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A Hectic Start of Year...

January has been marked by the market turmoil in emerging markets. Argentina’s Peso has been devalued 18%, the most since 2002. China reported weak macroeconomic data which is visible in the severe contraction of the Chinese manufacturing. 277 more words

Taxa Selic

Ando surpresa com a quantidade de pessoas interessadas em saber pra que serve a tal da Taxa Selic, e principalmente o porque ela mexeu na sagrada poupança do brasileiro! 631 more words

Finanças

Brazil raises interest rates for fourth time since April

The Telegraph, 08/29/2013

Like other emerging economies, Brazil is struggling with a massive outflow of capital that has dragged down the value of its local currency and increased costs for companies indebted in US dollars. 74 more words

Nation, Politics & Government

Brazil Central Banker's raise rate by 50 bps to bring down inflation

Brazil raises rate 50 bps to bring down inflation – Central Bank News.

Brazil’s central bank raised its benchmark Selic rate by 50 basis points to 8.0 percent to help bring down inflation and “ensure that this trend will continue next year.” 283 more words

Banking , Central Banks ,Monetary Policy , Interest Rate

Brazil Central Bank raises key rate 25 bps to 7.5%

Brazil raises key rate 25 bps to 7.5% without policy bias – Central Bank News.

Brazil’s central bank raised its benchmark Selic rate by 25 basis points to 7.50 percent in response to a “high level of inflation,” but added that it would be cautious in any further changes to monetary policy due to domestic and external uncertainty and did not issue a bias in its future policy direction. 263 more words

Banking , Central Banks ,Monetary Policy , Interest Rate

To-may-toes, to-mah-toes: The inflation debate rages on

The inflation debate rages on in Brazil. On Wednesday, annualised inflation for March was “above the ceiling” (as Brazilian economists refer to its target), reaching 6.59%. 306 more words

Brazil

The tide is turning: Brazil's interest rates

The tide is turning. In the spring of 2011, Brazil’s Central Bank governor pushed for interest rates to be lowered. Brazil has had some of the world’s highest interest rates for decades. 365 more words

Brazil