Brazil : Selected Issues Paper

Publication Date: July 20, 2012
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Summary: This Selected Issues Paper discusses the macroeconomic implications of pension reforms in Brazil. It assesses empirically the relationship between fiscal policy and the real effective exchange rate in emerging markets and draws policy implications. It reviews the current status of local capital markets in the country, the key challenges, and policy options for further development. The paper also provides a detailed description of consumer credit developments and analyzes recent indicators of household financial distress associated with the credit expansion that has taken place in the last couple of years.
Series: Country Report No. 12/192
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Credit expansion | Exchange rate appreciation | Pension reforms | Real effective exchange rates | Selected issues

Publication Date: July 20, 2012
ISBN/ISSN: 9781475506716/1934-7685 Format: Paper
Stock No: 1BRAEA2012002 Pages: 72
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