The second half of January also sees monthly releases of credit and unemployment data, along with minutes from the central bank's rate-setting committee.
A lack of confidence has turned the January stock market into a damp squib.
Our survey of businesses in Pernambuco and Goiás confirms difficulties in hiring and retaining staff, although there are signs that finding educated workers has become easier in recent months.
As expected, the Selic was left unchanged for a second successive meeting in a unanimous decision.
Local commentators have questioned Brazilian diplomacy towards Venezuela, but their analysis appears exaggerated.
We identify six tailwinds and three headwinds for Brazil in 2013
Government policy has helped the consumer electronics industry take off but the administration is failing to get its pro-business message across.
Inflation looks in check, but it remains a headache for the authorities.
Attacks on the former president are intended to damage Dilma Rousseff, but should only have a limited impact.
The government's coalition remains strong, despite fresh skirmishes over oil royalties and state taxes.