Ibovespa Futures Climb as Commodity Gain Bolsters Export OutlookDenyse Godoy
Ibovespa futures rose as a rally in commodity prices bolstered the outlook for Brazil’s exporters of raw materials.
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Ibovespa futures contracts due this month added 1.2 percent to 50,115 at 9:32 a.m. in Sao Paulo. The Standard & Poor’s GSCI index of 24 raw materials rose 0.9 percent after Ukraine and Russia agreed to a cease-fire. Commodity producers account for about one-quarter of the Ibovespa’s weighting.
“The main driver for Brazilian stocks is the improvement in the international mood after the cease-fire in Ukraine, which is fueling a gain in commodities,” Pedro Paulo Silveira, the chief economist at brokerage firm TOV Corretora, said by phone from Sao Paulo.
The benchmark stock index entered a bear market Dec. 12 after falling 22 percent from last year’s high in September. Trading volume of equities in Sao Paulo was 6.5 billion reais ($2.3 billion) on Thursday, according to the exchange. That matches the daily average this year.