The US dollar was traded at R$ 5.05 apiece Friday amid Brazil's volatile context with President Jair Bolsonaro under investigation for alleged corruption and a mega request for his impeachment already in Congress.
A survey from the prestigious Getulio Vargas foundation showed that Brazilian industrial confidence fell in February for a second consecutive month, further evidence that the economy is losing steam and could even contract in the first quarter.
Brazilian industrial confidence crashed to its lowest level on record in April, a survey showed as the lockdowns and sudden halt to swathes of activity lashed Latin America’s largest economy.
Brazilian inflation kicked off the year on a soft footing, official figures showed, as the IPCA consumer price index posted its smallest January increase since the country’s “Real Plan” was launched more than a quarter of a century ago.
Brazil’s public finances improved in October, Treasury figures showed on Thursday, as a seasonally expected monthly surplus helped reduce the government’s overall deficit this year and keep it on track to come in below target.
Industrial production in Brazil rose in August at its fastest pace in more than a year, official figures on Tuesday showed, a sign that Latin America’s largest economy may slowly be turning a corner after flirting with recession earlier in the year.
Brazil’s economy rebounded strongly in the second quarter after having shrunk in the first, official figures showed on Thursday, indicating Latin America’s largest economy comfortably avoided falling back into recession.
Brazil likely fell into recession in the second quarter according to a key gauge of economic activity that comes as policymakers grapple with high unemployment and weak investments as well as a global slowdown.
Brazil's inflation rate in July was 0.19%, the lowest rate recorded for that month since 2014, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) said on Thursday.
The Brazilian government’s plans to overhaul its pension system can still be saved if lawmakers reverse changes to transition rules and concessions to legislative aides, according to Economy Minister Paulo Guedes.