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  • Daylight Saving Time ends next Sunday (19)

    Energy

    Watches should be delayed by one hour in the South, Southeast and Midwest Regions. Government forecasts economy of R $ 147.5 million this year

    Daylight saving time ends on Sunday (19), from 0am, when the clocks should be delayed by one hour in the South, Southeast and Midwest Regions.

  • S & P improves Petrobras' risk rating

    International Investors

    Risk rating changed from B + to BB-. S & P also changed the outlook of Petrobras' note from negative to stable

    The international market started to better evaluate Petrobras. On Friday (10), the Standard & Poor's Rating Agency (S & P) changed the risk rating of the company's corporate debt from B + to BB-. The outlook for the company note also improved, from negative to stable.

  • Indicators show increased confidence in Brazil

    Financial market

    Fall in Brazil Risk, dollar quotation against the real and stock market on the rise suggest scenario change for the better. Reforms influence progress

  • Pawn of the Caixa moved R $ 13.3 billion in 2016

    Credit

    Last year, the pledge reached 633 thousand customers - 36 thousand more than in 2015

    Caixa Econômica Federal registered a more than R $ 13.3 billion in new contracts and renewals in 2016, 11.4% more than in the previous year.

    One of the oldest forms of lending in the country, present in Caixa's portfolio since its inception in 1861, the pledge has hit records year after year. 

  • Harvest may be 20.3% higher in 2017, according to January forecast by IBGE

    Agriculture

    Rice, corn and soybeans represented 93.5% of the production estimate and 87.4% of the area to be harvested

    The January estimate for the 2017 cereal, legume and oilseed crop totaled 221.4 million tons, which represents a 20.3% increase over the 2016 harvest (184.0 million tons).

  • Official inflation is the lowest for the month of January since 1980

    IPCA

    Fall in the price of some foods, such as red beans, potatoes and tomatoes, contributed to the deceleration of inflation

    Prices begin to give a respite to the Brazilian's pocket. In January, the  Broad Consumer Price Index (IPCA), which measures the country's official inflation, closed at 0.38%. This was the lowest rate for the month since 1980.

  • Pawn of the Caixa moved R $ 13.3 billion in 2016

    Credit

    Last year, the pledge reached 633 thousand customers - 36 thousand more than in 2015

    Caixa Econômica Federal registered a more than R $ 13.3 billion in new contracts and renewals in 2016, 11.4% more than in the previous year.

    One of the country's oldest forms of lending, present in Caixa's portfolio since its inception in 1861, the pledge has hit records year after year. 

  • Harvest may be 20.3% higher in 2017, according to January forecast by IBGE

    Agriculture

    Rice, corn and soybeans represented 93.5% of the production estimate and 87.4% of the area to be harvested

    The January estimate for the 2017 cereal, legume and oilseed crop totaled 221.4 million tons, which represents a 20.3% increase over the 2016 harvest (184.0 million tons).

  • Official inflation is the lowest for the month of January since 1980

    IPCA

    Fall in the price of some foods, such as red beans, potatoes and tomatoes, contributed to the deceleration of inflation

    Prices begin to give a respite to the Brazilian's pocket. In January, the  Broad Consumer Price Index (IPCA), which measures the country's official inflation, closed at 0.38%. This was the lowest rate for the month since 1980.

  • Expectation for inflation improves for the fifth consecutive week

    Focus Bulletin

    Economic analysts believe inflation will close the year at 4.64%

    The financial market has improved forecasts for this year's inflation. The Consumer Price Index (IPCA) is now expected to end in 2017 with a rate of 4.64%. This was the fifth consecutive review by analysts.

  • IGP-DI decelerates in January and accumulates 6.02% in 12 months

    Inflation

    Fall of the index from December to January was determined by the variation of producer prices

    The Brazilian Institute of Economics of the Getulio Vargas Foundation published, on Tuesday (7), the General Price Index - Internal Availability (IGP-DI) of January.

  • Official inflation is the lowest for the month of January since 1994

    IPCA

    Fall in the price of some foods, such as red beans, potatoes and tomatoes, contributed to the deceleration of inflation

    Prices begin to give a respite to the Brazilian's pocket. In January, the  Broad Consumer Price Index (IPCA), which measures the country's official inflation, closed at 0.38%. This was the lowest rate for the month since 1994, when the Real Plan was created.

  • IGP-DI decelerates in January and accumulates 6.02% in 12 months

    Inflation

    Fall of the index from December to January was determined by the variation of producer prices

    The Brazilian Institute of Economics of the Getulio Vargas Foundation published, on Tuesday (7), the General Price Index - Internal Availability (IGP-DI) of January.

  • Caixa initiates voluntary termination plan on Tuesday (7)

    Financial incentive

    Option for adhesion is at the discretion of the employee, and the prerogative to comply with the proposal for termination is from the bank

  • Industrial production grows in 10 of 14 surveyed locations

    Recovery

    IBGE figures reinforce the idea of a more positive scenario for the industry in 2017

    December was a positive month for industrial production in the country. According to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), most of the states were in the blue and the sector started to show signs of being closer to a recovery.

  • Domestic employer has until Tuesday (7) to pay eSocial of January

    Labor rights

    Document gathers in a single guide the tax, labor and social security contributions

    The deadline for domestic employers to pay the Social Security Collection Document (EAD) for the month of January ends on Tuesday (7). The document gathers in a single guide the tax, labor and social security contributions that must be collected by employers regarding domestic workers.

  • Expectation of hiring reaches the highest level since 2010

    Employment

    Index calculated by the FGV advanced by 5.6 points in January compared to December, to the level of 95.6 points

    Two indicators from the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) show that there is greater optimism among entrepreneurs and that this should be reflected in hiring in the future.

  • Expectation of hiring reaches the highest level since 2010

    Employment

    Index calculated by the FGV advanced by 5.6 points in January compared to December, to the level of 95.6 points

    Two indicators from the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) show that there is greater optimism among entrepreneurs and that this should be reflected in hiring in the future.

  • Balance shows a surplus of US $ 212 million in the first week of the month

    Trade

    There was an increase in exports of copper ore, pork and chicken and oil

    The trade balance of the first week of February registered a surplus of US $ 212 million, resulting from exports of US $ 2,264 billion and imports of US $ 2,052 billion.  The data were released on Monday (6), by the Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services (MDIC). 

  • Minister announces dredging contract for the Port of Santos

    Investments

    On the 125th anniversary of the largest port in Latin America, the government announced an investment of R $ 369 million to increase Porto's capacity

  • Credit for coffee sector expected to reach R $ 3.3 billion

    Investment

    Ministry of Agriculture estimates that value will be reached by April and corresponds to 70% of the forecast for the year

    For this coffee cycle that ends in April, the Ministry of Agriculture estimates that loans to the sector should reach R $ 3.3 billion, financed by the Fund for Defense of the Coffee Economy (Funcafé). The value corresponds to 70% of the initial estimate of the pulp, which was R $ 4.606 billion.

  • Government releases R $ 16.6 million for the installation of the first orange juice factory in Pará

    Financing

    Transfer to the project was done through the Northern Constitutional Fund. Production unit should generate 1,000 indirect jobs in the region

  • Due date can be paid at any bank as of July

    Febraban

    Measure was expected to be valid from March, but has been extended and will commence from July 10

    The implementation of the new bank bill collection platform, which was scheduled to start in March, has been extended and will start in July. The information was disclosed, this Wednesday (1st), by the Brazilian Federation of Banks (Febraban).

  • Household debt falls to the lowest level in nearly seven years

    CNC

    Number of households with debt declines to 55.6%, the lowest rate since June 2010. Default also declined at the beginning of the year

    The year began with the indebtedness of Brazilians in decline. In January, 55.6% of households had some type of debt - this was the lowest level since June 2010, when the rate was 54%.