Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.94%

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Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.94% – Brazil equities were higher at the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Basic Materials , Industrials and Consumption sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa rose 0.94%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were Cia Siderurgica Nacional SA (SA: CSNA3 ), which rose 4.99% or 0.37 points to trade at 7.78 at the close. Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais (SA: USIM5 ) added 4.53% or 0.39 points to end at 8.99 and Vale SA (SA: VALE3 ) was up 3.43% or 1.30 points to 39.15 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA (SA: ELET3 ), which lost 1.72% or 0.30 points to trade at 17.15 in late trade. EDP - Energias do Brasil SA (SA: ENBR3 ) declined 1.69% or 0.23 points to end at 13.41 and EcoRodovias SA (SA: ECOR3 ) shed 1.17% or 0.14 points to 11.80.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 238 to 147 and 41 ended unchanged on the BM&FBovespa Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was up 3.60% to 25.06.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.36% or 4.50 to $1268.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.92% or 0.53 to hit $58.09 a barrel, while the March US coffee C contract rose 1.10% or 1.34 to trade at $123.12 .

USD/BRL was up 0.24% to 3.2979, while EUR/BRL rose 0.59% to 3.9183.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.17% at 92.89.

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