06 August 2012

BRASIL : 666 Is Unlucky For Petrobras; Q2 Is Worst Loss In 13 Years.


       Blame it on...the REAL.
       In Q2...Brasil's currency sunk in value vs the USD by 9%...pushing up costs...resulting in a $666 million surprise loss for Petrobras.
      It was Petrobras' first quarterly loss...in 13 years.
      PBR shares dropped 5.6%...before ending down by 2.1%.
      The company blamed lower output, writing off 41 dry holes and losses on imported fuels for the massive...satanic numbered loss.
      PBR's new boss did increase gas prices by 7.8% in June...but critics say they still do not reflect $90 bbl market levels.