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2013-01-30 04:20:44

LONDON, January 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Shard opens its doors - and viewing platform - 1 February As The Shard opens to an eager public on 1 February, Londoners and visitors will have the chance to view the capital from a whopping 800ft (244m) above the skyline. As one of the newest and most exciting experiences to book through GoSeeDo.com, it's no wonder that tickets are selling fast, but there are other great views to be enjoyed by those with a head for...

2010-11-12 03:00:00

SAO PAULO, November 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Actis, a global emerging markets private equity specialist, has invested US$53m in Gtex, a cleaning products company based in Brazil, whose stable of brands include, Urca, UFE and Amazon. Following this investment, Actis will initiate a comprehensive growth plan for Gtex in the Brazilian market to include new product lines, geographical expansion, and acquisitions. Gtex holds a large portfolio of cleaning products, with a strong presence...

2008-09-01 00:02:45

By michael astor of The Associated Press If You Go Ranking of cities by cost of living: From Mercer, the British consulting firm: www.mercer.com/costofliving Brazil tourism: www.braziltourism.org News You can use RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - The weak dollar and a steadily strengthening Brazilian real have seen Rio climb from the 135th most expensive city in the world just a few years ago, to the 31st most expensive today - tied with Barcelona and Stockholm, according to the latest cost of...

2008-09-01 00:02:13

By Michael Astor Ricardo Moraes/AP The famous "Christ the Redeemer" statue crowns Corcovado mountain, with Sugar Loaf mountain seen in the distance behind it, in Rio de Janeiro. People fill the street outside of the Beco do Rato bar in Rio de Janeiro's Lapa neighborhood. The best party in Lapa is outdoors, where street vendors sell beer. Surfers patronize Arpoador beach, the rocky outcrop at the edge of Ipanema. Beaches in Brazil are accessible year-round, and many travelers spend...