June 7, 2018 / 10:39 PM / 13 days ago

Brazil's central bank chief vows to provide liquidity 'as long as needed'

SAO PAULO, June 7 (Reuters) - Brazil’s Central Bank and Treasury will provide liquidity to the currency and interest rate markets “as long as needed”, Central Bank Governor Ilan Goldfajn said on Thursday, following a steep slide in the real currency. Goldfajn told a news conference the central bank would offer up to $20 billion in currency swaps through the end of next week and did not rule out using Brazil’s foreign reserves to intervene in the currency spot market. (Reporting by Mateus Maia Writing by Tatiana Bautzer Editing by Daniel Flynn)

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