Brazil consumer confidence rose in July
Brazil's main consumer-confidence index was at 76.7 points, up from 71.3 points in June, the Getulio Vargas Foundation, said.
The country's economy is expected to shrink by 3.25% this year, according to economists, after contracting by 3.8% last year.
The consumer-confidence index polls 1,943 families in Brazil's seven largest cities. It measures their willingness to purchase various consumer goods and gauges expectations about employment, income and economic opportunities. ■