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  • Bolsonaro visits Western Wall, Palestinians angry at Jerusalem mission

    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, accompanied by Israel’s prime minister, visited Jerusalem’s Western Wall on Monday as the Palestinians considered recalling their ambassador in Brasilia over a new trade mission to Israel in the holy city.

  • Brazil trade surplus narrows to $4.99 billion in March as imports rise

    Brazil posted a trade surplus of $4.99 billion in March, the Economy Ministry said on Monday, significantly smaller than the same month a year ago thanks to a strong rise in imports.

    The trade surplus last month fell 22.3 percent to $4.99 billion from $6.42 billion a year ago, although that was up more than a third from February's surplus of $3.67 billion.

  • Brazil trade surplus narrows to $4.99 billion in March as imports rise

    BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil posted a trade surplus of $4.99 billion in March, the Economy Ministry said on Monday, significantly smaller than the same month a year ago thanks to a strong rise in imports.

    The trade surplus last month fell 22.3 percent to $4.99 billion from $6.42 billion a year ago, although that was up more than a third from February’s surplus of $3.67 billion.

  • How corruption continues to hinder investment in Brazil

    Former Brazilian President Michel Temer’s arrest on bribery charges last week is yet another reminder of the challenging investment climate in Brazil. The Car Wash scandal, which is still shaking out rotten fruit, is just one of many issues plaguing Brazil’s economy.

  • Brazil's Caixa Economica to seek partners for card, asset, insurance units

    Brazil’s Caixa Economica Federal is mulling strategic partnerships for its credit card, asset management and insurance units before taking them public, Chief Financial Officer Andre Laloni said on Friday.

    This strategy is part of Caixa’s plan to raise up to 100 billion reais from the sale of assets the unlisted state-owned lender owns or manages.

  • Brazil unemployment jumps for second straight month to 12.4 pct

    Brazil’s jobless rate rose sharply in February for the second straight month, government data showed on Friday, adding to pressure on new President Jair Bolsonaro to reignite a sluggish economic recovery.

    Unemployment rose to 12.4 percent in the three months through February, according to statistics agency IGBE, up from 12.0 percent in the three months through January and 11.6 percent at the end of 2019.

  • Trade balance is positive at US $ 1.268 billion in the 3rd week of December

    Trade balance

    Brazil sold more basic and manufactured goods. Airplanes, engines and electric generators are among the items that had high in exports

  • Conab: price of vegetables retreats in November

    Your pocket

    Larger supply of products helped reduce wholesale and consumer prices

    The price of food is getting smaller for consumers. Data from Companhia Nacional de Abastecimento (Conab) show that vegetables were cheaper at wholesale prices in  November.

  • Industry confidence reaches the highest level since 2012

    Resumption of the economy

    After measures that reorganized the country and the economy, entrepreneurs feel more confident and environment improved for investments and hirings

  • National Day of Solidarity Economy is celebrated this Friday (15)

    Inclusion

    This year, the Government of Brazil has already allocated about R $ 25 million to the proposals of solidarity and social economic enterprises

    Celebrated this Friday (15), the National Day of Solidarity Economy honors the modality in which the workers themselves are the owners, touch the business and share results. The logic is different from  the conventional economy, where owners and employees work separately. 

  • Trade balance is positive at US $ 1.268 billion in the 3rd week of December

    Trade balance

    Brazil sold more basic and manufactured goods. Airplanes, engines and electric generators are among the items that had high in exports

    Brazilian products continue to gain more and more space in the foreign market. In the third week of December, the country exported much more than it imported. Sales abroad, in this period, exceeded imports by US $ 1.268 billion.

  • Conab: price of vegetables retreats in November

    Your pocket

    Larger supply of products helped reduce wholesale and consumer prices

    The price of food is getting smaller for consumers. Data from Companhia Nacional de Abastecimento (Conab) show that vegetables were cheaper at wholesale prices in  November.

  • Aneel auction expected to generate R $ 8.7 billion in investments

    Electricity

    All 11 lots offered were sold, and projects should generate investments, jobs and more energy security in Brazil

    With investments in the order of R $ 8.7 billion, 11 lots of concession of transmission lines were auctioned  this Friday (15),  by the National Electric Energy Agency (Aneel). This is the second event of its kind and will benefit 10 Brazilian states.

  • National Day of Solidarity Economy is celebrated this Friday (15)

    Inclusion

    This year, the Government of Brazil has already allocated about R $ 25 million to the proposals of solidarity and social economic enterprises

    Celebrated this Friday (15), the National Day of Solidarity Economy honors the modality in which the workers themselves are the owners, touch the business and share results. The logic is different from  the conventional economy, where owners and employees work separately. 

  • BNDES renegotiates debt of 14 more states

    Recuperation plan

    As part of the recovery plan presented by the Government of Brazil, the institution renegotiates amounts that reach R $ 8.2 billion

    The National Economic and Social Development Bank (BNDES) reported last Friday (15) that it is finalizing a proposal to renegotiate the debt of 14 Brazilian states. In total, the amounts total R $ 8.2 billion, and the institution will extend the payments in 10 years.

  • To guarantee payment, companies will be able to pay severance

    FGTS

    Measure taken by the Trustee Council of the Working Time Guarantee Fund is valid only for companies that did not deposit duty amount until December 31

  • Minister of Finance improves projections for GDP in 2017 and 2018

    Resume

    With a positive economic scenario, Henrique Meirelles revised upward expectations of growth in Brazil

    Faced with the resumption of growth and rising confidence, the Brazilian economy is expected to grow more than expected in this and next year. Data from the Ministry of Finance point to a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth of 1.1% in 2017 and 3% in 2018.

  • Improvement in economic estimates reflects the progress of the reforms

    Growth

    For Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles, the reform agenda was responsible for creating a more prosperous environment in the economy

  • Trade surplus reaches US $ 1.038 billion in December

    Foreign trade

    Exports this month, compared to the result of December 2016, grew 9.9%

  • Central Bank warns to complete economic reforms

    Copom Minutes

    In a document, the Board of Directors of the Central Bank stressed that, in order to continue the process of lowering interest rates, it is necessary to approve the pension reform

  • Inflation falls for lower income population

    Recovery of the Economy

    Reduction in food and transport prices influenced the result of the month

    Inflation in November was lower for Brazilians with lower incomes. Elaborated by the Institute of Applied Economic Research (Ipea), the Inflation Indicator by Income Band for the month registered a 0.07% increase for very low income families, reaching 1.8% in the accumulated of the year.

  • Dyogo Oliveira: reform is indispensable to consolidate economic growth

    social Security

    On Twitter, Minister of Planning, Development and Management also defended the new rules of retirement as a way to eliminate privileges

    The Minister of Planning, Development and Management, Dyogo Oliveira, evaluated on Monday (11) that the Social Security reform is "indispensable" to consolidate the resumption of growth and correct distortions of the social security system.

  • Market expects higher GDP in 2017 and 2018 says Central Bank

    Focus Bulletin

    Experts and economists in the financial market improve projections for the growth of the Brazilian economy

    With a more positive economic scenario, analysts from financial institutions started to project a stronger growth of the Brazilian economy for this and next year. Now, experts expect the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to advance 0.91% in 2017, compared to an earlier estimate of 0.89%.

  • Agribusiness exports reach record high through November

    Agriculture

    According to data from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Supply, there were higher sales of soybeans in grain, corn and pulp from January to November