Brazil central gov't deficit widens in August, tops expectations

jueves 29 de septiembre de 2016 13:45 GYT

BRASILIA, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Brazil's central government on Thursday posted a larger-than-expected primary budget deficit of 20.46 billion reais ($6.31 billion) in August.

The central government, which includes federal ministries, social security and the central bank, had been expected to post a deficit of 17.05 billion reais, according to the median forecast in a Reuters poll of 6 economists. In July, the central government recorded a deficit of 18.52 billion reais.

($1 = 3.2432 Brazilian reais) (Reporting by Marcela Ayres; Writing by Alonso Soto; Editing by Diane Craft)