Mexico shares higher at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC up 0.66%

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Mexico shares higher at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC up 0.66% – Mexico equities were higher at the close on Friday, as gains in the Financial Services , Industrials and Telecoms Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Mexico, the S&P/BMV IPC gained 0.66%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/BMV IPC were Grupo Carso, S.A.B. De C.V. (MX: GCARSOA1 ), which rose 2.88% or 1.870 points to trade at 66.700 at the close. Kimberly - Clark De Mexico A (MX: KIMBERA ) added 2.84% or 0.960 points to end at 34.780 and Grupo Financiero Inbursa , SAB De CV (MX: GFINBURO ) was up 2.71% or 0.830 points to 31.440 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Grupo Elektra , S.A.B. De C.V. (MX: ELEKTRA ), which lost 1.61% or 8.49 points to trade at 517.92 in late trade. Fomento Economico Mexicano UBD (MX: FMSAUBD ) declined 0.81% or 1.43 points to end at 174.49 and Grupo Mexico, S.A.B. De C.V. (MX: GMEXICOB ) shed 0.66% or 0.430 points to 64.260.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 197 to 66 and 10 ended unchanged on the Mexico Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for April delivery was up 0.17% or 2.30 to $1324.00 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in April rose 3.36% or 2.02 to hit $62.14 a barrel, while the May Brent oil contract rose 3.14% or 2.00 to trade at $65.61 a barrel.

USD/MXN was down 0.22% to 18.6164, while EUR/MXN fell 0.28% to 22.9104.

The US Dollar Index Futures was unchanged 0.00% at 90.11.

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