January 30, 2017 / 5:07 PM / in a year

Brazil's 2016 budget deficit was better than expected - Meirelles

BRASILIA, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Brazil’s central government budget deficit in 2016 was better than expected, Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles said on Monday.

The country should gradually resume generating budget surpluses again after approving a spending ceiling last year, Meirelles added. (Reporting by Marcela Ayres; Writing by Silvio Cascione)

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