BRATECC | Number 11 - August 2020
Newsletter August 2020
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Monthly News
Amb. Todd Chapman: The Brazil-US Strategic Relationship: Past, Present and Future
"The U.S. and Brazil are currently pursuing commercial agreements and understandings which would greatly advance our commercial partnership, reduce barriers to trade, and facilitate investment. Our mutual ambition is high and our two negotiating teams are hard at work."

Raízen , Ultrapar among likely bidders for Petrobras refinery in Parana: sources
“Brazil’s Petroleo Brasileiro SA (PETR4.SA) was set to receive binding offers on Thursday, September 27, for its Presidente Getulio Vargas refinery, with local firms Raizen and Ultrapar Participacoes SA (UGPA3.SA) among the likely bidders, sources familiar with the matter said."

Com dólar a 5,60, Bank of America diz para estrangeiros comprarem real 
"No dia 25 de agosto, um dos maiores bancos do mundo sugeriu a seus clientes investidores comprarem real, a moeda brasileira. Com a cotação do dólar batendo 5,60 reais neste mesmo dia, a indicação podia parecer ousada. Mas os analistas do Bank of America (BofA) acreditam que pode haver uma virada de mão na cotação da moeda brasileira."

Chevron Contributes $50,000 to Hurricane Laura Relief Efforts
"Chevron Corporation announced that it is making a $50,000 contribution to the Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana in support of their efforts to assist victims of Hurricane Laura in Cameron and Calcasieu parishes."

Brasil-EUA preparam acordo que vai simplificar regras comerciais 
“Diretora do Conselho Brasil-EUA da U.S. Chamber of Commerce escreve sobre a situação da negociação que, apesar de não reduzir tarifas, pode diminuir custos.”

Princeton Review: Rice has best quality of life in US
"Rice University has the best quality of life of any institution of higher learning in the nation, according to a newly released survey of U.S. college and university students, and for the sixth consecutive year Rice has also claimed the top spot in the survey’s assessment of interactions between races and classes."

Banking Revolution Should Boost Competition Among Fintechs and Banks in Brazil
“Scheduled to start operating on November 16th, PIX, the new Brazilian instant payment system, will change the way people pay bills and make purchases by removing the need for cash or cards."

Brasil atinge exportação de 22,9 milhões de sacas com receita cambial de US$ 3 bilhões em sete meses
"Nos sete primeiros meses do ano em curso de 2020, as exportações dos Cafés do Brasil atingiram um volume físico total equivalente a 22,9 milhões de sacas de 60kg e receita cambial de US$ 3,0 bilhões, com preço médio da unidade correspondente a US$ 128,9."

bp expands fuel discount for active military personnel, veterans, teachers and students
"bp continues to support American motorists by offering a special discount of up to 15 cents per gallon on every fill-up at bp and Amoco stations for 60 days for active military personnel, veterans, teachers and students."

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