Brazilian utility stocks come under pressure following a local report that companies failing to...

|By:, SA News Editor

Brazilian utility stocks come under pressure following a local report that companies failing to renew expiring contracts, which carry stricter government rules aimed at cutting costs, will be barred from participating in future auctions for licenses. Decliners include Cemig (CIG -4%), which also is downgraded by Barclays; ELP -1.1%, EBR -2.9%, ENI -1.5%.