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EMERGING MARKETS-Latam stocks gain on Draghi remarks, U.S. data
2012年10月4日 / 晚上6点08分 / 5 年前

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam stocks gain on Draghi remarks, U.S. data

* Draghi says ECB ready to support euro zone members
    * U.S. claims for unemployment benefits fall
    * Mexico IPC 0.9 pct higher, Brazil Bovespa gains 0.5 pct

    By Danielle Assalve
    SAO PAULO, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Latin American stocks gained on
Thursday on bets the European Central Bank would soon act to
curb the spreading of the euro zone debt crisis, although gains
were limited by lingering concerns over China's economic
slowdown.
    The MSCI Latin American stock index rose 1.1
percent after ECB President Mario Draghi said everything was in
place for the bank to buy bonds of troubled euro zone members,
raising hopes that Spain could soon benefit from the program.
 
    Mexico's benchmark IPC index gained 0.9 percent, also
buoyed by data showing fewer-than-expected Americans filed for
unemployment benefits last week. The numbers suggested a mild
improvement in the U.S. labor market, which could support
Mexican exports.
    Cement maker Cemex drove the IPC higher after,
rising 4.5 percent, after it forecast its cash flow to grow 9
percent in the third quarter from the same period a year ago.
    In Brazil, the benchmark Bovespa index rose 0.5
percent after seesawing between negative and positive
territories earlier in the session.
    "The Bovespa index spent the entire morning decoupled from
Wall Street, but market sentiment started improving in the
afternoon," said Erick Hood, an analyst with SLW brokerage in
Sao Paulo. 
    "The market remains fragile despite that. It's completely
uncertain whether we're going to close higher or lower today,"
he added, referring to concerns over the impact of China's
economic slowdown on Brazilian exporters.
    Shares of Vale, the world's largest iron ore producer, rose
for the first day in six, providing the biggest lift to the
Bovespa index. 
    The company's preferred shares rose 0.69 percent,
its biggest gain in three weeks, after the company said it would
suspend operations at three iron ore pellet plants.
    
    
    Latin America's key stock indexes at 1740 GMT:    
 Stock indexes                      daily %    YTD %
                         Latest      change   change
 MSCI LatAm               3,715.10     1.14     1.97
                                             
 Brazil Bovespa          58,945.47     0.54     3.86
                                             
 Mexico IPC              41,364.71     0.88    11.56
                                             
 Chile IPSA               4,264.89     0.46     2.09
                                             
 Chile IGPA              20,707.39     0.36     2.87
                                             
 Argentina MerVal         2,467.15     0.46     0.18
                                             
 Colombia IGBC           14,226.64     0.81    12.32
                                             
 Peru IGRA               21,658.28     1.05    11.22
                                             
 Venezuela IBC          373,702.81      2.2   219.31

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