Struggling to meet its budget targets amid disappointing tax revenue, Brazil changes the rules,...

|By:, SA News Editor

Struggling to meet its budget targets amid disappointing tax revenue, Brazil changes the rules, calling about $20B of spending, "investments," and excluding it from the budget goal.  EWZ - dominated by Petrobas, Vale, and the big banks - fell nearly 5% last year even as the central bank furiously cut rates. Small caps (BRF) fared better, up more than 15%.