Category Archives: Brazil

Nigeria, Brazil to strengthen relations in trade, defence, others

The Federal Government and the Federative Republic of Brazil have agreed to strengthen their bilateral relations to enhance economic development, defence, food productions among others. The decision was reached in Abuja at a meeting between the Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama and the Brazilian External Relations Minister, Aloysio Ferreira. A communiqué issued on […]

Messi wins for Argentina, Brazil knocks out Chile

Argentina have won their place in the Russia FIFA World Cup, but Chile, the South American champions are out. Messi. Brazil, first to qualify in the CONMOBEL group, handed out a humiliating 3-0 defeat to Chile, with second half goals by Paulinho and a brace by Gabriel Jesus, ending their hope of qualifying for Russia. […]

How rugby players hope to change Brazil

The boys and girls running on the dusty football pitch in a Rio favela could be kids anywhere in Brazil if not for one detail: the oddly shaped ball they’re chasing. Rugby Soccer may be king across the land of Pele, but in Morro do Castro, a favela in the hills above Rio suburb Niteroi, […]

Brazil, Japan take friendly battle to France

Brazil will play Japan in a friendly on November 10 in the northern French city of Lille, according to sources. Brazil player Neymar (R) vies for the ball with South Africa player Abbubaker Mobara, during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games First Round Group A men’s football match Brazil vs South Africa, at the Mane Garrincha […]

Chilean startup ComparaOnline raises $14 million for its financial education tools for Latin America

 Venture investing in Latin America continues to pick up the pace, with new deals in financial technology services leading the way. One example of investors’ renewed interest in regional financial services companies is the $14 million in financing that ComparaOnline just wrapped up. The company, now backed by private equity firm Bamboo Capital Partners and […]

We see new business opportunities in Nigeria – Brazil

The Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (ApexBrasil) has said on Tuesday that it was convinced that there were currently new business opportunities for Brazilian companies in Nigeria. The Agency’s Trade Supervisor, Mr. Diogo Akitaya, who led a delegation of 11 Brazilian companies to Lagos, said it was important for Nigeria and Brazil to renew […]

The new wave of Brazilian SaaS innovators

 The SaaS market in Brazil is booming. It mirrors the rapid adoption of SaaS as the dominant cloud computing type in a global public cloud services market that’s forecast to reach more than $122B in 2017. Earlier this year, we embarked on an inaugural survey of more than 400 executives of Brazil-based SaaS companies. Here […]

Brazil jails former President Lula

Former Brazilian leader, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, was convicted on corruption charges on Wednesday in the first of five graft trials he faces. The two-term president was sentenced to nine and half years in prison but would remain free on appeal. The ruling marked a stunning fall for Lula, Brazil’s first working-class president who […]

Souza’s quickfire goal help Brazil sink Australia

The world’s number one team Brazil demolished Australia 4-0 fired by a Diego Souza goal after just 12 seconds in their international friendly in Melbourne on Tuesday. Trent Sainsbury of Australia (L) fights for the ball with Philippe Correia of Brazil during the friendly international football match between Brazil and Australia in Melbourne on June […]