UK-Brazil – Partnerships – Business Funding

UK-Brazil – Partnerships – Business Funding UK businesses are invited to partner with Brazilian ones on projects that meet critical challenges in energy, water and waste management.
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Breaking the taboo about drugs

In an open letter, former Latin American leaders call for legal regulation to help undermine organised crimeAfter more than four decades of a failed war on drugs, calls for a change in strategy are growing louder by the day. In Latin America, the debate is positively deafening. Statesmen from Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico and Uruguay are […]
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Amazon clearance for agriculture is ‘economic own goal’ for Brazil

Economic and agricultural gains could slip into reverse due to the loss of forest’s environmental services, study showsBrazil is at risk of scoring an economic own goal if it continues clearing Amazon forest for herding and soya production, according to a new study that has potential implications for global food security.In recent decades, the conversion […]
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Unthinkable? Power to the Potteries | Editorial

Britain would do well to follow Brazil’s example and nominate a new capital at its centre. Why not Stoke?The founding fathers of Brazil did economics as well as politics. To spur development of a giant, empty interior, an article in the constitution stipulated that Rio de Janeiro should be replaced by a purpose-built capital, which, […]
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Tony Blair’s stark warning if Britain ‘falls away’ to EU margins

David Cameron warned power shift to east means UK must be an enthusiastic member in shaping future of trading blocBritain cannot afford to “fall away” from shaping the future of the EU, Tony Blair will say on Wednesday as he issues a warning to David Cameron of the dangers of slipping to the margins in […]
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Let’s not avoid the difficult questions on the future of our airports | Observer editorial

Howard Davies has an onerous task in choosing whether we need a new airport or an expanded HeathrowSir Howard Davies, the man with the job of deciding whether Britain needs a new airport, must be looking with some alarm at the precedents. In 1971, after more than 18 months of work, the Roskill commission recommended […]
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Brazilian president doles out economic advice to David Cameron

Dilma Rousseff at odds with prime minister, but he backs Brazil’s campaign to join UN security councilBrazil’s president made a timely, though probably innocent, intervention during Britain’s party political conference season when she hailed the importance of stimulating economic growth.President Dilma Rousseff, a former Marxist, said it was important to stimulate the economy during a […]
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David Cameron seeks to boost trade for UK arms firms in Brazil

Prime minister arrives in São Paulo, hoping British companies can benefit as Brazil develops new defence strategyDavid Cameron is leading a push to increase sales of British military equipment to Brazil after taking executives from six defence contractors to Latin America’s largest economy.As the prime minister pledged to ensure Britain was “tied up” with the […]
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Said & Done: Football’s Olympic spirit, Becali on Lady Gaga, plus witchcraft

Summer review: football nails the Olympic spirit, Gigi Becali on Lady Gaga, transfer highlights, plus witch of the weekCayman Isles of WonderHeadlining week one of football’s bid to “emulate the Olympic spirit”: Manchester United, newly registered in the Cayman Islands tax haven, committing £66m in fees plus wages for Robin van Persie – £1m more […]
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