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Proper Etiquette for Greetings and Signing Letters and E-mails in Portuguese Posted by on Jan 16, 2012

Oftentimes my friends and I discuss what the proper usage is for greetings and signing off professional e-mails. I work with a lot of internal colleagues and clients alike from all sorts of different fields, and it’s been tough to come to a conclusion as to what’s proper or not, but I think this will…

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Writing Formal Emails in Portuguese Posted by on Jul 26, 2011

For those who need to learn Portuguese for work, today’s post will come in handy. We’re going to learn how to write a formal e-mail in Portuguese, including the salutation and leave-taking. There are ways to write even more formally, but we’re going to learn the simpler version. 1. Salutation A formal salutation to use…

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Brazilian Firm Buys Out Burger King Posted by on Sep 3, 2010

Hot off the presses! Today, 3G Capital, a Brazilian private equity firm, bought out Burger King for several billion dollars. 3G is backed by several Brazilian businessmen, including billionaire Jorge Paulo Lemann and his partners Marcel Telles and Carlos Alberto Sicupira. The company already has major or partial stakes in Anheuser-Busch InBev, one of the…

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Reading Comprehension Series: Business News Posted by on Feb 18, 2010

For today’s reading comprehension activity, we’re going to take a look at an article from VEJA Magazine about the Brazilian state-run oil company, Petrobras. Petrobras volta a importar gasolina após 40 anos “Após quarenta anos de autonomia, a Petrobras voltou a importar gasolina. Prejudicada pela crise do etanol, a estatal foi obrigada a comprar o…

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Brazil Economic News Posted by on Jan 19, 2010

Let’s take a look at the headlines from business and economy in Brazil this week: Vale eyes Brazilian fertilizer assets, Financier Worldwide Vale deve roubar mercado de gigantes da mineração neste ano, Estadão Brazil Alupar completes $141 million debenture issue, Wall Street Journal Brazil Petrobras signs deal…, Wall Street Journal Azul transporta 2.2 milhões de…

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Brazil Business News Posted by on Nov 18, 2009

Let’s take a look at some of the business headlines from Brazil this week: Portuguese Lucro da Petrobras recua, Zero Hora Ampliação da matriz de energia é uma das saídas para evitar novos apagões, Correio Braziliense Petrobras anuncia descoberta de jazida de petróleo leve na Bacia de Campos, G1 Brasil gera 230,000 empregos e tem…

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Brazil Business News Posted by on Oct 7, 2009

Let’s take a look at the headlines from this week’s business news: Brazil stocks jump to highest since July 2008; Bolsa advances, Bloomberg Petrobras: Each subsalt well to cost $100m, Wall Street Journal Vale might bid on Brazil’s Monte Belo dam, Reuters Brazil joins emerging nation boost to IMF funds, AFP Banco do Brasil plans…

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