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Latin American currencies close unevenly in anticipation of reopening of large economies

Latin American currencies close unevenly in anticipation of reopening of large economies

Latin American currencies close unevenly in anticipation of reopening of large economies
The President of the United States on Thursday proposed guidelines under which the country's state governors could act to revive the economy in a staggered three-stage process after the closure of the coronavirus.

Latin American currencies closed with mixed trends this Friday, with markets waiting for news about the reopening of the main world economies.


1. The President of the United States on Thursday proposed guidelines under which the country's state governors could act to revive the economy in a staggered three-stage process after the closure of the coronavirus.

2. "We are not opening everything at once, but we are taking one careful step at a time," Donald Trump told reporters, without providing details on his guidelines.

3. Meanwhile, copper rose to a one-month high due to signs of recovery in industrial production in China, despite activity in the world's largest consumer of metals contracting in the first quarter.

4. "We have already seen the worst in China, assuming there are no major outbreaks (of the virus), so I think the markets are happy to be able to draw a line, at least in China," said Timothy Wood-Dow, analyst at BMO. Capital Markets.

5. In Mexico, the peso was trading at 23.6700 per dollar almost at the end of business, with an appreciation of 1.38% against the Reuters reference price on Thursday, while the benchmark S & P / BMV IPC index of the Mexican stock market rose 2.91% at 34,743.10 points.

6. In Brazil, the real closed up 0.39% and the Bovespa stock index rose 1.28%.

7. In Argentina, the peso depreciated 0.18% to a renewed historical minimum level of 65.8575 / 65.86 units per dollar, in a reduced market and with punctual sales of dollars by the central bank. During the week, the peso fell 1.06%. Meanwhile, the S&P Merval stock index depreciated 0.18%.

8. The Colombian peso fell 1.04% to 3,937.25 units per dollar, after the Colombian fiscal regulations committee expanded the deficit space of the Central National Government this year to 4.9% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

9. "We are recognizing a situation of weakness that we do not know how long it will last because the price of oil does not seem to rebound in the short term," said Wilson Tovar, chief economist at the Stock and Securities brokerage.

10. The COLCAP index. On the other hand, the stock market closed with a decrease of 0.87% to 1,192.08 points.

11. The Chilean peso yielded important first-hour gains and closed operations with a fall of 0.13%, to 853.80 / 854.10 units per dollar, with which it registered a weekly drop of 1.71%.

12. Meanwhile, the IPSA index of the Santiago Stock Exchange closed with an increase of 0.45%, to 3,819.61 points.

13.  In Peru, the local currency appreciated 0.18%, to 3,407 / 3,409 units, after five days of losses; and the benchmark for the Lima stock exchange rose 1.17%.


Stock indices Quote Var pct Var pct en

daily the year


  • MSCI Emerging markets 901.31 1.86 -19.14


  • MSCI Latin America 1,647.87 1.48 -43.52


  • Bovespa Brasil 78,990.29 1.51 -31.6961


  • CPI Mexico 34,743.1 2.91 -20.21


  • Argentina MerVal 29,883.27 -0.646 -1.41


  • COLCAP Colombia 1,192.08 -0.87 -28.29


  • IPSA Chile 3,819.61 0.45 -25.18


  • Selective Peru 383.46 1.17 -25.16



Dollar against currencies Quote Var pct Var pct in

daily the year


  • Brazilian real 5.2370 0.02 -23.25


  • Mexican Peso 23.6669 1.41 -20.25


  • Chilean peso 853.8 -0.13 -11.70


  • Colombian peso 3,937 0.77 -16.48


  • Peruvian Sol 3,4050 0.17 -2.78


  • Argentine peso 65.85 -0.18 -8.98


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