July 21, 2017 / 1:47 PM / a year ago

Brazil posts current account surplus of $1.3 billion in June

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil posted a current account surplus of $1.330 billion in June, central bank data showed on Friday, in line with market estimates of a surplus of $1.325 billion.

FILE PHOTO: A child stands on a shopping cart as she points cleaning products next to her mother at a supermarket in Sao Paulo, Brazil November 24, 2016. REUTERS/Nacho Doce/File Photo

The country attracted $3.991 billion in foreign direct investment in June, well above the median forecast of $2.8 billion in a Reuters poll of economists.

Reporting by Marcela Ayres; Writing by Bruno Federowski; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe

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