Central Bank of Brazil Leaves Policy as Is

June 8, 2016

Copom, the Brazilian monetary policy committee, kept its 14.25% Selic rate unchanged as expected.  Brazil remains deeply in recession, but inflation is twice as much as the 4.5% target and is thus the top concern.  Between October 2014 and July 2015, the Selic Rate was raised from 11% to 14.25% as the plunging real lifted inflation.  With less than two months until the Rio summer Olympic Games begin on August 5, Brazil is in awful economic and political shape.

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