Embraer shares take off after Bolsonaro approves Boeing merger

Embraer shares take off after Bolsonaro approves Boeing merger

The share price in Brazilian airplane manufacturer Embraer soared yesterday as markets reacted favorably to the country’s President Jair Bolsonaro approving a merger with us giant Boeing.

The share price jumped 7.43 per cent on the Sao Paulo stock exchange, despite Ibovespa falling 0.28pc. It came a day after Bolsonaro announced he wouldn’t be using his veto powers to block the merger between two of the world’s three biggest aviation companies. Embraer’s shares had taken a nose dive last week after Bolsonaro had expressed concerns over the deal.

But now the $5.2 billion deal, which will see Boeing take control of Embraer’s commercial airplane manufacturing business -- 80pc of its operation -- will go ahead. Embraer will only retain control of its military division. On Thursday, Bolsonaro had said he was satisfied that “the final proposal preserves (Brazil’s) sovereignty and national interests.




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