NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Reversing two straight weeks of gains, emerging-market indices eroded considerable value last week. Brazil's Bovespa shed the maximum of 3% as economists have revised Brazil's 2011 GDP forecast slightly lower to 3.94% from 3.95%. Further, Brazilian banks and retail stocks pulled back on the expectation of higher interest rates. Meanwhile, China's benchmark Shanghai Composite Index and India's Nifty slipped 0.4% and 0.3% at close last week, respectively.The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones closed on a positive note last week, gaining 1.8% and 2%, respectively. The U.S. equity markets rose last week as Greek lawmakers passed a five-year austerity package, qualifying the country for further aid. Additionally, the latest report from ADP Employer Services shows that U.S. companies added twice as many jobs as forecast in June.
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