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  • Financial market projects zero inflation for June

    Focus Bulletin

    Month should end with average prices without any change for the consumer. If confirmed, it will be the best result since 2006

  • Revenue opens consultation on the first batch of IR refund on the fifth (8)

    IRPF 2017

    On June 16, the bank credit will be made for 1,636,218 taxpayers

    On Thursday (8), the Internal Revenue Service will release the query to the first batch of refund of the Personal Income Tax (IRPF) of 2017. The lot also includes the residual refunds for the years 2008 to 2016.

  • OECD plans to open office in Brazil, says finance minister

    International relations

    Government has asked Brazil to join the international organization of 35 countries at the end of last month

    The   Minister of Finance, Henrique Meirelles, informed that the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) intends to open an office in Brazil. 

  • Grain harvest may reach 238 million tons in 2017

    Agricultural production

    Area growth and average yields are responsible for forecasting the current super crop

    Estimate of the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) reveals that the national harvest of cereals, legumes and oilseeds is expected to close the year with a production of 238.6 million tons. The number is 29.2% higher than that achieved in 2016, when it registered 184.7 million tons. 

  • OECD improves projection for Brazil's growth


    Organization stresses importance of Social Security reform and projects advances in the country's economy in 2017 and 2018

    The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has improved Brazil's growth projections for 2017. In March, the estimate was zero growth and now has risen to 0.7%. "Brazil is finally emerging from a severe and prolonged recession," the projection says. 

  • Brazil has registered 143 thousand new apprentices in 2017


    Sectors that most contracted were manufacturing industry, vehicle trade and repair, social services and health


  • IGP-DI recorded a decrease of 0.51% in the month of May


    Index is used as a reference for price corrections and contractual values

    The Getulio Vargas Foundation published, on Wednesday (7), the General Price Index - Internal Availability (IGP-DI). According to FGV data, the indicator used as reference for price corrections and contractual values registered a fall of 0.51% in May.

  • Petrobras Calls For Quality Seal To Improve Governance Level


    The purpose of the adhesion is to strengthen corporate governance and protect it from practices that may call into question its integrity

    Petrobras asked  B3, the former BM & FBovespa,  for certification to join the State Governance Highlight Program. In a statement, the company also stated that it has already begun studies for the special follow-up listing Level 2 of the exchange. 

  • Production and sales of cars grow in May


    Manufacture of light and heavy vehicles increased 33.8% over the same period last year

    With the improvement of the Brazilian economy in the first quarter, the automotive industry increased production and re-sold more vehicles. In May, manufacturing of light and heavy vehicles increased 33.8% over the same period last year. Vehicle licensing registered a 16.8% increase on the same basis of comparison.

  • FGTS payment for born in September, October and November is anticipated

    Inactive Accounts

    As of this Saturday (10), more than 7.5 million Brazilians will be able to withdraw the resources. Available value exceeds R $ 10.9 billion

    Payment of inactive FGTS accounts for workers born in September, October and November was anticipated for next Saturday (10). Predicted initially to start on June 16, the fourth phase was anticipated due to next week's holiday.

  • FGTS Income Will Be Higher Than Inflation


    In 2017, the expectation is that the accounts have a correction of 4.8% per year, above the expected inflation


    The correction  of the FGTS accounts may increase from 3% a year to 4.8% per year, being above the expected inflation for 2017, according to Law 13466.

  • Oil royalties drive revenue growth in 2017


    The good performance of royalty payments is a result of the combination of favorable prices and increased production

    The rise in production and the international price of oil contributed to the growth of the federal revenue in 2017 through the increase in the payment of royalties.

  • Market reduces inflation estimate and predicts higher GDP growth


    With the improvement in economic indicators, financial experts are again plotting a positive scenario for the economy later this year

    Financial market analysts have again lowered their forecast for inflation this year. Now the expectation is that the Extended Consumer Price Index (IPCA) will be 3.90%, compared to an earlier estimate of 3.95%. For 2018, the forecast is that inflation ends the year at 4.30%.

  • Timeliness of trade payments grows in April


    Reduction of inflation, gradual recovery of growth and rationalization of costs contributed to the result

    The timeliness of micro and small business payments reached 95.7% in April of this year. The level was higher than the 94.5% recorded in March and higher than the 95.4% in April last year. It was the third month of the year in which the punctuality of payments was higher than the value recorded in 2015. 

  • Brazil is prepared to grow in a sustainable way, says Meirelles


    During the Brazil Investment Forum (FIB), Finance Minister assured that economic reforms prepared Brazil for a cycle of sustainable growth


  • Index correcting rental contracts retreats for the second consecutive month


    Main index of the rental adjustment, IGP-M accumulates deflation of 0.93% in May

    The General Price Index - Market (IGP-M), which corrects most of the rental contracts in the country, fell for the second consecutive month. According to a survey released on Tuesday (30) by Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV), in April, the indicator fell 1.1%. Already in this month, fell 0.93%.

  • Tariff flag on light bills to be green in June


    Faced with a greater influx in the reservoirs of hydroelectric plants, the electricity bills will not have extra cost next month


  • Meirelles: with reforms, growth path will be "robust"


    In an event of the civil construction sector, Finance Minister highlights the role of economic reforms in the growth of the economy

  • Market maintains projections for Selic rate

    Focus Bulletin

    Analysts also expect inflation to remain within Central Bank parameters

    Financial market economists have kept the expectation for the basic interest rate this year and continue to project inflation within the Central Bank's target of 4.5%, ranging from a maximum of 6% and a minimum of 3% %.

  • Public sector accounts show best result for April in two years

    Public Accounts

    In the year, fiscal effort of the consolidated public sector to pay interest on public debt already amounts to R $ 15.106 billion

    Faced with the fiscal rebalancing measures proposed by the federal government, the  consolidated public sector (formed by the federal, state, municipal and state) registered a primary surplus of R $ 12,908 billion in April.

  • Meirelles: with reforms, growth path will be "robust"


    In an event of the civil construction sector, Finance Minister highlights the role of economic reforms in the growth of the economy

  • Petrobras reduces fuel prices at refineries

    Price Policy

    Reduction in refineries was 5.4% for gasoline and 3.5% for diesel. Increased imports motivated state action

    Petrobras has announced a review of the company's pricing policy on Thursday (25). After evaluation, the Executive Group of Market and Prices (GEMP) decided to reduce the average price at refineries by 5.4% for gasoline and 3.5% for diesel.

  • Caixa's net income rises 81% in the first quarter of 2017


    Gain of the institution reached R $ 1.5 billion in the first half of the year

    Caixa Econômica Federal (CEF) profit increased 81.8% in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period last year. In all, operations resulted in an income of R $ 1.5 billion until March. Operating income was R $ 1.9 billion and growth of 420% in 12 months.

  • Optimism in the productive sector marks the Day of Industry

    Economic Recovery

    With economic measures and actions to increase productivity, national industry celebrates date with positive numbers

    Celebrated this Wednesday (25), the Day of Industry arrives with more optimism for the productive sector. The implementation of government measures and reforms to recover the Brazilian economy are some of the factors that make the date celebrated more positively.