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Brazil pension reform debate expected to widen in Senate

08 Aug 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's Senate is expected to consider extending pension reform to states and municipal governments as it moves to vote on a bill overhauling the social security system, lawmakers said on Thursday.

Brazil pension reform debate expected to widen in Senate

08 Aug 2019

BRASILIA, Aug 8 Brazil's Senate is expected to consider extending pension reform to states and municipal governments as it moves to vote on a bill overhauling the social security system, lawmakers said on Thursday.

Brazil's lower house approves pension overhaul to tackle budget gap

08 Aug 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's lower house of Congress on Wednesday approved a far-reaching pension overhaul bill aimed at reducing a huge budget gap, with the central economic reform proposed by far-right President Jair Bolsonaro now advancing to the Senate.

Brazil lower house pension reform vote hits delay as savings cut

13 Jul 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's lower house of Congress may not vote on a landmark pension reform bill until August, leaders said on Friday, as intense negotiation over amendments delayed the process and reduced savings derived from the overhaul.

UPDATE 2-Brazil lower house pension reform vote hits delay as savings cut

13 Jul 2019

BRASILIA, July 12 Brazil's lower house of Congress may not vote on a landmark pension reform bill until August, leaders said on Friday, as intense negotiation over amendments delayed the process and reduced savings derived from the overhaul.

Brazil pension overhaul bill wins by resounding margin in lower house

11 Jul 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's lower house of Congress approved a landmark overhaul of the country's pension system on Wednesday by a far wider margin than predicted, delivering a resounding victory to the government in its quest to revive public finances.

Brazil lower house pension vote in question as session goes late

10 Jul 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's lower house of Congress was due to vote on Tuesday on a flagship overhaul to the pension system but by early evening the debate had still not begun, calling into question whether the government had the votes it needs.

Brazilian House speaker predicts pension reform vote on Tuesday

06 Jul 2019

BRASILIA Brazilian House speaker Rodrigo Maia said on Saturday he expects the lower Congressional House to begin voting on the pension reform bill on Tuesday.

Brazil lawmakers open pension debate as Bolsonaro pushes private savings accounts

18 Jun 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's congressional committee on pension reform began debating a revised bill on Tuesday, as President Jair Bolsonaro urged lawmakers to rethink their move to drop his plan to introduce a retirement system based on private savings accounts.

Brazil markets spooked by minister's complaints on pension reform

15 Jun 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil's economy minister and lower house speaker exchanged harsh words on Friday over progress on pension reform, creating another drag on Brazilian financial assets already feeling the heat from global market weakness.

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