Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 1.48%

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Brazil shares lower at close of trade; Bovespa down 1.48%
Credit: © Reuters. – Brazil equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Consumption , Industrials and Basic Materials sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Sao Paulo, the Bovespa declined 1.48%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Bovespa were Multiplan SA (SA: MULT3 ), which rose 1.97% or 1.29 points to trade at 66.69 at the close. ALL America Latina Logistica SA (SA: RUMO3 ) added 1.94% or 0.15 points to end at 7.90 and Braskem SA (SA: BRKM5 ) was up 1.49% or 0.46 points to 31.27 in late trade.

Biggest losers included CEMIG - Companhia Energetica Minas Gerais Pref (SA: CMIG4 ), which lost 4.85% or 0.45 points to trade at 8.82 in late trade. Localiza Rent a Car SA (SA: RENT3 ) declined 3.95% or 1.51 points to end at 36.75 and Cia Siderurgica Nacional SA (SA: CSNA3 ) shed 3.89% or 0.45 points to 11.13.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 250 to 148 and 39 ended unchanged on the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange.

The CBOE Brazil Etf Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Bovespa options, was up 1.89% to 28.51.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 1.31% or 15.95 to $1236.75 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 1.36% or 0.73 to hit $53.10 a barrel, while the March US coffee C contract fell 1.50% or 2.20 to trade at $144.07 .

USD/BRL was down 0.07% to 3.1153, while EUR/BRL fell 0.41% to 3.3488.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.13% at 99.82.

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