Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 1.22%

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Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 1.22% – Brazil equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Basic Materials , Consumption and Industrials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa declined 1.22%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were Cosan SA Industria e Comercio (SA: CSAN3 ), which rose 1.74% or 0.73 points to trade at 42.65 at the close. Fibria Celulose SA (SA: FIBR3 ) added 1.51% or 0.82 points to end at 55.12 and Cia Paranaense de Energia (SA: CPLE6 ) was up 0.66% or 0.15 points to 22.85 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais (SA: USIM5 ), which lost 4.71% or 0.53 points to trade at 10.72 in late trade. EcoRodovias SA (SA: ECOR3 ) declined 4.55% or 0.55 points to end at 11.55 and Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA (SA: ELET6 ) shed 4.31% or 0.93 points to 20.65.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 269 to 181 and 29 ended unchanged on the BM&FBovespa Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was up 7.16% to 34.44 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.60% or 8.00 to $1339.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 1.81% or 1.15 to hit $64.72 a barrel, while the March US coffee C contract fell 1.23% or 1.50 to trade at $120.88 .

USD/BRL was up 1.11% to 3.2378, while EUR/BRL rose 1.35% to 3.9789.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.26% at 89.92.

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