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Meirelles: Pension Reform will free resources to invest in the country

Speaking to business leaders in a meeting in the Presidential Palace on Tuesday (12 December), Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles said that the sooner pension reform is approved, the better for the country.

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New labour law prompts Brazil small firms to hire workers legally

New labour laws that took effect this month in Brazil are prompting small firms to bring workers onto their books, potentially taking the edge off a recent surge in under-the-table employment and providing a boost for tax revenues.

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Meirelles: Pension reform will boost "confidence and solidity" in the economy

Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles reinforced on Wednesday (8) the need for approval of the pension reform before the end of this year.

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Brazil congressional committees ready reforms helping small miners

Brazilian congressional committees are scheduled to vote on sweeping mining reforms on Tuesday, likely amending President Michel Temer’s proposals to favor smaller miners before putting them to a broader vote.

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Mobility apps celebrate legislative victory in Brazil

Mobility apps celebrated their latest victory in Brazil as a Senate vote for legislation aimed at making their operation unviable has been postponed.

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Temer sanctions new fiscal target for 2017/2018

President Michel Temer sanctioned a bill on Wednesday to redefine the fiscal target for 2017 and 2018. According to the decree, which will be published in the Federal Government Official Gazette (DOU) tomorrow, Brazil will have a deficit target of R$ 159 billion for the next two years.

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Brazil eyes pension vote, budget target after Temer dodges trial

Brazil's Congress is expected to reopen the door for a modest pension overhaul as soon as October, lawmakers said before returning to normal business on Thursday following a vote to block a corruption trial against President Michel Temer.

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Temer sanctions law that benefits thousands of low-income citizens

A bill sanctioned this Tuesday (11) by President Michel Temer will benefit thousands of Brazilians in rural and urban areas. The law allows people affected to receive title and be entitled to documentation proving full possession of their land.

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It’s the law in Brazil — immigrants welcomed

In recent weeks, international headlines regarding Brazil have focused on the country’s widening corruption scandal, including allegations leveled against President Michel Temer.

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Congress Approves New Immigration Law

Brazil's congress has approved a new immigration law guaranteeing the same rights to foreign residents as to native-born Brazilians.

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