BRASILIA, April 3 Corporate loans in or at risk
of default in Brazil will rise marginally in coming months, a
situation that represents no risk for the stability of the
nation's banking system, a central bank director said on Monday.
So far, banks in Brazil have mitigated the risk of growing
interdependence with non-financial companies or fellow lenders
by analyzing loan deals more prudently and demanding more
collateral from borrowers, said Anthero Meirelles, the central
bank's head of oversight, at a news conference in Brasilia.
(Reporting by Alonso Soto; Writing by Guillermo Parra-Bernal;
Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)