December 22, 2016 / 5:23 PM / a year ago

Brazil's lower house to vote on pension reform by late March, speaker says

BRASILIA, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Brazil’s lower house of Congress is likely to vote on pension reform by late March, House speaker Rodrigo Maia said on Thursday.

Maia spoke to journalists after meeting with Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles in Brasília. Meirelles said he expects several first-quarter 2017 economic indicators to show a pickup in economic growth.

Reporting by Cesar Raízer; Writing by Bruno Federowski and Silvio Cascione; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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