Brazil central bank sells all currency swaps offered at auction
RIO DE JANEIRO
RIO DE JANEIRO Jan 28 (Reuters) - Brazil's central bank on Monday sold all the 37,000 traditional currency swaps it had offered in an auction, sending a strong signal that it now favors a stronger real to help fight inflation.
The real jumped over 1 percent and neared the level of 2.0 reais per dollar, which for months has been considered the lower limit of an informal trading band for the currency.
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