Brazil Rate Futures Rise as Europe Debt View Outweighs Inflation

Yields on most Brazilian interest- rate futures contracts rose as speculation Italy will be able to prevent the European debt crisis from worsening spurred global growth optimism and outweighed data showing inflation slowed in October.

Yields on the futures contract due in January 2013 rose one basis point, or 0.01 percentage point, to 10.17 percent at 10:06 a.m. in Sao Paulo.

Brazil’s wholesale and consumer prices increased 0.4 percent in October, down from a 0.75 percent increase in September, the Getulio Vargas Foundation said today. The increase was less than the 0.42 percent median forecast of 32 economists surveyed by Bloomberg. Global stocks and commodities gained as Italian lawmakers prepared to vote on Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s budget to trim debt and bring down the nation’s record borrowing costs.

“The markets are in a wait-and-see mood” before the budget vote in Italy, said Luciano Rostagno, chief strategist at Banco West LB in São Paulo.

The real fell 0.1 percent to 1.7494 per dollar, from 1.7477 yesterday.

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