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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The consolidated public sector closed in August with a primary surplus of R$16.729 (US$3) billion, as announced by the Central Bank (BC) on Wednesday (29). In August last year, the result had been a...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Honduras's public and private foreign debt closed the first half of 2021 at US$11 billion, up 1.7% compared to the same period in 2020 (US$10.8 billion), the country's Central Bank (BCH) reported Friday. Of the...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Every good executive was planning for digital transformation, but the pandemic triggered the alert and raised a greater sense of urgency, particularly for companies not yet as advanced in this area. Open innovation has been...
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -The Ministry of Communications has announced that Banco do Brasil branches will be part of a government program to expand Internet access. Some of the institution's branches will be provided with free Wi-Fi, with the...
By Dorah Feliciano, Contributing Reporter BRASILIA, BRAZIL – The Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) announced it is opening up a R$500 million credit line for independent truckers while the federal government declared it will invest R$2 billion for the construction, repair,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Designed to be the backbone of Brazil’s rail transportation, the North-South Railroad was auctioned off this week, for R$2.719 billion. The winner, Rumo SA, obtained the concession use of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Two days after undergoing seven hours of surgery to remove a colostomy bag, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro is expected to return partly to work on Wednesday. According to government...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Less than a week after winning Brazil’s Presidency, Jair Bolsonaro, is already receiving stiff criticism for his decision to merge the Agriculture and Environment ministries and create a ‘super...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The fire that destroyed ninety percent of the collection house at the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro, in Quinta da Boa Vista, triggered a series of actions by the...

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