Webinar addresses Brazil’s economic recovery and progress of vaccination
Brazil’s economic recovery, which began to strengthen in the first half of this year, faces new challenges. The world is still in the midst of a pandemic, which is holding back the services sector, although more encouraging prospects are starting to emerge as vaccination progresses. The services sector accounts for nearly 70% of Brazil’s GDP. In addition to the pandemic, there are two other factors that make the situation quite uncertain: the political crisis arising from the COVID parliamentary inquiry and the threat of electricity shortages due to low rainfall and reservoir levels, feeding inflationary pressures, which are already present in everyday life.
In this context, the key question is whether Brazil’s economic recovery will be sustained. To debate this subject, Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Brazilian Institute of Economics (FGV IBRE), which is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, and the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary, will hold a webinar on July 21, at 10:30 am, called “Is the Economic Recovery Sustainable?”
The speakers will be Silvia Matos, the coordinator of FGV IBRE’s Macro Bulletin and a researcher at the institute; José Márcio Camargo, a professor at Rio de Janeiro Catholic University and the chief economist of Genial Investimentos; and Lívio Ribeiro, an associate researcher at FGV IBRE. The moderator will be Fernando Canzian, special reporter for Folha de S. Paulo.
The webinar is aimed at companies in different sectors, professionals, students and other people interested in the topic. To take part free of charge, please sign up here.