Industries and markets

Bolsonaro will join with other Amazon countries to set a common policy to protect the rainforest

“In an indication that Bolsonaro, a far-right conservative, is forging closer ties with neighboring countries than with European nations, he accepted Chile’s offer of four aircraft to help fight the fires sweeping through the world’s

Mexico’s “Teflon” presidency starting to show wear

“Mexico’s drug war has burst into flames again, the economy is flat, the health care system is creaking and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador — facing the wrath of U.S. President Donald Trump — has

Mexican president claims he was spied with a “sophisticated camera”

“What do they achieve by doing that? Everything we discuss is completely legal and transparent. There’s nothing they could use against us,” Lopez Obrador said”

S&P declares that Argentina’s extension of maturities implies a “selective default”

“Credit risk agency Standard & Poors announced on Thursday that it was slashing Argentina’s long-term credit rating another three notches into the deepest area of junk debt, saying the government’s plan to “unilaterally” extend maturities

Brazil: New Standards for the Rural Territorial Property Tax (ITR)

Brazil`s tax authority RFB has amended the rules for filing the Rural Territorial Property Tax (ITR) statement. The main change refers to the exemption from the obligation to present the Rural Environmental Registry (CAR) in

Brazil: New STJ-Decision changes Tax Certificate Emission Practice

A decision of the 1st Panel of Brazil`s Superior Court of Justice (STJ), which occurred on August 27), establishes that it is only possible to issue certificates of fiscal regularity to headquarters and branches if

Brazil: The End of Bloco K – SPED?

The Provisional Measure of Economic Freedom aims to reduce bureaucracy in Brazil and facilitate the opening up of micro and small enterprises. Among the key changes are the relaxation of labor rules and the elimination

Petrobras privatization: still the crown jewel and needs congressional approval

“Brazil’s influential finance minister has convinced President Jair Bolsonaro to consider the once-unthinkable step of privatizing state-owned oil company Petrobras , but stiff political opposition could stifle any effort to sell the country’s corporate crown

Argentina announces it will “re profile” IMF loan and sovereign bonds’ maturities

“The priority today is to guarantee stability, because it is useless to launch reactivating measures if there is no stability. The first thing is to recover that stability,” Lacunza said at the news conference in

Brazil’s GDP Grew 0.4 Percent in the Second Quarter

“In current values, the GDP totaled R$ 1.78 trillion. Compared to the first quarter, growth in the industry was influenced by the expansion of the transformation (2.0 percent) and construction (1.9 percent) segments.”