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  • Credit to finance machinery and equipment grows 90% in July

    BNDES

    Balance of the development bank shows increased disbursements to finance capital goods

    Finame's disbursements, the credit line of the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) to finance machinery and equipment, grew for the third consecutive month in July. The increase was 90% compared to the same period last year.

  • Retail sales grow for the third consecutive month

    IBGE

    Compared to May, sales of the commerce grew 1.2%. Of the 27 units of the federation, 21 increased

    For the third consecutive month, trade sales recorded positive results. In June, the sector increased 1.2% compared to May. The data are from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) and were released on Tuesday (15).

  • Services have the highest increase for the month of June in five years

    IBGE

    The result was influenced by the performance of the transport and services segment to families

    In a further sign of economic recovery, the services sector grew for the third consecutive month and reached a 1.3% rise in June, compared to May. This was the best result for the month in five years. The data were released on Wednesday (16), by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).

  • Northeast shows lower inflation since 2014

    Cost of living

    Household items and food and beverages were the groups that contributed the most to low inflation in the region

    Inflation in the Northeast is at the lowest level since 2014. Data from the Northeastern Economic Studies Office (Etene), linked to Banco do Nordeste, show that the Extended Consumer Price Index (IPCA) of the region stood at 0.26% in July.

  • Revenue starts to pay the 3rd installment of the 2017 Income Tax

    IRPF

    More than 2 million taxpayers will receive the transfer from this Tuesday (15)

    The IRS begins, on Tuesday (15), the payment of the third batch of Tax of Income of  Individuals 2017. Also refunds will be covered from 2008 to 2016 that had fallen into the fine mesh and were released. Altogether, 2,062,878 taxpayers are expected to receive R $ 3 billion.   

  • Low inflation: how the population benefits from lower prices

    Understand

    Lower cost of living allows Brazilians to plan their own consumption, in addition to ensuring maintenance of purchasing power

  • Payment of salary bonus for born in August begins this Thursday (17)

    Worker

    For those who have an account with the Federal Savings Bank, credit will be available on Tuesday

    The payment of salary calendar calendar 2017/2018 for workers born in the month of August begins next Thursday (17). The amounts vary from R $ 79 to R $ 937, depending on the working time during the last year. In all, R $ 1,345,868,159.00 will be made available  to 1,891,031 workers.

  • Trade balance has surplus of US $ 873 million in the second week of August

    Foreign trade

    Figures were released on Monday (14) by the Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services

  • BNDES records profit of R $ 1.34 billion in the first half

    Business

    With improved management, financial institution reverses losses recorded in the first half of 2016

    The National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) recorded net income of R $ 1.34 billion in the first half of 2017. With the performance of the period, the institution reversed the loss registered in the first half of 2016, of R $ 2, 17 billion. The data were released by the institution on Monday (14).

  • BNDES intends to strengthen its activities with small and medium-sized enterprises

    Development

    According to the bank's director, the goal is to support projects aimed at the country's development and modernization of the Bank.

  • Foreign trade plays key role in resumption of growth, says minister

    Resume

    For Minister of Industry, Brazilian exports boost economic recovery

    The Minister of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services, Marcos Pereira, stressed that exports play a fundamental role in economic recovery. During the meeting of the Latin American Business Council, the minister stated that the Brazilian government is seeking to expand trade agreements.

  • With the resumption of employment, more young people entered the labor market

    Employment

    According to the Ministry of Labor, the great insertion of young people in the market helped to leave the balance of positive employment in the year

  • New Selic reduction causes eighth drop in cost of credit

    Loans and financing

    Of the six lines surveyed by Anefac, all showed a decrease, benefiting Brazilian consumers and entrepreneurs

  • Official inflation reaches the lowest value in 12 months since 1999

    IPCA

    Driven by lower food and beverage prices, the index varied 0.24% in July

    After registering a drop in the last month, the Broad Consumer Price Index (IPCA), which measures the country's official inflation, changed by 0.24% in July and reached a 2.71% increase in the last 12 months. This is the lowest result on this comparison basis since 1999.

  • Grain harvest in July should surpass that of 2016 in 31.1%

    Agriculture

    IBGE estimate points to 242.1 million tons, 57.4 million more than last year

  • Petrobras receives B3 governance certificate

    Stock Exchange

    Goal of joining the program is to strengthen corporate governance

    Petrobras received on Tuesday (8) the certification in the Highlight Program on State Governance, a kind of seal of quality in governance, granted by B3, former BM & FBovespa.

  • Revenue opens consultation on the 3rd batch of IRPF restitution this Tuesday (8)

    IRPF

    Consultation can be performed by the Revenue page on the Internet or by Receitafone 146

    As of this Tuesday (8), the Internal Revenue Service will release the query to the third batch of refund of Individual Income Tax (IRPF) of 2017. The lot includes 2,012,753 taxpayers, totaling more than R $ 2.8 billion. 

  • With economic improvement, country risk is the lowest since 2014

    Optimism

    The process of resumption of growth also resulted in the fall in the dollar and the rise of the stock exchange

    Considered as a kind of insurance against default risk by a country, the country risk fell to the lowest level since December 2014 and reached 194.8 points. Measured by the Credit Default Swap (CDS), the result of the indicator reflects a greater optimism of the investors with the Brazilian economy.

  • Trade balance has surplus of US $ 350 million in the first week of August

    Foreign trade

    Data were released on Monday (7) by the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade

  • Revenue opens consultation to the 3rd lot of the IRPF this Tuesday (8)

    IRPF

    Consultation can be performed by the Revenue page on the Internet or by Receitafone 146

    As of this Tuesday (8), the Internal Revenue Service will release the query to the third batch of refund of Individual Income Tax (IRPF) of 2017. The lot includes 2,012,753 taxpayers, totaling more than R $ 2.8 billion. 

  • Labor modernization expected to generate 1.5 million jobs, study says

    Structural reforms

    Itaú Unibanco assesses impacts of changes in legislation. In addition to more employment, expectation is to increase the country's wealth

    With the modernization of labor laws, experts are optimistic about the potential impacts for the country. For Itaú Unibanco, 1.5 million jobs are expected to be generated in the next four years with just the change in legislation.

  • Data confirms stabilization of the economy, says Central Bank

    Economic growth

    Numbers of the last periods open prospects for a resumption of growth after years of recession

    Commenting on the latest indicators confirming the stabilization of the economy, Central Bank President Ilan Goldfajn said the data open prospects for a resumption of growth after a two-year recession. The analysis was presented at a closed event of Goldman Sachs Bank.

  • Vehicle production rises 17.9% in July, says Anfavea

    Automotive industry

    Data also show the advance of vehicle sales and increased exports

    With the improvement in the economic environment, the  automotive industry has once again raised vehicle production. In July, vehicle manufacturing grew 17.9% compared to the same period last year. The data were disclosed by Anfavea, an entity that represents the automotive sector.

  • Exports of beef up 31% in July

    Agropecuária

    Among the main destinations of Brazilian meat is Hong Kong and China

    After measures that increased strictness in the inspection of animal products, beef exports grew 31% in June compared to the same month last year. With the result, the industry generated a turnover of US $ 540 million.

    The data were released on Friday (4) by Abiec, an entity that represents export industries.