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UPDATE 2-Brazil posts record current account surplus for June, attracts portfolio inflows

28 Jul 2020

BRASILIA, July 28 Brazil posted a current account surplus in June for the third straight month, data showed on Tuesday, the first time this has happened since 2007, and attracted portfolio inflows for the first time since before the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.

Brazil central bank studying 'residual' cut in Selic rate, says Campos Neto

09 Jul 2020

BRASILIA Brazil's central bank is studying recent data showing inflation is somewhat above expectations to see if there is room for a "residual" cut in interest rates, its president Roberto Campos Neto told Reuters.

RPT-UPDATE 2-Brazil suspends WhatsApp's new payments system

24 Jun 2020

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA, June 23 Brazil's central bank effectively suspended a newly-launched system allowing users of Facebook Inc's WhatsApp messaging service to send money via chats, ordering Visa and Mastercard to halt payments and transfers via the system.

Brazil suspends WhatsApp's new payments system

24 Jun 2020

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA Brazil's central bank effectively suspended a newly-launched system allowing users of Facebook Inc's WhatsApp messaging service to send money via chats, ordering Visa and Mastercard to halt payments and transfers via the system.

UPDATE 1-Brazil's banks may need up to $13 bln in capital to face crisis - central bank

29 Apr 2020

BRASÍLIA, April 29 Stress tests conducted by Brazil's central bank show in the COVID-19 pandemic worst-case scenario, Brazilian banks would need around 70 billion reais ($13 billion) in additional capital to face higher loan-loss provisions, according to a Financial Stability report released on Wednesday.

UPDATE 1-Brazil's 2020 public sector deficit heading for 500 bln reais

07 Apr 2020

BRASILIA, April 7 Brazil's emergency spending to fight the coronavirus crisis will "comfortably" result in a broad public sector deficit this year of up to 500 billion reais ($95 billion), Treasury Secretary Mansueto Almeida said on Tuesday.

FACTBOX-Brazil eyes emergency "war budget" to fight coronavirus

06 Apr 2020

BRASILIA, April 6 Brazil's government and central bank have entered crisis-fighting mode as they battle to limit the coronavirus outbreak's impact on public health, businesses and financial markets.

FACTBOX-Brazil moves to shield people, economy, markets from coronavirus

02 Apr 2020

BRASILIA, April 1 Brazil's government and central bank have entered crisis-fighting mode as they battle to limit the coronavirus outbreak's impact on public health, businesses and financial markets.

RPT-FACTBOX-Brazil moves to shield people, economy, markets from coronavirus

25 Mar 2020

BRASILIA, March 24 Brazil's government and central bank have entered crisis-fighting mode as they battle to limit the coronavirus outbreak's impact on public health, businesses and financial markets.

Factbox: Brazil moves to shield people, economy, markets from coronavirus

25 Mar 2020

BRASILIA Brazil's government and central bank have entered crisis-fighting mode as they battle to limit the coronavirus outbreak's impact on public health, businesses and financial markets.

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