Brazil's current account surplus rises less than expected in May

viernes 24 de junio de 2016 09:43 GYT
 

BRASILIA, June 24 (Reuters) - Brazil's current account surplus rose in May to $1.2 billion, central bank data showed on Friday, less than expected by economists in a Reuters poll forecasting a $1.9 billion surplus.

The country attracted $6.145 billion in foreign direct investment in May, above forecasts in a Reuters poll for investments of $5.8 billion in the month. Brazil's current account surplus totaled $400 million in April. (Reporting by Marcela Ayres; Writing by Silvio Cascione)