Brazil's GDP Fall, Worse Than Bad News

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Arnie, Sep 16, 2006.

  1. Arnie


    Brazil's GDP Fall, Worse Than Bad News
    Written by Keite Camacho
    Friday, 02 December 2005
    The announcement by the Brazil's statistics bureau, the IBGE, that the Brazilian GDP growth dropped 1.2% in the third quarter, compared to the second quarter was a big shock to the experts in economy.

    Miguel José Ribeiro de Oliveira, vice president of the trade association of financial executives, administrators and accountants (Associação Nacional dos Executivos de Finanças, Administração e Contabilidade) (Anefac), declared that the market was expecting bad news, but not that bad.

    "When the IBGE announced a negative number it really had a negative effect," said Oliveira.

    "It shows that the high interest rates are punishing the industrial sector," he said, adding that the interest rate is more than reasonably high to have caused such a harsh drop in economic activity.

    The good news was that there was third quarter GDP growth: it was up 1% compared to the same period in 2004.

    Bonus Global 2034

    Brazil raised US$ 500 million on Tuesday, November 29, with another offering of government bonds that mature in 2034, known as Bonus Global 2034.

    This follows a US$ 1.5 billion emission made in January 2004, and an emission of US$ 500 million in May of this year.

    The emission was led by Merrill Lynch and Barclays Capital. The bonds got 99.325% of face value with a yield of 8.311%. Interest payments on these bonds are made every six months.
  2. Brazil's GDP fell?!?

    Say it isn't so! :eek:

    And here I thought, thanks to SA, that Brazil was an economic powerhouse, guided by business-friendly government policies, an educated and growing work force, sound economic planning, and so on and so forth, ready to replace the US as the world's most vibrant economy. :confused:
  3. Hap, i think your way out of line here.........
    I love brazilians.

    Um, GDP does stand for "groovy dacron panties" , right?:cool:
  4. Cesko


  5. Cesko


    SA might be Goebbels's apprentice, he figured out that hundred times repeated lie becomes the truth.
  6. Perhaps, and definately ET's resident useful idiot . . .