Tag Archives: Brazil

Brazil’s World Cup Construction Woes – Insurance Implications

Arena de Sao Paulo Stadium, Brazil

For the World Cup, Brazil has poured $3.6 billion into stadiums alone; not forgetting the additional costs spent on other important constructions, such as the renovation of airports and rail infrastructure. With just days until kick off, builders are in … Continue reading →

Brazil Must Build on Legacy of World Cup if it is to Turn Around its Economic Woes

Arena de Sao Paulo Stadium, Brazil

The World Cup is a one-time event and many of these direct and indirect benefits could prove to be temporary unless Brazil takes steps to build on this legacy. Continue reading →

Risks of Foreign Investment in Brazil

Rio de Janeiro sunset

Brazil is currently undergoing a resource boom—it is the second largest producer of iron ore and is home to one of the largest off-shore oil discoveries in decades. As such, it presents huge opportunities for foreign direct investment (FDI), particularly … Continue reading →

Brazil: A Busy but Bright Future

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There are many reasons why insurers and reinsurers get excited about Brazil. The relaxation of certain regulatory restrictions, coupled with sustained economic growth, has resulted in a significant influx of capacity into Brazil from both domestic carriers and international firms … Continue reading →

Our Scariest Brazilian Risk – Cargo Transport in Brazil: A White-Knuckle Ride

Scariest Risks

The statistics in the Brazilian cargo transport market are really scary. Many companies need to transport products within Brazil, whether import or export, but the risks are high for vehicles on Brazil’s roads, increasing the insurance and the goods carried … Continue reading →

Mobile Microinsurance Sales Increasing in Popularity in Brazil

Insurance Sale by Cell Phone Becomes Popular in Brazil

After a successful pilot, by the end of 2012 more carriers will be selling microinsurance via SMS. What products are available, and how did this trend emerge? Continue reading →

Prevention is the Best Cure in the Brazilian Construction Market

Sao Paolo Construction

The building sector is currently experiencing a boom in Brazil thanks to large-scale infrastructure projects that are being generated by the FIFA World Cup 2014, PAC (Growth Acceleration Programme) and the 2016 Olympics. According to the Sebrae, a Brazilian agency … Continue reading →