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  • Industry of São Paulo hires 6.5 thousand in January

    Job market

    Sector celebrates first positive result after 20 months of decline. Largest hirings were in rubber products, in plastic material and in the manufacture of articles of clothing and accessories

  • About 28 thousand foreigners are allowed to work in Brazil

    Job market

    Most immigrants are men and have come from the United States, the Philippines and the United Kingdom

    The General Immigration Coordination (CGIg) of the Ministry of Labor granted 28,658 work permits to foreigners in Brazil in 2016. The majority was for males, who received 25,393 concessions, against only 3,265 for females. Almost all are between 20 and 49 years old.

  • A small rural producer will be formalized

    Agriculture

    Changes will adapt the production of dairy, eggs and honey without giving up hygiene and sanitary parameters

    The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply published on Wednesday (15), the Normative Instruction that stimulates the creation and formalization of family agroindustries.The rules governing the production of dairy, eggs and honey common to medium and large producers have now been relaxed to enable small businesses.

  • Service sector grows 0.6% and indicates signs of recovery

    IBGE

    Research shows that sector has grown for the second consecutive month. Services provided to families, transportation and tourism were highlighted

  • Balance shows a surplus of US $ 956 million

    Trade

    In the second week of February, exports totaled US $ 3.847 billion and imports, US $ 2.891 billion

    The Brazilian trade balance registered a surplus of US $ 956 million in the second week of February, according to data released by the Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services (MDIC) . The figure indicates the result of exports in the amount of US $ 3.847 billion and imports of US $ 2.891 billion.

  • Renegotiation of farmers' debts has new rules

    Measure

    Agreement benefits 12 thousand farmers and is valid for installments of debts due between December 2006 and December 2011

  • Experts design 2018 with strong growth and controlled inflation

    Focus Bulletin

    GDP is expected to grow by more than 2% amid a low and controlled inflation scenario with one-digit interest rates

    The financial market projects a comfortable scenario for the Brazilian economy in 2018. The expectation is controlled inflation, high growth and single - digit interest -  a framework that creates an environment for investment and employment.

  • 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.