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Market roundup: Fiscal risks raise interests on Brazilian bonds

Bolsonaro’s attempt to break through the fiscal ceiling so as to increase social spending has increased Brazil’s borrowing costs

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🔔 The dashboard: Brazil’s benchmark stock index Ibovespa was up by 1.35 percent this week. Meanwhile, the Brazilian Real gained 1.40 percent against the U.S. Dollar this week. 

  • Biggest gains: Via (retail), +28.5 percent.
  • Biggest drops: Gol (tourism), -7.73 percent.

Interest on Brazilian bonds at its highest since 2016 

House Speaker Arthur Lira, an ally of President Jair Bolsonaro, postponed a floor vote on a constitutional amendment bill that would place Brazil under a state of emergency. The proposal would allow the president BRL 41.2 billion (USD 7.7 billion) in extra spending on stimulus programs and social policies. It seems though...

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