Bloomberg Línea — O Ibovespa (IBOV) fell 0.12% this Thursday (9), closing at 119,034 points. The index operated in positive territory for most of the day while reflecting the approval of the tax reform in the Senate, but turned downwards in the late afternoon.
The rise of important shares in the index, such as Vale (VALE3), Petrobras (PETR4;PETR3), Bradesco (BBDC4) and Itaú (ITUB4), prevented a greater fall. O dollar rose 0.67%, to R$4.93.
The falls accelerated at the end of the day, as did the appreciation of the American currency against its peers, after the speech by the president of the Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell. The head of the American Central Bank reinforced that interest rates could still rise.
Petrobras’ preferred shares rose with the positive outlook for the company’s balance sheet, which is released this evening. The slight recovery in oil prices also contributed. Other oil companies, however, closed lower.
Between the blue chipsshares of Banco do Brasil (BBSA3) contributed to the fall of the index, losing 3.79% after the third quarter balance sheet released on Wednesday night.
Shares of meatpacking company Minerva and retailer Casas Bahia led the declines, also in a movement of investors leaving after the quarterly results. Minerva shares fell 13.32%
The American market closed lower, with the three main stock indexes in the red, ending the sequence of increases that the S&P 500 had had in recent sessions. The Dow Jones fell 0.65%, the S&P500 fell 0.81% and the Nasdaq lost 0.94%.
— With information from Bloomberg News. Content prepared with the help of automated data from Bloomberg.
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