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Brazil: 2017 is shaping up as year of more political upheaval and no growth

Overview

Upon taking over in May as interim President, Michel Temer appointed an impressive economic team to come up with a plan to put the country back on a sustainable fiscal path and restore growth. The strategy drawn up by Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles involved two key constitutional reforms: a cap on government spending and a thorough-going pension reform. The first step in the strategy – the cap on government spending – passed the final vote in the Senate this week and will be...

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