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01/02/2017 at 18:46h

Foreign investment in Brazil declined

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.

01/02/2017 at 17:04h

Nakheel net profit a record at USD 1.35 billion

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.

26/01/2017 at 13:36h

Credit operations dropped 3.5%

Lending by banks declined in 2016 in comparison to the previous year.

24/01/2017 at 18:26h

Treasury Direct registers best December

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).

23/01/2017 at 15:22h

Corporate credit demand dropped 2.2%

The 2016 result was the worst in four years, according to consulting firm Serasa Experian. Industry registered the sharpest decline.

16/01/2017 at 16:38h

Demand for credit went up 3.7% in 2016

Consumer demand was driven by the need to pay pre-existing debts, according to survey by consulting firm Serasa Experian.

16/01/2017 at 14:38h

Market expects more interest rates cuts

Financial institutions believe the Selic, the benchmark interest rates, will slid to 9.75% by the end of the year, against the current 13% rate.

06/01/2017 at 07:00h

Egyptian pound could see strong appreciation in 2017

The assessment was made by the chief economist at The Economist Intelligence Unit, Simon Baptist, to whom the currency of the Arab country, after a sharp decline, could rise 14% against the US dollar.

28/12/2016 at 17:27h

Algeria gets EUR 900 million in financing

Funds from the African Development Bank will be spent on improving the business environment and increasing energy efficiency.

27/12/2016 at 16:46h

Consumer intent up for sixth straight time

The index, measured by trade association FecomercioSP, climbed 2.4% in December over November and reached 75.6 points, the highest level since July 2015.

23/12/2016 at 15:40h

Credit to decline 3% in 2016

Credit in the country will suffer the first fall ever registered by the Brazilian Central Bank if the forecast for this year is to be confirmed.

22/12/2016 at 13:30h

Brazilians estimate 9.1% inflation

Such is the increase in prices that consumers in the country are expecting in the next 12 months.