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30/01/2018 at 14:34h

Economic uncertainty climbed in January

Indicator by Fundação Getulio Vargas went up 2.2 points this month over December. Uncertainty over fiscal scenario and political issues weighed down on the result.

29/01/2018 at 13:45h

Banks revise down GDP growth forecast

The financial market revised down its Brazilian economy growth forecast for 2018, from 2.7% to 2.66%.

23/01/2018 at 07:00h

UNCTAD reports a decline in the flow of global investment

The 2017 performance frustrated the UN agency’s expectations, which was predicting a growth. There was a decline of 16%, to USD 1.52 trillion. However, the investment inflow to Brazil went up.

22/01/2018 at 20:17h

Global unemployment could drop in 2018

A report by the International Labor Organization (ILO) forecasts a decline of 0.1 percentage point in the global unemployment rate.

22/01/2018 at 20:06h

IMF revises up growth forecasts for the global economy

The report World Economic Outlook, made public this Monday in Davos, Switzerland, brings more optimistic outlooks for the global and Brazilian economies. For the Arab region, forecasts remained unchanged.

17/01/2018 at 14:46h

Families’ consumption intent up

An index from Brazil’s National Confederation of Trade increased in January. Nevertheless, its score remains lower than the so-called ‘zone of indifference,’ which shows consumers are cautious.

12/01/2018 at 14:42h

Services activity up 1% in November

Five out six subsectors saw growth, as per a survey by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), including services rendered to households, information/communication and tourism.

10/01/2018 at 15:12h

Official inflation the lowest since 1998

Brazil’s Extended National Consumer Price Index ended 2017 up 2.95%, down from 6.29% in 2016.

09/01/2018 at 19:29h

World Bank changes up global GDP growth forecast

The institution sees the world’s economy widening by 3.1%, following stronger-than-expected growth in 2017. Forecasts regarding Brazil, the Middle East and North Africa have also changed for the better.

09/01/2018 at 15:18h

Retail sales picked up in November

Sales were up 0.7% from October and 5.9% year-on-year, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) said.

09/01/2018 at 15:06h

Inflation index slid 0.42% in 2017

Think tank Fundação Getulio Vargas’s IGP-DI was driven by wholesale prices, which dropped by 2.52% last year.

08/01/2018 at 14:47h

Inflation, GDP forecasts from banks down

As per the Brazilian Central Bank’s Focus Bulletin, financial market players polled expect 3.95% inflation and 2.69% economic growth this year.