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  • Brazil’s central bank aims to stimulate competition through open banking

    New regulation would see top-12 banks adopt open banking second half of next year; central bank hopes better risk management will lower cost of credit, spur growth.

    The Brazilian central bank is making good on its push to increase competition in the country’s financial sector by publishing a directive on the governance of its open-banking initiative.

  • Brazil public investment this year may hit new low below 0.5 pct/GDP -Treasury

    Brazil’s public investment could fall below 0.5 percent of gross domestic product this year if weak revenues force the government to put the squeeze on discretionary spending, the Treasury said on Monday.

    This would be the lowest ever level of public spending as a share of the economy, and would represent a continued decline from 0.7 percent of GDP last year and 1.7 percent of GDP in 2014, the Treasury said.

  • Brazil primary budget deficit narrows more than expected in March

    The Brazilian government’s primary deficit narrowed more than expected in March, but in nominal terms rose as a share of gross domestic product over the year, the central bank said on Tuesday.

    The primary deficit, comprising the central government, regional governments and state-owned enterprises before interest payments are factored in, narrowed to 18.6 billion reais ($4.73 billion) in March from 25.1 billion reais in March last year.

  • Brazilian data protection authority should have directors with different profiles, senior official says

    The Brazilian government wants to ensure that the country’s data-protection authority will have directors with varying profiles and experiences, a senior official from the Ministry of Economy told MLex.

  • Brazil budget deficit narrows, but pension clouds loom large

    Brazil’s central government’s primary budget deficit narrowed in March thanks to aggressive cuts in discretionary spending, the Treasury said on Monday, although it warned that public finances were still at risk from pension commitments and weak revenues.

  • Brazil's public investment could evaporate to less than 0.5 pct of GDP

    Brazil’s public investment is grinding to a virtual standstill and could fall to a new record low below 0.5 percent of gross domestic product this year if the government is forced to tighten the squeeze on discretionary spending, the Treasury said on Monday.

  • Colombia’s Avianca says bankruptcy of Avianca Brasil causing ‘reputational harm’

    Colombia’s Avianca Holdings SA said on Monday it is experiencing “reputational harm” from its association with Avianca Brasil, an air carrier that licenses its name and has canceled over 1,000 flights amid a bankruptcy restructuring.

  • Fapesp launches book on lecture series presented at Alesp

    Digital version of the publication, which addresses topics such as entrepreneurship and technologies, can be accessed through the internet

  • Government of SP presents innovative projects for Agribusiness São Paulo at Agrishow

    The 26th Agrishow takes place between April 29 and May 3 in Ribeirão Preto (SP)

    The 26th edition of the Agrishow will take place between April 29 and May 3 in Ribeirão Preto (SP), and the São Paulo State Government will have a central stand in the main public circuit of the agribusiness fair. In this edition, the Department of Agriculture and Supply was repaginated presenting innovative projects to modernize agribusiness in São Paulo.

  • Brazilian firefighters ship to Mozambique

    Team will work on search and rescue in areas affected by cyclone Kenneth

    Brazil on Saturday (27) sent a team of 14 firefighters to work in Pemba, a region of Mozambique hit by a new cyclone.

  • Brazil inflation in mid-April rises to highest in two years

    Brazilian consumer price inflation rose to its highest in two years in mid-April, led by price increases in the transport and food and drink sectors, government statistics agency IBGE said on Thursday.

  • Brazilian FM says China important for economic growth

    China is important for the growth of Brazil's whole economy, especially in the area of agribusiness, Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo said Thursday.

    Brazil can be China's great partner "in an area as fundamental as food security, while for Brazil, China is important for the growth of its (Brazil's) whole economy, (and) for our project for a big and strong Brazil," said the minister.

  • Brazil retailer Lojas Renner beats quarterly profit estimates

    Brazil’s largest fashion retailer, Lojas Renner SA, reported on Thursday a quarterly net profit that was 45 percent higher year-on-year and greatly exceeded market expectations, helped by double-digit sales growth despite a sluggish economy.

    In a securities filing, the company said it posted a first-quarter net profit of 161.6 million reais ($40.93 million), based on new international accounting standards known as IFRS.

  • Develops SP completes 10 years of incentive to the Creative Economy

    Government Development Agency celebrates a decade supporting the growth of enterprises in the territory of São Paulo

  • U.S. tractor maker AGCO rolls out Fendt line for Brazil farmers

    U.S. agricultural machine maker AGCO Corp said on Tuesday it would launch its flagship Fendt line of equipment in Brazil later this year, targeting large soybean farmers in the vast center-west region.

    AGCO will first bring the German-made line of Fendt Vario high-power tractors to Brazil’s grain heartland, the company’s South America chief Luís Felli said at a presentation in Sao Paulo.

  • Brazil growth forecasts tumble as key pension reform vote looms

    Economists continue to slash their forecasts for Brazilian economic growth this year, according to a closely watched survey published on Monday, intensifying the spotlight on a key Congressional vote on pension reform later in the week.

    The central bank’s weekly FOCUS survey of nearly 100 financial institutions showed the median forecast for 2019 growth fell sharply in the latest week to 1.71 percent from 1.95 percent a week before.

  • Latam FX weaker; Brazil stocks cut losses on pension progress

    Latin American currencies weakened in quiet trade on Monday, and most while most regional stock indexes tracked Wall Street lower, pension reform optimism helped Brazil stocks retrace earlier losses to end flat. Following a three-day holiday weekend, Mexico’s peso lost 0.3 percent, while the Colombian peso gave up narrow gains from earlier in the session amid surging oil prices. Analysts at Banco Base said in a note that market participants are expected to remain cautious as they await first-quarter U.S.

  • Brazil’s president does not think truckers have reason to strike - spokesman

    Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro believes there is no reason for the country’s truckers to go on strike, his spokesman said on Monday.

  • Center Paula Souza and IBM present educational model P-Tech

    Project, implemented in the first half of this year in Fatecs, a theoretical content with practical experiences

    The Paula Souza Center (CPS) and IBM brought together representatives from companies in the Information Technology sector, city halls and other institutions to present the P-Tech educational model.

  • Entrepreneurship In The Peripheries

    Project of the Secretariat of Economic Development offers courses such as fashion design, graphite, food styling and social media

    Expand opportunities with creative work and focus on autonomy. This is one of the goals of São Paulo Criativo, a program of the Secretariat of Economic Development, which has given a new chance, especially to young people.

  • Avianca Brasil cancels more than 1,300 flights - local media

    Avianca Brasil has canceled more than 1,300 flights, Brazilian media reported on Saturday, as the bankrupt airline was forced to reduce its fleet by more than two-thirds.

    The cancellations, for April 19-28, are nationwide, with airports in Brasilia, Guarulhos in Sao Paulo, and Galeao in Rio de Janeiro, the hardest hit, O Estado de Sao Paulo reported.

  • Secretariat of Justice reaches the first quarter of management with innovations

    Bodies linked to the portfolio also promoted a series of actions in the first quarter, such as expansion of services

  • NF Paulista releases R $ 38.5 million in loans to consumers

    Transfers to consumers, entities and condominiums can be made by the application of the program or by the internet

    Participants of the Nota Fiscal Paulista award can already receive their credits. The Government of São Paulo has released the amount of R $ 38,537,046.39 to consumers, philanthropic institutions and condominiums.

  • Brazil’s Bolsonaro voices ‘sympathy’ toward Petrobras privatization

    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that he had “initial sympathy” toward the idea of privatizing state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA, a comment that gave the company’s shares a minor jolt.