Brazil fell twenty positions in the world ranking logistics of the World Bank (Bird), which measures the efficiency of transport systems in 160 countries. Brazil occupied the 65th place in the ranking. This is the worst placement since the ranking was released in 2007.
With more affordable models, smartphones more than doubled their share of the population of class C in Brazil in 2013. According to research firm Kantar Worldpanel, the use of these devices has gone from a level of 8% of the population in 2012 to 17% last year […]
In more than a third of all households in Brazil (38.1%), at least one person accesses the internet via cell phone, says survey released recently by the Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA). The study also shows that 40.8% of households have internet access and that 68% of users claim to use the service daily.
Even the 15% appreciation of the dollar against the Brazilian Real in 2013 (the highest in the last five years, making air tickets and hotels quoted in foreign currency more expensive) did not deter the spending by Brazilians abroad, which grew to a new record […]
The number of gyms more than tripled in the last six years in the country by 2012, according to the Brazilian Association of Academies (Acad), jumping from 7000 units in 2006 to 22,000 in 2012 […]
According to one of those responsible for research, Renato Meirelles, president of Data Popular, a research institute that has existed for 12 years focused in classes C and D, 94% of residents of Brazilian slums say they are happy, nearly the same level of Brazilians in general, which is 95% […]
A survey released recently by consulting firm e-bit, shows that in Brazil, 53% of Internet users are women […]
65% of consumers in Brazil prefer to pay cash for their purchases, according to research points of Boa Vista Services. Credit cards ranked second (21%) and debit cards came third (10%). Only 1% of Brazilians use checks as payment […]
Nearly 80% of new members of the middle class in Brazil are of African descent, according to research from the Strategic Affairs Secretariat (SAE) of the Presidency. The data was released on recently during a ceremony at Planalto Palace in Brasilia […]
Brazil’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) has unveiled a new Strategic Program for Software and Information Technology in Brazil, announcing R$ 500 million (approximately US$ 248 million) in planned investments from 2012-2015 to build and strengthen Brazil’s competitiveness in this sector [..]