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Brazil’s Bolsonaro says he may have had coronavirus despite negative test

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro attends the inauguration ceremony of the Main Space Operations Center of the Geostationary Defense and Strategic Communications Satellite in Brasilia, Brazil June 23, 2020. REUTERS/Adriano MachadoBRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that he might have contracted the novel coronavirus previously and he…
bubmag
June 26, 2020
Brasilia

Brazil lawmakers approve new sanitation bill

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil’s Senate late on Wednesday approved a new sanitation bill, in a move that is expected to prompt states and municipalities to privatize water and sewage companies, luring investors. The bill, which needs President Jair Bolsonaro’s approval to become law, foresees the universalization of sanitation services…
bubmag
June 25, 2020
Brasilia

Brazil’s primary deficit this year could exceed 11% of GDP

BRASILIA, June 24 (Reuters) - Brazil’s primary budget deficit this year could reach 800 billion reais ($152 billion), or more than 11% of gross domestic product, Treasury Secretary Mansueto Almeida said on Wednesday, which would be higher than current official forecasts. Speaking in an online live event hosted by Citi,…
bubmag
June 24, 2020
Brasilia

Brazil central bank bars Visa and Mastercard from WhatsApp payments

BRASILIA, June 23 (Reuters) - Brazil’s central bank ruled on Tuesday that Visa and Mastercard must suspend launching payments and transfers on Facebook’s WhatsApp in the country, or must cease such operations immediately, according to a statement. The bank said it had made the decision in order to preserve the…
bubmag
June 23, 2020
Brasilia

Brazil federal tax revenue -32.9% in May to 77.4 bln reais

BRASILIA, June 23 (Reuters) - Brazil’s federal tax revenue fell to 77.4 billion reais ($15 billion) in May, the federal tax service said on Tuesday, down 32.9% in real terms on the same month last year. It was more, however, than the 69.9 billion reais forecast in a Reuters poll…
bubmag
June 23, 2020
Brasilia

Brazil central bank outlines private sector bond-buying details

BRASILIA, June 23 (Reuters) - Brazil’s central bank on Tuesday outlined details of its plans to buy private-sector bonds on the secondary market, a program aimed at tackling potential dysfunction, volatility and lack of liquidity in the corporate bond market. Assets with a credit rating equivalent to “BB-“ or higher,…
bubmag
June 23, 2020
Brasilia

Brazil restores detailed COVID-19 data after Supreme Court ruling

By: Reuters | Brasilia | Published: June 10, 2020 7:16:14 am Health personnel work in a field hospital built inside a gym to treat COVID-19 patients in Santo Andre, on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil (AP Photo/Andre Penner)Brazil on Tuesday restored detailed COVID-19 data to its official national website…
bubmag
June 10, 2020