Brazil posts smaller-than-expected primary surplus in March
BRASILIA, April 30 (Reuters) - Brazil posted a primary budget surplus of 239 million reais ($80.13 million) in March, central bank data showed on Thursday, missing market expectations by a long shot and highlighting the difficulties the government faces to meet its fiscal goal.
The primary budget had been expected to show a surplus of 5.15 billion reais in March, according to the median forecast of analysts surveyed by Reuters. ($1 = 2.9826 Brazilian reais) (Reporting by Alonso Soto)
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