Economy

High deficits put government at risk of violating constitution

Investment cuts and primary deficit may force government borrowing to outpace capital expenditures, violating “golden rule”

Overleveraged meat producers look to shed assets Agribusiness

Overleveraged meat producers look to shed assets

Asset sales loom as second-quarter earnings reveal higher than recommended net-debt ratios at JFS, BRF, Marfrig and Minerva

Brazilians resort more to consortium for car purchases Markets

Brazilians resort more to consortium for car purchases

Limits on bank auto financing steers consumers toward consortium buying

Business

Chaim Zaher sells Estácio stake for R$430m

Advent buys more stock and is already second-largest shareholder, with 10.48% stake in education company

Markets

Central Bank director sees credit firming up

Anthero Meirelles sees more solid signs of improvement as delinquency and interest rate fall

Commentary

Angela Bittencourt
Angela Bittencourt

Economy and politics have competing agendas

Monday heralds three-week period that will be crucial for forming economic and political expectations in Brazil

Assis Moreira

Complicated scenarios for Buenos Aires

The most likely outcome for the ministerial conference is a declaration from countries of support and commitment to the multilateral trade system

Raquel Balarin

Credit restriction is hurdle to recovery

Small and medium-sized businesses have been resorting to factoring companies due to inability to get bank loans

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