29-06-2012 07:54 AM | Brazil

Brazil unveils $US57b agricultural loan

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff has unveiled a 115-billion-reais ($A56.72 billion) loan program aimed at reinforcing agriculture's role as a lever of Brazilian economic growth.

Rousseff defined the plan for the 2012-2013 season as 'a new tool against the global crisis' that will underpin the government's efforts to create employment and mitigate the effects of economic turmoil abroad.
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