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Since early 2014, Brazil has been in the deepest economic contraction of 25 years and the longest recession since 1930. The recession looks set to persist through 2016, as South America’s largest economy continues to be hammered by low commodity prices and slow global growth, and has been struggling with the ongoing political crisis as President Dilma Rousseff faces impeachment.

In June’s Economic Watch Emerging Markets View, we will focus on Brazil’s near-term growth outlook. In addition, we will discuss the business and economic implications of the uncertainty around the government and policies: what are some of the possible scenarios and outcomes, and how will they impact Brazil’s business environment in the medium term? 

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Aloisio Campelo

Aloisio Campelo
Superintendent for Statistics
Fundação Getulio Vargas

Aloisio Campelo Junior, Superintendent for Statistics of the Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV/IBRE), leads a team of 25+ economists. He also provides technical assistance to the Economic Cycle Dating Committee of Brazil (CODACE) and is a member of the FGV/IBRE´s short-term macroec...Full Bio

Justyna Zabinska-LaMonica

Justyna Zabinska-LaMonica
Business Cycle Indicators Manager
The Conference Board

Justyna is a Business Cycle Indicators Manager in the economics department at The Conference Board. She is part of a team working on research and production of The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for thirteen economies. She is responsible for monthly releases of leading indexes for U...Full Bio

Jing Sima-Friedman

Jing Sima-Friedman (Host)
Senior Economist
The Conference Board

Jing Sima-Friedman is a senior economist at The Conference Board. She leads macroeconomic research projects on emerging markets, with a focus on structural changes, monetary policy, capital and financial market developments, and trade flows. She also produces ...Full Bio

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