It is the turn of banking by cell phone
After the success of “plastic money”, credit and debit cards so popularized, came the era of mobile payments.
In the Senate, Senator Walter Pinheiro (BA) is the author of the 635/PLS 2011 which is processing on Commission for Economic Affairs, CAE, in terminative decision. The project provides for the payments system and monetary values transfers through mobile devices (STDM).
In the proposal, Patel remembers that the idea guarantees the access to the portion of the population that is out of the banking system, as well as reduce the cost of financial transactions. The idea is that people can use the phone to make transfers and payments. Bolsa Família beneficiaries and pensioners of INSS will be one of the targets of the new system.
Grevar against MP’s threaten port sector
Port representatives announced in a hearing in the House of representatives, who are willing to trigger category for strike to overthrow the provisional measure of ports (MP595/12). It is the so-called MP, edited by the Government last year, establishing a new regulatory framework for the sector with the intention of giving greater competitiveness to Brazilian ports. 95% of Brazil’s foreign trade pass through the ports.
The organizer of the event against the provisional measure, Mr Paulo Pereira da Silva (PDT-SP), claims that the MP is unnecessary. “The Brazilian ports have an efficiency and productivity just as international ports. Even better, “said the Congressman.
BRB partnership to accredit commercial establishments
The Bank of Brasilia (BRB), through its business credit and debit cards (the Card BRB), closed partnership with Global Payments company based in São Paulo, Brazil, to serve on accreditation of business premises. With the agreement, the Bank will expand its activities in the market of means of payment. Now, in addition to issuing credit and debit cards – a market already consolidated – you can also act on the stages of processing, capture and settlement of the trades carried out. The prediction is that the brand of the new company to be released even in this first semester, up to the Confederations Cup.
Grain harvest should be record
Brazil must beat record in grain production this year from 185 million tonnes, 11% more than in 2012. The Government hopes that the result will help diminish the increase of food prices. According to the Ministry of agriculture, soybean production is to increase more: 25% compared to last year. Then come the corn, beans and rice, which should grow by about 4%.
Project creates registration against telemarketers
Proposal on handling the Board creates a register of people who do not wish to receive calls from telemarketing services. To join the register, the consumer automatically blocks the sending of offers of products and services for a particular phone number. The proposal also lays down rules for telephone calls to consumers advertising character that does not adhere to the registration. 4508/12 project is authored by Mr Fabio Faria (PSD-RN).