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When will Brazilian GDP recover?

For 2017, the Brazilian government’s official number is 1% growth, with the recovery starting already in the first quarter. However, according to O Estado de S. Paulo newspaper, the Minister of Finance, Henrique Meirelles, has already admitted in private conversations … Continue reading

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IMF predicts Brazilian GDP will grow only 0.3% in 2014

For the sixth time in a row, the International Monetary Fund cuts down its forecast for 2014 economic growth in Brazil. In July IMF projected an expansion of 1.3%, now it expects only  0.3%. This figure, if  confirmed, will be the second … Continue reading

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How expensive are products made in Brazil?

Brazilian products are on average 34.2% more expensive than a similar product made somewhere else. What are the reasons? The Brazil cost, followed by the appreciation of the Brazilian Real, explain the economic stagnation the country is facing. Those are … Continue reading

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Brazil: our highlights of 2012

2012 was a year of contrasts for Brazil. To start with, FDI was record  but the country is not cheap anymore. Momentum is still positive. 7 out of 10 business leaders  interviewed by the E&Y attractiveness survey point Brazil as the most attractive place to establish … Continue reading

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Brazil’s GDP disappoints but tax burden is record

Brazil’s third-quarter GDP disappointed analysts with 0.6% versus a market consensus of 1.2%.  revisions in GDP growth forecasts for both this year and 2013.  Main surprises Private consumption was up 0.9% but  investment decreased  (-2.0%) and government spending (+0.1%) came as the main … Continue reading

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Brazilian economy cools down with global turbulence

For the fifth consecutive week, Brazilian financial analysts reduced their estimates for the Brazilian economic growth this year. Local market sentiment poll – Focus Report According to the Focus report, released by the Brazilian Central Bank the forecast 2011 GDP … Continue reading

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Time to cool down? Is Brazilian economy overheated?

One starts to wonder if it Brazilian economy is overheated. The Economist for one, came with an article – Too Hot  (2/6/11)  Latin America’s biggest economy is more fragile than it appears. The Economist point is mainly this: the Brazilian government has a big … Continue reading

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