Ninety Percent of Countries Will Grow More Than Brazil in the Decade, Study Shows

In the past decade, between 2001 and 2010, when the country harvested the best result in this type of comparison, 56 percent of economies had superior performance to that of Brazil.

By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At the end of this decade, the Brazilian economy should reap another disappointing result: of the 191 countries monitored by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), 90 percent will register an average growth better than that of Brazil between 2011 and 2020.

The figures are part of a study by the Brazilian Institute of Economics of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (Ibre/FGV), conducted by Marcel Balassiano. If confirmed, the result will be the worst since the 1980s, when data began to be compiled by the IMF.

IMF projections indicate that the country . . .

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