Brazil's current account gap widens to $6.9 bln in April

martes 26 de mayo de 2015 09:40 GYT

BRASILIA May 26 (Reuters) - Brazil posted a current account deficit of $6.901 billion in April, widening from a gap of $5.736 billion in March and in line with market expectations, central bank data showed on Wednesday.

In the 12 months through April, the current account deficit was equivalent to 4.53 percent of Brazil's gross domestic product. Brazil attracted $5.777 billion in foreign direct investments last month, the central bank said. (Reporting by Luciana Otoni; Writing by Silvio Cascione)