© Pavlo Gonchar / SOPA Images/Sipa via Reuters Connect Sao Paulo lost 1.47% today and accumulates a weekly decrease of 3.37%
Sao Paulo, Feb 3 (EFE) , and accumulated a decrease of 3.37% in the week.
The , the benchmark index for the São Paulo stock market, closed with 108,523 basis points in a week in which it ended in negative four of the five sessions held.
The Brazilian square ended up dyed in red on Monday (-0.04%), Wednesday (-1.20%), Thursday (-1.62%) and this Friday (-1.47%) and only managed to settle in earnings territory on Tuesday, when it advanced 1.03%.
In the foreign exchange market, the US dollar appreciated 2.05% today and closed at 5,147 reais for purchase and sale at the commercial exchange rate.
During the week, the greenback rose 0.70% against the Brazilian currency.
Economic operators reacted negatively to statements by Lula in which he questioned the law sanctioned in 2021 by the then ruler Jair Bolsonaro that gave formal autonomy to the country’s Central Bank.
In an interview with “Rede TV!” Released on Thursday, Lula said that when the term of the current head of the issuing agency, Roberto Campos Neto, ends, he “will evaluate what the independent Central Bank meant,” with the possibility of reversing that status.
The stockbrokers’ mood was also influenced by the poor result recorded on Wall Street, with falls of over 1% in the selective and .
Among the biggest losses on the Ibovespa were the shares of the Brazilian airlines Azul (-8.2%) and Gol (-7.9%).
On the contrary, the paper companies Suzano and Klabin led the gains by advancing 2.9% and 2.3%, respectively.
The most exchanged titles in the day were the ordinary ones of the Vale mining company (-0.2%) and the preferred ones of the state oil company Petrobras (NYSE:) (1.1%).
The financial volume on the Ibovespa was around 25,000 million reais (about 4,840 million dollars), in 3,952,587 operations, according to the results offered at the end of the session.