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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The World Bank reduced its forecast for Brazil’s economic growth this year to 0.3 percent in its latest World Economic Outlook report, released on yesterday (Monday, June 5th). The entity’s...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The volatility seen in financial markets this past week due to the upcoming United States Presidential elections on Tuesday, November 8th, is expected to continue until a winner of the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – For the first time in four years, Brazil's Central Bank Monetary Policy Committee (Copom) reduced the country’s benchmark interest rate (Selic). The reduction of 0.25 percentage points to fourteen percent...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite continuing economic turbulence, some foreign financial organizations are starting to register improvements in Brazil’s economy. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), for example, has revised its forecast...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The interim government in Brazil celebrated the news that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reduced its negative outlook forecast for the country’s GDP in 2016, from 3.8 percent in April...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Financial institutions in Brazil have increased for the sixth consecutive week their forecast for inflation in 2016, from 7.25 percent to 7.29 percent, according to the weekly Central Bank Focus...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian economy continues to deteriorate after registering the worst annual GDP result in 25 years in 2015, with the GDP growth retracting another 0.3 percent during the first quarter...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Financial institutions have lowered for the fifth consecutive week their forecast for inflation in 2016, according to the weekly Central Bank Focus Survey. The survey, however, also showed the expectation...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In the first Focus Report of 2016, released by Brazil’s Central Bank on Monday, economists increased this year’s inflation forecast from 6.86 percent to 6.87 percent and now believe that...

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