Brazilian Central Bank President Henrique Meirelles said Tuesday that there are signs that the economy is recovering although he offered no specifics. Brazil’s economy expanded 5.1% in 2008 but government forecasts have been downgraded to 1% for 2009, and private estimates are even more pessimistic
A third presidential period for Lula da Silva is “a risk” which would distance the country “from the republic and would draw it nearer to a monarchy” said the president of the Brazilian Supreme Electoral Tribunal, TSE, Ayres Brito.
The world’s largest operational hydroelectric dam and how the energy produced should be distributed and traded will be at the heart of a debate Wednesday between Brazil’s main industrial organization, FIESP, and Paraguayan authorities, the two countries who share the giant power station.
The current appreciation of the Brazilian currency, Real, is a cause for concern, but also reflect international investors' growing interest in the nation's assets, Finance Minister Guido Mantega said on Friday.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, whose administration is facing cash shortages as oil revenues plunge, is negotiating loans from Brazil's development bank to fund infrastructure projects, revealed the Brazilian newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo.
The Brazilian government has again downgraded the economy’s growth forecast for this year which will now be 1%, according to the bi-monthly Budget reassessment from the Planning Ministry.
China Development Bank may offer more financing to Brazil’s government managed oil and gas corporation Petrobras adding to the 10 billion US dollars extended this week, said Petrobras CEO Jose Sergio Gabrielli on Thursday in New York.
Brazilian President Lula da Silva has ruled out the possibility of standing for a third term in office adding he was certain the likely candidate for the ruling Workers Party is chief of staff Dilma Rousseff.
The business climate in Latinamerica experienced a slight improvement in the last three months having jumped from 2.9 points in January to 3.6 in April, although it is still one of the worst levels in seven years, reported the Brazilian Foundation Getulio Vargas
Brazil and China signed Tuesday in Beijing thirteen accords to promote trade, investments and cooperation plus a 10 billion US dollars loan for Petrobras. It was also agreed that bilateral trade in the near future is to be done using the Real and the Yuan.