Brazil’s Petrobras Hit by Lower Oil Prices

22 Mar 2016   Brazil

Brazil’s troubled state-run oil company, Petróleo Brasileiro SA, reported its biggest quarterly loss ever Monday after lower oil prices and higher borrowing costs forced it to write off 49.75 billion reais ($13.79 billion) in assets and investments for last year. Petrobras posted a fourth-quarter loss of BRL36.94 billion, 39% bigger than a year earlier, when its earnings were decimated by write-downs related to a vast…


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