Brazil's finance chiefs upbeat on life under Lula

BRAZIL - Brazil's economic authorities have held out the possibility of a significant recovery in the country's battered financial markets following a likely leftwing victory in Sunday's presidential run-off election.

Pedro Malan and Arminio Fraga, finance minister and central bank chief, respectively, in interviews with the Financial Times, highlighted the sharp improvement of the country's external accounts, additional commitments to sound economic policies by the frontrunning leftwing Worke