May 18, 2017 / 7:31 PM / in 2 months

Brazil's Meirelles phones investors to calm market fears - source

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FILE PHOTO: Brazil's president Michel Temer speaks with Brazil's Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles during a meeting with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy at the Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia, Brazil April 24, 2017.Ueslei Marcelino

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles on Thursday called foreign and local investors to try to calm markets that plummeted on fears President Michel Temer may be forced out of office after new corruption allegations, according to a government source briefed on the matter.

Reporting by Alonso Soto; Editing by Andrew Hay

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