Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff lost support for her re-election bid in an Ibope poll released today, following other surveys over the past month that also showed her support eroding ahead of balloting in October.
Japanese stock-index futures rose as the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index capped its biggest weekly advance since July amid easing tensions over Ukraine and better- than-estimated earnings from companies from General Electric Co. to Morgan Stanley.
Emerging-market stocks rose for a second day after diplomatic leaders reached a deal aimed at defusing the crisis in Ukraine. Russia’s ruble posted the biggest advance among the world’s major currencies.
The Ibovespa advanced for a second straight day as Banco do Brasil SA and Petroleo Brasileiro SA rose on speculation the next Ibope election poll will show reduced support for President Dilma Rousseff’s government.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s disapproval rating rose in a Vox Populi poll published today, confirming two separate surveys over the past month that showed faster inflation and slower growth eroding her support ahead of general elections in October.
Russian stocks trading in New York sank for a fourth day as concern mounted that President Vladimir Putin faces stiffer international sanctions after his special forces were spotted in eastern Ukraine.
The pace of U.S. home construction rebounded less than forecast in March, held back by declines in warmer parts of the country that indicate the recovery in residential building will be slow to develop.