The central bank of Brazil expects the nation's gross domestic product (GDP) to shrink 3.5% in 2016 and inflation to hit 6.6%. The Central Bank expects Brazil's inflation rate to drop to 4.9% in 2017.
Standard & Poor has trimmed Brazil's loan rating into "junk territory' following the nation's failure to reduce its fiscal risks and the political hurdles facing the economy of Brazil. The government is hopeful to reform its fiscal strategy amid political challenges and economic slowdown.
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