Brazil: new central bank should follow UK model

The plan for the "new" Central Bank of Brazil, elaborated by the government, is ready and will be sent to Congress at the beginning of 2001.

The model drawn up by the government's economic team follows the characteristics of the rules adopted by UK, the example for the system of inflation targets brought to Brazil by central bank president Arminio Fraga.

The proposal will be sent by the executive to Congress as a complementary bill. Once article 192 of the financial system is regulated, it wi