08/07/2009 - The OECD’s latest economic survey of Brazil, to be published on Tuesday 14 July 2009, looks at the challenges the country faces as it recovers from the global downturn. It also discusses the reforms needed to reinforce long-term growth and raise living standards.
The survey will be available to journalists in English on the OECD's password-protected website at 17.00 Paris time (15.00 GMT) for immediate release.
A news conference will take place at 12.00 noon the same day at the Ministry of Finance’s auditorium (Esplanada dos Ministérios, bl. P - 5 andar, Brasília-DF 70048-900) in Brasillia with Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD and Guido Mantega, Brazil’s Finance Minister. For further information about the event, journalists are invited to contact Ramiro Alves at the Brazilian Finance Ministry, tel: +55-61-3412-2502.
A Policy Brief with the main conclusions will be freely accessible in pdf format (in English, French and Portuguese) on the OECD’s web site at www.oecd.org/eco/surveys/brazil . You are invited to include this internet link in reports on the survey.
Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of the publication, by e-mail and under embargo, the day before release.
The study will be sent by e-mail on request only. In asking to receive the Survey under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures. Requests to receive the survey by e-mail under embargo or to obtain a password to access the website should be sent by e-mail to Sara Sreberny-Mohammadi