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Tag: Armando Monteiro

  • Tuesday, December 22nd 2015 - 14:31 UTC

    Brazil welcomes and supports Macri's policies regarding the dollar and trade

    “A realistic exchange rate policy is very important, because it will help boost the relations between members of Mercosur” said minister Armando Monteiro

    The Brazilian government has welcomed Argentina's realistic foreign exchange policy unifying the Argentine peso exchange rate, saying the latest economic measures taken by the Mauricio Macri administration will be “very positive” for the commercial relationship between the two countries.

  • Wednesday, November 18th 2015 - 07:36 UTC

    Brazil ready to sign an EU/Mercosur wide ranging trade agreement

    “Mercosur proposal is ready and we are prepared to begin the exchange process immediately”, said minister Armando Monteiro in Sao Paulo

    Paraguay's foreign minister Eladio Loizaga is in Brussels holding a round of talks with different European Union officials regarding the trade and cooperation agreement with Mercosur, while in Brazil Industry and foreign trade minister Armando Monteiro announced that Mercosur was finally ready to advance with a wide range proposal.

  • Saturday, October 31st 2015 - 09:40 UTC

    UK and Brazil committed to exchange of EU/Mercosur market access offers by end of 2015

    JETCO meeting was headed by Sajid Javid, UK Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, and his Brazil counterpart Armando Monteiro (L)

    The United Kingdom and Brazil reaffirmed on Friday their support for the success of the European Union/Mercosur Association agreement negotiations in the framework of the eighth meeting of the UK-Brazil Joint Economic and Trade Committee (JETCO) which emphasizes bilateral cooperation and initiatives.

  • Tuesday, June 9th 2015 - 08:20 UTC

    Brazil determined to advance Mercosur/EU trade talks in this week's meeting

    “Mercosur can't become an impediment for  Brazil to try other forms of insertion in other economic blocks”, underlined Monteiro

    A top Brazilian minister said that Mercosur must allow member countries to sign trade agreements with third parties and called for the end to the rule which prevents such initiative. Development, Industry and Trade minister Armando Monteiro Neto made the statement during a competitiveness seminar in Rio do Janeiro a couple of days ahead of a crucial meeting in Brussels between Mercosur representatives and the European Union to address an encompassing free trade agreement.

  • Thursday, May 21st 2015 - 07:27 UTC

    Uruguay and Brazil summit to consider a more flexible Mercosur

    “The presidents will discuss advances in the main bilateral integration projects and regional and multilateral issues, with emphasis on Mercosur”, said Brazil

    Uruguayan president Tabare Vazquez will be meeting his peer, Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia this Thursday to address a dense bilateral agenda, and more specifically the workings and future of Mercosur, in search for a more flexible group, open to agreements with third parties.

  • Thursday, May 7th 2015 - 06:55 UTC

    Brazil wants to review Mercosur 'liberty' rules; sends strong public message to Argentina

    “We want to send a clear strong signal, particularly to Argentina, of the urgency to reach a trade agreement with the European Union”, underlined Monteiro

    Brazil has proposed reviewing Mercosur rules so that its members can enjoy more 'liberty' to negotiate trade agreements with other blocks or third parties, because even when “Mercosur is an indissoluble marriage, this does mean that relations can't be discussed” and thus a 'different speeds' group should not be discarded.

  • Thursday, February 12th 2015 - 20:57 UTC

    Argentina and Brazil admit trade disagreements between Mercosur main partners

    Timerman acknowledged trade between the two countries needs some “fine-tuning”, but for Argentina Brazil is its “most strategic partner.”

    Argentina and Brazil failed to reach an agreement to help unlock the ongoing tension between the two key Mercosur allies over bilateral trade. Argentina's Hector Timerman and his counterpart Mauro Vieira met in Buenos Aires to try and ease Brazil’s growing concerns about restrictions on the flow of goods, but any decisions were pushed forward to an undetermined date.

  • Tuesday, December 2nd 2014 - 06:01 UTC

    Rousseff names another market-friendly minister to her new cabinet

    Monteiro, an industrialist and senator from Pernambuco, led Brazil's most powerful business lobby: National Industry Confederation, from 2002 to 2010.

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has named business leader Armando Monteiro to head the industry and trade ministry in a new sign of more market-friendly policies as she tries to restore investor confidence and reignite economic growth.

  • Saturday, November 22nd 2014 - 06:07 UTC

    Rousseff expected to announce proven fiscal hawk as Finance minister

    Joaquim Levy, Nelson Barbosa and Alexandre Tombini according to media will be team conducting Brazilian finances

    Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff already has the names for crucial posts in her new government, but they will not be announced until next Wednesday according to reports in Sao Paulo and Rio do Janeiro newspapers based on Planalto sources. But the names were sufficient to make the Sao Paulo stock exchange surge 5% on Friday.