The Central Bank of Brazil hikes to 7.75% (consensus expectation was for a 1% hike to 7.25%)

  • The Bank says it sees a hike of the same magnitude at its next meeting
  • baseline scenario and balance of risks indicate it is appropriate for the interest rate hike cycle to advance into restrictive territory
  • new extensions of fiscal policies responding to the pandemic iare pressuirng aggregate demand and worseing the fiscal outlook

more to come