Foreign Investors’ Flight Rises and Pressures Debt in Brazil

The Covid-19 pandemic further reduced the share of foreigners in financing the country's public debt, thereby spurring a trend that had already been occurring since Brazil lost the "seal of good payer" in 2015.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Since 2015, the foreign share of public debt securities dropped from 20.8 to 9 percent. The shift was intensified by Covid-19 and creates greater challenges for the Treasury, as this investor typically seeks longer-term securities.

The Covid-19 pandemic further reduced the share of foreigners

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