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  • Business confidence up 0.6 point in July


    Increase occurred in industry, services and construction

    The Getulio Vargas Foundation's Business Confidence Index (ICE) rose by 0.6 point in July to 84.8 points on a scale of zero to 200 points. Disclosed on Tuesday (1 st), the result reveals part of the recovery of the loss of 2.0 points of the previous month.

  • Companies can already test eSocial as of this Tuesday (1st)


    Tool will be responsible for integrating the routine of more than 8 million companies and 40 million workers

  • Trade balance records best July in history

    Foreign trade

    In the accumulated of the year, result is also record and adds US $ 42.5 billion

    The Brazilian trade balance was positive at US $ 6.298 billion in July, the best for the period since the beginning of the historical series. According to data from the Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services, the result is 37.6% higher than in July of last year.

  • Tax regularization program has more than 48 thousand taxpayers


    Individuals or legal entities have until August 31 to settle their debts with the National Treasury

    More than 48,000 taxpayers have already opted for the Special Tax Regularization Program (Pert), from the Federal Revenue Service. Until August 31, individuals or companies will have the last opportunity to settle their debts with the National Treasury.

  • Government strategy to expand Brazilian agribusiness exports

    Public policy

    Measure gives greater synergy between public and private institutions. Plan to draw strategies until 2022

    To expand Brazil's participation in international trade in agricultural products, the federal government has created a new action plan called the Strategy for Opening, Expansion and Promotion in the Brazilian Agribusiness International Market 2019-2022.

  • Decree of the government reduces PIS / Cofins rate on ethanol


    Change in taxation generates a reduction of R $ 0.08 per liter of fuel. Rules for gasoline and diesel were not changed

  • Salary bonus 2017/2018 begins to be paid on July 27


    Payments are ordered according to the month of birth of the worker; Benefit amounts range from $ 79 to $ 937

    Beginning on the 27th, the salary payment calendar 2017/2018 (base year 2016) for the workers born this month of July . The appeal will be available until June 29, 2018.

  • Interest on loans and financing falls in June

    central bank

    Credit operations for companies and consumers receded last month. Selic fall is decisive for reducing rates

    Influenced by continued falls in the basic interest rate, loans and financing have become cheaper for consumers and companies in Brazil. Central Bank data, released on Thursday (27), show that average interest rates fell 1.2 percentage points from May to June, from 47.3% a year to 46.1% in the period.

  • Seventh Selic cut makes banks reduce rates on credit operations


    Credit operations for companies and consumers became cheaper minutes after the Central Bank cut the base rate

    After the Central Bank cut basic interest rates by one percentage point, the country's three largest banks announced reductions in lending rates. Businesses and consumers benefited from the reduction.

  • Trade balance has best result for 2017 in the 3rd week of July

    Foreign trade

    Higher weekly balance of the year was influenced by the increase in the external sales of basic products and manufactured goods

  • Sale of Treasury Direct securities reaches R $ 1.4 billion and sets a record for the month of June


    About 44% of the applications acquired were from bonds linked to the basic interest rate, Selic

    The sale of Treasury Direct securities to individuals reached a record volume in June:  R $ 1.452 billion, according to data released by the agency. The amount was the highest for the month since 2002. 

  • Withdrawal of inactive accounts can be made until Monday (31)


    Deadline to redeem amounts in branches ends in one week, and Cash informs that deadline will not be extended

    Workers with a balance in inactive accounts the Service Time Guarantee Fund(FGTS) have until next Monday (31) to the withdrawal of money. According to the Federal Savings Bank, the term will not be extended.

  • Ratio rescheduling falls in July second preview


    Data from the Getulio Vargas Foundation show that the General Market Price Index (IGP-M) accumulated a fall of 2.65% in 2017

    Used to readjust the rental contracts, the General Price-Market Index (IGP-M) decreased 0.71% in the second preview of July. The data are from the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) and were  released on Wednesday (19) . 

  • IPCA-15 registers deflation in July and reaches lower level since 1998


    Previous official inflation was impacted by lower transport and food prices

    With the process of falling prices, the official inflation forecast, as measured by the Broad Consumer Price Index (IPCA-15), registered deflation of 0.18% in July. This is the lowest level for the month in 14 years and the best indicator performance since September 1998 (-0.44%). 

  • FGV preview shows industry confidence boosts in July


    Result shows that entrepreneurs are more confident about the future

    The July preview of the Industry Confidence Index (ICI) was 90.7 points, 1.2 points above the end of June, according  to the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV). 

    With that, the preview shows that entrepreneurs are more confident about the future.

  • Small companies were the target of 40% of BNDES loans


    In a report, the development bank shows that micro, small and medium enterprises were highlighted in the first half

    Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises were a prominent destination among loans from the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES), in the first half of 2017, according to a performance report released on Tuesday (18) by the development bank .

  • Federal Revenue applies around R $ 73.6 billion in fines in the first half of 2017


    Value is 12.6% higher than that launched by the tax authorities in the same period last year. Number of audits increased by 9.2%

  • Arrecadao has best result for June since 2015


    From January to June, the result was also the best for a first half in two years

    Faced with the improvement in economic indicators, the federal government raised R $ 104.1 billion in June, up 3% compared to the same period last year. According to data released on Wednesday (19) by the Internal Revenue Service, this was the  best performance for the month since 2015. 

  • Japanese businessman says labor modernization builds confidence in Brazil


    In a meeting with the Minister of Labor, company director discussed actions to reduce poverty in Brazil

    The director of the Japanese company Nippon Seteel & Sumitomo Metal Empreendimentos Siderúrgicos, Kazuhiro Egawa, met Monday with the Labor Minister, Ronaldo Nogueira, and said that approval of labor modernization could stimulate new business in the country.

  • Family confidence up 12.5% in July


    With expectations of increased sales and influenced by economic reforms, consumer intent increases

    Influenced by falling inflation and interest rates, the confidence of Brazilian families has grown again. In July, the level of optimism rose 12.5% ​​over the same period last year. It is the largest growth in this base of comparison in seven years.

  • Prices of fruits and vegetables are cheaper in Ceasas


    Survey done in June reveals that of the products researched only lettuce and papaya became more expensive

  • Revenue releases payment of the 2nd lot of restitution of the Income Tax

    IRPF 2017

    More than 1 million taxpayers will receive the transfer from this Monday (17)

    Beginning this  Monday (17), the Internal Revenue Service begins the payment of the second batch of restitution of Income Tax of Individuals 2017. About 1.3 million taxpayers who declared the IR this year will receive money from the Treasury. In total, R $ 2.533 billion will be allocated.

  • Market returns to reduce interest and inflation estimate

    Focus Bulletin

    Projections of analysts consulted by the Central Bank is that the IPCA 2017 will end the year at 3.29%

    For the seventh consecutive week, the financial market improved expectations for inflation in 2017. Analysts now bet that the Broad Consumer Price Index (IPCA) will end the year at 3.29%, compared to the previous estimate of 3 , 38%.

  • Brazil creates almost 10,000 formal jobs in June


    For the third consecutive month, the country recorded a positive balance in job creation

    In June, Brazil registered the creation of 9,800 new jobs in the formal labor market. This is the third consecutive month in which there is a positive balance of jobs. With this result, the country registered the opening of 67.3 thousand formal jobs in the first half of 2017.