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BOVESPA-brazilSAO PAULO: Brazil's benchmark Bovespa stock index rose 2 percent on Thursday, with steelmakers and mining companies leading gains following positive recommendations from analysts and a better outlook for the steel sector.


At 4:52 p.m. (1852 GMT), the Bovespa was up 2.06 percent to 57,701.65.


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