Brazil is continually hitting the headlines for being the exception to the rule in a world of shaky economies. Not just a land of untapped resources, it's a source of serious high-tech and business talent. Coincidentally, I heard "Girl from Ipanema" by Jobim on the radio today--nice intro to the Portuguese language!
Most notable among Rousseff's efforts is the expansion of existing tax break legislation for IT companies to include Brazil-based tablet and tablet accessories makers.
@Gerry, thanks for the post. This is very good news for Brazil- IT sector. Glad to see the president taking much needed reform measures to spur the growth of IT sector in Brazil. If this continues am sure Brazil will beat its peers like India where the government is committing blunder after blunder.
Not just a land of untapped resources, it's a source of serious high-tech and business talent.
@stochastic excursion, you are absolutely right. I am sure if this trend continues Brazil will become the next hot destination after China. I hope news like this will help the market to stabilise because currently its all negative news i.e coming out of europe and asia.
This is good news for Brazil. I think the area is becoming much more attractive for technology investments.
@Clairvoyant, this is good news for not only Brazil but for all of us because we hardly see any brightspots in this gloomy economy. I believe Brazil can use this opportunity to take lead over other emerging nations.
Brazil has the power (market power) to make producers install plants and complete industries in their territory to avoid import taxes. Sadly, except Mexico, no other country in the LATAM region can do the same.
I wonder how much does an iPad cost, if it were to be imported and from one made there?
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