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Energy giant BHP Billiton a good bet for income, growth and value investment

With Patriot Coal’s bankruptcy last week, stocks in that energy sector segment were even more out of favor. China’s GDP numbers for the second quarter were poorly received, and Australian firms were hit hard due to the country’s massive natural resources trade with China. Melbourne-based BHP Billiton (BHP, quote) was one of those firms, but it is an appealing value investment.

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The real is emerging as a win-win for Brazilian steel makers

A combination of policy moves and a slowing economy have weakened the Brazilian real by 4.8% since the beginning of March, making it the worst performing currency tracked by Bloomberg. For exporters, this is a welcome change from the 8.7% appreciation in the first two months of the year, consequently making it the best-performing currency.

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