Brazil's housing market

Brazil’s housing market remains positive, latest Knight Frank Index confirms

The latest Knight Frank Global House Price Index has confirmed that Brazil’s house prices rose by 0.9% in the year to Q4 2015. The market has defied the country’s economic jitters and remained a positive place for investors from overseas as well as domestic buyers, according to award-winning property developer Ritz-G5. Chief financial officer Paul… Read more »

New extension plans for Natal's light rail

New extension plans for Natal’s light rail transit proposed

Brazilian Urban Trains Company (CBTU) has revealed proposals to expand the 56.2km diesel-operated light network in Natal, capital of Rio Grande do Norte, with the addition of a third line. The 24km White Line would extend the metre-gauge system and run beyond the current terminal of the South Line located at Parnamirim to São José… Read more »

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Brazilian market confidence soars

  The Brazilian people are backing their country’s prospects of a swift return to global economic strength, according to a new survey. The report from Boston Consulting Group found that 50% of Brazilians believe their country’s economy will improve in the next six months, while 45% believe it will improve within six to 12 months…. Read more »


Q&A with Gustavo Nogueira, Chief Architect of Ritz-G5

    What is your role in Ritz-G5? Currently, I work as a Chief Architect at Ritz-G5 and I’m also responsible for the licensing of the company’s projects. How long have you been involved with the company? I have been involved with the company for six years now, I’ve been part of Ritz-G5’s staff since… Read more »

Brazilian economy getting sweeter by the day

The Brazilian economy is looking up and consumers are feeling more confident, according to the latest consumer confidence update from the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FVG). The FGV figures show that consumer confidence has shot up for the second month in a row, taking it from 64.9 in December 2015 to 68.5 in February. Increased optimism… Read more »