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Brazil economic activity falls in December

Last Updated: Saturday, February 15, 2014, 13:15

Brazilian economic activity fell for the second straight month in December, declining 1.35 percent relative to November, the central bank said in a report Friday.

Brazil's economy grows in second quarter

Last Updated: Saturday, August 31, 2013, 13:45

The figure marked a year-on-year GDP growth of 3.3 percent, Xinhua cited the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics as saying Friday.

Brazil asks IMF to review way it calculates debt

Last Updated: Sunday, July 28, 2013, 20:33

Brazil has asked the International Monetary Fund to review the way it measures the nation's gross debt, saying the methodology inflates the indicator, according to a letter the government sent to the multilateral institution.

Brazil's economic activity index down

Last Updated: Saturday, July 13, 2013, 15:51

The Brazilian economy grew just 0.6 percent in the first quarter of this year, below official and market forecasts.

Brazil records lowest trade surplus since 2002

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 04, 2013, 13:51

Brazil recorded a trade surplus of USD 760 million in May, the lowest since 2002.

Brazil's economy grows 0.60% first quarter

Last Updated: Thursday, May 30, 2013, 11:44

Brazil's economy grew 0.60 percent in the first quarter of 2013, compared with the final quarter of last year, the government said.

Brazil sells $750 mn government bonds

Last Updated: Friday, May 10, 2013, 14:29

Brazil said that it sold $750 million worth of dollar-denominated government bonds due January 2023 in European and US markets.

Brazil cuts interest rates on small business loans

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 08, 2013, 11:46

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has announced here a reduction in the interest rate on public loans for owners of small businesses from 8.0 percent to 5.0 percent.

Brazil aims to double per capita income

Last Updated: Saturday, April 13, 2013, 22:15

Last year, Brazil's per capita income remained stable at 22,402 reals (USD 11,429), reported Xinhua citing official figures.

After anaemic 2012, Brazil sees 4% growth this year

Last Updated: Saturday, March 02, 2013, 17:11

Brazil's government has blamed global economic woes for paltry GDP growth last year, but it expects the country to rebound in 2013 and expand by up to 4 percent.

Brazil stimulates construction to spur economy

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 05, 2012, 15:30

The measures include tax breaks for the sector, reduced labour costs and very low-cost loans.

Brazil's economy growing again, says finance chief

Last Updated: Thursday, September 20, 2012, 11:53

The Brazilian economy is accelerating after a slow first half of 2012 and will remain on a growth trajectory, the country's finance minister said Wednesday in Paris.