Sebrae research shows that 63% of micro and small business owners intend to invest in their own business by 2021. Although most micro and small entrepreneurs intend to invest in their business in 2021, 27% said they could not afford to invest in 2021, and 10% said they intend to save money for an emergency.
Source: Money Times
The National Treasury begins 2021 with a trillion-dollar bill to be paid to investors. The debt due this year already totalled R$ 1.31 trillion ($262 bn) at the end of November, an amount that should grow with the incorporation of more interest. The challenge comes in a decisive year to dictate the course of reforms considered essential for the country’s fiscal balance.
Equatorial Energia reported that its subsidiaries Equatorial Maranhão Distribuidora de Energia and Equatorial Pará Distribuidora de Energia obtained approval from the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) for funding of R$2.150 billion ($430 mm). The amount will be earmarked for the investment plan for the years 2021 to 2023.
Anvisa has approved the exceptional import of 2 million doses by Fiocruz of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca in partnership with Oxford University. The import is considered exceptional because the immunising agent has not yet been submitted for emergency use or sanitary registration, Anvisa said in a statement.
Pork exports hit a record high in 2020 and increased by about 40%, according to the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA). The main buyers of Brazilian pork are basically China and Hong Kong. Almost 70% of all the exported volume goes to these places.