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Market now sees surplus in Brazilian state accounts in 2022

The financial market began to forecast, on average, a positive balance in the central government accounts in 2022. If confirmed, it would be the first primary surplus in eight years.

The central government's primary result was expected to be a surplus of R$4.6 billion (US$900) this year, compared to a deficit of R$20 billion forecasted in July. It results, among other things, from an improvement in tax revenues and the payment of dividends by state-owned companies such as Petrobras.

The data is included in the Ministry of Economy's fiscal forecast, released Wednesday (Aug . . .

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