BUZZ-Petrobras: Close at more than nine-year low
** Shares of Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras end Thursday at their lowest in more than nine years
** Shares ends down 5.27 pct at 11.51 reais in Sao Paulo, the lowest since May 31, 2005
** Stock, which has tumbled 21 percent this year, is sliding in the face of a widening corruption scandal and a decline in the price of oil
** Petroleo Brasileiro SA, as Petrobras is formally known, is forced to delay reporting Q3 results due to the corruption allegations
** Petrobras, the world's most-indebted and least-profitable major oil company, may report losses after writing down the value of assets inflated by an alleged bribery and political kick-back scheme (Reuters Messaging: firstname.lastname@example.org)
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