Micro and small enterprises have opened 293,200 jobs, according to a survey by the Brazilian Support Service for Micro and Small Enterprises (Sebrae) with data from the Ministry of Economy. In the same period, medium and large businesses closed 193,600 jobs. This result is the difference between hiring and layoffs. In the overall calculation, small businesses were responsible for the final balance of 142,700 jobs generated in the country in 2020.
Source: G1 Economia
The mining sector’s revenues were R$209 billion ($38.7 bn) last year, 36% more than in 2019, even with the pandemic, influenced by high prices and exchange rates, the Brazilian Mining Institute (Ibram) reported. In the fourth quarter, revenues reached R$83 billion ($15.3 bn), compared to almost R$51 billion ($9.4 bn) in the third quarter (63.6% more).
Source: Isto É
Transmitter Isa Cteep (TRPL4) reported that its subsidiary IE Aguapeí partially began operations of a project in São Paulo after investments of around R$360 million ($67 mm). The contribution made to the work represented a reduction of more than 40% compared to the budget estimated by the National Electrical Energy Agency (Aneel), the company added.
Source: Money Times
Petrobras exported a record 713,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd) in 2020, up 33% on the previous year, as a result of the company’s search for foreign sales in the face of a weak domestic market, the state-owned oil company said in its production report. In the fourth quarter, oil exports averaged 618,000 bpd, down 4.5% on the same period in 2019, with a recovery in the domestic market.
Source: UOL Economia
Companhia de Águas e Esgotos do Rio Grande do Norte (Caern) estimates to save R$ 70 million ($13 mm) over the next five years by entering the electricity free market, with a greater financial impact from 2023 onwards. A public company in Rio Grande do Norte has already migrated 43 units to the free contracting environment and expects another 17 by July.
Source: Energia Hoje