Bank executive among finalists to be Brazil finance minister

November 21, 2014 3:28 PM

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SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - Respected Brazilian banking executive Joaquim Levy is among three finalists to become the country's next finance minister, and President Dilma Rousseff could announce her pick later on Friday, a government official said.

Investors hope Rousseff will name a market-friendly figure such as Levy, who would signal a shift away from the leftist, interventionist policies they blame for Brazil's stagnant economic growth in recent years.

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