Slowdown in rate of food price rises, tax cuts and a lower increase in the minimum wage next year will help it decelerate.
Food price hikes are explained by external factors but concerns emerge over clothing and housing costs.
Racial quotas are intended to promote social inclusion but are palliative at best.
Initial indicators suggest that companies remained cautious over the last three months.
In line with our survey, hiring increased in last month, but remains weaker than in 2011
A government drive to reduce electricity tariffs has encountered opposition
After two months of weak results, our survey suggests an uptick in job creation
In line with our survey, consumer spending increased slightly in August
Brazilians are becoming more upbeat about their country’s prospects, but momentum is still relatively weak.
Recent inflation data has been above consensus, but policymakers are unlikely to be perturbed.