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Brazil’s central bank injects liquidity in financial markets

July 8, 2020

In March, Brazil’s central bank (BCB) unveiled a series of liquidity measures totaling $243 billion (1.2 trillion Brazilian reals) to ensure that “financial institutions have funding to meet the market’s liquidity needs.” The measures represent about 16.7% of last year’s GDP. In addition, the BCB can now temporarily purchase government bonds directly in the primary market and purchase corporate bonds in the secondary market due to recent constitutional amendements.

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