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The Leading Economic Index® for Brazil (LEI), released by FGV IBRE in partnership with The Conference Board (TCB), decreased 0.8 percent in February to 119.2, after reaching the highest level of the historical series last month. Six of the eight component series contributed negatively to the decline, with the largest contribution from the Consumer Expectations Index, which declined 5.8 percent at the margin.

The two Global Economic Barometers show how much the coronavirus epidemic has already impacted the prospects for the global economy. Both, the Leading Barometer for global economic development and the Coincident Barometer are declining sharply. These are the lowest values for both Barometers since 2009. However, the considerable spread of the epidemic beyond the Asian region has not yet been taken into account in most input variables. Nevertheless, the Global Barometers show that the coronavirus epidemic is triggering shock waves for the global economy.

The Leading Economic Index® for Brazil (LEI), released by FGV IBRE in partnership with The Conference Board (TCB), increased by 1.0 percent in December, to 119.7, the highest index level on record. Seven out of the eight components of LEI contributed positively to the most recent increase, with the largest positive drive from the Industry Expectations Index and The Bovespa Index.

The Leading Economic Index® for Brazil (LEI), released by FGV IBRE in partnership with The Conference Board (TCB), increased 0.6 percent in November, to 118.5. Four of the eight LEI components contributed positively to the index last month, with the largest positive contributions coming from the Services Sector and Manufacturing Expectations Index

The Leading Economic Index® for Brazil (LEI), released by FGV IBRE in partnership with The Conference Board (TCB), decreased 0.1 percent in October, to 117.8. Five of the eight LEI’s components contributed negatively to the index, with the largest negative contribution coming from the Service Sector Expectations Index.

The Ifo/FGV Economic Climate Index (ECI) in Latin America - developed in partnership between the German Ifo Institute and the FGV — fell for the third consecutive quarter to 28.2 negative points in October from 26.4 negative points in July. The Expectation Index (EI), positive since July 2016, fell in the same period to 15.5 points from 17.2 points. Latin America's Present Situation Indicator (PSI) went to 63.0 negative points from 61.3 negative points between July and October surveys. In the 2019 average, both expectations and assessments for present situation of the economy in Latin America over the past year have worsened. This year, the average EI was 16.7 points compared to 21.9 points in 2018; PSI ended the year with an average of 52.3 negative points, well above last year's poor 35.3 negative points.

The Leading Economic Index® for Brazil (TCB/FGV Brazil LEI)), released by FGV IBRE in partnership with The Conference Board, increased 0.3 percent in September, to 117.7. The cumulative change in the last six months was also positive, at 0.9 percent. Of the eight component series, six made positive contributions to the index, with the largest contributions from the Export Quantum Index and Service Sector Expectations Index.

The Leading Economic Index® for Brazil (LEI), released by FGV IBRE in partnership with The Conference Board (TCB), increased 0.1 percent in August, to 117.3. Five of the eight components contributed positively to the recent increase of the index.

 The Ifo/FGV Economic Climate Index (ECI) in Latin America - developed in partnership between the German Ifo Institute and the FGV - worsened for the second consecutive quarter, driven by the fall in the Present Situation Indicator (PSI), which went to 67.3 negative points in July from 47.0 negative points in April 2019, a difference of 14.3 points. The Expectation Indicator (EI) improved and remains positive, to 17.2 from 9.2 points between April and July.

The Leading Economic Index® for Brazil (LEI), released by FGV IBRE in partnership with The Conference Board (TCB), increased 0.5 percent in July, to 117.6. Six out of the eight underlying components contributed positively to the recent increase, with the Services Sector Expectations Index being the largest positive contributor.