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  • Brazil next finance chief pledges balanced growth, fiscal discipline

    Brazil's incoming finance minister Joaquim Levy vowed to cut spending and clean up the country's finances on Thursday, aiming to rebuild trust with investors after years of weak growth and erratic economic policies.
  • Brazil incoming planning minister mulls changes to 2015 budget

    Brazil's incoming Planning Minister, Nelson Brabosa, said on Thursday that the government's budget plan for next year will be adapted to reflect a new primary surplus target. The current primary surplus target for 2015 is of 2.5 percent of gross domestic...

    Tighter Brazil fiscal policy to help curb inflation, Tombini says

    A tighter budget spending policy should help bring down inflation towards the mid-point of the official target range, Brazilian central bank chief Alexandre Tombini said on Thursday. Brazil's government targets inflation at 4.5 percent, with a tolerance...

    Brazil incoming finance minister vows to boost government savings

    Incoming Brazilian finance minister Joaquim Levy said on Thursday the government will pursue a primary budget surplus equivalent to 1.2 percent of gross domestic product in 2015. The surplus, or the excess of revenue over expenses before debt interest...

    Brazil's Rousseff confirms banker Levy as finance minister

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff confirmed banker Joaquim Levy as her next finance minister on Thursday in an attempt to regain the trust of investors and jump-start the sluggish economy. In a statement read by a presidential spokesman, the...