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Small business owners don’t plan on investing

20/07/2017 at 19:58h

Brasília – A survey conducted by the credit consulting firm Serviço de Proteção ao Crédito (SPC Brasil) and by the National Confederation of Retail Managers (CNDL) shows that 66% of the micro and small entrepreneurs don’t intend to make any investments in the next three months. Still according to the survey, which was made public this Thursday (20), 80% are not planning to take up credit in the next 90 days.

Via Agência Brasil. Translated by Sérgio Kakitani

ANP issues ITB for 14th oil tender round

19/07/2017 at 16:58h

São Paulo – Brazil’s National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) issued this Wednesday (19) an invitation to bid and contract template for the 14th Round of Tenders of Blocks for Oil and Gas Exploration and Production, slated for September 27. The paperwork is available from www.brasil-rounds.gov.br.

According to the ANP, 287 blocks will be auctioned in offshore basins Sergipe-Alagoas, Espírito Santo, Campos, Santos, and Pelotas, and onshore basins Parnaíba, Paraná, Potiguar, Recôncavo, Sergipe-Alagoas, and Espírito Santo.

Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum

Brazilian elected president of FAO, WHO arm

18/07/2017 at 19:56h

Brasília – The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture reported this Tuesday (18) that Brazil’s Guilherme Costa has been elected president of the Codex Alimentarius Commission. The organization is affiliated with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and with the World Health Organization (WHO). It concerns itself with enforcing the Codex Alimentarius, a set of standards, guidelines and codes of practice designed to protect consumer health and promote fair practices in food trade in 188 member countries, Agência Brasil reported.

Costa was formerly one of the Commission’s vice presidents. He is a veterinarian employed since 1981 with the Ministry of Agriculture’s Secretariat for International Agribusiness Relations. He had 56% of votes against his Malian runner-up.

Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum

Number of jobs rise in Brazil for third straight month

17/07/2017 at 20:07h

Brasília – The Brazilian labor market opened 9,821 new jobs in June, up 0.03% over the previous month. This is the third consecutive increase and the fourth in the year, according to data from the General Register of Employed and Unemployed (CAGED) of the Ministry of Labor and Employment, as reported this Monday (17).

The numbers made available by CAGED is the result of 1,181,930 admissions and 1,172,109 layoffs. Year-to-date, there’s a surplus of 67,358 openings. In the same period of last year, there was a deficit of 531,765 posts. Year-over-year still holds a deficit of 749,060 job posts.

Via Agência Brasil. Translated by Sérgio Kakitani