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Federal government opens concession schedule for airports, port terminals and railroad with a forecast of R $ 10 billion in investments from the private sector

ROBERTO GARDINALLI / FUTURA PRESS / ESTADÃO CONTENTDollar retreats with markets awaiting Fed’s interest rate policy

O financial market Brazilian operates in the positive field this Wednesday, 7, with investors waiting for the minutes of the last meeting of the Central Bank of the United States (Fed, in English) and analyzing the concession of airports by the federal government. On the negative side, the market sees with apprehension the record of deaths by new coronavirus in the country and the increase in fiscal risk with the vagueness of the 2021 Budget. At around 11:30 am, the dollar fall 0.65% to R $ 5.563 after hitting a maximum of R $ 5.606 and a minimum of R $ 5.562. The US currency closed the day before with a fall of 0.62%, quoted at R $ 5.669. Following the good international mood, the Ibovespa, reference of the Brazilian Stock Exchange, operated with an increase of 0.37%, to 117,930 points. The previous day’s trading session closed with a fall of 0.02%, to 117,498 points.

Investors around the world are waiting for the US monetary authority to express its opinion on the future of interest policy and the impacts on inflation. The Fed is expected to reaffirm its commitment to keeping interest rates low to stimulate the economy. Still on the international agenda, the market follows the negotiations between Democrats and Republicans to approve the package of more than US $ 2.2 trillion in infrastructure works to give traction to the local economic recovery.

In the domestic scenario, the federal government starts this week the procedures for the concession of 22 airports, a railroad and five port terminals, with an investment forecast of R $ 10 billion. Called by the government of Infra Week, the auctions open on Wednesday with airport concessions to the private sector for 30 years. The Union also forwarded to Congress this morning the bill for the resumption of the National Program to Support Micro and Small Enterprises (Pronampe) and the Emergency Benefit for the Preservation of Employment and Income (BEm), measures launched last year to assist companies that have had their budget impacted by the pandemic and to preserve jobs. In the negative field, the country for the first time surpassed the mark of 4 thousand daily deaths caused by Covid-19, registering 4,195 new deaths in the last 24 hours. As a result, the total number of fatal victims of the disease was 336,947.

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