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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After a year of political and economic uncertainties in Brazil, the stock market and the dollar closed 2018 with appreciation. The U.S. dollar closed 2018 at R$3.876/US$1, with an...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL- Despite the overall optimism shown by investors and the financial systems with the victory of Jair Bolsonaro to Brazil’s presidency, the country's currency registered a drop at the close of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Financial institutions in Brazil have increased their forecast for the country’s inflation (IPCA) this year, from 4.11 percent to 4.15 percent, according to the latest Focus Bulletin, released by...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The U.S. dollar opened this morning (Wednesday, July 4th) with a slight increase of 0.17 percent, selling at R$3.9019/US$1, among the strongest exchanges to the Brazilian real since March 2016,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The announcement of a nine and a half year jail term for former president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva stirred financial markets on Wednesday, with the U.S. dollar plummeting against...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Since last Friday, when the news broke that Brazil's former president Lula was a target for federal prosecutors in the mega money laundering investigation, Operação Lava Jato (Carwash), the local...
By Doug Gray, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - It has been a volatile 2013 so far for Brazil’s currency, and indeed for Latin America’s largest economy as a whole. Last week, however, the susceptibility of the real...
By Andrew Willis, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Government-imposed price caps on fuel sold in Brazil continue to cause difficulties for state-led oil firm Petrobras, despite a surge in income during the fourth quarter of 2012....
By Stephen Eisenhammer, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil’s finance minister, Guido Mantega, reiterated his opinion Monday that the appreciating U.S. dollar will increase the competitiveness of Brazilian industry. Speaking at the finance ministry, Mantega said that...

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