Japan’s breweries being severely affected by the country’s decreasing population as well as a general decline in the preference for beer in Japan’s beverage market, the nation’s brewers have been on a spree to expand their international operations. The latest among these is the announcement by Tokyo-based company, Kirin Holdings Co., [...]

Christine Lagarde top contender for next IMF chief

Christine Lagarde top contender for new IMF chief

Following ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s scandalous arrest on May 14 in New York, a number of names have been thrown up for the selection of the new head of the International Monetary Fund, the latest among these being Christine Lagarde, who visited Brazil to gather support for her IMF candidacy. A 55-year-old former lawyer, and [...]

Grane platform in the Norwegian Sea, operated by Statoil

Statoil

Optimizing Increased Recovery An international energy company with operations in 34 countries, Statoil is founded on more than 35 years of experience from oil and gas production on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, and is committed to accommodating the world’s energy needs in a responsible manner, applying technology and creating innovative business solutions. Headquartered in Norway, [...]

EXPOSEC

An international exhibition of electronic security systems, the EXPOSEC event, organized by Cipa LTDA, showcases the latest technology for electronic security products ranging from electronic identification systems, radio electronic systems etc. Exhibitors will display Central tracking systems, Access Control systems, Fire detection systems, Locks Security, Industrial Intelligence, Security Doors, Radio, Safety of dignitaries, Electronic security, [...]

Foxconn factory_Foxconn set on $12 Billion Brazil expansion move

iPhone-maker Foxconn considers $12 Billion Brazil expansion move

The Taipei-based Taiwanese company, Foxconn, popularly known for being Apple’s iPhone and iPad maker, is considering spending around $12 billion over five to six years towards expanding by setting up production facilities in Brazil. This information, regarding Foxconn’s intentions, was released in a statement made by Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s President. If this comes through, Foxconn’s [...]

banana peel makes fantastic water purification system

Peel Potential: Banana Peels make Excellent Water Purifying System

Finally, the peel gets acknowledged instead of being tossed aside! Gustavo Castro and his colleagues from Instituto de Biociencias de Botucatu, Brazil, have developed a water purification system based on banana peels, with no other complex filters or other electronics involved. To add to the surprisingly inventive uses for banana peels – which include polishing silverware, [...]

Petrobras: 4th biggest Energy company in the world

Petrobras: 4th biggest Energy company in the world

Petrobras was created in 1953 during the government of Brazilian president Getúlio Vargas, with popular support under the motto “The Petroleum is Ours!”. The company’s creation provoked the wrath of Brazil’s elite, who reacted fervently against the institution and Vargas himself. Petrobras commenced its activities with the collection it inherited from the old National Oil [...]