Vote of confidence for Brazil governor

BRAZIL - The Brazilian government's candidate for presidential elections, Jose Serra, said on Tuesday he hopes to keep Arminio Fraga as president of the central bank if he wins the October vote.

Fraga, a former top aide to billionaire investor George Soros, took the helm of the bank in 1999 and quickly won over investors' confidence by achieving the lauded goal of stabilizing the economy, including keeping inflation in single digits, after a January devaluation sent the currency sliding more