Brazil’s trade balance posted a surplus of $1.506 billion and a current account of US$7.208 billion in the third week of September 2020, with exports worth $4.357 billion and imports of $2.851 billion. The data were released by the Foreign Trade Secretariat (Secex) of the Ministry of Economy.
Source: Portal do Agronegocio
Copel initiated two new R&D projects: one in the area of civil design of hydroelectric power plants, and the other aimed at assessing mercury emissions in thermal power plants, contributing to meeting the guidelines of the Minamata Convention. The total budget for the two initiatives is R$15.7 million ($2,9mm).
Source: Energia Hoje
Industrial activity continues to recover and is already at pre-crisis level, according to the National Confederation of Industry (CNI). Installed Capacity Utilisation (UCI) reached 71%. This is the highest percentage for the month since 2014, when the ICU stood at 72%. The rate of increase in the number of employees reached 53.8 points in August.
Source: Agencia Brasil
Amerisolar, a multinational company specialised in the production of photovoltaic panels and the construction company MRV, have just entered into a partnership to supply equipment in several ongoing projects. In this way, the process will allow more savings and environmental preservation in the coming years. The companies will supply equipment for more than 30 developments in the country.
Source: Portal Solar
Governments and emerging market companies have sold more than $10 billion in social securities, increasing the volume of ESG emissions – securities that meet environmental, social and governance criteria – to $43.7 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. So-called green bonds still account for the bulk of ESG emissions.
Source: Money Times