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What's Ahead: Today's Economic Outlook - Equity Research on Ultrapar Participacoes SA (ADR) and World Fuel Services Corporation

MACAU--(Marketwire -10/17/11)- Today, www.EquityMarketsInc.com announced its research report highlighting Ultrapar Participacoes SA (ADR) (NYSE: UGP - News) and World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT - News). Full content and research is available at www.EquityMarketsInc.com/research.php?id=UGP+INT.

Short-term outlooks within US and global economies continue to adjust downward, as US Treasury yields touched their lowest levels in over 65 years. International Monetary Fund downgraded estimates for US growth by 1.0% this year, down from 2.5%. 'Significant downside risks' to the US economy were confirmed by the Federal Reserve pressured by 'strains in global financial markets.'

As the US dollar trades above an eight-month high against the Euro, it highlights a deepening of the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis -- furthered by continued policy inaction from European governments. We expect continued volatility until economic data stabilizes and we see decisive policy action to deal with the Eurozone debt crisis.

Our members are preparing for a turn in tides. Currently, the Credit Suisse Risk Appetite Indicator is at a 30-year low. For the past three occurrences, this level has acted as a leading indicator of large stock market rallies 18 months following.

Equity Markets has reviewed Ultrapar Participacoes SA (ADR) for its current position within the basic materials industry. Ultrapar Participacoes SA is a Brazilian holding company that operates in three sectors: fuel distribution through Ultragaz and Ipiranga; chemicals through Oxiteno; and logistics for liquid bulk through Ultracargo. Ultragaz is active in the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) distribution in Brazil. The full research report on Ultrapar Participacoes SA (ADR) (NYSE: UGP - News) is available here: www.EquityMarketsInc.com/research.php?id=UGP.

Equity Markets has reviewed World Fuel Services Corporation for its development within the basic materials industry. World Fuel Services Corporation (World Fuel) is a global fuel logistics company. It markets, sales and distributes aviation, marine, and land fuel products and related services on a worldwide basis. It operates in three business segments. The full research report on World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT - News) is available here: www.EquityMarketsInc.com/research.php?id=INT.

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