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  • Petrobras exports electricity to Argentina

    Petrobras started exporting electricity to Argentina from plants of Thermoelectric Park natural gas. The forecast is that the demand of the neighboring country to reach 860 MW (equivalent to call a city of 500 000 inhabitants) in the months of July and August 2016.

  • Box launches credit lines for Brazilian farmers

    Caixa Econômica Federal (CEF) released on Thursday (14) the contracting of credit lines top rural rodutores, agribusinesses and cooperatives for the season 2016/2017.  

    The bank intends to  take 28% the balance of its agricultural portfolio in the period, jumping from R $ 7.8 billion to R $ 10 billion. Thus, there should be an increase of 28% on the cost, investments and marketing. 

  • Brazil Air Defense Scheme at the Olympics Begins On 24

    The restrictions in the airspace of Rio de Janeiro for the safety of the Olympic and Paralympic Games begin to be imposed on July 24, when it will be open to the Athletes Village.

    The planning was detailed on Wednesday (14) by the Brazilian Air Force (FAB). a news conference. They will be used 80 aircraft in operation, involving 15,000 soldiers.

  • Brazil Government approves R $ 18.5 million to recover cities

    On Wednesday (13), the Ministry of National Integration provided approximately R $ 18.5 million for drought coping actions in Paraíba and reconstruction of areas hit by heavy rains in the states of Acre, São Paulo, Paraná and Rio Grande do Sul. the funds are from the National Protection Bureau and Civil Defense (Sedec).


  • Brazil’s NIAID contracts with Southern Research to study Zika

    Southern Research has received a contract from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to expand their research on the Zika virus (ZIKV). The award is for an initial $901,048, with a possibility of increasing up to nearly $3.9 million over the next two years, in accordance with Contract No. HHSN2722010000221.

  • Alexei Ulyukayev: The bulk of the shares "ALROSA", implemented within the framework of the privatization, have gained long-term investors

    "The first public transaction, conducted over the past three years, was successful. He was brought a wide range of investors, mainly from the long-term horizon of share ownership. The deal will increase the number of shares in free circulation and, therefore, is expected to increase the company's weight in the index MSCI Russia.

  • Industrial Development Fund to Attract Startups FRII for Russian Industrial Enterprises

    July 12, 2016 on "INNOPROM-2016" in the presence of First Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Gleb Nikitin, director of the Industrial Development Fund (EDF) and Alexey Komissarov Director of the Foundation of the Internet initiatives (FRII) Kirill Varlamov signed a cooperation agreement. It aims to attract companies from the portfolio of projects FRII to implement their development at Russian industrial enterprises.

  • Putting Power for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on the Fast Track

    ATLANTA — July 12, 2016 — There may be a full four years between every Olympic Games, but deploying Olympic Games-scale power distribution, backup power and protection systems typically comes down to the final months — or even weeks — before the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games.

  • FGV opens selection process for professional masters degrees in Rio de Janeiro

    FGV is now receiving registrations for the selection process of three programs: Professional Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MAP) and Executive Master’s Degree in Business Management (MEX), both at the Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE), as well as the Professional Master’s Degree in Economics and Finance (MFEE) at the Brazilian School of Economics and Finance (EPGE).

  • Brazil Trade balance recorded a surplus of US $ 1.488 billion in the first two weeks of July

    In the first two weeks of July 2016, which amounted to 6 working days, the trade balance registered a surplus of US $ 1.488 billion, the result of exports of US $ 4.975 billion and imports of US $ 3.487 billion .In the year, exports totaled US $ 95.228 billion and imports, US $ 70.088 billion, with a surplus of US $ 25.140 billion.

  • Brazil wants to reduce 40% of import export costs by next year

    The acting Minister of Industry, Trade and Services Fernando Furlan, said on Monday in Florianopolis, during a meeting of the Federation's Strategic Council of Industries of Santa Catarina (FIESC), the MDIC is focused on the resumption of growth and working on a trade facilitation agenda to reduce bureaucracy and costs in export and import operations.

  • Brazilian Commission approves 236 projects to receive funds via Rouanet

    More 236 projects were approved to receive funds from the Rouanet Law. In total, they  add up to a value of more than R $ 198 million authorized for capture. Another 32 projects were rejected by the commissioners in the 246ª meeting of the National Cultural Incentive Commission (CNIC).

  • Brazilian Minister: trade facilitation measures will generate $ 15 billion in savings for exporters

    The Minister Marcos Pereira said in a speech at the fourth working session of the meeting of G20 trade ministers in Shanghai, China, the trade facilitation measures launched by the Brazilian government will generate savings $ 15 billion for foreign trade operators when they are completed. 

  • Brazilian Minister : G20 must take into account the interests of developing countries

    Speaking at the first session of the meeting of G20 trade ministers in Shanghai, China, the minister Marcos Pereira said that discussions should take into account the interests of developing countries. For the first time in four years, Brazil was represented by a minister of state at the meeting.

  • Brazilian minister calls for the inclusion of meat and ethanol in negotiations with the European Union

    In a meeting with the Commissioner of the European Union Trade, Cecilia Malmström, Minister of Industry, Trade and Services, Marcos Pereira, highlighted the exchange offers between Mercosur and the European Union held in May and he stressed the importance for Brazil's inclusion of beef and ethanol, which were left out of the negotiation.

  • According to Index Commodities Brazil, Primary products have stable prices in June

    In June, the prices of commodities - commodities with international prices - were stable. The Index Commodities Brazil (IC-Br), calculated monthly by the Central Bank, a high of 0.01% in May and the current month. 12 months ending in June, the index recorded arise of 9.35% and for the year, down 4.62%.

  • Brazil releases R $ 821 million to the National Employment System

    The Support Fund for Workers approved the transfer of R $ 821 million for the improvement of the National Employment System services (SINE) for 2017. The idea of ​​the investment is to restructure the network of care workers and improve the services provided by Sine, reaching more workers in the process of mediation and reintegration into the labor market, focusing on an active policy of professional qualification.

  • Juca Pedro Maciel is named undersecretary of the Brazilian Treasury

    Economist Pedro Juca Maciel was appointed today, 06/07, Undersecretary of Planning and Tax Statistics of the National Treasury Secretariat (STN). Juca, who is a career server STN since 2003, replaces William Baghdassarian in office, which will continue to play a relevant role in the institution. 

  • Bank of Brazil approves R $ 101 billion for season 2016/2017

    Around R $ 10 billion will go to agribusiness, and R $ 91 billion to producers and cooperatives

    The Bank of Brazil will allocate R $ 101 billion of resources to finance the harvest 2016 and 2017. Of this total, R $ 10 billion will be directed to the agribusiness chain of companies and R $ 91 billion will be awarded in the form of rural credit to producers and cooperatives.

  • Minister Marcos Pereira leads the Brazilian delegation at the G20 in China

    Meeting takes place in Shanghai, on 9 and 10 July, and brings together trade ministers of the 20 largest global economies

  • Brazilian Minister Pereira meets with representative of the US government

    Brasilia (July 5) - Minister Marcos Pereira today received the visit of chief negotiator of Agriculture USTR (American Representation of Foreign Trade), Darci Vetter, responsible for bilateral and multilateral negotiations and the coordination of policies on agricultural trade . During the meeting, issues were addressed related to the ratification of the TPP, free trade agreement signed by the US with 11 other countries in February this year, and TTIP negotiating process, the free trade agreement between

  • Fiscal prism: SPE discloses short-term Podium

    The Fiscal Prisma becomes monthly disclose the ranking "short-term Podium" of the participating institutions (ranking of the monthly forecasts). The Podium is a planning system of the participating institutions of the Tax Prisma expectations system, based on the success rate and frequency of sending their projections.

  • Gas Gensets Market to Cross US$ 8 billion by 2021, Says TechSci Research

    Increasing demand-supply gap, growing need to generate power through clean energy sources and favourable government policies to drive global gas gensets market through 2021

  • Brazil’s Trade balance is positive at US $ 23.6 billion

    Exports exceeded imports by $ 23.6 billion in the first half of the year - a  record for the period. In addition to the basic products, sales grew strongly with the sale of vehicles for Latin America.