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'Brazilians not celebrating yet'

Brazil's economy grew by 3.3% year-on-year in the second quarter, according to official new state figures. However, as the BBC's Ruth Costas in Sao Paulo explains, "Brazilians are not celebrating yet".

Brazil's economy grew by 3.3% year-on-year in the second quarter, according to official new state figures.

The Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatistica (IBGE) also said that the economy grew by 1.5% in the quarter from the previous one - economists had predicted 0.9%.

The BBC's Ruth Costas in Sao Paulo told BBC World News: "Brazilians are not celebrating yet because we expect a weaker third quarter, the Brazilian central bank has increased their benchmark interest rate... inflation is out of control, so the economy is not getting better."

But, she continued: "The job market is still strong and unemployment reached a record low last year."