Jul 21 (.) – The stock market and the Brazilian real rose again on Wednesday, in their second day followed by gains, supported by the positive trend in US stocks and a rise in oil prices, to which solid results from local companies were added.
* On the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange, the benchmark Bovespa index ended the session with a preliminary increase of 0.4% to 125,902.80 points, then surpassing the threshold of 126,000 points earlier in the day.
* In the foreign exchange market, the real traded 0.73% higher, at 5.1927 units per dollar, marking its highest daily percentage appreciation since July 14.
* The US currency suffered global weakness on Wednesday amid a recovery in investor risk appetite.
(Report by José de Castro. Edited in Spanish by Marion Giraldo)