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Feb 08, 2020
Monthly inflation for January, suspected cases of coronavirus, carnival profits, the extradition of a convicted killer, banned books... And more

BusinessFeb 06, 2020

Lower interest rates may boost Brazil’s real estate market

The Brazilian Central Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee has once...

BusinessDec 18, 2019

Bolsonaro year 1: Economy

Despite political hiccups, the government managed to oversee the...

PowerNov 28, 2019

Smaller overdraft fees set to hit Brazilian banks hard

As Brazil grapples with having 63 million of its...
central bank credit

Business Nov 26, 2019

Brazil’s plan to slash bank spreads

The Brazilian benchmark interest rate—known as Selic—has never been so low as it is today. However, any benefits from this move have yet to...
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Power Nov 02, 2019

Numbers of the week: Nov. 2, 2019

This is Brazil by the Numbers, a weekly digest of the most interesting figures tucked inside the latest news about Brazil. Random numbers that...
IMF: Despite global slowdown, Brazil could regain growth in 2020

Brazil Daily Oct 16, 2019

Brazil could regain growth in 2020

Good morning! Can Brazil defy the global trend of slowdown predicted by the IMF and regain growth in 2020? Plus, we’re covering Congress’ deal...
'Big Center' wants big losses for the government

Brazil Daily Oct 15, 2019

‘Big Center’ wants big losses for the government

Good morning! The government v. Congress’ “Big Center.” Interest rates in Brazil could go close to zero in the near future. And the Supreme...
deflation Supermarkets get cheaper as economy sputters

Brazil Daily Oct 10, 2019

Supermarkets get cheaper as economy sputters

Good morning! Today we are looking at Brazil’s economy, which registered deflation in September. There’s also the latest from Jair Bolsonaro’s squabbles with his...
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Society Oct 05, 2019

Numbers of the week: Oct. 5, 2019

This is Brazil by the Numbers, a weekly digest of the most interesting figures tucked inside the latest news about Brazil. Random numbers that...
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Business Sep 19, 2019

The boom of corporate bonds in Brazil

As Brazil’s Central bank continues to slash benchmark interest rates to record lows, Brazilian capital markets enter a brave new world, with investors forced...
Are Brazil's interest rates set to fall further? Will Bolsonaro attend the UN General Assembly?

Brazil Daily Sep 18, 2019

Are Brazil’s interest rates set to fall further?

Good morning! The Central Bank is set to lower interest rates in Brazil—but what should we expect moving forward? Plus, the doubts around Jair...
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Brazil Daily Aug 21, 2019

How much can you trust Brazil?

Good morning! The changes with Brazil’s money laundering enforcement agency. New rules for housing loans demand a leap of faith in Brazil’s macroeconomic scenario....
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Brazil Daily Jul 29, 2019

Brazil’s yet-to-be-discovered oil fields to be privatized

Good morning! The government’s plans for oil reserves it hasn’t discovered yet. The fight for space in the Brazilian airline market. And the expected...
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Business Jul 24, 2019

If Brazil’s country risk is top-notch, why isn’t it investment-grade yet?

Less than a month ago, Forbes’ Kenneth Rapoza spread the word of Brazil returning to the attentions of Wall Street and beyond, with global...
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Brazil Daily Jun 19, 2019

Despite risk of recession, interest rates should hold

Despite risk of recession, interest rates should hold At 6 pm today, the Central Bank’s Monetary Council will announce Brazil’s benchmark interest rates for...
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Opinion Apr 17, 2019

How sky-high interest rates are choking economic growth in Brazil

Despite ranking as the ninth-largest economy in the world, Brazil hasn’t been on par with other emerging economies when it comes to GDP growth...
Will Brazil finally have an independent Central Bank

Business Apr 11, 2019

Will Brazil finally have an independent Central Bank?

President Jair Bolsonaro celebrated his first 100 days in the office by signing several decrees and proposals; among them, a bill to finally make...
ilan goldfajn brazil central bank

Business Feb 24, 2019

A farewell to Ilan Goldfajn

When Ilan Goldfajn says goodbye to the president’s chair of Brazil’s Central Bank in the coming days, he will leave his successor, Roberto Campos...
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