Foreign Investors Rush Out of Brazilian Equities

Foreigners have withdrawn from Brazilian equities at a record pace this year, amid persistent scepticism from global investors about the country’s economic recovery, the Financial Times reported. In total, foreign investors have pulled a net R$15.2bn (US$3.7bn) out of the country’s stock markets this year, data from the São Paulo stock exchange show. The São Paulo stock exchange has surged higher, with the benchmark Bovespa up more than 25 per cent this year. But the persistent withdrawals from foreign accounts show how heavily this rally depends on local investors. “Foreign investors are looking for reality rather than rhetoric,” said Greg Konstantinidis, a portfolio manager at Fidelity International. Read more

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