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Ambev CFO sees challenging operating environment in Brazil

SAO PAULO, July 26 (Reuters) - Ambev SA, the Latin American unit of brewing giant Anheuser Busch InBev NV , sees a challenging operating environment in Brazil, Chief Financial Officer Fernando Tennenbaum told reporters during a conference call on Thursday.

The company, which reported strong second-quarter earnings on Thursday, is monitoring the legal and legislative debates regarding a government decision to set truck freight prices in order to decide whether to create its own logistics arm instead of using third-party providers, he said. (Reporting by Gabriela Mello, writing by Ana Mano, editing by G Crosse)