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20/03/2018 at 15:28h

Retailers expect best Easter in five years

Brazil’s National Confederation of Trade sees sales reaching USD 669 million and 10,600 temporary jobs being created during Holy Week.

19/03/2018 at 12:43h

Economic activity falls 0.56% in January

Data from the Brazilian Central Bank shows that the economy shrank in Brazil in the year’s first month over December. In comparison to January 2017, there was a 2.97% growth.

13/03/2018 at 12:40h

Retail up 0.9% in January in Brazil

Sales volumes increased month-on-month, a Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) poll showed. In the 12 months through January, sales were up 2.5%.

09/03/2018 at 13:14h

Official inflation ends February at 0.32%

The official inflation index IPCA stood at 0.32% in February, the lowest in eighteen years, according to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). Year-to-date, the inflation rate is at 0.61%.

02/03/2018 at 16:04h

Brazil created 77,800 jobs in January

The total of registered jobs created is the highest for the month since 2012. However, average wages, declined.

01/03/2018 at 12:55h

Brazil’s GDP grew 1% in 2017

The economy’s official growth rate was released this Thursday (1) by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). The Gross Domestic Product reached BRL 6.6 trillion (USD 2.08 trillion) last year.

28/02/2018 at 16:02h

OECD: reform could save up 7.9% of GDP

The organization released a report on Brazil this Wednesday. It also recommends an increase in the amount of funds made available for income transfer programs.

28/02/2018 at 13:19h

Brazil has 12.7 million unemployed

Unemployment rate reached 12.2% in the quarter ending in January, according to survey by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics. It remained stable over the previous quarter, August to October.

27/02/2018 at 17:42h

Primary surplus the highest for a January

The Brazilian central government (National Treasury, Social Security and Central Bank) managed to save over USD 9.5 billion for paying interest on its debt.

26/02/2018 at 12:44h

Banks revise up their GDP forecast

The financial market’s forecast points to a 2.89% growth this year and 3% growth in 2019 for the Brazilian economy. The forecast for 2018 improved in comparison to last week.

23/02/2018 at 16:44h

Fitch downgrades its rating on Brazil

The rating agency lowered the country’s rating to -BB – three levels below the investment grade – with a stable outlook.

23/02/2018 at 16:22h

Inflation preview at 0.38%

This is the second lowest IPCA-15 rate for a February since the 1994 government plan Plano Real. The lowest-ever rate was the one from February 2000.