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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Despite the uneasiness expected in the political arena due to the upcoming Presidential elections in Brazil in October, international agencies and consultancies are a bit more optimistic this year...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles was in Washington D.C. on Thursday (October 12th) and said Brazil has the potential to grow by four percent per year - in the next three...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The heads of Mercosur member states met in Mendoza, Argentina on Friday (July 21st) and expressed concern over the political situation in Venezuela, calling for the government of Nicolas Maduro...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After two consecutive years of declines Brazil’s economy grew one percent in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the last quarter of 2016, according to the Brazilian Statistics Bureau...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite an United Nation’s report stating that Brazil is likely to grow only 0.1 percent this year, limiting the total economic growth of the region, Brazil’s finance minister Henrique Meirelles...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Although Brazil’s economy will still register a contraction this year, the decline will be lower than expected, according to risk agency Fitch. Its Global Economic Scenario report released on Wednesday...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Banco Central (BC, or Central Bank) of Brazil released its Fourth Quarter Inflation Report Tuesday, morning December 23rd, forecasting the annual GDP growth for 2014 at 0.2 percent. The...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The government of Brazil has reduced its official estimate for the country’s economic growth (GDP) for 2014 and 2015, increased its forecast for the IPCA inflation index (Consumer Price Index)...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s IPCA (Consumer Price Index) rose by 0.57 percent in September according to the IBGE (Brazilian Statistics Bureau) after registering an increase of 0.25 percent in August. In September of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Rising inflation and plunging economic growth have been major concerns for Brazilians this election year. According to government data, Brazil’s GDP has gone from a growth of 7.5 percent per...
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