Santander Brasil to grow loan book 15 pct in 2013-chairman Botin

BRASILIA Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:44pm EST

BRASILIA Jan 22 (Reuters) - Banco Santander Brasil SA will likely grow its loan book by about 15 percent in 2013, the chairman of Spanish parent Banco Santander , Emilio Botin, said on Tuesday.

Botin also told reporters the bank will make between 4 billion reais ($2 billion) and 5 billion reais available for infrastructure financing in Brazil.


After wave of QE, onus shifts to leaders to boost economy

DAVOS, Switzerland - Central banks have done their best to rescue the world economy by printing money and politicians must now act fast to enact structural reforms and pro-investment policies to boost growth, central bankers said on Saturday.