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16/03/2017 at 16:49h

International groups win airport auctions

The Brazilian government will collect USD 1.17 billion as a result of airport concessions in Fortaleza, Salvador, Florianópolis and Porto alegre.

15/03/2017 at 16:29h

US hikes interest rate

The Fed raised the United States’ benchmark rate for the second time in three months, this time by 0.25 percentage point.

14/03/2017 at 18:38h

Latin America: unity fosters growth

Integration can make countries more competitive on international markets and spur long-term growth, according to a World Bank report.

10/03/2017 at 12:36h

Inflation in February hits 17-year low

Prices went up by 0.33% last month, the lowest rate for a February since the year 2000.

07/03/2017 at 17:41h

OECD keeps its forecasts on global economy unchanged

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Organization believes the world will see a 3.3% growth in 2017 and 3.6% in 2018. Brazil will register no growth this year and expand 1.5% next year, according to the organization.

07/03/2017 at 12:53h

Brazil’s GDP shrank by 3.6% in 2016

Data released by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) confirm the second straight year of recession in the country. The 7.2% drop in the 2015-2016 biennium was the biggest on record.

06/03/2017 at 17:29h

Economic uncertainty declined in February

Indicator measured by Fundação Getulio Vargas declined 8.5 points from January to February and is at its lowest level since May 2015.

03/03/2017 at 18:55h

Brazil lost 41,000 jobs in January

For the 22nd consecutive month, net job creation was negative according to the General Register of Employed and Unemployed Persons (Caged).

24/02/2017 at 15:37h

January surplus a record for the month

Brazil saw a primary surplus of BRL 6.7 billion. For the full-year result, however, a BRL 143 billion deficit is expected.

21/02/2017 at 19:06h

Tunisia grew by 1% in 2016

The country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) did not expand as much as expected. Agriculture shrank by 8.1%, while the services sector saw 2.7% growth.

17/02/2017 at 13:18h

Foreign direct investment breaks record

USD 11.5 billion were invested in Brazil’s productive sector last month, the highest amount for a January since the Brazilian Central Bank began keeping records, in 1995.

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).