Mexico shares higher at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC up 0.97%

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Mexico shares higher at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC up 0.97% – Mexico equities were higher at the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Materials , Telecoms Services and Consumer Goods & Services sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Mexico, the S&P/BMV IPC gained 0.97%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/BMV IPC were El Puerto De Liverpool Sab De CV (MX: LIVEPOLC1 ), which rose 6.02% or 6.73 points to trade at 118.50 at the close. Grupo Bimbo, S.A.B. De C.V. (MX: BIMBOA ) added 5.70% or 2.095 points to end at 38.845 and Mexichem , S.A.B. De C.V. (MX: MEXCHEM ) was up 4.89% or 2.110 points to 45.290 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Gentera SAB de CV (MX: GENTERA ), which lost 6.50% or 0.900 points to trade at 12.950 in late trade. GMexico Transportes SA de CV (MX: GMXT ) declined 4.89% or 1.140 points to end at 22.160 and Genomma Lab Internacional SAB De CV (MX: LABB ) shed 3.70% or 0.450 points to 11.720.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 166 to 148 and 10 ended unchanged on the Mexico Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.65% or 8.00 to $1220.70 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 0.29% or 0.15 to hit $51.78 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 0.17% or 0.10 to trade at $60.66 a barrel.

USD/MXN was down 0.74% to 20.4664, while EUR/MXN fell 1.02% to 23.1168.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.30% at 97.273.

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