Brazil currency weaker as Argentina worries

BRAZIL - Brazil's currency weakened by about 1.7 percent by noon 10 July as concern over Argentina and its attempts to sell new debt undercut attempts by the Central Bank to prop up the embattled real.

Traders said the Central Bank sold about $30 million early 10 July after the real weakened to about 2.496 reals per U.S. dollar in morning trade.

But the move's impact was only minimal as the real hovered near 2.491 reals per U.S. dollar midday, a 1.7 percent loss from the 9 June close of 2.45 and a

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