Investor-Friendly Meirelles Appointed to Fix Brazilian Economy

  • Temer chooses banking veteran as his finance minister
  • Longest serving Central Bank chief is known for his ambition

Henrique Meirelles, who’ll now run the world’s ninth-largest economy, is one of Brazil’s most accomplished financial officials, a former president of BankBoston Corp. and President of the Central Bank during the country’s acclaimed period of growth and stability. But he will have to deliver fast to pull the nation out of its worst recession in a century and maintain investor confidence.

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