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Ibovespa Futures Fall on Renewed China Economic Growth Concern

Ibovespa futures dropped after China drained funds from the banking system for the first time since June, rekindling speculation that growth in Brazil’s top trade partner will slow.

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Ibovespa futures contracts expiring in April fell 0.5 percent to 47,835 at 9:25 a.m. in Sao Paulo. The real weakened 0.3 percent to 2.3965 per U.S. dollar.

“Concern about the outlook for growth in China and the U.S. will probably push Brazilian equities lower in today’s session,” Banco Bradesco SA’s economic team wrote in an e-mailed note to clients.

The Ibovespa has tumbled 16 percent from a bull-market high on Oct. 22 as inflation exceeded policy makers’ target and concern mounted that higher government spending will lead to a reduction in the country’s credit rating.

Trading volume of stocks in Sao Paulo yesterday was 5.37 billion reais, compared with a daily average of 6.47 billion reais this year, according to data from the exchange.

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