Invest in Asia and Brazil
WHY INVEST IN ASIA?
The dynamic Asian business environment has no equal in the 21st century. The GDP per capita of the East Asia-Pacific region grows three times faster than the rest of the world (2019). The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is the fifth leading economy of the world and the core of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which is the largest free trade area in the world. The 15 members of RCEP – Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam – account for about 30% of the world’s population (2.2 billion people) and 30% of global GDP (US$29.7 trillion). International trade has been an essential element of the long-term economic development of the region, and involvement in international trade has laid crucial foundations for its present-day economic growth since the fourth quarter of the 20th century.
Por que Investir na Ásia?
O ambiente dinâmico de negócios na Ásia não encontra paralelos no século 21. O PIB per capita da região cresce três vezes mais rápido do que no resto do mundo (2019). Os países da Associação das Nações do Sudeste Asiático (ASEAN) representam a quinta maior economia do mundo e o centro do grupo econômico RCEP – Austrália, Brunei, Camboja, China, Indonésia, Japão, Coréia do Sul, Laos, Malásia, Mianmar, Nova Zelândia, Filipinas, Singapura, Tailândia, e Vietnã – que compõem 30% da população mundial (2.2 bilhões de habitantes) e 30% do PIB global (US$29.7 trilhões). O comércio internacional tem sido um elemento essencial para o desenvolvimento econômico de longo prazo da região, e o involvimento nesse comércio serviu como base para o crescimento econômico da Ásia desde o final do século 20 até os dias de hoje.
WHY INVEST IN BRAZIL?
Brazil is Latin America’s economic powerhouse. The country has a sophisticated industrial base, plenty of water and energy, and a rich soil that sustains livestock and agricultural activities all year long. Brazil has been historically the largest economy in Latin America and in the Southern Hemisphere in nominal terms. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in 2019 the Brazilian economy was the second largest in the Americas after the United States, and the ninth economy in the world with nominal GDP of US$1.96 trillion. Brazil ranks amongst the largest agricultural producers in the world – it is the world’s first producer and exporter of coffee, sugar cane, oranges, and one of the largest producers of soy beans, corn, and cotton. The country has the world’s largest commercial livestock herd, and is the largest exporter of beef and poultry. Brazil feeds 1.2 billion people every year around the world. The country is also a major player in the biofuels industry, and an industrial nation that benefits from its mineral ore wealth, including petroleum. The country is the world’s second larger exporter of iron and one of the main producers of aluminum. Brazil continues to expand its relevance in the textile, aeronautics, pharmacy, automobile, steel and chemical industry sectors. Although foreign trade only represents a quarter of its GDP, Brazil ranks amongst the top 20 world exporters in the world.