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November Edition 2012

 

Invest in forests to improve prospects for the world’s Population

Chilean Outflow Investments Poured into Brazil’s Giant Cup

Chinese auto manufacturers flocking to open plants in Brazil

Brazil consumer confidence up in September as economy improves

Brazilian Property Prices Increasing

Brazil Stocks Open Higher as Unemployment Rate Falls in the U.S

Brazilian hotel market is ’set for years of prosperity’

Cameron leads British hunt for business in Brazil

Brazil Stocks Continue Big Gains After Fed Announcement

Brazil Still Attracting Investment Bulls

Green News

New SMS Service

Charcoal Prices

Online Survey

Annual Reports

 

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Welcome to the November edition of the Greenwood Management monthly newsletter.

Our aim is to send out a newsletter on a monthly basis to advise you of future events and report on previous industry related events and news articles.

As a follow up to our ongoing newsletter updates on the UTAD partnership, we are pleased to say that the post graduate study began on Monday 22nd October. So, all of the hard work behind the scenes, such as selecting the suitable candidates, devising and agreeing the 3 month study agenda, constructing the student accommodation and facilities, finalising the logistics of transport & insurance etc - all of this is now brought together with the background of our strong partnership between Greenwood and UTAD.

We are extremely optimistic about the project and believe that it will inject not only fresh ideas but also build upon the strong independently sourced knowledge base that we have within our specialist forestry engineer team. From the clients‘ perspective, we shall pass on as much data from the studies as is commercially possible to do.

We are also continuing to progress the client intranet site which will allow clients to log in to a private area and view the latest information on their investments to include photographs and videos from Brazil/Canada. This will be available in the new year.

We have included some investment articles that may be of interest. Enjoy reading and look out for announcements on our new project.

 

Invest in forests to improve prospects for the world’s Population

What will it cost to save the world’s forests and boost the life prospects of its 7 billion people? In a few days, India will host a meeting in Hyderabad of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity. The assembled countries will consider how to raise the resources necessary to achieve the ambitious Aichi Biodiversity Targets, adopted two years ago at the last such meeting in Japan.The Aichi targets call for cutting by half the rate of loss of the planet’s natural habitats, including forests, by 2020. In Hyderabad, governments will be presented with the likely costs of scaling up efforts to achieve that goal.

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Chilean Outflow Investments Poured into Brazil’s Giant Cup

Brazil’s vibrant economy has given its neighbours significant opportunities to invest and expand on its territory. According to the Financial Times, Brazil’s “fertile ground” for businesses has provoked Chile to rank as one of the biggest sources of outwards investment in the region. Data from last year shows that Chilean companies have made a total of $12 billion (£7.5 billion) direct investments abroad, more than any other country in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Chinese auto manufacturers flocking to open plants in Brazil

Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co Ltd has become the latest Chinese automaker to invest in a production project in Brazil, the world's fourth-largest automobile market, to avoid the high taxes on imported vehicles. Brazil's Industry Minister Fernando Pimentel has confirmed JAC Motors' plans, saying that the project, which was first discussed a year ago, will start construction on Nov 28 in Camacari in the state of Bahia, Xinhua News Agency reported.

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Brazil consumer confidence up in September as economy improves

Brazil to invest $66 billion in roads, railwaysConsumer confidence index rises to 122.1 in September. Current economic conditions improve, survey suggests.

(Reuters) - Consumer confidence in Brazil rose in September after four straight declines, as signs of an economic recovery buoyed optimism among shoppers, a closely watched survey of consumer sentiment showed on Monday. Brazil's consumer confidence index rose to 122.1 in September from 120.4 in the prior month on a seasonally adjusted basis, think tank Fundação Getúlio Vargas said.

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Brazilian Property Prices Increasing

Brazil’s economy has been growing rapidly in recent years, but now it is beginning to slow and experts feel the gains do not justify the increases in property prices across the country. Analysts at Capital Economics argue that real estate is overvalued in Brazil by as much as 50% and that a burst bubble could spell disaster for the South American nation. Experts say part of the problem is an explosive credit market as Brazilians pick up bad financing habits, but the research from the International Monetary Fund shows that credit use is slowing and that Brazil’s tough bank monitoring will help it avoid the kind of disaster faced in other countries. For more on this continue reading the following article from Global Property Guide.

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Brazil Stocks Open Higher as Unemployment Rate Falls in the U.S

SAO PAULO--Brazilian stocks opened higher Friday on news that the employment rate in the U.S. fell to the lowest level in more than three-and-a-half years. The Ibovespa stock index was 1.36% higher at 59,254 points, after closing Thursday at 58,458 points.

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Brazilian hotel market is ’set for years of prosperity’

There is a positive aura surrounding Brazil at the moment, with the country's economy picking up after a sustained period of negligible growth and infrastructure projects geared towards the Fifa World Cup and the Olympics. The government has recently outlined its commitment to stimulate growth through a more pragmatic approach to taxation issues, and intense investment in improving the public transport network.

Owing to its hosting of two of the world’s biggest sporting events, the eyes of the world will be focused on developments in Brazil over the next four years. And the government, to its credit, is doing all that it can to boost the image of the country on a global scale. As part of this, it has announced ambitious plans to upgrade the country’s road and railway network, which is currently stifling growth and development. It has also offered tax breaks to businesses in an effort to encourage investment.

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Cameron leads British hunt for business in Brazil

(Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron had oil and sports on his mind when he visited Brazil this week seeking business opportunities in the South American nation that overtook Britain last year to become the world's No. 6 economy.

With the European Union in a slump, Cameron has turned to emerging BRIC nations - Brazil, Russia, India and China - as alternative markets for British exports and investments, with little to show so far.

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Brazil Stocks Continue Big Gains After Fed Announcement

BRASILIA (Dow Jones)--Brazilian stocks made big gains Friday, extending Thursday's advance following the U.S. Federal Reserve's announcement of a plan to boost economic growth.

Brazil's benchmark Ibovespa stocks index soared 2.37% in early trading to 63,428 points.

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Brazil Still Attracting Investment Bulls

For a time it seemed that Brazil could do no wrong as the country’s economy and real estate market exploded with new growth, and although things have cooled somewhat in 2011 and 2012 many investors are still feeling bullish about the South American powerhouse. Growth there has slowed, but investment advisors at places like Lynn Capital Management (LCM) note that the place is still ripe for potential and are betting heavy there. LCM CEO Dr. David Lynn remarked recently that Brazil’s youthful demographic and favorable credit position make it an ideal place to plant roots in the country’s property sector. For more on this continue reading the following article from National Real Estate Investor.

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Green News

At Greenwood Management we often come across articles that may be of interest to you. We thought that instead of keeping you waiting for an entire month that we would start to send out individual stories, updates or articles of interest from time to time – this is our new mini newsletter service, 'Green News'.

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New SMS Service

At Greenwood Management we understand that our clients are quite often on the move whether through business or pleasure. Therefore, we have just introduced a FREE brand new SMS alert system for our clients.

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Please note that you will not be charged for any text messages received through this service.
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Charcoal Prices

Click here to receive information on the latest charcoal prices from Brazil.

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Online Survey

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Annual Reports

If you would like to receive our report containing an executive summary of Acacia and Eucalyptus projects in Brazil, along with detailed analysis of the progress at Greenwood Fazendas (plantations) click here.

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