Monthly Archives: July 2017

Brazil’s banks face paradox of worsening asset quality in a deleveraging corporate sector

Brazil’s banks are facing an apparent paradox: the level of corporate leverage has improved markedly in the past year while delinquency levels have risen and non-performing loan (NPL) formation remains at high levels. These are the main findings of a … Continue reading

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Brazilian government to press ahead with reform of TJLP

The Brazilian government is resisting pressure to reconsider its proposal to change how BNDES, the state development bank, charges interest rates to lenders. The government has written a bill that will phase out the current long-term TJLP rate – which … Continue reading

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