Brazil bank lending rises 0.6 pct in February

miércoles 26 de marzo de 2014 09:38 GYT

BRASILIA, March 26 (Reuters) - Outstanding loans in Brazil's banking system rose 0.6 percent in February from the prior month, the central bank said in a report on Wednesday.

Loans in arrears for 90 days or more, the industry's benchmark gauge for credit delinquencies, reached 4.8 percent in February, the report said. (Reporting by Luciana Otoni; Writing by Silvio Cascione; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)