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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?
Aloisio Campelo Junior, Deputy Superintendent for Business Cycle, is the deputy head for Business Cycle Program of the Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), and leads a team of 10+ economists on the tendency surveys of the Brazilian economy. He also provides technical assistance to the Eco...Full Bio
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 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