Brazil bank lending rises 1 pct in March

BRASILIA, April 29 Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:37am EDT

BRASILIA, April 29 (Reuters) - Outstanding loans in Brazil's banking system rose 1 percent in March from February, the central bank said in a report on Tuesday.

Loans in arrears for 90 days or more, the industry's benchmark gauge for credit delinquencies, was unchanged at 4.8 percent in March, the report said. (Reporting by Luciana Otoni; Writing by Asher Levine; Editing by James Dalgleish)

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