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  • BC drops Selic to 8.25% per year, lower rate since 2013

    Interest decline

    Institution cut basic interest by 1 percentage point. Fall is important to boost economy

    For the eighth consecutive time, the Central Bank decided to cut the basic interest of the economy (Selic). On Wednesday (06), the monetary authority maintained the trajectory of cuts and reduced the rate from 9.25% a year to 8.25% a year, the lowest level for the Selic since May 2013.

  • Brazil to export fresh apple to India

    Marketplace

    Association of producers predicts that Asian country will be the main destination of the Brazilian fruit in 2018

  • Savings of Caixa have net funding of R $ 944.1 million in August

    Investments

    Last month, there were more deposits than withdrawals; profitability is more attractive

    Savings of Caixa Econômica Federal recorded net funding of R $ 944.1 million in August. This means that there were more deposits than withdrawals in the period. According to the institution, the data confirm the growth trend of savings deposits.

  • Natural gas production hits record with 115 million cubic meters per day

    Volume represents an increase of 3.5% in relation to the previous month and of 7.3% in relation to July 2016

  • China displaces US and becomes main country of origin of Brazilian imports

    Foreign trade

    From January to August, Chinese imports totaled US $ 17.5 billion

    The biggest destination for Brazilian products, China also became the biggest seller of products for Brazil, overtaking the position traditionally occupied by the United States. In terms of foreign trade, the Chinese already figure as the country's main partner, with a trade balance that already totals US $ 18.9 billion in 2017.

  • GDP growth in the second quarter points to 2018 "promising", says Planning

    Resume

    In the evaluation of the ministry, result also points to recovery of the economy still in 2017

    The 0.2% advance of the Brazilian economy in the second quarter points to the resumption of growth until the end of the year and to a "promising" economic activity in 2018. The evaluation was made by the Ministry of Planning, Development and Management on Friday, (1), which reiterated confidence in the follow-up of economic reforms.

  • After GDP advances, the market raises its forecast for growth to 2017

    Focus Bulletin

    Experts consulted by the Central Bank have also reduced inflation projection this year

    reinforced the positive outlook for the Brazilian economy. In 2017, the estimate for the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) rose from 0.39% to 0.50%.

  • Industrial activity advances in July, says CNI

    Resume

    Data show revenue growth, hours worked, stable employment and industry production capacity

    Indicators of the activity of the national industry advanced in the month of July, showing the stabilization of the employment and the recovery of the sector. Data from the National Confederation of Industry (CNI) show that the industry's actual turnover rose 1.7% compared to the same period last year.

  • Secretary bets on benefits for the social area with Lotex concession

    Development

    For Mansueto Almeida, changes will generate a positive impact in the modernization and innovation of the Brazilian lottery market

  • Caixa to reduce rural credit interest in September

    Credit

    Financing will be adjusted by one percentage point. Objective is to stimulate agricultural production

    As of September, interest for rural producers will be reduced by Caixa Econômica Federal. Until September 29, financing interest of up to R $ 500 thousand will have a reduction of at least 1 percentage point for cooperatives, individuals and agro-industries.

  • Trade balance is positive in the 4th week of August

    Exports

    Balance of the period was $ 2.1 billion. All three major product groups showed increased exports

    Exports surpassed imports by $ 2.1 billion in the fourth week of August. The result was the difference between US $ 5.1 billion in overseas sales and purchases of US $ 2.9 billion. The data comes from the Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services and were released on Monday (28).

  • Trade balance is positive in the 4th week of August

    Exports

    Balance of the period was $ 2.1 billion. All three major product groups showed increased exports

    Exports surpassed imports by $ 2.1 billion in the fourth week of August. The result was the difference between US $ 5.1 billion in overseas sales and purchases of US $ 2.9 billion. The data comes from the Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services and were released on Monday (28).

  • Industry confidence advances in August, says FGV

    Optimism

    In the month, indicators that measure the expectations and the current situation of the industrial entrepreneur were positive

    With the improvement of the economic environment, industry entrepreneurs have regained confidence in the economy. In August, the Industry Confidence Index (ICI) of the Getulio Vargas Foundation advanced 1.4 points from the previous month to 92.2 points. 

  • Box closes FGTS profits deposits; 88 million are benefited

    Worker

    With the results obtained last year, the bank distributed R $ 7.2 million to the fund's quota holders

    Caixa Econômica Federal closed on Tuesday (29) the division with the workers of the profit of the Fund of Guarantee of Time of Service (FGTS) obtained last year, of R $ 14.5 billion. In total, R $ 7.2 billion was distributed to some 88 million people.

  • Trade balance is positive in the 4th week of August

    Exports

    Balance of the period was $ 2.1 billion. All three major product groups showed increased exports

    Exports surpassed imports by $ 2.1 billion in the fourth week of August. The result was the difference between US $ 5.1 billion in overseas sales and purchases of US $ 2.9 billion. The data comes from the Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services and were released on Monday (28).

  • Industry confidence advances in August, says FGV

    Optimism

    In the month, indicators that measure the expectations and the current situation of the industrial entrepreneur were positive

    With the improvement of the economic environment, industry entrepreneurs have regained confidence in the economy. In August, the Industry Confidence Index (ICI) of the Getulio Vargas Foundation advanced 1.4 points from the previous month to 92.2 points. 

  • Box closes FGTS profits deposits; 88 million are benefited

    Worker

    With the results obtained last year, the bank distributed R $ 7.2 million to the fund's quota holders

    Caixa Econômica Federal closed on Tuesday (29) the division with the workers of the profit of the Fund of Guarantee of Time of Service (FGTS) obtained last year, of R $ 14.5 billion. In total, R $ 7.2 billion was distributed to some 88 million people.

  • Unemployment Falls In 11 Out Of 27 Federation Units

    IBGE

    The survey points out that all the major regions of the country recorded good results in relation to the resumption of employment

  • Congress approves proposal to facilitate access to credit

    Reduction of bureaucracy

    In addition to making it less complicated for micro and small business owners, the measure will reduce cost in loans and financing that have assets as collateral

    Approved by the Senate on Wednesday (16), the provisional measure that facilitates access to cheaper credit for businesses and consumers followed the sanction of President Michel Temer.

  • Central Bank registers economic recovery in all regions

    Regional Bulletin

    Report shows that Brazilian regions have benefited from increased trade and agricultural production

    In the midst of the gradual recovery of the economy, the Central Bank registered signs of recovery in all regions of the country. According to a report released on Friday (18), the performance of the agricultural sector and the recovery of the commerce sector were responsible for the result.

  • Tourism sector up 5.3% in June

    IBGE

    With the positive performance, the branch helped boost the services sector as a whole, which advanced 1.3% in the month

    Data from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) show that tourism activities have stood out in the service sector. In June, the branch grew by 5.3%. The services sector, as a whole, increased for the third consecutive month and reached a 1.3% increase in the period.

  • Camex zeros import tax for almost 5 thousand machines and equipment

    Trade

    Imports of equipment for industries from the medical-hospital sectors, auto parts, food, among others

  • Brazilian economy advances 0.25% in the second quarter

    central bank

    Considered a priori for the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), IBC-Br serves as a parameter to evaluate the behavior of the Brazilian economy

    For the second consecutive time, the Central Bank's Economic Activity Index (IBC-Br) registered growth. In April, May and June, the index accumulated a 0.25% increase  when compared to the first quarter of 2017. 

  • 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.