BRASILIA, March 24 (Reuters) - Brazil posted a current account deficit of $7.445 billion in February, central bank data showed on Monday.
The country had been expected to post a deficit of $8 billion, according to the median forecast of 12 analysts in a Reuters poll. Brazil's current account deficit in January was $11.6 billion.
Foreign direct investment in Latin America's largest economy was $4.132 billion in February, above market expectations of $3.8 billion. (Reporting by Alonso Soto and Luciana Otoni; Editing by James Dalgleish)