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  • 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.

  • Retail sales grow for the third consecutive month

    IBGE

    Compared to May, sales of the commerce grew 1.2%. Of the 27 units of the federation, 21 increased

    For the third consecutive month, trade sales recorded positive results. In June, the sector increased 1.2% compared to May. The data are from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) and were released on Tuesday (15).

  • Services have the highest increase for the month of June in five years

    IBGE

    The result was influenced by the performance of the transport and services segment to families

    In a further sign of economic recovery, the services sector grew for the third consecutive month and reached a 1.3% rise in June, compared to May. This was the best result for the month in five years. The data were released on Wednesday (16), by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).

  • Northeast shows lower inflation since 2014

    Cost of living

    Household items and food and beverages were the groups that contributed the most to low inflation in the region

    Inflation in the Northeast is at the lowest level since 2014. Data from the Northeastern Economic Studies Office (Etene), linked to Banco do Nordeste, show that the Extended Consumer Price Index (IPCA) of the region stood at 0.26% in July.

  • Revenue starts to pay the 3rd installment of the 2017 Income Tax

    IRPF

    More than 2 million taxpayers will receive the transfer from this Tuesday (15)

    The IRS begins, on Tuesday (15), the payment of the third batch of Tax of Income of  Individuals 2017. Also refunds will be covered from 2008 to 2016 that had fallen into the fine mesh and were released. Altogether, 2,062,878 taxpayers are expected to receive R $ 3 billion.   

  • Low inflation: how the population benefits from lower prices

    Understand

    Lower cost of living allows Brazilians to plan their own consumption, in addition to ensuring maintenance of purchasing power

  • Payment of salary bonus for born in August begins this Thursday (17)

    Worker

    For those who have an account with the Federal Savings Bank, credit will be available on Tuesday

    The payment of salary calendar calendar 2017/2018 for workers born in the month of August begins next Thursday (17). The amounts vary from R $ 79 to R $ 937, depending on the working time during the last year. In all, R $ 1,345,868,159.00 will be made available  to 1,891,031 workers.

  • Trade balance has surplus of US $ 873 million in the second week of August

    Foreign trade

    Figures were released on Monday (14) by the Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services

  • BNDES records profit of R $ 1.34 billion in the first half

    Business

    With improved management, financial institution reverses losses recorded in the first half of 2016

    The National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) recorded net income of R $ 1.34 billion in the first half of 2017. With the performance of the period, the institution reversed the loss registered in the first half of 2016, of R $ 2, 17 billion. The data were released by the institution on Monday (14).

  • BNDES intends to strengthen its activities with small and medium-sized enterprises

    Development

    According to the bank's director, the goal is to support projects aimed at the country's development and modernization of the Bank.

  • Foreign trade plays key role in resumption of growth, says minister

    Resume

    For Minister of Industry, Brazilian exports boost economic recovery

    The Minister of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services, Marcos Pereira, stressed that exports play a fundamental role in economic recovery. During the meeting of the Latin American Business Council, the minister stated that the Brazilian government is seeking to expand trade agreements.

  • With the resumption of employment, more young people entered the labor market

    Employment

    According to the Ministry of Labor, the great insertion of young people in the market helped to leave the balance of positive employment in the year

  • New Selic reduction causes eighth drop in cost of credit

    Loans and financing

    Of the six lines surveyed by Anefac, all showed a decrease, benefiting Brazilian consumers and entrepreneurs