10/1/2010

After a strong showing during a televised debate, Dilma Rousseff, a 62-year-old economist, is expected to become Brazil's first female president, according to polls. The bond market is betting that she would stand by policy that has brought Brazil's fastest economic growth in 20 years. Brazilian bonds are seeing their longest streak of monthly increases since President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva took office eight years ago. Rousseff is his former chief of staff.

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