Green economy can create many jobs in Brazil, says Joaquim Levy

The transition to a green economy with less carbon emissions would tend to create jobs and improve the productivity of the Brazilian economy, evaluates former Finance Minister Joaquim Levy. The former Finance Minister said that the energy market of alternative sources is one of the main Brazilian advantages. Levy projected that it would be possible to double the production of wind energy in the country, for example.

Source: Infomoney

Commission approves $750 mm from IDB for small and micro enterprises

The Economic Affairs Commission (CAE) approved a credit operation of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) with BNDES. $750 mm will be made available to finance micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), providing a new cycle of sustainable growth, given the relevant role of the segment in generating jobs and income.

Source: Money Times

Mining sector turnover in Brazil grows 30%

The revenues of the mining industry in Brazil amounted to R$50.7 billion ($8.9 bn) in the third quarter, an increase of nearly 30% compared to R$39.2 billion ($7 bn) recorded in the previous quarter, reported the Brazilian Mining Institute (Ibram). In the accumulated of the year until the end of the third quarter, sector’s revenue has reached approximately R$126 billion ($22.5 bn).

Source: UOL Economia