In recent years, the number of SMEs and microenterprises in Brazil has increased as many who lost their jobs during the deep economic recession opted to create their own firms.
Higher industrial machinery imports combined with rising production are signs of improving economic activity and greater competitiveness, the presidential palace said on Friday.
Most proposed changes, the finance ministry said in a statement, are regulatory in nature, while others concern operational and administrative matters.
The peso fell to its lowest level in months Thursday amid growing concerns over Nafta and the upcoming elections, with high-level talks set for Thursday and Friday in Washington. A key business group also warned officials to tread carefully with any further concessions.
At present, M&A deals involving financial institutions are only evaluated by government antitrust agency Cade.
Authorities are considering establishing a pension regulator amid growing pressure on the system, as an app-based SOAT policy status platform is officially launched.
The Bahamas is moving closer to removal from the EU's blacklist of tax havens. The Commonwealth has launched a trade facility scheme available to 12 Caribbean territories.
The presidential elections in Paraguay come down to choosing between the ruling party candidate and a liberal challenger. Either winner will be expected to sustain strong growth, boost the middle class and fight poverty.