Monday’S Morning Call: Brazilian Market Insights Before Opening

(MENAFN- The Rio Times) This week starts with the Focus Bulletin release by the Central Bank, with investors watching Brazil's economic calendar and the upcoming IPCA and U.S. CPI.

On Friday, the stock market saw a slight uptick of 0.08%, ending the week at 126,600 points, marking a weekly gain of about 2%.

The dollar, a central focus in recent days, declined by more than 2%, closing at R$5.46.
Brazilian Market Highlights
Political Agenda: Tax Reform
The market's attention shifts to Brasília, where the Chamber of Deputies is expected to vote on the tax reform regulation between Wednesday and Thursday.
Corporate Updates: Petrobras and Vale
Vale (VALE3) will announce its second-quarter results on August 25, while Petrobras (PETR4) will release its results on August 8.
Analyst Recommendations
Last week, BTG reinforced its buy recommendation for BB Seguridade (BBSE3), predicting the stock could appreciate by over 20%.

U.S. Market Recap
On Friday, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq set new records, driven by the June U.S. jobs report indicating a slowing labor market.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.17% to 39,375.87 points, the S&P 500 advanced 0.54% to 5,567.19, and the Nasdaq increased by 0.90% to 18,352.76.

For the week, the Dow gained 0.66%, the S&P 500 rose 1.95%, and the Nasdaq surged 3.50%.
Key Appointments and Economic Indicators
Central Bank Leadership
President Lula is expected to nominate Gabriel Galípolo as the next president of Brazil's Central Bank in August, succeeding Roberto Campos Neto.
Trade Balance
Brazil's trade surplus for the first half of 2024 was $42.309 billion, down 5.2%, with exports at $167.608 billion and imports at $125.299 billion.
Global Economic Movements
Oil Market Dynamics
China's reduced demand for oil has caused a significant shift , with only 86 oil tankers headed to China, the lowest in nearly two years.
U.S. Dollar Movement
The U.S. dollar closed at R$5.46 last week, down 2.27 , influenced by debates on Brazil's fiscal policies and U.S. employment data showing 206,000 new jobs in June.
Industry-Specific Updates
Iron Ore Prices
Iron ore futures droppe on July 5, despite hopes for Chinese economic stimulus.

The September Dalian contract fell 2% to 845.5 yuan, while the August Singapore contract dropped 3.3% to $110.2.
Aviation Market
Azul plans to propose a merger with Go within three months, potentially reshaping Brazil's aviation sector.

Stay tuned for further updates as the week progresses and key economic data and corporate results are released.


The Rio Times

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