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Montevideo, November 15th 2018 - 11:22 UTC

Brazil's main stock market, Ibovespa ends the year with a 26.85% increase

Friday, December 29th 2017 - 10:06 UTC
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The Ibovespa ends 2017 with a 26.85% gain, and below the 76,977.68 points record level reached in October. The Ibovespa ends 2017 with a 26.85% gain, and below the 76,977.68 points record level reached in October.

Ibovespa, the benchmark stock market index in Brazil, ended the last trading session of the year with a 0.43% rise to 76,402.08 points amid a lack of negative political news and tracking stock markets abroad.

 “Besides having no bad news and a calm scenario abroad, investors are still monitoring the rating downgrade issue. All those factors are priced in this week's rise,” said Lerosa Investimentos' analyst Vitor Suzaki.

Eletrobras shares rose sharply (+5.22%) after the Brazilian government gave the company more time to gather support from stockholders to the sale of part of its subsidiaries.

Estácio stocks, however, had the poorest performance (-3.13%), amid profit-taking, said Suzaki.

The Ibovespa ends 2017 with a 26.85% gain, and below the 76,977.68 points record level reached in October.

The locally traded US dollar rose 0.06% in the spot market to R$ 3.3150 and fell 0.22% in the futures market to R$ 3.3080.

Categories: Economy, Brazil.

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