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Oct 31, 2011
Oct 30, 2011

Insight – Dreaded “Brazil cost” may dim Foxconn’s iPad dreams

JUNDIAI, Brazil (Reuters) – The nondescript stretch of asphalt is an unlikely symbol of Brazil’s attempt to lift its economy into a new high-tech era.

If officials in the industrial town of Jundiai get their way, it will soon be named Steve Jobs road — in homage to the late Apple Inc co-founder and a nod to the expected windfall that producing iPads and iPhones here will bring.

Oct 30, 2011

Dreaded “Brazil cost” may dim Foxconn’s iPad dreams

JUNDIAI, Brazil (Reuters) – The nondescript stretch of asphalt is an unlikely symbol of Brazil’s attempt to lift its economy into a new high-tech era.

If officials in the industrial town of Jundiai get their way, it will soon be named Steve Jobs road — in homage to the late Apple Inc co-founder and a nod to the expected windfall that producing iPads and iPhones here will bring.

Oct 18, 2011
Oct 18, 2011

Critics want red card for Brazil’s soccer boss

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Ricardo Teixeira has dominated Brazilian soccer for so long that, like many of the best players, he is known by just one name.

They call him the “cartola,” literally the “top hat,” a title given to football bosses that instills respect and fear in equal measure and can carry more than a hint of shadiness.

Oct 18, 2011
Oct 18, 2011

Critics want red card for Brazil’s football boss

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Ricardo Teixeira has dominated Brazilian soccer for so long that, like many of the best players, he is known by just one name.

They call him the “cartola,” literally the “top hat,” a title given to football bosses that instills respect and fear in equal measure and can carry more than a hint of shadiness.

Oct 5, 2011

Renault to invest $285 mln in Brazil expansion

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 5 (Reuters) – French automaker Renault
(RENA.PA: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) will invest $285 million to expand its factory in
Brazil and boost production as part of a sales offensive in
Latin America’s largest economy, Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn
announced on Wednesday.

Ghosn is in Brazil to launch a major expansion of the
Renault-Nissan Motor Co Ltd (7201.T: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) partnership’s production
that it hopes will double its share of vehicle sales in Brazil
to 13 percent by 2016.

Oct 4, 2011

Ghosn sees Brazil ripe for Nissan expansion

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Nissan (7201.T: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) will invest about $1.5 billion in a new Brazilian plant as it seeks to expand its market coverage in the Latin American giant with the launch of new compact models, the Renault-Nissan chairman and chief executive Carlos Ghosn said on Monday.

The French-Japanese partnership plans to introduce “many” models to the Brazilian market in the coming years as it seeks to double its share of auto sales in Latin America’s largest economy to 13 percent by 2016, Ghosn told Reuters in an interview in Rio de Janeiro.

Oct 3, 2011

Ghosn sees Brazil ripe for new Nissan models

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Nissan (7201.T: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) will invest about $1.5 billion in its new Brazilian plant as it seeks to greatly expand its market coverage with new compact models, the Renault-Nissan chairman and chief executive Carlos Ghosn said on Monday.

The French-Japanese partnership plans to introduce “many” models to the Brazilian market in the coming years as it seeks to double its share of auto sales in Latin America’s largest economy to 13 percent by 2016, Ghosn told Reuters in an interview in Rio de Janeiro.

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