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Brazil government improves primary budget deficit forecast for 2022

BRASILIA, July 22 (Reuters) - Brazil's Economy Ministry projected on Friday a primary budget deficit of 59.354 billion reais ($10.80 billion) for the central government this year, according to its latest bi-monthly revenue and expenditure report.

The forecast came in better than the 65.5 billion reais deficit seen in May. ($1 = 5.4977 reais) (Reporting by Marcela Ayres; Editing by Leslie Adler)