Brazil Weekly

Campaign managers, the only outsiders of the 2018 presidential race

In this week’s issue: Campaign managers, the only outsiders of the 2018 presidential race. Dissecting Brazil’s agribusiness.


The week in review

  • Oil & gas. Supreme Court Deputy Chief Justice Dias Toffoli accepted Petrobras’ request to suspend a verdict which obligated the state-owned company to pay BRL 17.2bn in a labor dispute. The justice highlighted the “devastating economic effects” the decision could have on Petrobras’ financial health. The ruling is temporary and will be analyzed by the court after the judicial recess.
  • Federal budget. The federal government registered a BRL 32.8bn primary deficit in the first half of the year – its best result...
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