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Brazil's Bolsonaro says supermarkets 'committed' to lowering prices on basic goods

10 Sep 2020

BRASILIA Brazil's supermarkets are "committed" to lowering the prices of basic foodstuffs, President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday, hours after the Justice Ministry said it would ask supermarkets to explain recent price increases for some products.

UPDATE 1-Brazil's Bolsonaro says supermarkets 'committed' to lowering prices on basic goods

10 Sep 2020

BRASILIA, Sept 9 Brazil's supermarkets are "committed" to lowering the prices of basic foodstuffs, President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday, hours after the Justice Ministry said it would ask supermarkets to explain recent price increases for some products.

Brazil's Lower House close to vote end of Petrobras virtual monopoly in gas industry

31 Aug 2020

BRASILIA Brazil's lower house is set to vote on Tuesday to pass a bill that can further open up the natural gas market to private investors by breaking the monopoly held by state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras)SA>.

Brazil's Lower House close to vote end of Petrobras virtual monopoly in gas industry

31 Aug 2020

BRASILIA, Aug 31 Brazil's lower house is set to vote on Tuesday to pass a bill that can further open up the natural gas market to private investors by breaking the monopoly held by state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) SA>.

Brazil lower house upholds public sector pay veto, in victory for Bolsonaro

21 Aug 2020

BRASILIA Brazil's lower house of Congress on Thursday voted to uphold a presidential veto blocking pay increases for civil servants, a victory for President Jair Bolosonaro and Economy Minister Paulo Guedes in their drive to maintain fiscal discipline.

Brazil Bolsonaro's popularity will help him with reforms, says chief whip

19 Aug 2020

BRASILIA The new chief whip in Congress for Brazil's president said on Wednesday he is confident President Jair Bolsonaro's increased popularity in recent polls will help him push through tax reform and advance bills on bankruptcies and the autonomy of the central bank.

Brazil may extend emergency payments to poor until end of year: Bolsonaro

19 Aug 2020

BRASILIA Emergency payments to Brazil's poor could be extended through the end of the year, President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday, but at a lower rate than the current 600 reais ($108) a month.

Brazil lower house speaker Maia confident of tax reform approval this year

17 Aug 2020

BRASILIA Brazil's lower house speaker Rodrigo Maia said on Monday he is convinced congress will approve tax reform and that it should be done this year to avoid the debate from being influenced by the 2022 presidential election.

Brazil's Bolsonaro calls surging Amazon fires a 'lie'

13 Aug 2020

BRASILIA Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday angrily denied the existence of fires in the Amazon rainforest, calling it a "lie," despite data produced by his own government showing that thousands of fires are surging across the region. | Video

Bolsonaro extends aid to Brazilians as jobs plummet, public debt soars

01 Jul 2020

BRASILIA Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday signed a decree to extend emergency stipends to informal workers hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis, as official figures showed record deficits and mounting unemployment.

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