Brazilian Real

Brazilian Real

Brazilian Real overview

The Brazilian real (Portuguese: real, pl. reais; sign: R$; code: BRL) is the official currency of Brazil. It is subdivided into 100 centavos. The Central Bank of Brazil is the central bank and the issuing authority. The dollar-like sign (cifrão) is the currency's symbol (both historic and modern), and in all the other past Brazilian currencies, is officially written with two vertical strokes () rather than one. However Unicode considers the difference to be only a matter of font design, and does not have a separate code for the two-stroked version.As of April 2016, the real is the nineteenth most traded currency in the world by value.

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Brazilian Real news

Brazil may provide answers in global gun control debate

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro attends a ceremony at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil on Jan. 7, 2019. (Reuters)

9 days conditional neutral
John of God: my encounter with Brazil's accused faith healer

John of God, the Brazilian spiritual leader accused of sexual assault, exploited women with a network of people dependent on him for money and power.

13 days indicative positive
Brazilian utility Saneatins to obtain US$230mn loan
Brazilian utility Saneatins to obtain US$230mn loan

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15 days indicative neutral
Bitcoin trapped in tighter range than Mexican peso, Brazilian real and other popular currencies
Bitcoin trapped in tighter range than Mexican peso, Brazilian real and other popular currencies

Bitcoin volatility has plunged to levels that in theory could push day traders to switch from virtual to tangible currencies.

2 months conditional positive
Investors had priced in Bolsonaro win, but worry about future of Brazil’s reforms
Investors had priced in Bolsonaro win, but worry about future of Brazil’s reforms

As widely expected, far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro won Brazil’s presidency Sunday, but investors worry what his victory could mean for the future of Brazil’s much-needed reforms.

2 months conditional neutral

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