EMERGING MARKETS-Brazilian real gains, Mexican peso stable before Fed decision

martes 26 de julio de 2016 21:05 GYT
 

(Recasts with afternoon prices)
    SAO PAULO, July 26 (Reuters) - The Brazilian real
appreciated and the Mexican peso was stable on Tuesday, ahead of
a policy decision by the U.S. Federal Reserve.
    Federal Reserve policymakers will conclude a two-day policy
meeting on Wednesday, though they are not expected to hike
rates. 
    At market close, the real strengthened 0.67 percent to
3.2697 reais per dollar. The Mexican peso closed down 0.02
percent to 18.785 pesos per dollar. 
    Mexico's stock index fell 0.43 percent, dragged down
by declines in shares of bottling and retail company Femsa
 and retailer Wal-Mart de Mexico.
    A slight dip in Brazil's benchmark Bovespa index was
led by a drop in the shares of oil giant Petrobras 
and banks.

    Key Latin American stock indexes at 2051 GMT:
 Stock indexes                             daily %     YTD %
                               Latest       change    change
 MSCI Emerging Markets            870.72      0.19      9.64
                                                    
 MSCI LatAm                      2359.63     -0.49     28.95
                                                    
 Brazil Bovespa                 56782.75     -0.16     30.99
                                                    
 Mexico IPC                     46927.00     -0.43      9.19
                                                    
 Chile IPSA                      4148.53       0.1     12.73
                                                    
 Chile IGPA                     20477.51      0.11     12.81
                                                    
 Argentina MerVal               15757.70      0.28     34.97
                                                    
 Colombia IGBC                   9719.18     -0.69     13.71
                                                    
 Venezuela IBC                  12230.07     -1.87    -16.16
                                                    
 
 (Reporting by Miguel Angel Gutierrez in Mexico City and Paula
Arend Laier, Flavia Bohone, Bruno Federowski in Sao Paulo;
Editing by Dan Grebler and Leslie Adler)