Published June 1, 2000 | June 2000 issue
National currency: real
The Central Bank of Brazil was created in 1964 and began operations in March 1965. Its main purpose within the national financial system is to ensure the stability of the purchasing power of the national currency through:
formulation and management of monetary and foreign exchange policies,
The main objectives set for 1998/2000 are to:
For more on the Central Bank of Brazil, go to www.bcb.gov.br/.