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 . . .