V,M&L ADVOGADOS – NEWSLETTER – March 2013

Posted in Sem categoria by vmladvogados on 26/03/2013

UNCTAD – WORLD INVESTMENT REPORT 2012

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development just published on this 25 March 2013 its annual report on World Investment for 2012, attesting that investments in the BRIC [Brazil, Russian Federation, India and China] countries increased from 6% in year 2000 to 20% in 2012.

According to the report in 2012 the Brics received US$ 263 bi of foreign direct investments. China representing almost 50% of such investments and Brazil in second place with 25%.

In addition to being a special and attractive country for investment, economy in those countries are booming and enabling local entrepreneurs to invest abroad as well.  According to the report the foreign investments made by the BRICs in other countries now account for almost 10% of the total of the world FDI’s investments. Development countries representing 42% of such investments.

Brazilian government has not officially pronounced on such report, but from the local scenario and legislative changes currently in place to accommodate the world events to happen here, Brazil is prepared to bit this numbers again in the next few years.

VM&L Advogados has a multidisciplinary team with the required expertise to assist clients investing in several businesses’ areas in Brazil aligned with a range of other law firms and businesses’ partners that can collaborate to the success of your investment in Brazil.  In case you intent to promote investment in Brazil, please contact us at: alexandre.valle@vml.com.br

 DOING BUSINESS IN VIETNAM   

VM&L Advogados together with IECINT – Instituto de Estudos Contemporâneos e Cooperação Econômica Internacional are pleased to announce and invite you for a conference on Doing Business in Vietnam with the special presence and speech of the Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Mr. Duong Nguyen Tuong to be held in 03 April 2013 at VM&L offices.

After the implementation of relevant economics’ changes in 2000, leading the country to enter into the World Trade Organization, Vietnam’s economy has increase sharply and became a very attractive investment place for companies interested in doing business in Asia and worldwide.

The Ambassador will speak on the advantages of the bilateral commerce between Brazil and Vietnam and a range of networking opportunities are expected to happen.

BRAZILIAN’S OFFICIAL FISCAL RESULTS

The consolidated public sector registered a primary surplus of R$30.3 billion in January, the best monthly result of the series begun in December 2001. The Central Government and regional government registered respective surpluses of R$26.1 billion and R$4.2 billion, while state enterprises registered a deficit of R$49 million.

 

Over the last twelve months, the cumulative surplus added up R$109.2 billion (2.46% of GDP), exceeding by 0.08 p.p. of GDP the surplus observed in 2012.

 

Nominal interests, appropriated on an accrual basis, amounted to R$22.6 billion in January, compared to R$19.1 billion in December, reflecting the greater number of working days in the month. Over the last twelve months, nominal interests added up R$216.9 billion (4.88% of GDP), exceeding the value accumulated in 2012 by 0.03 p.p. of GDP.

 

The nominal result, which includes the primary surplus and the appropriated nominal interests, turned in a surplus of R$7.6 billion in January. In twelve months, the nominal deficit accumulated R$107.7 billion (2.42% of GDP), decreasing by 0.05 p.p. of GDP in relation to the previous year.

 

The monthly nominal surplus resulted from reductions of R$31.1 billion in net bank debt, R$16.5 billion in other sources of domestic funding, including the monetary base, and R$4.5 billion in net external financing, partially offset by an increase of R$44.5 billion in the securities debt on the market.

 

Source: http://www.bcb.gov.br/?FISCPOLICY

 

FEDERAL SECURITIES DEBT

The federal securities debt outside the Central Bank, estimated by the portfolio position, totaled R$1,837.8 billion (41.3% of GDP) in January, a decrease of R$78.9 billion as compared to the previous month. This result reflected net redemptions, R$98.9 billion, a decrease of R$0.3 billion due to currency appreciation, and incorporation of interests, R$20.3 billion.

 

Highlights included net redemptions of R$61.8 billion in NTN-F, R$43.5 billion in LTN and R$2.4 billion in NTN-C, and issues of R$6.4 billion in NTN-B and R$2.7 billion in LFT.

 

The participation by indexing factors registered the following changes in relation to December: the percentage of exchange-indexed securities rose from 0.5% to 0.4%, Selic-indexed securities decreased from 17.6% to 17.3%, and fixed-rate securities fell from 32.7% to 27.8%, due to net redemptions of LTN and NTN-F, and inflation-indexed securities rose from 28.2% to 27.8%. The share of repo operations increased from 20.6% to 26.2%, due to net sales of R$119 billion.

 

At the end of January, the maturity structure of the securities debt on the market was as follows: R$317.6 billion, 17.3% of the total, maturing in 2013; R$356.6 billion, 19.4% of the total, maturing in 2014; and R$1,163.5 billion, 63.3% of the total, maturing as of January 2015.

 

In January, the total net exposure in reverse currency swap operations amounted to R$3.7 billion. The result of these operations (the difference between the ID yield and the exchange variation plus coupon) was favorable to the Central Bank by R$136 million in the cash concept, an amount taken into account in the calculation of the public sector borrowing requirements.

 

Source: http://www.bcb.gov.br/?FISCPOLICY

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