Brazil's Levy did not tender resignation, finance ministry says

viernes 16 de octubre de 2015 18:05 GYT

SAO PAULO Oct 16 (Reuters) - Brazilian Finance Minister Joaquim Levy did not ask to step down on Friday, his office said in a statement, following reports he was planning to do so earlier in the day.

In a statement, the finance ministry said that Levy continues to "work for his country." Veja magazine's Radar column reported, without saying how it obtained the information, that Levy planned to tender his resignation at a meeting with President Dilma Rousseff early this afternoon. (Reporting by Alonso Soto; Writing by Guillermo Parra-Bernal; Editing by Chris Reese)