26 de enero de 2017 / 15:32 / en 9 meses

EMERGING MARKETS-Mexico peso weakens after Trump comments on border wall

By Bruno Federowski
    SAO PAULO, Jan 26 (Reuters) - The Mexican peso weakened on
Thursday after U.S. President Donald Trump said Mexico should
cancel a presidential visit to Washington if it refuses to pay
for a proposed wall along the border.
    The peso slipped 0.3 percent after touching a
three-week peak earlier in the day. Mexico's benchmark IPC stock
index fell 0.6 percent. 
    Trump's comments on Twitter could undo a planned summit next
week where he and his Mexican counterpart, Enrique Peña Nieto,
were expected to discuss Trump's election campaign pledge to
build a wall along their shared border and to renegotiate trade
deals. 
    Other emerging market currencies had weakened earlier in the
day, led by a fall in the rouble after Russian authorities
announced steps to increase central bank reserves. Emerging
stock markets advanced, tracking gains in U.S. equities.
    Brazil's benchmark Bovespa stock index rose nearly 1
percent following a local holiday, renewing a nearly four-year
high on the back of a rally in financial stocks.
    Shares of Banco Santander Brasil rose 2.2
percent after posting fourth-quarter results that beat analysts
expectations. 
    Stocks of other banks also rose, with state-controlled Banco
do Brasil leading gains in the index. 

    Key Latin American stock indexes and currencies at 1520 GMT:
 Stock indexes                             daily %    YTD %
                                  Latest    change   change
 MSCI Emerging Markets             916.24     0.45     5.79
                                                    
 MSCI LatAm                       2551.92     0.56     8.42
                                                    
 Brazil Bovespa                  66529.44     1.05    10.46
 Mexico IPC                      47993.09    -0.59     5.15
 Chile IPSA                       4297.07     0.02     3.51
                                                    
 Chile IGPA                      21405.64    -0.16     3.24
 Argentina MerVal                19504.95      0.5    15.29
                                                    
 Colombia IGBC                   10203.99        0     0.75
                                                    
 Venezuela IBC                   28279.97    -0.18   -10.80
                                                           
 Currencies                                daily %    YTD %
                                            change   change
                                   Latest           
 Brazil real                       3.1823    -0.40     2.10
                                                    
 Mexico peso                      21.1450    -0.31    -1.90
                                                    
 Chile peso                        645.41     0.56     3.92
                                                    
 Colombia peso                     2934.4    -0.27     2.29
 Peru sol                             3.3    -0.18     3.45
                                                    
 Argentina peso (interbank)       15.9450     0.06    -0.44
                                                    
 Argentina peso (parallel)          16.78     0.42     0.24
                                                    
 

 (Reporting by Bruno Federowski; Editing by Bernadette Baum)

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