Brazil markets cheered by pro-business make-up of Bolsonaro team

Investors on Friday welcomed the appointment of Santander executive Roberto Campos to head Brazil’s central bank as a sign President-elect Jair Bolsonaro will entrust economic and monetary policy to a market-friendly team of economists.

Analysts said Bolsonaro, a former army captain and lawmaker who has admitted having scant knowledge of economics, was assembling an experienced economic team to implement his plans to slash government spending, simplify Brazil’s complex tax system and sell off state-run companies.

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