Month: November 2016

 

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News

Country: Dubai

Industry:  Economy

Title: The eyes of the world increasingly looking in Dubai’s direction

Summary:

  • The incredible Dubai economy has helped it emerge as the place where many of the globe’s leading business people have chosen to make their regional, or even worldwide, home.
  • Dubai economy was almost exclusively about oil; today, however, Dubai is only directly dependent for around 4% of its GDP on oil revenues.
  • Everywhere you look you’ll find evidence of a huge amount of infrastructure spending – roads, airports, residential areas, hotels, attractions.
  • The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) expects to invest US$ 21 trillion dollars over the next 5 years across the GCC, much of it in Dubai.
  • The objectives include sustaining real economic growth at a rate of 11% pa to reach a GDP of US$ 108 billion by 2015 and to increase real GDP per capita to US$44,000, by focusing on tourism, transport, trade, construction and financial services.

Source: Emirates Website

Link: http://www.emirates.com/mx/spanish/destinations_offers/discoverdubai/businessindubai/thedubaieconomy.aspx

Language: Spanish

 

 

 

 

 

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News

Country: Brazil

Industry:  Cosmetics

Title: The cosmetics industry in Brazil grew 567% in 5 years

Summary:

  • The Cosmetics Industry in Brazil has been growing 113% average per year in the last 5 years.
  • From 2010 to 2015 the Brazilian cosmetics market grew 567%, from 72,000 to 482,000 professionals.
  • According to ABIHPEC (Brazilian Association of Personal Hygiene and Perfumery Industry), in 2010 the sector earned US$ 8.8 billion and in 2014 the sector reached US$ 12.6 billion
  • Brazil is the third country in personal hygiene, perfumery and cosmetics consumption in the world, behind only USA and China.
  • The cosmetics market in Brazil, as well as the hygiene and beauty, attracts not only women; it is estimated that a share between 25% and 30% of this niche is made up of men.
  • There is no crisis for the Cosmetics market in Brazil; people give preference to the purchase of cosmetics instead of other products.
  • In 2016 it is expected that the cosmetics industry will achieve a good growth.

Source: Conquiste com Hinode

Link: http://conquistecomhinode.com.br/mercado-de-cosmeticos-no-brasil/

Language: Portuguese

 

 

 

 

 

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News

Country: Spain

Industry:  Technology

Title: Cyber-attacks in Spain have increased 5% more in 2016

Summary:

  • The Spanish National Cryptologic Center (CCN) has managed this year around 19,000 cyber incidents; this means 5% more than in 2015.
  • Public and private sectors of strategic interest in Spain suffer 90% of critical cyber-attacks.
  • A quarter of these critical attacks are of maximum danger, which target strategic companies and 75% are suffered by the public sector (national, regional and local), with Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defense being the most attacked.
  • The companies most affected belong to the defense, aeronautical, banking and energy sectors.
  • The most dangerous attacks are those that aim to impact on national security or steal sensitive information.
  • Since 2015 the awareness and defensive capacity of the states has increased, so the cost of infecting a network is much higher now.
  • According to the head of cybersecurity of the CCN, Javier Candau, by 2025 only the most sophisticated attackers, whether governments or organized crime groups, will survive.
  • The efforts of CNN towards 2017 will focus on cyber-espionage, denial of service attacks and industrial control systems in the public sectors (ports, hospitals, hydrographic companies, etc.)
  • The CCN will celebrate the X edition of its ‘STIC CCN-CERT’ conference in Madrid on 13 and 14 December under the motto ‘Ten years strengthening national cybersecurity’, in which public and private sectors will participate.

Source: 20 Minutos Newspaper

Link: http://www.20minutos.es/noticia/2894916/0/ciberataques-criticos-espana-detras-gobiernos/

Language: Spanish

 

 

 

 

 

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News

Country:  Chile

Industry:  Economy

Title: Trade between Chile and China has quadrupled

Summary:

  • Chile was the first South American nation to establish relations with China in 1970 and the first in Latin America to sign a bilateral accord.
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping is visiting Chile to upgrade their bilateral ties and a free trade agreement.
  • China is Chile number one trading partner, the trade has quadrupled in 10 years, passing from $8 billion in 2005 to 31 billion in 2015, which represents 17% increase.
  • The two countries are looking to diversify their trade, which now includes 97% of all goods, but they want to add more areas like services.
  • The integration process among countries in South America will encourage Chinese companies to invest in infrastructure, such as roads and railways like a potential tunnel project through the Andes, which aims to connect Chile and Argentina to facilitate Argentina’s export of agricultural products to China.
  • Chile main exports to China are: copper, fruits, salmon, beef and wine.

Source: Global Times

Link: http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1019382.shtml

Language: English

 

 

 

 

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News

Country: Brazil

Industry: Technology

Title: Brazilian smartphone market reached US$3.1 billion from July to September

Summary:

  • Sales of mobile phones have seen sustained growth during the third quarter of 2016, with consumers willing to spend more on devices, according to analyst firm IDC.
  • Some 12,556 million devices were sold in the country between July and September, of which 11,136 million were smartphones and 1,419 million feature phones.
  • Feature phones saw a 48.4 percent increase in sales during the period, while smartphones had a 3.6 percent sales increase compared to the third quarter of 2015, according to the IDC study.
  • In terms of revenue, the Brazilian smartphone market reached R$ 10.7 billion ($3.1 billion) from July to September, with feature phone sales totaling R$ 179.8 million (53.6 million).

Source: ZDNet

Link: http://www.zdnet.com/article/mobile-sales-continue-to-grow-in-brazil/

Language: English