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Brazil pension reform awaits ratification after clearing Senate

23 Oct 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's Senate on Wednesday gave its final seal of approval to a sweeping overhaul of the country's pension system, bringing to a close months of political wrangling over the government's keystone policy to stabilize public finances and boost growth.

UPDATE 2-Brazil pension reform awaits ratification after clearing Senate

23 Oct 2019

BRASILIA, Oct 23 Brazil's Senate on Wednesday gave its final seal of approval to a sweeping overhaul of the country's pension system, bringing to a close months of political wrangling over the government's keystone policy to stabilize public finances and boost growth.

Brazil's Bolsonaro heralds 'great day' as Senate approves pension reform

23 Oct 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday hailed the Senate's approval of a sweeping overhaul of the nation's pension system as a launch pad for the wider economy, although voting on the last few remaining amendments was delayed to the following day.

UPDATE 2-Brazilian Senate vote paves way for offshore oil rights sale

16 Oct 2019

BRASILIA, Oct 15 Brazil's Senate unanimously approved the main text of a bill on Tuesday night that clears the way for what may be a record-setting offshore oil rights auction in the Latin American oil powerhouse.

Brazil pension reform to clear Congress by Oct. 22 - senator

09 Oct 2019

BRASILIA President Jair Bolsonaro's government is confident it will win final Congressional approval for its pension overhaul by Oct. 22 now that lawmakers have agreed on how to share surplus oil revenues, his party's leader in the Senate said on Wednesday.

Brazil senate approves pension reform in first-round vote after savings hit

02 Oct 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's Senate on Wednesday approved a landmark pension reform bill in a first round of voting, in a relief for far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, although senators voted down an amendment in a move that dilutes the reform's projected savings.

Brazil Senate approves pension reform in first-round vote

02 Oct 2019

BRASILIA Brazil's Senate approved the main text of a pension reform bill in a first-round vote on Tuesday, clearing another key hurdle for the government's bid to narrow its massive budget gap.

Brazil Senate leader offers to resign leadership post after police raid

19 Sep 2019

BRASILIA The leader of the Brazilian government in the Senate offered to resign his leadership position on Thursday after being targeted in a police raid into possible corruption, a move that could weaken the sway of President Jair Bolsonaro in the upper house.

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.

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