Brazil ETF Dips After President Jair Bolsonaro Tests Positive for Covid

This post was originally published on this site —  iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF Profile fell more than 1% after President Jair Bolsonaro tested positive for Covid-19. 

Bolsonaro, 65, has dismissed the coronavirus as an insignificant flu and encouraged businesses to stay open even as mayors and governors urge citizens to stay home. Brazil has the second largest number of infections in the world after the U.S., with 1.6 million testing positive and more than 65,000 deaths recorded.

The currency has weakened significantly against the U.S. dollar in 2020, and is at 5.35 reais to $1, after touching a record of 5.89 in May.

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