Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro went to Congress to deliver a provisional measure associated with his government’s plans to privatize state-run electricity provider Eletrobras.
Brazil has announced plans to overhaul the power market which could lead to higher rates and rid the state controlled Electrobras utility of money losing subsidiaries.
Brazil's fiscal accounts were in worse shape than initially thought after the suspension of Dilma Rousseff, underscoring the challenge facing the country's new economic team, acting President Michel Temer said.
Brazil has a plan to bolster subsidized credit aimed at increasing corporate investment with 45 billion Real (approx 22.5 billion dollars) from the country’s development bank, BNDES.
Building will now begin on what will be the world's third-largest hydroelectric dam after Ibama, Brazil's environment agency, gave the go-ahead for the controversial $17 billion (£10.6 billion) project.