The Brazilian real fell against the US dollar today, but Brazil’s officials were not concerned by the dollar’s strength, thinking that there are plenty supportive fundamentals for the Brazilian currency.
Brazilian Real BRL
Central Bank: Banco Central do Brasil
Public Debt to GDP Ratio, 2015: 67.3%
Trade Balance, 2015: $14.9 bln.
Inflation, 2015: 10.6%
Major commodity exporter
High-yielding interest rates
Factors of Weakness
High-risk emerging market
The Brazilian real is the currency officially used in Brazil, while sometimes also used in bordering countries. The modern real was implemented in 1994, replacing the old currency. Brazil has the biggest economy among Latin America nations and the second biggest in the western hemisphere. Its fast growth benefits the real.
Brazilian Real News Archive
The Brazilian real, like most other currencies, rallied against the US dollar today despite monetary easing from Brazil’s central bank.
The central bank of Mexico raised interest rates on Thursday, but the market demonstrated limited reaction to the news. The Mexican peso fell during Friday’s Asian trading session, continued to be driven by concerns about the US presidential elections.
The Brazilian real rose against the US dollar today even though experts are expecting that the Central Bank of Brazil is going to cut interest rates in October.
The Brazilian real jumped as much as 2% versus the US dollar today as Brazil’s central bank refrained from intervening in markets to support the currency while the government showed willingness to embark on fiscal austerity.
The Brazilian real dropped today after the central bank intervened on currency markets to curb the excessive appreciation of the real.
The Brazilian real rallied for the third consecutive session today, though the rally caused concerns among traders about potential intervention from the nation’s central bank.
The Brazilian real gained against the US dollar today as the nation’s central bank signaled that it is not considering monetary easing as inflation is expected to remain above the bank’s target.
The Brazilian real failed to gain against the US dollar today even after the release of helpful retail sales data. The strength of the greenback and the report from the International Monetary Fund were the reasons for the currency’s underperformance.
The rally of the European stocks allowed the currency markets to stabilize, leading to a bounce of riskier currencies. The Brazilian real joined the rally against the US dollar even though Brazil’s credit rating was reduced by Moody’s to junk.