Thursday, November 13, 2008
A Quick Look At The Stats
Sinking crude prices are a tremendous blow to this oil-driven economy. The stock market is also suffering huge losses, dragged down by the country's oil giant Petrobras. Meanwhile, Brazil's real is down 35% against the dollar, since oil set a record high in July. President Bush and other officials will meet Friday and Saturday to discuss the global financial crisis. Credit has stopped flowing, economies have slowed down, consumer prices have soared, unemployment is on the rise and stock markets are plummeting. Central banks have initiated programs costing trillions of dollars, but there is little sign that the crisis has abated.