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Guarantee of energy supply is a priority to investors, says American Chamber



Crime affects investment projects


Taxes scare foreign investors


Foreign investors prefer large and medium size companies


Research: return on capital stimulates new investments in the country


Market potential attracts productive investments



Taxes are still the major barrier to new investments in the Country



Taxes inhibits new investments, according
to research


Research: Brazilian market estimulates new investments


Taxes and Brazil cost restrain investments
in the country

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Guarantee of energy supply is a priority to investors, says American Chamber

According to Amcham’s (American Chamber of Commerce) research conducted by Simonsen Associados with executives of 132 affiliated companies, size and market growth potential, economic stability, inflation under control, and energy availability, are on the top of the list of factors that stimulate productive investments in Brazil.



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Taxes scare foreign investors

Research shows that taxes and Brazil cost inhibit investments in the country.

Factors that most inhibit foreign investments in the country continue to be the national tax structure and the so-called Brazil cost, a concept that involves variables that range from losses due to corruption and bureaucracy, to high domestic interest rates. The conclusion was based on a research conducted by Simonsen Associados that interviewed 132 companies, members of Amcham Committees.


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Taxes are still the major barrier to new investments in the Country

High taxes are still the major reason for executives to give up productive investments in the country. This was one of the conclusions from a research conducted by Amcham (American Chamber of Commerce) and Simonsen Associados – a consulting company that coordinated the research – with 132 companies.



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Domestic market is one of the main factors stimulating productive investments

Research conducted by Simonsen Associados and American Chamber of Commerce shows that market growth and size of the economy are the factors that most influence productive investment in Brazil.


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Foreign investors prefer large and medium size companies

As discussed during the release of Amcham (American Chamber of Commerce) research about factors that stimulate and inhibit investments in the country, conducted by Simonsen Associados, foreign investments do not arrive to small cap companies, reaching mainly mid cap and large corporations. Foreign investors look for minimum size companies to invest in, and local small companies do not meet this pre-requisite.


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Research: return on capital stimulates new investments in the country

According to 132 Amcham affiliated companies interviewed in a research carried out by Simonsen Associados, factors that most stimulate productive investments in Brazil are domestic market growth potential and size of the economy. Results show that the most important factor, obviously, is the return on invested capital.


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Market potential attracts productive investments

According to a research conducted by Simonsen Associados with 132 Amcham affiliated companies, factors that most stimulate productive investments in Brazil are internal market growth potential and size of the economy.


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Crime affects investment projects

Economy-related factors weigh favorably in investment decisions. Political factors are the ones that most de-stimulate businessmen decisions. Among political factors, taxes, corruption and the combination of criminality, violence, and kidnapping are the ones that most bother executives. According to the research at Amcham (American Chamber of Commerce) coordinated by Simonsen Associados, the importance of these aspects in the decision-making process for new investments is growing.


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Investor evaluates cost of violence

The concern among executives about violence, corruption and impunity grew in the past year and weighs negatively in the decision-making process of new investments. This is one of the conclusions from the research “The main factors that stimulate and restrain productive investments in Brazil”, conducted by Simonsen Associados consultants with members of Amcham (American Chamber of Commerce) committees.

Taxes, followed by the "Brazil cost", are the factors that lead the rank
of hindrances to new investments.

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Taxes inhibits new investments, according to research

Among the factors that most inhibit foreign investments in Brazil, high taxes is the most eminent. According to a research conducted by Simonsen Associados and requested by Amcham (American Chamber of Commerce), taxes is on the top of the list of unfavorable factors to new investments in the country.


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Research: Brazilian market estimulates new investments

According to a research conducted by Simonsen Associados and requested by Amcham (American Chamber of Commerce), internal market growth potential and size of the economy lead the list of factors that most stimulate productive investments in the country.


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Taxes and Brazil cost restrain investments in the country

According to a survey conducted by Simonsen Associados consultants team with members of Amcham (American Chamber of Commerce), in 2002 taxes and Brazil cost are the two factors that can most inhibit productive investments in the country.


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