BRASILIA – Brazil's budget deficit widened to 9.17% of gross domestic product in March from 8.49% in February, the country's central bank said Friday.
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The so-called primary budget balance, which excludes interest payments and is a barometer of the country's capacity to pay down debt, was stable at 2.34% of GDP, the bank said.
Brazil's gross debt rose to 71.6% of GDP in March, from 70.6% of GDP in February.
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April 28, 2017 09:57 ET (13:57 GMT)