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  • Deflation has been wide-ranging, driven significantly by the performance of household eating costs, the Central Bank's report reads.Tânia Rêgo/Agência Brasil

    Central Bank forecasts Brazil’s 2017 inflation to be below target

    Inflation in Brazil is expected to stand below the target floor for 2017. The estimated National Broad Consumer Price Index (IPCA), Brazil’s official inflation rate, was revised by the country’s Central Bank from 3.2% in September to 2.8% last week. The inflation target center is currently set at 4.5%, with a 3% floor and a […]

  • Temer shoots down Boeing's Embraer bid

    Temer shoots down Boeing’s Embraer bid

    Brazilian President Michel Temer and Defense Minister Raul Jungmann shot down Boeing’s apparent attempt to take over jet maker Embraer during a breakfast with journalists Friday. “Every partnership is welcome,” said Temer. “What’s not under consideration is the transfer of ownership.” Jungmann said a sale is out of the question, as Embraer is considered key […]

  • Bahia institute launches support group for children with microcephaly

    Bahia institute launches support group for children with microcephaly

    Geovanna is four months-old, and is one of the 395 children born with the Zika virus Salvador, capital of the northeastern Bahia state. Diagnosed with microcephaly, the baby is taken once a week to the Bahia Rehabilitation Institute (IBR), which recently launched a support group for families of children with microcephaly. Geovanna’s mother, Sílvia de […]

  • 47th Brasília Film Festival celebrates the excluded (photos)

    47th Brasília Film Festival celebrates the excluded (12 photos)

    No one mounted the steps to the stage of the 47th Brazilian Film Festival of Brasília as often as Adirley Queirós, director of Branco Sai, Preto Fica (White [Man] Leaves, Black [Man] Stays). In addition to winning the night’s most coveted award, the panel’s choice for Best Film, the film won 10 other prizes, including Best Actor (Marquim […]

  • Math scholars lobby Rousseff for more science funding

    Math scholars lobby Rousseff for more science funding

    Mathematician Artur Avila, recipient of the Fields Medal, regarded as the Nobel prize of mathematics, was welcomed on Thursday by President Dilma Rousseff at the presidential palace, along with fellow mathematicians Jacob Palis, head of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, and César Camacho, director at the National Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics. The three scholars […]