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15/02/2017 at 17:55h

Protectionism harmful to Brazil, says economist

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Octavio de Barros claims the country should be more welcoming of international products and focus on bilateral and regional agreements. He spoke during an event at the Arab Chamber this Wednesday (15).

14/02/2017 at 13:35h

Latin America’s economic climate worsens

An index from Brazilian think tank Fundação Getulio Vargas and Germany’s Ifo institute slid between October 2016 to January 2017. The scenarios in Brazil, Mexico and Argentina played a part.

13/02/2017 at 16:23h

Banks’ GDP forecast shrinks

Expectations from financial market players regarding the Brazilian economy in 2017 have edged back from 0.49% to 0.48%.

09/02/2017 at 19:24h

Businesses expect uncertainty to ease

A poll has shown that 84% of responding executives and business owners in Brazil see political and economic worries abating in 2017.

09/02/2017 at 16:54h

Somalia’s economy to slow down, says IMF

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Although progress was made in the past five years, social and economic conditions remain difficult. GDP growth was 3.4% in 2016 and should be 2.5% in 2017. A new government has been elected.

08/02/2017 at 15:03h

Tunisian economy poised to grow by 2.5%

So says the IMF, whose mission to the Arab country ascertained that confidence increased after the Tunisia 2020 conference took place. Cutting wage spending is key challenge.

31/01/2017 at 16:54h

Revenues of shopping malls rose 4%

The increase took place last year in comparison to 2015. For 2017, the sector is expecting a 5% sales growth.

31/01/2017 at 16:32h

Brazil has 12.3 million unemployed people

The 12% unemployment rate made public by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) is the highest rate of the historical series that starts in 2012. The rate rose 36% year-over-year.

30/01/2017 at 17:24h

Supermarket sales climbed 1.6%

The increase in sales was registered last year over 2015, according to the sector’s association in Brazil.

30/01/2017 at 13:53h

Market expects Selic at 9% in 2018

Financial institutions surveyed for the Focus Bulletin kept their forecast for a Selic, the benchmark interest rates, of 9.5% per year in 2017. Inflation will be close to the center of the target.

27/01/2017 at 17:01h

Consumer confidence went up in January

The index measured by the National Confederation of Industry increased 3.5% in comparison to December 2016.

27/01/2017 at 14:12h

Federal tax revenues declined 2.97%

The government collected BRL 1.289 trillion (USD 409 billion) in taxes last year. Results would have been worse if not for the repatriation funds from October and November.