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BRASILIA, July 31 Brazil posted a primary budget
deficit of 2.1 billion reais ($900 million) in June,
disappointing market expectations of a small surplus, central
bank data showed on Thursday.
The primary budget, which represents the public sector's
excess revenue over expenditures before debt payments, had been
expected to be a surplus of 200 million reais, according to the
median forecast of 10 analysts surveyed by Reuters.
The country posted a primary deficit of 11.04 billion reais
($1 = 2.26 Brazilian reais)
(Reporting by Alonso Soto and Luciana Otoni; Writing by Silvio
Cascione; Editing by James Dalgleish and Andrew Hay)