Happy Friday! Today, how a strike at the Central Bank is affecting markets. The financial toll of natural disasters in Brazil. And a disinformation network out of the barracks.
Strike at the Central Bank disorients markets
Brazil’s official statistics agency will publish the IPCA consumer price index for March today. Markets expect inflation to have accelerated from 1.01 percent in February to somewhere around 1.33 percent last month, according to multiple banks and investment houses. That would take the 12-month inflation rate to 11 percent.
Interest. The inflation data will present a challenge for the Central Bank, which will hold...