The amount of outstanding loans in Brazil grew 1.9% in December from November to 4.684 trillion reais ($865.55 billion), ending last year with an increase of 16.5%, the central bank said.
A broad measure of Brazilian consumer and business default ratios came in at 3.1%, unchanged from the previous month.
Original Story: Reuters|Marcela Ayres
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