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A Brazil Property Investment Offers Excellent Returns by Mandie Banthorpe

If you want to invest in property, but are nervous about the housing market in the United Kingdom, then a Brazil property investment could be the answer for you.

But why purchase a Brazil property investment? There are many reasons:

Beautiful Brazil

Brazil is the land of beauty with pristine beaches, steamy jungles, exciting cities and year round sunshine. It is a country where people love to party, love to dance, and love to enjoy themselves.

Tourism is booming as more people want to experience the vibrancy of Brazilian life. In north-east Brazil, between 2002 and 2005, there was a 150% rise in tourism. For 2008, 9,000,000 visitors are expected in north-east Brazil, placing it in the top 20 most popular tourism destinations in the world. Consequently, Brazil’s tourism success is creating a huge demand for accommodation, and property investors are acting early; purchasing bargain properties that will yield a good rental income.

Bountiful Brazil

Brazil is the tenth largest economy in the world and is one of the four largest developing economies in the world. Agricultural, mining, manufacturing, and service sectors are well developed, and their mineral wealth is vast. The leading manufacturing industries produce textiles, shoes, chemicals, steel, aircraft, motor vehicles and parts. Exports include soybeans, concentrated orange juice and beef. It is estimated Brazil will be the world’s fifth biggest economy by 2050.

Brazil’s new administration took office in 2003. Since then, the government has succeeded in creating an economy ideal for foreign investment through successful policies that has created a strong economy, reduced inflation and a strong export market. Brazil’s President Lula is a progressive leader and he understands the need of increased domestic investment for the country’s continued growth.

The currency in Brazil is the Real (the code is BRL and the symbol is R$.) Currency rates are favourable with the Real, which makes property investment an attractive option to foreign investors as they avoid losing money in their exchange transactions. In recent years the Real has stabilised and become more competitive with other international currencies, such as the US Dollar; in turn this has increased purchasing power for overseas investors in Brazil.

The cost of living remains very low, about 20 †30% of prices in the UK; the cost of running a home and paying for a caretaker is about 50 per month.

Brazil’s Building Boom

The north-east coast of Bahia, as well as Rio and Sao Paulo are experiencing a wave of new development which should offer some excellent returns on investment. An improved infrastructure in Brazil has increased the building boom in Brazil, for example: a bridge is being constructed to connect north Maceio to the city of Recife. The bridge will greatly improve access to the north and property prices are predicted to rise in the area.

Brazil is now connected by direct flights to the UK and the rest of Europe, and this will significantly open up the market to both business and holiday travellers from the UK. In turn this leads to a greater demand for temporary accommodation for both groups.

The 2014 football World Cup, also known as the FIFA World Cup, will be held in Brazil. This will put the country on the international stage and highlight many of country’s major cities; boosting interest from both holiday makers and overseas property investors. Meanwhile people, who already have a commercial Brazil property investment by 2014, may see a huge demand for their rental/hotel accommodation due to the influx of football fans.

In conclusion, Brazil is an exciting country for many reasons: diverse scenery, fantastic lifestyle, and a reduced cost of living. Last but not least, a Brazil property investment offers excellent returns for investors.

Mandie Banthorpe wrote the article 'A Brazil Property Investment Offers Excellent Returns' and recommends you visit http://www.nubricks.com/archives/category/areas/brazil-property/ for more information about commercial investment property in Brazil.

Article Source: http://www.earticlesonline.com/Article/A-Brazil-Property-Investment-Offers-Excellent-Returns/280574

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Arts and Culture Investment Opportunities in Gauteng by Sandra Olivier

If you like the more modern sounds of music, nightclubs from Soweto to the city centres provide venues for jazz, blues, hip hop and disco - listening, relaxing, socialising and dancing. Gauteng offers something for everyone whatever your taste in the field of art and entertainment. It is the most diverse, hip spot in the country, and probably the continent.

If you are more attuned to the classical, the State Theatre in Pretoria and the Civic Theatre in Johannesburg regularly present ballet and drama of international standard. And then there are smaller, more relaxed venues presenting music and drama - the Market Theatre, the Sound Stage, the casinos, the Barnyard Theatres, to mention just a few.

To experience some of the diversity that is part and parcel of the Rainbow Nation, take a guided tour of Soweto, visit the Ndebele Village at the National Culture History Museum or spend some time at the Lesedi cultural village. Don't stop there. Gauteng has museums catering to every interest from railroads to military history, not to mention art galleries that feature indigenous, modern and classic artists.

And, of course, the casinos. Gauteng offers several five star casinos that are well run and attractive - music, drama and dance - as well as fine restaurants, hotels and safe, comfortable places where you can try to beat the odds.

Constitution Hill: With the objective of creating a human rights precinct and a world class heritage tourist attraction that will contribute to the growth of the tourism sector in Gauteng, the Constitution Hill project is already well underway. The new Constitutional Court and the Old Fort are open to the public and historic buildings like the old Women's Gaol and the Native Gaol are being refurbished. Museum, archives and libraries, offices and conference facilities are part of the overall plan. Newtown - an initiative to regenerate and promote cultural industries in the heart of Johannesburg. It is home to the Market Theatre, Museum Africa, a number of craft markets and restaurants as well as a new social housing development.

Kliptown: Another major urban regeneration initiative, which includes the development of the Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication and offers opportunities in housing, tourism and business development, among others.

Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site: Declared a World Heritage Site in 1999, this 47,000 hectare treasure house of paleoanthropology is the scene of remarkable find over three million years old. Still in progress, it offers opportunities in tourism facilities, hospitality, conference facilities, infrastructure and scientific research.

Dinokeng: Development of a premier tourist attraction which will include a 'big five' game reserve, Stone Age and Anglo-Boer war sites and the historic diamond mining village of Cullinan. Within easy reach of major urban centres, it offers opportunities in lodge development, tourism facilities, hospitality services, conference facilities, manufacture of African-themed artifacts, and commercial and retail services.

FIFA 2010 World Cup: No discussion of investment opportunities in Gauteng would be complete without mention of the FIFA 2010 World Cup. South Africa is the first African nation to host the World Soccer Cup. To successfully organize one of the world's premier sporting events is both a source of national pride and a challenge for the country. The fact of the matter is that the 2010 World Cup is and will be one of the primary drivers of infrastructure development in the near term. The central government has stepped up infrastructure spending dramatically not only because the infrastructure is under heavy pressure from sustained economic growth but also because the demands of 2010 are enormous. Some 400,000 visitors are expected, who must be accommodated and moved around the country to see their favourite team. As many as 160,000 jobs could be created and estimates of the economic impact are as high as R20 billion. Prices for cement and other basic materials are sky rocketing as the demand for construction material rise. In Gauteng, Soccer City will host 8 events, including the opening and final matches and Ellis Park will host another seven. The implications of 2010 for consumer spending and investment are difficult to calculate but there is no question that countless business opportunities lay in wait - in accommodations, in transport, in food, beverages and catering, and in a variety of construction activities related to infrastructure development.

The Gauteng Economic Development Agency is the first point of contact for smart investors and entrepreneurs who need access to unlocking new value in Gauteng.

Article Source: http://www.earticlesonline.com/Article/Arts-and-Culture-Investment-Opportunities-in-Gauteng/567291

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Arts and Culture Investment Opportunities in Gauteng by Sandra Olivier

If you like the more modern sounds of music, nightclubs from Soweto to the city centres provide venues for jazz, blues, hip hop and disco - listening, relaxing, socialising and dancing. Gauteng offers something for everyone whatever your taste in the field of art and entertainment. It is the most diverse, hip spot in the country, and probably the continent.

If you are more attuned to the classical, the State Theatre in Pretoria and the Civic Theatre in Johannesburg regularly present ballet and drama of international standard. And then there are smaller, more relaxed venues presenting music and drama - the Market Theatre, the Sound Stage, the casinos, the Barnyard Theatres, to mention just a few.

To experience some of the diversity that is part and parcel of the Rainbow Nation, take a guided tour of Soweto, visit the Ndebele Village at the National Culture History Museum or spend some time at the Lesedi cultural village. Don't stop there. Gauteng has museums catering to every interest from railroads to military history, not to mention art galleries that feature indigenous, modern and classic artists.

And, of course, the casinos. Gauteng offers several five star casinos that are well run and attractive - music, drama and dance - as well as fine restaurants, hotels and safe, comfortable places where you can try to beat the odds.

Constitution Hill: With the objective of creating a human rights precinct and a world class heritage tourist attraction that will contribute to the growth of the tourism sector in Gauteng, the Constitution Hill project is already well underway. The new Constitutional Court and the Old Fort are open to the public and historic buildings like the old Women's Gaol and the Native Gaol are being refurbished. Museum, archives and libraries, offices and conference facilities are part of the overall plan. Newtown - an initiative to regenerate and promote cultural industries in the heart of Johannesburg. It is home to the Market Theatre, Museum Africa, a number of craft markets and restaurants as well as a new social housing development.

Kliptown: Another major urban regeneration initiative, which includes the development of the Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication and offers opportunities in housing, tourism and business development, among others.

Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site: Declared a World Heritage Site in 1999, this 47,000 hectare treasure house of paleoanthropology is the scene of remarkable find over three million years old. Still in progress, it offers opportunities in tourism facilities, hospitality, conference facilities, infrastructure and scientific research.

Dinokeng: Development of a premier tourist attraction which will include a 'big five' game reserve, Stone Age and Anglo-Boer war sites and the historic diamond mining village of Cullinan. Within easy reach of major urban centres, it offers opportunities in lodge development, tourism facilities, hospitality services, conference facilities, manufacture of African-themed artifacts, and commercial and retail services.

FIFA 2010 World Cup: No discussion of investment opportunities in Gauteng would be complete without mention of the FIFA 2010 World Cup. South Africa is the first African nation to host the World Soccer Cup. To successfully organize one of the world's premier sporting events is both a source of national pride and a challenge for the country. The fact of the matter is that the 2010 World Cup is and will be one of the primary drivers of infrastructure development in the near term. The central government has stepped up infrastructure spending dramatically not only because the infrastructure is under heavy pressure from sustained economic growth but also because the demands of 2010 are enormous. Some 400,000 visitors are expected, who must be accommodated and moved around the country to see their favourite team. As many as 160,000 jobs could be created and estimates of the economic impact are as high as R20 billion. Prices for cement and other basic materials are sky rocketing as the demand for construction material rise. In Gauteng, Soccer City will host 8 events, including the opening and final matches and Ellis Park will host another seven. The implications of 2010 for consumer spending and investment are difficult to calculate but there is no question that countless business opportunities lay in wait - in accommodations, in transport, in food, beverages and catering, and in a variety of construction activities related to infrastructure development.

The Gauteng Economic Development Agency is the first point of contact for smart investors and entrepreneurs who need access to unlocking new value in Gauteng.

Article Source: http://www.earticlesonline.com/Article/Arts-and-Culture-Investment-Opportunities-in-Gauteng/567291

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