The US dollar falls from yesterday's multi-week high of 2.3350 against the Brazilian real during New York trading on Tuesday. The dollar-real pair slipped to 2.2990 at about 10:45 am ET, compared to Monday's close of 2.3295. At present, the pair is trading at 2.3195.

The Brazil's Central Bank said today that the Brazilian public sector's primary budget surplus slipped in February. The public sector quoted a monthly surplus of 4.1 billion Brazilian reals in February. The January surplus was BRL5.2 billion.

Brazil's net public-sector debt remained stable in February, against the previous month, at BRL1.1 trillion, equal to 37% of GDP.

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