Brazil’s public debt hit new high of R$5.06 trillion in January

According to Treasury figures, R$605 billion of domestic federal debt comes due in the first four months of this year, with R$283 billion needing to be rolled over in April alone, the most ever for a single month.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil’s record public debt pile rose further above R$5 trillion (US$920 billion) in January, while rock-bottom interest rates continued to anchor the cost of servicing it near all-time lows, data showed on Wednesday, February 24th.

Total federal debt rose 1% in January to R$5.06 trillion (US$932 billion), while the total domestic debt stock rose 1.2% to R$4.82 trillion, Treasury said.

It said its liquidity cushion, essentially an emergency cash buffer, fell 8.6% in nominal terms from the previous month to R$805.7 billion . . .

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