BRICS members China and Brazil have agreed to use their own currencies in bilateral trade exchanges worth up to US$30 billion per year, for three years.
Reuters news agency reported that the accord was signed by the Chinese and Brazilian central bank governors and finance ministers in Durban, before the start of the fifth BRICS summit in South Africa and marked a step by the two largest economies of the emerging powers group to make real changes to global trade.
The sale of healthcare business Hospitais Privados de Portugal (HPP) to Brazilian group Amil Assistência Médica Internacional, announced Monday in Lisbon, will earn Portuguese state financial group Caixa Geral de Depósitos (CGD) a minimum of 85.6 million euros.
In a statement the CGD group said that it may receive an additional 6 million euros, “if certain targets are met.” The targets were not specified.
The deal, which now needs approval from the authorities, is the first step in the privatisation of Caixa Seguros e Saúde, which is a requirement of the financial aid programme provided to Portugal.
Brazil is willing to cooperate with Angola in the legislative domain, thus seeking to facilitate a better integration of peoples from both countries in the policies of the Governments.
This was said to the press by the Brazilian ambassador to Angola, Ana Lucy Petersen, at the end of an audience she was granted by the National Assembly (Angolan Parliament) speaker, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos.
The diplomat on the occasion stated that she discussed with the Angolan Parliament speaker the prospect for legislative cooperation between both states.