Federal Public Debt Exceeds R$4 Trillion for the First Time

Although high, the figure is lower than expected for this year.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Federal Public Debt (DPF) has exceeded the R$4 trillion (US$1 trillion) barrier for the first time in history. The indicator, which includes internal and external indebtedness, rose 2.03 percent in nominal terms, from R$3.993 trillion in July to R$4.074 trillion in August.

The data were released yesterday, September 26th, by the National Treasury.

Despite the hike, the DPF . . .

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