股票配资短信销售Brazil cuts interest rates to new low 3.75% in coronavirus fight

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BRASILIA, March 18 (R股票配资短信销售euters) - Brazil&rsqu股票配资短信销售o;s central bank on Wednesday slashed its benchmark interest rate by 50 basis points to a record-low 3.75% in an attempt to shield the economy from a likely batterin股票配资短信销售g by the coronavirus pandemic.

The decision by the bank’s nine-person rate-setting committee known as ‘Copom’ was unanimous, and comes as economists slash growth forecasts, pointing to recession. Brazil’s main stock index has plunged 35% this month alone and the currency has sunk to new lows on a near daily basis. (Reporting by Jamie McGeever Editing by Brad Haynes)

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