Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

France's Plan to Tackle Racism

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Marine Le Pen and Thomas Piketty in Time magazine's power list; EU takes on Google; Gunter Grass dies (part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Deadly Crossing: Migrants desperate to reach Europe; Abadi in Washington (part 1)

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Xenophobic attacks in South Africa: anti-violence marches and anti immigration protest

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

French PM outlines action plan against racism, anti-Semitism

Read more

REPORTERS

Turkey’s hidden Armenians search for stolen identity

Read more

REVISITED

Families of slain Marikana miners still demanding justice

Read more

#TECH 24

Europe vs. Google: EU accuses search giant of market dominance abuse

Read more

#THE 51%

Women in America: Land of the free, home to the less-paid

Read more

Business

Brazilian GDP increased 5.1 percent in 2008

Latest update : 2009-03-10

After GDP fell 3.6 percent in the fourth quarter of last year, Brazil's gross domestic product grew by 5.1 percent in 2008 and reached 1.25 trillion dollars.

AFP - Brazil's gross domestic product grew by 5.1 percent in 2008 and reached 2.9 trillion reals (1.25 trillion dollars), the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) said Tuesday.

But Brazil's GDP fell 3.6 percent in the fourth quarter of last year from the previous quarter, the largest such decline since 1996. GDP per capita grew by four percent during the one-year period to stand at 15,240 reals (6,590 dollars), the IBGE said.

The investment rate grew 19 percent last year and was the highest since the IBGE began calculating it in 2000.
 

Date created : 2009-03-10

COMMENT(S)