The information was released this week by the “Comex do Brasil” website and shows Brazilian companies currently is the world leader on halal animal protein for both production and exports. “The Arab world is of great importance to the Brazilian economy. It is an extremely promising market and we need to strengthen our bilateral relations increasingly because this market still has a high potential”, said Ali Saifi, CEO of Cdial Halal, a certifying entity of halal practices.


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Brazil reopened Wednesday to foreign visitors arriving by plane, hoping to revive its lockdown-devastated tourism industry despite the rapid spread of the new coronavirus in the country.

In a decree published in the government gazette, Brazil extended coronavirus-related bans on foreign travelers arriving by land or sea for another 30 days, but said the four-month-old restrictions “will no longer bar the entry of foreigners arriving by air.”


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Discover the best investment opportunities in Brazil focusing on the US audience.

Time to invest wisely.

Join us August 11th at 10:30am (in Brazil GMT -3) for the Invest in Brasil Infrastructure – US Session. The event is part of a series of online seminars in 2020 that will present the best investment opportunities in the country. This time focusing on the US audience.

The Infrastructure sector is one of the priorities of the Brazilian Federal Government. In addition, the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum has also included infrastructure as a priority topic in its recommendations. Follow in this event what Brazil has been doing to become more attractive to the American capital and show the best projects to leverage the country and bring return to its investors.

Follow this high-level debate and learn about the prospects for infrastructure in Brazil’s economic development and also learn about the best infrastructure projects available for investment.

Great projects; space for networking and renowned keynote speakers.

All in a single event. Online. Get connected.

Invest in Brasil.


Date: August 11th
Time: 10:30AM (in Brazil, GMT -3)
Location: Online, broadcast from Brasil and USA


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RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Chinese drug company Sinopharm and Parana state have agreed to launch the fourth major COVID-19 vaccine trial in Brazil and will seek regulatory approval in the next two weeks, the Brazilian partners said on Wednesday.

A trial by Sinopharm would join Phase III trials already announced in Brazil by AstraZeneca, Sinovac Biotech and a Pfizer partnership with BioNTech.


By Pedro Fonseca via Reuters


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Brasília – Brazil’s federal government has included five state-run fishing ports in its privatization effort, the Investment Privatizations Program (PPI). A decree published in the Official Gazette this Tuesday (28) provides that ports in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte; Aracaju, Sergipe (pictured); Vitória, Espírito Santo; and Santos and Cananeia, in the state of São Paulo.


Via Brazil-Arab News Agency


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(Bloomberg) — One of the world’s worst hotspots for the coronavirus is also seeing the fastest pace of initial public offerings in more than a decade.

From builders to retailers, five Brazilian companies are due to hold IPOs over the next two weeks, the highest number for any fortnight since 2007, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. An education firm, which is going public in the U.S. but has yet to announce a pricing date, could boost the tally to six.

By Vinicius Andrade, Andre Romani Pinto and Felipe Marques via Bloomberg Quint


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São Paulo – High-priced beef on international markets has triggered a quest for more affordable protein in Egypt, and this has helped pave the way for sales of Brazilian-made chicken products to the Arab country. About a week ago, Egypt gave the greenlight to imports of poultry-based products from Brazil. The category includes items such as nuggets, canned chicken meat, chicken sausages and chicken mortadella. Sales have also been cleared for the processed turkey product known as ‘blanquet’ in Brazil.

“Strong demand for beef in China caused prices to go up quite significantly, by 19.2% year-on-year through May, so demand for cheaper proteins is going up,” the agricultural attaché at the Embassy of Brazil in Cairo, Cesar Simas Teles, told ANBA. He noted that total shipped volume of poultry from Brazil to Egypt climbed 27% year-on-year in H1.


Via Brazil-Arab News Agency


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Event Summary

Following this unprecedented time in history of dismantling what was once “normal” means many businesses are being called to innovate. Employers have this moment to harness these challenges head on and create new systems to support their employees safely for future success.

According to the Department of Labor, 97.5% of the workforce has at least one working parent. Reopening the office for these particular employees requires more than a return to normal. It requires reinvention and accelerating operational solutions that counter uncertainty and set your workplace up to thrive.

Our digital speaker event features an incredible lineup of leading-edge voices and companies that offer support, information and real solutions to strengthen the workplace for your working parent employees. From safety and cleanliness to mental health, legal and financial support and even integrated family care, Back to Business: How Employees Can Support Working Parents During Reopening The Office & Beyond is an afternoon discussion not to be missed by any employer.

Hosted by the Co-Founder + CEO of WRK/360, Mary Beth Ferrante, we hope you will join us for this powerful exchange of ideas and information.

Event Schedule

  • Are We Returning to the Office? An opening statement by host, Mary Beth Ferrante
  • Supporting the Mental Health of our Parents and Children post Shelter-in-Place with Ms. Nelly Johnson, LMFT, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
  • Legal Considerations for Navigating COVIDs New World of Work with TiLT COO, Kait Feeney
  • Return to Work Success Stories to Inspire Your Workplace Plan with Quiana L. McCray, Leader, People & Culture
  • Flexible, Financial Support for Working Parents with Arvorie Co-Founder + CEO, Pedro Silva
  • Innovating Integration of Family Care at the Office as a Benefit with Ahmni Co. Founder + CEO, Jess Zaino
  • Audience Q + A moderated by host, Mary Beth Ferrante


Date And Time

Thu, July 30, 2020

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

BRASILIA, July 27 (Reuters) – The outlook for Brazil’s economy improved for the fourth week in a row, a central bank survey of economists showed on Monday, with signs of recovery from the worst of the crisis lifting some of the heavy gloom that had built up in recent months.

Brazil’s gross domestic product will shrink 5.8% this year, according to the central bank’s weekly ‘FOCUS’ survey of around 100 economists, compared with a GDP fall of 5.95% forecast last week and 6.5% a month ago.


By Jamie McGeever via Market Screener

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BEIJING, July 26 (Reuters) – China’s soybean imports in June from top supplier Brazil soared to a record high, according to customs data released on Sunday, driven by growing demand for soybeans as China’s pig herd recovers after deadly outbreaks of African swine fever.

The world’s top soybean buyer brought in 10.51 million tonnes of the oilseed from the South American country in June, up 91% from 5.5 million tonnes in the previous year, data from the General Administration of Customs showed. The June figures were also up 18.6% from May imports from Brazil at 8.86 million tonnes.


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Advances made over the last year and particularly during the Covid-19 outbreak positioned Brazil as one of the fast-movers in digital government globally, according to the latest United Nations E‑Government Survey.

Brazil is one of the 18 countries in the Americas that ranked in the “very high” group of the report’s E-Government Development Index (EGDI) group for the first time, along with Argentina, Chile and Costa Rica.


By Angelica Mari via ZD Net


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MOSCOW/SAO PAULO, July 22 (Reuters) – Russia shipped two wheat cargoes to Brazil this month, totaling 60,000 tonnes, in the first trades of their kind this year, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

Purchases of the Russian cereal, confirmed by sources at trading firms Sodruzhestvo and Glencore, followed a new tariff-free quota for Brazilian wheat imports from outside the Mercosur bloc, which includes neighboring Argentina, Brazil’s main wheat supplier.


By Polina Devitt, Olga Popova and Roberto Samora via Successful Farming


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Brazil’s Resolution No. 70, of July 16 – published on Monday in official journal Diário Oficial da União will remove import duties for goods including several types of PV module, inverter and solar tracker.

The measure, taken by the Foreign Chamber of Commerce of the Ministry of Economy, listed 101 types of exempt solar module as well as some three-phase inverters and trackers.


By Pilar Sánchez Molina via pv magazine


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Sao Paulo (AFP) – Brazil will begin advanced clinical testing of a Chinese-made vaccine against the new coronavirus Tuesday, issuing the first doses to around 900 volunteers, officials said.

The coronavirus vaccine, developed by private Chinese pharmaceutical firm Sinovac, is the third in the world to enter Phase 3 trials, or large-scale testing on humans — the last step before regulatory approval.


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RIO DE JANEIRO, July 20 (Reuters) – The New Development Bank of the “BRICS” group of leading emerging economies will lend Brazil $1 billion to help combat the economic damage from the COVID-19 crisis, the institution said on Monday.

The funds will be allocated to the federal government’s emergency aid payment program, which the NDB estimates could benefit 5 million informal workers, low-income families and unemployed people.


By Rodrigo Viga Gaierd via Reuters


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RIO DE JANEIRO/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Brazil increased crude exports to Asia in the first half of the year, stealing a slice of a coveted developing market from global rivals who made record cuts to shipments to match the unprecedented fall in demand caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The rise reflects Brazil’s growing clout among global oil producers as its massive offshore projects come online. Brazil is expected to deliver one of the biggest increases to global supply in the next five years from nations outside of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, according to the International Energy Agency.


By Sabrina Valle and Marianna Parraga via Reuters


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Sao Paulo, Brazil, July 17 (CNA) Taiwan earlier this week donated 100,000 surgical face masks to Manaus, a city in Brazil which has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

To help the city’s residents fight the disease, Chang Tsung-che (張崇哲), Taiwan’s representative to Brazil, on Tuesday donated the face masks to the city on behalf of the Taiwanese government in a virtual meeting with Marcelo Magaldi, director of Manaus’s health department.


By Tang Ya-Ling and Frances Huang via Focus Taiwan


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JP Morgan has acquired a minority stake in Brazilian fintech startup FitBank, according to local reports. Details of the investment were not disclosed.

Founed in 2015, FitBank describes itself as the largest open banking outfit in Brazil, providing a white label platform that lets banks and fintechs offer bill payment, online treasury, banking, financial management, transfers and escrow services.

Via Finextra


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The persistent problem of inequality in Latin America leaves citizens more vulnerable to the coronavirus. Innovative platforms move towards balancing the scales.

In the current crisis, Brazil is unfortunately the country with the second highest number of cases, surpassing one million Covid-19 positive tests by mid-June. A month later, more than 70,000 lives have been lost.


By Fabian Salum and Felipe Monteiro


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July 15 (Reuters) – Brazilian stocks hit a more than four-month high on Wednesday as signs of progress in developing a coronavirus vaccine invited more buying into risk-driven assets, even as COVID-19 cases piled.

The Bovespa stock index .BVSP rose about 1% to its highest level since early March, propped up by financial and energy stocks.


By Shreyashi Sanyal and Ambar Warrick via Nasdaq


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É com grande satisfação que convidamos você a participar de mais um capítulo da nossa história. No dia 23 de julho, em um webinar, o Mattos Filho inaugura um novo endereço, em Campinas, marcando presença em seis cidades, ao lado de São Paulo, Brasília, Rio de Janeiro, Nova Iorque e Londres.

Os participantes do webinar terão a oportunidade de conhecer mais a respeito dos objetivos e relevância do novo projeto, além de assistir à palestra do economista José Roberto Mendonça de Barros, que abordará as perspectivas econômicas e de investimento na região.

José Roberto Mendonça de Barros é economista, professor e fundador da MB Associados, uma das principais empresas de consultoria econômica do Brasil.
Com doutorado em Economia pela USP e pós-doutorado no Economic Growth Center pela Yale University, José Roberto participou de projetos como a estruturação do Novo Mercado para a Bovespa e integrou conselhos e comitês de grandes organizações. Foi secretário de Política Econômica do Ministério da Fazenda entre 1995 e 1998 e recebeu, em 1998, o título de “Economista do Ano” e, em 2019, o prêmio Ney Bittencourt de Araújo de “Personalidade do Agronegócio”.

Palestrantes Mattos Filho
Roberto Quiroga – Sócio-diretor
João Colussi – Sócio
Vilma Kutomi – Sócia

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Jul 23, 2020 06:00 PM in Sao Paulo

(Bloomberg) — Lojas Americanas SA, the Brazilian retailer controlled by billionaire trio Jorge Paulo Lemann, Marcel Telles and Carlos Alberto Sicupira, raised at least $1.1 billion in a share sale, four people familiar with the transaction said.

The firm sold preferred shares at 34.50 reais ($6.43) each, the people said, asking not to be named because the information isn’t public yet. It also sold voting stock at 29.78 reais apiece, the people said. That would mean it raised at least 5.83 billion reais. The deal also includes a possible over-allotment that could increase the amount to as much as 7.9 billion reais, according to calculations based on the prospectus.

By Vinicius Andrade, Felipe Marques and Rachel Gamarski via Yahoo Finance Canada

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Brazil is one of the most hardest hit by the deadly and fast spreading new SARS coronavirus, so it makes sense that they would invest heavily in rolling it back, making sure nothing like this ever happens again.

Brazil’s new Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) open this week to new research projects related to the study of the SARS2 coronavirus. Located in the interior Sao Paulo state city of Campinas, CNPEM is also home to Sirius, the R$1.8-billion particle accelerator, which is Brazil’s biggest and most complex scientific structure to date.


By Kenneth Rapoza via Forbes


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The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce announces the departure of Minister Marco Antonio Nakata as Deputy Consul General at the Consulate General of Brazil in New York, transferred back to Brazil to resume his activities at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Brasília.

Born in São Paulo, Minister Nakata received a degree in Administration from the University of São Paulo and studied at Rio Branco Institute, the Brazilian diplomatic institute (1994-95).  At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he worked in the Protocol Department and the Press Office of the Minister.  He was posted in London, Tokyo, Moscow, Rome, Bratislava, and New York.

As Deputy Consul General, Minister Nakata was responsible for consular, cultural, educational, press, and administration affairs.  He was always available to assist Brazilians and Americans traveling to Brazil during this trying period and played a fundamental role in facilitating the return of Brazilians during quarantine while helping those in need of urgent consular services.

The Chamber thanks Minister Nakata for his outstanding service and his strong support of the Chamber. We wish him well in his endeavors in Brazil.

SAO PAULO — Brazil’s banking regulation must adapt to big technology companies to ensure competition in the financial arena, central bank director Joao Manoel Pinho de Mello said on Monday in a webcast with newspaper Valor Economico.

In June, the central bank issued a rule saying it could require market participants to receive prior approval to operate in payments. Simultaneously, it suspended the newly launched WhatsApp payment service by Facebook Inc in Brazil.


Via The New York Times


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July 13 (Renewables Now) – Brazil’s Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) announced on Friday that it plans to hold a new energy auction on December 4, 2020, provided there is demand from domestic power distributors.

Through a decree published in the Official Gazette, the government confirmed that the auction is dubbed as A-1 Existing Energy Auction. It will contract power from all available power plants in the country. The energy will be negotiated in Brazil’s regulated market in the form of volume of electricity.


By Lucas Morais via Renewables Now


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The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is gearing up to lift off Brazil’s Amazonia-1 satellite next month onboard the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV)

As per a report in the Financial ExpressAmazonia-1 will be the first satellite for Earth Observation that is designed, assembled and tested in Brazil.


Via Tech 2


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The Colombian trucking and logistics services startup Liftit has raised $22.5 million in a new round of funding to capitalize on its newfound traction in markets across Latin America as responses to the COVID-19 epidemic bring changes to the industry across the region.

“We’re focusing on the five countries that we’re already in,” says Liftit chief executive Brian York.


By Jonathan Shieber via Tech Crunch


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Cisco Systems is a company that’s developed a reputation for having one of the most wide-reaching and successful CSR programs. The networking giant invests heavily in the global communities it operates in, through job creation, skills training, disaster response, non-profit partnerships, and much more. A few years ago I caught wind of another program that, while not officially under the company’s CSR umbrella, is still representative of Cisco’s commitment to leveraging its technology to make a positive difference in the world. That program is Cisco’s Country Digital Acceleration program, or CDA for short, in which Cisco partners with various countries’ leadership, industry and academia in the interest of accelerating their national digitization efforts. I recently wrote in detail about the program here, if you’re interested in more background. That brings us to the recent announcement, made in late May, that Cisco has partnered with the government of Brazil as part of its CDA program. Let’s take a closer look at what we can expect from the partnership.


By Patrick Moorhead via Forbes


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Exports of fresh and frozen beef from Brazil have been strong in 2020, and are set to stay that way.

The USDA has been expecting production and exports to be higher in 2020. In its April outlook, Brazil’s beef production was forecast to increase by 1.1% to 10.3 million tonnes in 2020. Beef exports were forecast to increase by 8%, to 2.5 million tonnes (cwe), driven by continued demand from China and Hong Kong. Consumption was forecast to fall by 1%, although it may be that this is conservative.


By Duncan Wyatt via AHDB


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WASHINGTON — Brazil has officially begun manufacturing fighter jets with the start of production at a new facility that makes sections of the Saab Gripen, Swedish aerospace company Saab announced Tuesday.

Saab Aeronáutica Montagens, a new manufacturing plant located near Sao Paulo, has begun producing Gripen E/F aerostructures, including the tail cone and front fuselage for the single-seat Gripen E version of the jet. It will eventually also make the brakes, rear fuselage, wing box and front fuselage for the two-seater “F” model, Saab stated.


By Valerie Insinna via Defense News


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Brazil’s state-owned oil firm Petrobras aims to make better use of the associated natural gas in its prolific oil-rich pre-salt area by having offshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) units to process the gas, whose production has been rising with growing oil output in the area.

Offshore LNG liquefaction could be a solution to the associated gas from oil fields 100 miles off the coast and could reduce flaring, Viviana Coelho, Corporate Emissions and Climate Change Manager at Petrobras, said at a webinar, as carried by Reuters.


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Not long ago, I got a call from a New York-based accountant asking if what he was seeing was true: a Brazilian savings account statement showing double-digit monthly returns. “Oh yes,” I told him. It was absolutely normal – and the best deal in town! Just leave your cash parked in a bank and watch it grow.

Fast forward just a couple of years and, well, things have changed. At 2.25%, the basic interest rate has been cut eight times in a row since last year. If you’re an old Brazilian like me, a rate that low sounds like science fiction.


By Cecilia Tornaghi via Americas Quarterly


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Inffinito Film Festival free online screening series
38 Brazilian premieres and classics at

The Infinito Film Festival’s screening series “Women in the Audiovisual” is ON. It’s a free online event showing 25 features and 13 shorts by renowned Brazilian filmmakers. Among them, Anna Muylaert, Rosane Svartman, Tizuka Yamasaki, Sandra Kogut, Mini Kerti, Sabrina Rosa, Flávia Castro, Christiane Jatahy, Adriana L. Dutra, and Tata Amaral. The films represent the female presence in the audiovisual and provoke reflection on gender equality in the sector. Some movies are must-see classics, and others premiering now at the Inffinito platform’s

Feature films run at scheduled times, and once it starts, viewers must watch within 4 hours.  The shorts are available for viewing any time until the end of the exhibition on July 31.


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The renowned Brazilian Film Festival is confirmed, with the 24th edition in Miami and 14th edition in New York taking place in September and October 2020.

This year Inffinito adopted a new name and format for the Brazilian Film Festival. We are now the “Inffinito Film Festival” (INFF).

INFF will continue our 24-year tradition bringing the most recent Brazilian productions to Miami and New York with outdoor programming on Sept 12 and 19 in Miami and on Oct 17 and 18 in NYC.

For the Festival online version, INFF will present feature films and shorts in competition, festival winners retrospective, debates, and lectures about the audiovisual market at the Inffinito’s new platform and Lives at social media – from September 13 to October 16.

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s economy looks to have begun a “V”-shaped recovery from the worst of the COVID-19 crisis, central bank president Roberto Campos Neto said on Thursday, citing the latest energy, traffic and tax collection data as well as double-digit credit growth.

Speaking in a live online event hosted by newspaper Correio Braziliense and Itau bank, however, Campos Neto also cautioned that economic rebounds in other countries that have started in similar fashion have recently shown signs of fading.


By Marcela Ayres and Jamie McGeever via Reuters


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Cargill Inc. last week announced it has mapped out its entire supply chain for soybeans in Brazil, where the destruction of forest to make land to grow the crop has produced an environmental conflict with global attention.

With the maps, executives at the Minnetonka-based agribusiness giant say they are learning more about where, and by whom, forest land is being converted. “The objective is to transform our supply chain, or the farming sector, to be deforestation- or conversion-free,” said John Hartmann, Cargill’s top executive for sustainability in supply chain.


By Evan Ramstad via Star Tribune


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The payments feature of the popular messaging platform WhatsApp remains suspended in Brazil, despite local regulators easing restrictions placed on its owner, Facebook.

On June 24, Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defense, known locally by its Portuguese acronym ‘CADE’ suspended an agreement between Facebook and Brazilian payment firm Cielo to process payments for WhatsApp.


By Samuel Haig via Cointelegraph


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SAO PAULO (Reuters) – A potential coronavirus vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac will be tested in Brazil by 12 research centers in six Brazilian states, the governor of Sao Paulo state, Joao Doria, said on Wednesday, adding the trials still need to be approved by local health vigilance agency Anvisa.

The study – first announced on June 11 – is led by Instituto Butantan, a research center funded by the state of Sao Paulo. The agreement with Sinovac includes not only trials but also the transference of technology to produce the coronavirus vaccine locally.


By Eduardo Simões via Reuters


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RIO DE JANEIRO, June 30 (Xinhua) — Brazil’s oil output grew by 7.8 percent in 2019 compared with the year before, averaging 2.8 million barrels a day, the state-run National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) said Tuesday.

The increase was mainly driven by deep-sea oil drilling in the Atlantic Ocean pre-salt deposits, where Brazil has giant reserves which are just beginning to be exploited.


Via Xinhua News


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Money transfer unicorn TransferWise is accelerating its business in Brazil after receiving the authorization from the Central Bank to operate a foreign exchange broker. Present in the country since 2016, the fintech had been waiting for the green light from the local regulators for two years.

According to the fintech, which had been operating as a foreign exchange correspondent in partnership with local banks, it has handled over BRL 26 billion in money transfers since it started operating in Brazil.


By Angelica Mari via Forbes


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The shift to digital platforms has been a pronounced feature of the global pandemic – with tech stocks hugely outperforming stock market benchmarks throughout the world – but in emerging markets there have been specific drivers turbo-charging this phenomenon.

Digital bank Nubank, founded seven years ago in Brazil with the launch of a no-fee credit card managed by an app, has grown its total client base to more than 25 million. The bank launched its digital current account in 2017, which now has more than 20 million account holders.

By Rob Dwyer via Euromoney


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