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).
The 2016 result was the worst in four years, according to consulting firm Serasa Experian. Industry registered the sharpest decline.
Consumer demand was driven by the need to pay pre-existing debts, according to survey by consulting firm Serasa Experian.
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.
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.
Funds from the African Development Bank will be spent on improving the business environment and increasing energy efficiency.
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.
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.
Such is the increase in prices that consumers in the country are expecting in the next 12 months.