Brazil's Rousseff says austerity drive to last as long as needed

March 9, 2015 12:14 AM

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Brazil's Rousseff says austerity drive to last as long as needed

BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff appealed to Brazilians on Sunday to back fiscal austerity policies, while saying that the belt-tightening will last as long as needed and positive results will only start showing at the end of this year.

With the economy stalled and relations with her coalition allies in disarray due to a massive corruption investigation at state-run oil company Petrobras, Rousseff needs support for unpopular steps to reduce a gaping deficit and save Brazil's investment grade rating on its debt from a downgrade by r...

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