BRASILIA, May 22 - Brazil posted a current account deficit of $8.318 billion in April, central bank data showed on Wednesday.
The country had been expected to post a deficit of $7.222 billion, according to the median forecast of 20 analysts in a survey. The forecasts for the deficit ranged from $6.5 billion to $9 billion.
The first arrest in Europe was made by the police in a battle against the malware perpetrators who stood behind a 'trojan' computer virus which is believed to have infected tens of thousands of computers across the world.
The ZeuS or Zbot trojan, a type of sophisticated malicious computer program, has been used to collect millions of lines of data from machines allowing those responsible to obtain a mass of personal information.
The Metropolitan Police in London said that a man and a woman, both aged 20, had been arrested on November 3 in Manchester. They have been released on police bail pending further inquiries.
'The ZeuS trojan is a piece of malware used increasingly by criminals to obtain huge quantities of sensitive information from thousands of compromised computers around the world,' said Detective Inspector Colin Wetherill of the Met Police's Central e-Crime Unit.
'The arrests represent a considerable breakthrough in our increasing efforts to combat online criminality.'
Detectives said the arrests were some of the first in the world and the first in Europe to combat the distribution and control of ZeuS.