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16/05/2017 at 16:52h

UN: world economy gains strength

The United Nations has issued a revised version of its early-year forecasts. World GDP growth expectation was kept the same, but the numbers for Latin America and Brazil worsened.

15/05/2017 at 13:57h

Economic activity up 1.1%

Brazil’s economy grew in this year’s Q1 in comparison to the last quarter of 2016, as shown by indicator from the Brazilian Central Bank (BC).

11/05/2017 at 13:45h

Brazil’s economic climate improves

A survey conducted by Fundação Getulio Vargas shows a 17-point hike in an index in April from January this year.

04/05/2017 at 18:24h

Kuwait posts current account deficit

The price of oil weighed down on the country’s finances in 2016, and on its transactions with the rest of the world. The deficit was to the tune of 1.5 billion Kuwaiti dinars.

02/05/2017 at 15:11h

Market revises down inflation estimate

The National Consumer Price Index forecast dropped for the eighth week in a row, to 4.03% per annum, according to the Central Bank’s Focus Bulletin.

28/04/2017 at 14:36h

Total of new companies increases 6.6%

Survey by Consulting firm Boa Vista SCPC shows the opening of new companies in Brazil increasing at a faster pace. Individual micro-entrepreneurs and micro-companies drove the increase.

25/04/2017 at 16:00h

Overseas spending by Brazilians up 50%

Expenditure on international travel reached USD 4.47 billion in the first quarter of the year. The result was fueled by appreciation of Brazil’s currency, the real.

19/04/2017 at 20:05h

Jordan expecting 3% growth this year

The projection is from the country’s government, which also forecasts that exports will increase by 8%.

18/04/2017 at 20:13h

IMF forecasts pickup in world economy

The International Monetary Fund expects 3.5% growth in 2017 and 3.6% in 2018, up from 3.1% in 2016. Brazil is seen finding its way out of recession, and growth in the Middle East should lose steam.

18/04/2017 at 07:00h

Tunisia awaits USD 319 million from IMF

Staff from the Fund visited Tunis and reviewed the agreement signed with the Arab country. The health of public finance, job creation and social protection should be priorities for the economy to grow.

17/04/2017 at 18:46h

Algeria’s GDP up 3.8% in 2016

The country’s economy grew despite the oil price slump, according to the World Bank. In 2017, however, growth is expected to slow to 1.5%.

17/04/2017 at 13:12h

Economic activity up 1.31%

Brazilian Central Bank index edged up in February from January. Seasonally adjusted figures showed 0.52% growth.