SAO PAULO, Oct 5 Latin American stocks rose on
Wednesday after a surprising weekly drawdown in U.S. crude
stocks drove oil prices to their highest since June.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said crude
stockpiles fell nearly 3 million barrels for the week ended
Sept. 30, marking a fifth straight weekly drop.
Currencies from oil-exporting economies also gained, with
the Colombian peso rising 1.61 percent after two days of
losses. Mexico's peso also rose 0.57 percent.
Colombian voters rejected on Sunday a peace deal with
Marxist FARC rebels, hammering the currency.
Brazil's benchmark Bovespa stock index advanced more than
Shares of state-controlled oil company Petróleo Brasileiro
SA rose ahead of a planned vote of a bill
ending the requirement that it lead all new projects in the
country's Subsalt Polygon region.
Key Latin American stock indexes and currencies at 2130 GMT:
Stock indexes daily % YTD %
MSCI Emerging Markets 915.26 -0.04 15.25
MSCI LatAm 2437.95 0.68 33.24
Brazil Bovespa 60254.34 1.54 39.00
Mexico IPC 48141.42 0.48 12.02
Chile IPSA 4085.15 0.54 11.00
Chile IGPA 20355.03 0.5 12.14
Argentina MerVal 17070.65 1.16 46.21
Colombia IGBC 9901.54 0.55 15.84
Venezuela IBC 13532.18 3.7 -7.24
(Reporting by Bruno Federowski; Editing by Alan Crosby)