The Brazilian agribusiness exportations were $77,9 bn from January to September of this year, a 7,5% high in relation to the same period last year. Imports totalized $9,2 bn. Thus, the agribusiness obtained a record surplus of $ 68.7 bn for the accumulated nine months, according to the Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock of Brazil (CNA).
Source: Portal Agronegocio
President Jair Bolsonaro sent to the National Congress the Legal Framework of Startups. It is a bill that promises to encourage new companies and improve the business environment. “Brazil is the 4th largest digital market in the world. We have evolved a lot, but we want to advance even more, facilitating the business environment,” said Bolsonaro.
Source: UOL Economia
The São Paulo government announced investments of R$ 6 billion ($1 bn) to restructure the state’s railroad network. The undertaking will be realised by Rumo Logistica Group and will attend 72 cities of São Paulo. Among the planned works are the recovery of two branches that were deactivated: Colombia-Pradópolis (185.6 km) and Panorama-Bauru (369.1 km), towards the Port of Santos.
Source: Money Times
With a task force that included calculations of the last holiday, the CCEE concluded this week the preliminary calculations of the extension of the concession term of the hydroelectric plants with contracts in the free market and with debts related to hydrological risk. The calculations project an extension of 423 concessions with an average of 500 days
Source: Energia Hoje
Brazilian trade activity has registered a high of 3,4% in September, according to Serasa Experian. It is the fifth consecutive monthly increase, already considering seasonal adjustments. Serasa highlights that, since the worst fall of the year, the indicator has been presenting improvement, retreating each time less, confirming sector’s recover trend.
The governor of São Paulo, João Doria announced the launch of an economic recovery plan with the forecast of investments of R$ 36 billion ($6.5 bn) in the next two years and an estimated generation of 2 million jobs in four years. It is the most audacious economic development plan ever carried out in São Paulo, said the governor.
The opening of new companies, especially the so-called MEIs, of individual micro-entrepreneurs, took a major leap during the pandemic. Data from the Map of Companies, of the Ministry of Economy, show that there was a balance of 782.6 thousand new companies, the result of the opening of 1.114 million CNPJs and casualties of 331.5 thousand.
Source: 6 Minutos
One in four small business owners has implemented some innovation since the beginning of the crisis caused by the new coronavirus. According to research by Sebrae, entrepreneurs who have developed innovative practices in their businesses have had more success in improving the level of revenues. While the small innovative businesses registered a loss of 32%, the companies that did not innovate had a 39% loss.
Source: Valor Investe
The world’s largest exporter of soybeans, Brazil has decided to suspend the collection of import taxes on the grain, as well as soy bean and oil, until January 15, 2021. The decision of the Foreign Trade Chamber (Camex), of the Ministry of Economy, also applies to the importation of corn, whose import tax rate will be zeroed until March 31 of next year, as a way to contain the high price of food in the country.
Source: Agencia Brasil
Raízen inaugurated last Friday (October 16) an electricity generation plant from biogas resulting from vinasse and filter cake – by-products of the ethanol and sugar production process. The unit located in Guariba (SP) has an installed capacity of 21 MW and is expected to produce 138,000 MWh/year of sugarcane in the next harvest.
Source: Energia Hoje