Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.57%

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Brazil shares higher at close of trade; Bovespa up 0.57%
Credit: © Reuters. – Brazil equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Real Estate , Electric Power and Public Utilities sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa added 0.57%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were BR Malls Participacoes SA (SA: BRML3 ), which rose 7.71% or 1.05 points to trade at 14.67 at the close. CEMIG - Companhia Energetica Minas Gerais Pref (SA: CMIG4 ) added 6.90% or 0.59 points to end at 9.14 and Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais (SA: USIM5 ) was up 4.37% or 0.22 points to 5.25 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Fibria Celulose SA (SA: FIBR3 ), which lost 7.06% or 2.23 points to trade at 29.37 in late trade. Suzano Papel e Celulose SA (SA: SUZB5 ) declined 3.74% or 0.52 points to end at 13.40 and Estacio Participacoes SA (SA: ESTC3 ) shed 3.05% or 0.50 points to 15.90.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 239 to 134 and 40 ended unchanged on the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was down 0.03% to 31.44.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 1.46% or 17.50 to $1213.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 0.34% or 0.18 to hit $52.81 a barrel, while the March US coffee C contract fell 0.88% or 1.33 to trade at $149.55 .

USD/BRL was up 0.69% to 3.1494, while EUR/BRL rose 1.67% to 3.4003.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.82% at 99.60.

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