BRASILIA, March 27 The Brazilian government is
waiting for more information about the amount of potential extra
revenues in order to decide about the size of a budget freeze
and possible tax increases to meet its fiscal savings target,
Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles said on Monday.
He said the official announcement about the budget freeze
and potential tax hikes could be made on Tuesday or Wednesday.
The government expects to collect around 17 billion reais
($5.44 billion) in extra revenues this year stemming from
favorable court decisions regarding the sale of hydroelectric
plants, Meirelles said.
($1 = 3.1261 reais)
(Reporting by Marcela Ayres; Writing by Alonso Soto; editing by