São Paulo is the largest city in Brazil, the 12th most populous city in the world, and the main core of the Brazilian economy. To add to the impressive list of São Paulo’s credentials, it is also by far the city with the largest GDP in Latin America.
São Paulo is also the headquarters location for Brasil Bolsa Balcao S.A., the country’s official stock and bond exchange. Being the largest stock exchange in the region, São Paulo is put on the world map as a vital pulse of not just the Brazilian economy, but that of Latin America.
Rio de Janeiro, the capital of one of Brazil’s most populous provinces, is the second largest city in Brazil. A population of over 6 million makes Rio de Janeiro an attractive candidate for companies seeking to enter the Latin America market.
Once the national capital, Rio de Janeiro remains an important centre of the economy, housing the headquarters of Brazilian oil and mining, and one of Latin America’s largest telecommunications and media conglomerates. It also boasts many universities and research institutes, serving as a central development hub in the surrounding provinces, as well as on a national level.