The domestic and foreign debt dropped to BRL 3.05 trillion in January from December, according to numbers from Brazil’s National Treasury Secretariat.
Consumption during trips to other countries reached USD 1.5 billion in January, the Central Bank reported. In January of last year, expenditure had reached USD 840 million.
Foreign investment amounted to USD 850 million worth of purchase operations in the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange in January. Net foreign investment reached USD 110 million.
Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's has kept the country two grades below investment grade. This has been Brazil’s score since February 2016.
Brazil’s inflation rate reached 0.38% last month, the lowest for the month in almost four decades, according to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).
The total amount withdrawn from savings accounts was USD 3.4 billion higher than the sum of deposits during January, the Brazilian Central Bank reported.
The World Gold Council (WGC) reported a 15% drop in consumption, to slightly over 2,000 tons. Demand for gold bars, in turn, increased by 2%.
There was a 31.3% drop in January from December and an 8.9% decline year-on-year, according to numbers from credit bureau Serasa Experian.
FDI was down 23% in the country and 13% worldwide last year, UNCTAD has reported. Its secretary-general expressed concern over reduced capital flows to industrial projects.
The United Arab Emirates property developer reported a 13% increase in net gains last year. Quarter four net profit stood at USD 260 million, a 22% increase.
Lending by banks declined in 2016 in comparison to the previous year.
The amount of investments online by individuals in public bonds was the highest for the month. Sales totaled BRL 1.715 billion (USD 541 million).