Brazil real, interest rates rally on strong GDP data
SAO PAULO Aug 30 (Reuters) - Brazil's currency and interest-rate futures jumped early on Friday after data showed gross domestic product grew much more than expected in the second quarter, bringing some hope that Latin America's largest economy is gaining traction.
The real gained 0.8 percent to 2.3507 per dollar. Interest-rate contracts maturing in Jan 2017 rose 8 basis points to 11.82 percent.
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