Foreigners invest US$9.6 billion in Brazil’s stock market through June, highest amount since 1994

Improvement in GDP forecasts, rising commodity prices in the international market, and higher interest rates attracted foreign capital

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The first half of 2021, full of positive surprises for the Brazilian economy, brought a record balance of foreign investment in the local capital market.

According to B3, as of last Wednesday, June 30, these investors had invested R$48 billion (US$9.6 billion) in the cash market, not including IPOs. This is the best performance in the historical series compiled by Estadão/Broadcast, going back to the Real Plan in 1994.

A combination of factors explains this inflow, such as improved forecasts for this year's GDP, higher commodity prices in the international . . .

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