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Brazil – Layoffs by IPI Tax Auto Makers Recipients Not Tolerated

Auto makers in Brazil that benefited from a cut in what is known as the IPI tax can’t reduce employment while the tax cuts are in effect, Brazil’s Finance Ministry reiterated Friday. Some interpreted the statement as a direct message to General Motors Co. (GM), which is considering shutting down production at one of its … Continue reading

Unemployed Europeans Get Brazilian Visas And a Bride

Being young and European right now can be pretty bleak, with the average EU youth unemployment rate standing at 22.4% — and rates in Spain verging on a Great Depression-like 51%. Unsurprisingly, a lot of young Europeans want to move abroad, but moving abroad isn’t always easy — or even legal. This report in Brazilian … Continue reading

GM – Brazil: Extending Voluntary Layoffs

The Brazilian unit of General Motors Co. (GM) said Friday that it is prolonging a voluntary layoff program at one factory and expanding the program to a second Brazil factory. GM said in a statement that it will accept volunteers until July 2 at its Sao Jose dos Campos factory to have their contracts bought … Continue reading

Eurozone: India and China contributed 95 percent of the jobs created by the BRIC nations

As Eurozone companies fight recession, India and China contributed 95 percent of the jobs created by the BRIC nations after the US, which led the employment generation, according to a recent survey. The number of jobs created by BRIC investors in Europe increased by 8 percent in 2011, with India and China together accounting as … Continue reading

Brazil | Unemployment rate higher but a record low for the month

Brazil’s jobless rate rose slightly more than expected in March but still marked a record low for the month, adding evidence that the local labor market remains strong to underpin a nascent economic recovery. Brazilian unemployment rate rose to 6.2 percent in March before seasonal adjustments, from a previously reported 5.7 percent in February, the … Continue reading

The ‘New Structural Economics’

“I believe that every developing country, including those in Sub-Saharan Africa, can grow at 8 percent or more continuously for several decades, significantly reducing poverty and becoming middle- or even high-income countries in the span of one or two generations, if its government has the right policy framework to facilitate the private sector’s development along … Continue reading

The complexities of 21st century brain ‘exchange’ – University World News

The emerging economies of the BRICs – Brazil, Russia, India and China – will, it is assumed, lure back home both students who go abroad to study and some graduates who have settled in the West, because of their dramatic economic growth and expanding higher education systems. The problem is that data seem to show … Continue reading

Global Economic Growth Momentum Turns Positive – IDEX Online News – IDEX Online Research:

Composite Leading Economic Indicators (CLI) in February points to a positive change in momentum for major geopolitical entities, according to the OECD. Previously, there has been little overall change in the Composite Leading Indicators, most of which were in negative territory. The Composite Leading Indicators’ positive momentum is being driven primarily by the United States … Continue reading

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