The federal debt has risen by more than inflation this year.
The government widens the mouth of its tax net to include income from the likes of bonds, time deposits and cryptocurrency transactions.
Caribbean insurance giant Sagicor has affirmed its commitment to the region in the wake of the sale of shares to special purpose acquisition firm Alignvest, a deal that is linked with Canadian lender Scotiabank's regional realignment.
December marked the third consecutive month of growing confidence amid expectations that president-elect Jair Bolsonaro's market-friendly reforms will boost the economy in 2019.
Central bank is expected to assume a more dovish approach as inflation remains under control
São Paulo state prosecutors will seek to determine if an agreement between the health insurer and a large individual shareholder had a negative impact on minority shareholders, reports local business daily Valor.