Brazilian Real Rebounds After Losses on Weak GDP Growth

  December 03rd, 2012 at 11:50, Vladimir Vyun

Brazilian coins on 50-real billsThe Brazilian real managed to rebound after it fell earlier today as economic growth turned out to be slower last quarter than analysts had predicted, fueling speculations that policy makers may allow the currency to depreciate.

Brazil’s gross domestic product grew 0.9 percent in the third quarter of this year, compared to market expectations of 1.9 percent growth. The worse-than-expected data spurred talks that the central bank will intervene to weaken the currency as a measure to support growth. The real fell initially, but later managed to shrug off the bad news.

USD/BRL was down from 2.1378 to 2.1139 as of 11:50 GMT today, following the rise to 2.1423.

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