Industries and markets

Brazil’s Bolsonaro rating collapses, according to latest opinion polls

“The approval rating of right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro’s government has plunged to 29.4% in August from 38.9% in February, according to a poll published on Monday that showed a majority of Brazilians are unhappy with

Brazil rejects G7 aid, and tells Macron to reforest Europe and to look after world heritage sites

“Macron cannot even avoid a foreseeable fire in a church that is a world heritage site. What does he intend to teach our country?” He continued, referring to the fire in April that devastated the

Argentina and Brazil replacing US as main soybean suppliers of China

“Amid trade tensions with the US, China’s July soybean imports from Argentina increased 328% month on month and 269% year on year to 1.07 million metric tons, according to customs data.”

Brazil: New Reporting Rules for Cryptocurrencies

Since August 1st, 2019, transactions with cryptocurrencies (such as Bitcoin) have to be reported to Brazil`s tax authority RFB. Specifically, the RFB wants to know who is using these currencies, how much they are paying

Franchise Sector Sees Over Six Percent Growth in First Half of 2019

“Revenues for the sector increased from R$79.496 billion to R$84.586 billion. According to the president of ABF, André Friedheim, franchise networks “are performing above the independent business average.”

Brazilians rally to support big corruption investigation

“The protesters also urged President Jair Bolsonaro to reject recently passed legislation that would impose prison time for officials who obtain evidence by unlawful means.”

Crowds fill Argentine streets to back conservative president

“Despite the outpouring, many political analysts believe that unless something extraordinary happens, Macri will find it difficult to reverse the advantage held by the Fernández slate.”

Ireland, France set to block EU-Mercosur trade deal over Amazon

“The deal has taken 20 years to negotiate, but Brazil’s lack of environmental protection has sparked worldwide anger.”

Over Three Hundred Services Have Gone Digital in Brazil in 2019

“The federal government officially introduced yesterday, August 22nd, the single federal portal, GOV.BR, which should host all national public agency websites by the end of next year.”

Argentina’s Alberto Fernández Hopes for Single Digit Inflation Within Four Years

“The presidential candidate insisted on deepening the relationship with Chile: “Argentina must maintain a bond of great proximity, brotherhood and commercial relationship with Chile. I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting President Piñera, but I