• Brazil Economy achieves highest growth in 25 years

    Brazil Economy achieves highest growth in 25 years - Rio de JaneiroGDP figures for 2010 show Brazil has achieved the highest economic growth in 25 years and could place the country among the world’s top five economies. According to numbers released yesterday by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), the GDP at the Latin American powerhouse increased 7.5% last year, or R$ 3.67tr ($2.2tr), a record high since 1986. Sectors such as agriculture and manufacturing industries played a large role in the increase, with yearly growth reaching 6.5% and 10.1% respectively. Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega was quoted as saying that further revision in World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) figures could position the country as the world’s fifth largest economy, ahead of the UK and Italy.

    Economic indicators recently seen in other developed nations pale in comparison: the US economy posted a rise in GDP figures for 2010 of only 2.9%, while Germany achieved 3.6% and Japan, 3.9%. Other countries have seen barely any growth: Italy is an example, where GDP saw a 1.1% increase. Some, like Spain, have not seen growth at all and Greece posted a negative rate of -4.5%.

    Among the Bric economies, Brazil ranked third, behind India, where growth reached 8.6% and China, where GDP figures rose by 10.3%. Russia had the poorest result, with a 3.8% increase. Analysts expect that GDP growth in Brazil will reach approximately 4-5% in 2011.

    The news of the rise in Brazil’s GDP coincide with the visit of IMF’s director-general Dominique Strauss-Kahn to president Dilma Rousseff and finance minister Mantega.

  • 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa from EA Sports

    FIFA PC Games from EA Sports2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa is the official video game for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, published by EA Sports. Players choose a team from the 199 nations available and compete against the computer or against other players through online gaming services PlayStation Network or Xbox Live. Actually this game doesn’t exist for PC, but you can still find some other good multiplayer pc games. For Nintendo Wii, Playstation 3, Sony PSP and Xbox 360 all 10 official World Cup stadiums are available for play.

    FIFA 11, which was released in September 2010 is the all new FIFA game and is also available for PC. The best-selling and most critically-acclaimed football game of all time returns for a new season – and it’s still on top form. A completely new game and graphics engine brings with it a whole new level of realism and control, as well as a host of new features demanded by the fans.

    FIFA 11 reinvents player authenticity on and off the ball for every player and at every position on the pitch with Personality+, an all-new feature that sees individual abilities reflected in game, enabling clear differentiation for every player.

    For the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil I am sure they will come up with a few more new ideas and technologies.

    The developer behind this great game is EA Canada. EA’s largest development studio is responsible for some of the biggest brands for EA Sports, including the FIFA series, NBA Live, NHL and SSX. They have also just taken over the Fight Night franchise. Their offices employ over a thousand staff, with three separate production studios and they always create the latest pc games.

  • FIFA World Cup Brasil Official Emblem

    FIFA World Cup Brasil Official EmblemFrom the second it starts until its final dramatic moments, each FIFA World Cup™ is encapsulated by its own specific identity, a unique image that is projected around the world. An essential component of this image is obviously the Official Emblem which forms the cornerstone of the event’s brand identity. For all those involved with the tournament in the years leading up to its launch it is also a unique reference point. From the fans to the commercial affiliates and every single piece of event merchandise, this emblem symbolises the association with football’s flagship event and lives on long after it is over, logged in the bank of memories of everyone involved. The winning nation’s especially.

    The role of the Official Emblem is to provide a strong, visual representation of both the event and the host country. Though designing this can be a challenging task. As was the case at the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, when FIFA and the Brazil Local Organising Committee (LOC) had to consider how to characterise a nation as colourful and vibrant as Brazil – a country with a rich traditional cultural heritage, yet rapidly emerging as one of the world’s most modern and influential economies. (more…)

  • Summerville – Summer the whole year

    Summerville Beach Resort - Summer the whole yearThe Summerville Beach Resort is a four star Beach Resort situated in Pôrto das Galinhas in the northeast of Brazil and is 13 km away from Ipojuca. To establish the resort as a trip destination for who intend to enjoy the sun and the summer the advertising agency Gruponove from Recife came up with a nice idea and a low-budget solution. They created an umbrella with a gorgeous blue sky  in the inside and sent the umbrellas to several trip agencies located at the south and southeast of Brazil. If you use your umbrella on a rainy day you can still look up and see the blue sky of the Summerville Beach Resort.

  • Feel the warmth of Brasil

    Feel the warmth of BrasilBrazil is known for the warmth of its climate as well as its people. Despite all Brazil’s tourism fame in Europe, Brazil receives only over 20% of tourists from Europe. Therefore, the advertising agency Artplan from Rio de Janeiro decided to bring to Europe the main benefit of Brazil, the sun, when they most needed, in the winter. So they came up with the idea of creating a heated transit shelter. A transit shelter ad with the image of one of Brazil’s beautiful beaches, equipped with a powerful heater. They recreated Brazil’s summer during Europe’s harsh winter, making residents’ lives more enjoyable. The project was implemented in several cities in Europe and started in January 1st of 2011 in the city of Milan, Italy with already good responses. The website braziltour.com received over 86.000 pageviews while the campaign ran and an increase of 320% on the word “Brazil” in Google search engine.

  • Brazil’s president meets Prince Felipe of Spain

    Brazil's president meets Prince Felipe of SpainBrazil’s first-ever female president, Dilma Rousseff. who was voted in this weekend, has sent a message to Spain assuring the country of the importance of its investment in the Latin American nation.

    She spoke with Prince Felipe about commercial relations between the two countries in a meeting in the Brazil’s capital, Brasilia.

    During this, the first meeting with a foreign leader for Rousseff in her short history as Brazilian president, the heir to the Spanish throne handed her a letter from his father, King Juan Carlos, inviting her to visit Spain.

    They agreed that the presence of Spanish companies in Brazil was ‘positive for both countries’ and should be increased, taking advantage of the business opportunities presented by the World Cup football tournament in 2014 and Olympic games in 2016, both in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s largest city and former capital until Brasilia took on this status in 1960.

    They spoke about the possibilities of increasing military and defence cooperation; promoting Spanish language teaching in Brazil; Spain’s role in helping Brazil combat poverty, and job opportunities for Spanish people in Brazil.

    Prince Felipe had the chance to meet with various Spanish expatriates in Brazil before his return to Madrid.