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Treasury Direct sold USD 398 bn in April

19 de maio de 2016

The program sells public debt bonds to natural persons. Its investment portfolio was up 4% compared with March.

Brasília – The Brazilian Federal Government’s Treasury Direct program for debt bond sales to natural persons sold BRL 1.388 billion (USD 395.1 billion) worth of bonds in April, the Ministry of Finance said this Thursday (19th). The top-selling papers were those pegged to the extended consumer price index Índice de Preços ao Consumidor Amplo (IPCA), the official inflation index, with a 61.8% share of total sales.

Bonds pegged to Selic, the benchmark interest rate, ranked second in sales at 26.2%. Prefixed bonds accounted for 12% of sales. The program’s total portfolio reached BRL 30.5 billion (USD 8.6 billion), up 4% from March and 73.7% from April 2015.

*Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum