Veritas Capital released the first stock fund focused on Ibovespa companies with the best ESG practices. Most of the portfolio is made up of consumer-linked shares (21.2%), energy (11.5%), financial (10.6%) and transportation (8.9%). The fund opened in June and, to date, has assets of R$15 million ($2.8 mm).
Petrobras informed, in a statement to the market, that the P-74 to P-77 platforms of “Campo de Búzios” reached record production, on June 27, of 664 thousand barrels of oil per day and 822 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day. The Búzios Field is in the Santos Basin pre-salt.
A survey by the Brazilian Association of Shopping Tenants (Alshop), carried out between June 24th and 26th, found that sales dropped 90% which affects one third of merchants in the state of São Paulo due to the effects of the pandemic. The value obtained by sales was reduced by up to 80% for 41% of the retailers and by up to 70% for 24% of them.
The Petrobras Connections for Innovation Program, in partnership with Sebrae, offers resources of up to R$10 million ($1.8 million) for projects in nine technological areas: digital technologies, robotics, energy efficiency, catalysts, corrosion, carbon reduction, geological modelling, and water inspection and treatment technologies. The goal is to utilise the innovative products in Petrobras’ operations.
The index that measures the confidence of the business entrepreneur (Icec) reached in June its worst monthly drop in the series, which was started in March 2011 by the National Trade Confederation (CNC). The index decreased by 28.6% compared to May, still influenced by the economic impacts of the pandemic.
Approximately 20 thousand stores have ended their activities in the capital of São Paulo since March, when the social distance started due to the pandemic. The number represents 10% of the total of commercial establishments in the city of Sao Paulo. Fecomercio estimates that, in the capital alone, the trade lost almost R$17 billion ($3.2 bn) between March and June.
Morgan Stanley increased its shareholding in CESP to 5%, shows a document sent to the market this Friday (19). As a result, the bank now holds 10 million shares in the electricity company. In addition, Morgan Stanley reported that the operations are not intended to change the composition of the controlling interest or the administrative structure of the company.
Seven major European investment firms told Reuters they will divest from beef producers, grains traders and even government bonds in Brazil if they do not see progress in resolving the surging destruction of the Amazon rainforest. The rising threats from investors with more than $2 trillion in assets under management, including Finland-based Nordea and the UK’s Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), show how the private sector is taking global action to protect the world’s largest rainforest.
The crisis generated by the covid-19 in the economy led to a sharp drop in the opening of companies in April, according to the Ministry of Economy, which released the Business Map Bulletin. In April this year, 189,878 companies were opened, down 29.5% compared to the same month in 2019. On the other hand, company closings reached 58,623, down 41.1% compared to April 2019 (99,468).
Telefônica’s board of directors approved the distribution of R$900 million ($173 million) in interest on capital, equivalent to R$0.49 per common share and R$0.42 per preferred share. In net terms, discounting income tax, the amount is R$765 million ($147 million). The amount will be imputed to the mandatory minimum dividend of 2020.