Brazil bank lending rises 0.6 pct in February

BRASILIA, March 26 Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:38am EDT

BRASILIA, March 26 (Reuters) - Outstanding loans in Brazil's banking system rose 0.6 percent in February from the prior month, the central bank said in a report on Wednesday.

Loans in arrears for 90 days or more, the industry's benchmark gauge for credit delinquencies, reached 4.8 percent in February, the report said. (Reporting by Luciana Otoni; Writing by Silvio Cascione; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)

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