Governo precisa enfrentar questões estruturais, e não adotar medidas rápidas, diz Meirelles

Notícia Publicada em 25/07/2016 12:19

Ministro da Fazenda defendeu, por exemplo, que as receitas sejam desvinculadas das despesas

Em evento no Rio de Janeiro, ele disse ser natural que haja "ansiedade" por medidas rápidas (Reuters/Ueslei Marcelino)
Em evento no Rio de Janeiro, ele disse ser natural que haja “ansiedade” por medidas rápidas
(Reuters/Ueslei Marcelino)

RIO DE JANEIRO – O governo precisa enfrentar questões estruturais para resolver os problemas do Brasil, afirmou o ministro da Fazenda, Henrique Meirelles, nesta segunda-feira (25).

Em evento no Rio de Janeiro, ele disse ser natural que haja “ansiedade” por medidas rápidas, mas que apenas lidando com as causas estruturais os problemas do país serão resolvidos. Para tanto, ele defendeu, por exemplo, que as receitas sejam desvinculadas das despesas.

(Reportagem de Rodrigo Viega Gaier)

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Reforma da previdência já está sendo conduzida e passa por diálogo, diz Caetano

Notícia Publicada em 25/07/2016 12:35

Segundo o secretário, enquanto as mudanças não são efetivamente conduzidas, é possível trabalhar com medidas que permitem alguns avanços

"Uma reforma voltada para a geração futura a gente só vai ter um impacto um pouco mais sentido lá na década de 2040, um pouco antes", disse ele (Senado Federal/Flickr)
“Uma reforma voltada para a geração futura a gente só vai ter um impacto um pouco mais sentido lá na década de 2040, um pouco antes”, disse ele (Senado Federal/Flickr)

RIO DE JANEIRO – O secretário da Previdência Social do Ministério da Fazenda, Marcelo Caetano, afirmou que a reforma da previdência passa por um processo de diálogo com a sociedade, que já estaria sendo conduzido pelo atual governo do presidente interino Michel Temer.

“É uma reforma que tem uma economia política por trás, uma ciência política, e, em função disso, é importante que antes que se venha apresentar a reforma, ela passe por um processo de diálogo com a sociedade. Isso tem sido feito com representantes da Casa Civil, de trabalhadores, da sociedade como um todo”, declarou Caetano, em seminário promovido pela Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), na sede da Federação das Indústrias do Rio de Janeiro (Firjan).

Segundo o secretário, enquanto as mudanças não são efetivamente conduzidas, é possível trabalhar com medidas que não resolvem o problema, mas que permitem alguns avanços.

“A gente observa problemas de auxílio-doença de longa duração, que não passam por revisão judicial. Então algumas mudanças de eficiência de gestão podem ser implementadas. Claro que não vai resolver a questão, mas pode obter avanços. Então estamos enfrentando essa questão”, afirmou.

O secretário citou ainda a previdência complementar para estados e municípios que tenham desejo de aderir. “Vários estados e municípios têm desejo de implementar a previdência complementar, mas enfrentam problemas de escala”, defendeu.

Em relação à reforma da Previdência, Caetano lembrou que haverá distintas regras para contribuintes em condições de se aposentar, contribuintes considerados em faixa de transição, e trabalhadores mais jovens. Segundo ele, se a reforma for feita para as gerações futuras, os impactos mais intensos serão sentidos daqui a cerca de 30 a 35 anos.

“Uma reforma voltada para a geração futura a gente só vai ter um impacto um pouco mais sentido lá na década de 2040, um pouco antes”, disse ele.

(Por Daniela Amorim, Mariana Durão e Vinicius Neder)

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Única maneira de evitar aumento de impostos é aprovar teto para despesas, diz Meirelles à Folha

Notícia Publicada em 25/07/2016 07:45

Ministro defendeu controle do avanço da dívida e prometeu cumprir o déficit de R$ 170 bi

Para Meirelles, com o fim da incerteza sobre o impeachment de Dilma Rousseff, a recuperação da economia virá de forma mais rápida (Reuters/Ueslei Marcelino)
Para Meirelles, com o fim da incerteza sobre o impeachment de Dilma Rousseff, a recuperação da economia virá de forma mais rápida (Reuters/Ueslei Marcelino)

SÃO PAULO – O ministro da Fazenda, Henrique Meirelles, disse que a única maneira de evitar um aumento dos impostos é o Congresso aprovar o teto para os gastos públicos.

Em entrevista à Folha de S.Paulo, Meirelles afirmou que sem o limite a elevação dos tributos será a única saída para financiar o contínuo aumento das despesas. “O Brasil terá feito uma opção que acho errada, grave, de não controlar a evolução de sua dívida pública, e pagará um preço por isto nos próximos anos.”

O ministro declarou que irá cumprir a meta de fiscal deste ano de rombo de R$ 170,5 bilhões e que é contrário a um novo programa de refinanciamento de dívidas das empresas. Segundo ele, com o fim da incerteza sobre o impeachment de Dilma Rousseff, a recuperação da economia virá de forma mais rápida.

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Aprovação do governo Temer aumenta em julho, diz Paraná Pesquisas

Notícia Publicada em 25/07/2016 11:16

Maioria da população prefere novas eleições a continuidade de Temer ou retorno de Dilma

Início da administração de Temer está indo melhor do que o esperado para 20,9% das pessoas (Reuters/Ueslei Marcelino)
Início da administração de Temer está indo melhor do que o esperado para 20,9% das pessoas
(Reuters/Ueslei Marcelino)

SÃO PAULO – Completados três meses no cargo mais importante do país, o presidente interino Michel Temer vê melhorar a percepção das pessoas sobre sua gestão. Na passagem de junho para julho, a aprovação teve leve alta, embora a maior parte da população continue desaprovando o governo, de acordo com levantamento do Instituto Paraná Pesquisas.

A pesquisa constatou que o governo Temer é aprovado por 38,9% da população, contra 52% que desaprovam. Outros 9,1% não souberam ou não opinaram. No mês anterior, os números eram 36,2% de aprovação, 55,4% de desaprovação. Aqueles que estão indecisos ou não responderam à pesquisa totalizaram 8,3%.

Em relação a outros questionamentos, o início da administração de Temer está indo melhor do que o esperado para 20,9% das pessoas, contra 20,8% que consideram que o governo interino não está correspondendo às expectativas. Outros 51,8% julgam que o governo está indo de acordo com o esperado e 6,4% não souberam ou não responderam.

Quanto às mudanças na situação financeira da população desde que Temer assumiu, apenas 11,3% disseram que ela melhorou. Uma fatia de 20,7% afirmou que houve piora, enquanto 65,9% declararam que não houve alterações e 2,1% não responderam ou não sabiam.

As respostas desses questionamentos servem para exemplificar o desejo das pessoas para o futuro político do país, uma situação que não envolveria a continuidade de Temer nem a volta de Dilma. Cerca de 62,4% da população prefere novas eleições, enquanto 23,8% preferem Temer e 11,1% desejam o retorno da presidente petista.

O levantamento do Paraná Pesquisas foi realizado entre os dias 20 e 23 de julho desse ano, entrevistando 2.020 habitantes de 24 estados mais o Distrito Federal, envolvendo 158 cidades. A pesquisa tem margem de erro de 2% e grau de confiança de 95%.

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Airports post international passenger growth in 2015/2016

Melbourne and Sydney airports have posted strong growth in overseas travellers in 2015/16 as they benefitted from the lower Australian dollar and new overseas airline services, new figures show.

In the 12 months to June 30 2016, Melbourne Tullamarine handled 9.2 million international passengers, up 9.5 per cent from the prior year.

Melbourne Airport chief executive Lyell Strambi said the standout for 2015/16 was the China market, which grew 21.9 per cent during the year helped by additional capacity from the likes of Air China, China Eastern and China Southern, as well as new low-cost carriers such as Scoot facilitating one-stop connections via Asia.

And with new services from Chinese carriers such as Beijing Capital Airlines flights from Qingdao and Shenyang launching in September and Air China’s Shenzhen service starting in November, as well as the recent arrival of Xiamen Airlines, the China market was expected to grow further in the period ahead.

“Our number one market for FY16 was China, which is testament to the strong relationship we have built with all of our Chinese airlines,” Strambi said in a statement.

“We will continue to grow this important market by welcoming more Chinese airlines.

“Ongoing airline investment in new and expanded services combined with Victoria’s compelling forward program of major sporting, business and major events gives us confidence that we can expect to see these growth trends continue into the coming financial year.”

Meanwhile, Sydney Airport had 14.3 million international travellers in 2015/16, up 7.5 per cent on the prior corresponding period. The airport posted a 19.6 per cent increase in Chinese visitors during the year.

Sydney is preparing to welcome more Chinese non-stop flights from Hainan Airlines – part of the stable of airlines at Virgin Australia shareholder and commercial partner HNA Group – to Changsha and Xi’an from September. Also, Xiamen Airlines was planning to boost its twice weekly service to Sydney to four times a week from the end of October.

Sydney Airport chief executive Kerrie Mather said it was an “exceptional result” for 2015/16.

International passenger growth was more sedate and Brisbane and Perth airports, where overseas travellers increased 3.9 per cent and 1.4 per cent, respectively.

Brisbane Airport chief executive Julieanne Alroe said the airport achieved steady and sustainable growth in 2015/16.

“We are pleased to have achieved the growth we have in FY16, in particular the growth seen in international travellers to Brisbane,” Alroe said in a statement.

The airport was set to benefit from the recent arrival of Air Canada on the nonstop Brisbane-Vancouver route in June, while Qantas alliance partner China Eastern would begin year-round service to Shanghai from December.

MELBOURNE, SYDNEY ALSO POST HEALTHY DOMESTIC GROWTH, BUT BRISBANE AND PERTH MORE MODEST

In terms of domestic travellers, Sydney said it carried 4.1 per cent more passengers in 2015/16, while Melbourne posted a 3.7 per cent improvement in local travellers.

Melbourne Airport said its growth was “an excellent result, particularly when measured against softer growth rates across the national domestic market”.

Brisbane Airport, which grew domestic passengers by 1.5 per cent, welcomed new service from the likes of Fly Corporate (Coffs Harbour) and Jetgo (Dubbo and Albury) in 2015/16, which helped lift the number of domestic destinations served to 44, from 41 previously.

However, the domestic market out of Brisbane was impacted with reduced capacity to some Queensland ports as airlines responded to the downturn in the mining industry and weaker demand for fly-in/fly-out workers.

Perth Airport posted a 2.9 per cent decline in domestic passenger numbers.

 

Australian Aviation

Hunt for MH370 to be “suspended” once 120,000 sq km search area completed

A file image of Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER 9M-MRO at Sydney. (Seth Jaworski)

The search area for MH370. (ATSB)

A supplied image of ATSB investigators looking at a wing flap believed to be from MH370. (ATSB)

 

Australia, China and Malaysia have confirmed the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines flights MH370 will not be extended beyond the current 120,000 square kilometre search zone.

The joint decision was announced at a meeting of officials from Australia, China and Malaysia just outside Kuala Lumpur on July 22.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said despite a number of aircraft partsthat have been discovered in the two and a half years since the Boeing 777-200ER, 9M-MRO, disappeared enroute from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, “none of it had provided information that positively identified the precise location of the aircraft”.

“With less than 10,000 square kilometres of the high priority search area remaining to be searched, Ministers acknowledged that despite the best efforts of all involved, the likelihood of finding the aircraft is fading,” Chester said in a statement.

“Ministers agreed that should the aircraft not be located in the current search area, and in the absence of credible new evidence leading to the identification of a specific location of the aircraft, the search would not end, but be suspended upon completion of the 120,000 square kilometre search area.”

“The suspension does not mean the termination of the search. Ministers reiterated that the aspiration to locate MH370 has not been abandoned. Should credible new information emerge which can be used to identify the specific location of the aircraft, consideration will be given in determining next steps.”

Chester said a further search beyond the 120,000 square kilometre area was “not currently viable” without credible new evidence.

“We have been mindful that any future search needs to have a high likelihood of success to justify raising the hopes of family and friends,” Chester said.

It could take until December 2016, or beyond, to complete the search of the remaining 10,000 square kilometres given the ongoing poor weather in the search region.

Malaysian Minister of Transport Dato’ Sri Liow Tiong Lai chaired the Tripartite Meeting of ministers, which was also attended by Chester and the Chinese Minister of Transport the Hon. Yang Chuantang.

Australia, China and Malaysia have confirmed the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines flights MH370 will not be extended beyond the current 120,000 square kilometre search zone.

The joint decision was announced at a meeting of officials from Australia, China and Malaysia just outside Kuala Lumpur on July 22.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said despite a number of aircraft partsthat have been discovered in the two and a half years since the Boeing 777-200ER, 9M-MRO, disappeared enroute from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, “none of it had provided information that positively identified the precise location of the aircraft”.

“With less than 10,000 square kilometres of the high priority search area remaining to be searched, Ministers acknowledged that despite the best efforts of all involved, the likelihood of finding the aircraft is fading,” Chester said in a statement.

“Ministers agreed that should the aircraft not be located in the current search area, and in the absence of credible new evidence leading to the identification of a specific location of the aircraft, the search would not end, but be suspended upon completion of the 120,000 square kilometre search area.”

“The suspension does not mean the termination of the search. Ministers reiterated that the aspiration to locate MH370 has not been abandoned. Should credible new information emerge which can be used to identify the specific location of the aircraft, consideration will be given in determining next steps.”

Chester said a further search beyond the 120,000 square kilometre area was “not currently viable” without credible new evidence.

“We have been mindful that any future search needs to have a high likelihood of success to justify raising the hopes of family and friends,” Chester said.

It could take until December 2016, or beyond, to complete the search of the remaining 10,000 square kilometres given the ongoing poor weather in the search region.

Malaysian Minister of Transport Dato’ Sri Liow Tiong Lai chaired the Tripartite Meeting of ministers, which was also attended by Chester and the Chinese Minister of Transport the Hon. Yang Chuantang.

Meanwhile, New York magazine reported it had obtained a previously unreleased report from Malaysian police that showed the captain in command of MH370, Zaharie Ahmad Shah, had flight simulator sessions where he flew an aircraft deep into the southern Indian Ocean less than a month before the flight vanished.

Zaharie performed those flights on a home-built flight simulator, the magazine said, adding that Malaysian investigators knew about the flight simulator sessions but withheld that information from its public report.

 

Australian Aviation

Hawker Pacific completes acquisition of Aeromil Pacific

Hawker Pacific

Hawker Pacific has boosted its support and sales offering after completing the integration of Aeromil Pacific into its business.

The addition of Aeromil Pacific, first announced in August 2015, also left the company well placed to take advantage of the growth of aviation services in the region and boost the quality of service offered by both companies, Hawker Pacific chief executive Alan Smith said in a statement.

“This is an exciting milestone which strengthens Hawker Pacific’s ability to capitalise on the substantial growth in aviation services in the region and cements Hawker Pacific as the leader in aviation solutions throughout Asia Pacific,” Smith said.

“Since acquiring Aeromil Pacific last year we have been working closely with customers, suppliers and industry bodies including the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) to ensure a seamless transition. Business backend systems have been in place since February and this marks the final step of this exciting transition.”

As a result of the transaction, Hawker Pacific would offer sales and support services for Textron’s Beechcraft, Cessna and Bell Helicopter range.

Aeromil Pacific was Cessna’s authorised sales representative for the manufacturer’s single-engine range of aircraft in Australia, while it was also authorised to conduct maintenance on Cessna, Beechcraft, Embraer, Pilatus and Bombardier aircraft.

Steve Padgett, who was Aeromil Pacific managing director and principal, was now deputy chairman of Hawker Pacific Australia. A Cessna Citation M2 takes off. (Cessna)

Aeromil's Steve Padgett celebrates the opening of Flight Options. (Aeromil)

“A shared commitment to excellence in customer service and innovation in aviation solutions, has fuelled the successful integration of Aeromil Pacific’s operations into the Hawker Pacific Group,” Padgett said.

“It’s been an exciting time for the business and I’m sure that aircraft owners and operators will continue to benefit significantly as Hawker Pacific further strengthens its position as the leading provider of aviation solutions in the region.”

Padgett was also chairman of Alliance Aviation Services, a director of the Reginonal Aviation Association of Australia, chairman of the Australian Aviation Hall of Fame and a member of the Australian Air Force Cadets (RAFF) National Council.

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