Past eventResearch Event

Fear of Easing: Reasons for the High Real Interest Rate in Brazil

14 September 2006 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Chatham House, London


Speaker: Octavio de Barros, Chief Economist, Bradesco

Chair: Professor Victor Bulmer-Thomas, Director, Chatham House



Brazil, the UK's most important trading partner in Latin America, has attracted plaudits in recent times for its economic performance. Although growth has been relatively moderate, a 'fiscally responsible' leftist administration has managed to meet inflation targets and maintain a healthy budget surplus. Nonetheless, there are those who question the overall quality of fiscal readjustment.

Join us in welcoming the chief economist of Brazil's largest private bank as he analyses Brazil's economic situation ahead of October's presidential election.