The weekly roundup: Your go-to guide for the economic events you may have missed in Brazil

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In the second week of May, consumer inflation came in lower than expected, retail sales declined and service sector data remains depressed. Continue reading “The weekly roundup: Your go-to guide for the economic events you may have missed in Brazil”

The week ahead in Brazil – stay up to date with all the economic releases from May 01 until May 05

6812481635_ed463ae1fa_z (1)It is another holiday-shortened week here in Brazil and one that is rather thin with top-line data releases. The main highlights are the Markit Manufacturing PMI and the Balance of Trade on the first day of the week, the next day brings industrial production and, on the final day, car sales. Below is the full schedule of releases in Brazil from Monday, May 01 to Friday, May 05 (all times are local). 
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Brazil’s unemployment continues to rise to record levels, says IBGE

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The unemployment rate in Brazil continued its march upwards with 14.2 million people unemployed at the end of March, says the Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). Continue reading “Brazil’s unemployment continues to rise to record levels, says IBGE”

General Price Inflation falls to its lowest level since June 1989, say FGV

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The General Market Price Index (IGP-M) fell 1.10% in April after stability in March (0.10%) according to the Getulio Vargas Foundation. Continue reading “General Price Inflation falls to its lowest level since June 1989, say FGV”

Business confidence up in April against the previous month, reports FGV

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The Business Confidence Index (ICOM) rose 3.5 points for March to April, rising from 85.6 points to 89.1 points during the period, reported the Getulio Vargas Foundation FGV). Continue reading “Business confidence up in April against the previous month, reports FGV”