Brazil heavyweights head to US to broker IMF deal

BRAZIL - Heavyweights from Brazil's central bank, finance ministry and the planning and budget ministry will be in Washington D.C. this week to negotiate a new accord with the International Monetary Fund, according to Valor on 23 July.

The paper said Arminio Fraga, central bank president, would meet with IMF officials while attending World Bank meetings Wednesday and Thursday. The central bank said on 20 July Fraga would leave Tuesday evening for the U.S. and that he would attend meetings at t