Mexico shares higher at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC up 1.54%

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Mexico shares higher at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC up 1.54%
Credit: © Reuters. – Mexico equities were higher at the close on Thursday, as gains in the Telecoms Services , Industrials and Consumer Staples sectors propelled shares higher.

At the close in Mexico, the S&P/BMV IPC rose 1.54%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/BMV IPC were Banco Del Bajio SA Institution De Banca Multiple (MX: BBAJIOO ), which rose 0.46% or 0.170 points to trade at 36.800 at the close. Grupo Televisa SAB Unit (MX: TLVACPO ) unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 points to end at 52.38 and America Movil SAB de CV (MX: AMXL ) was unchanged 0.00% or 0.000 points to 13.850 in late trade.

Biggest losers included GMexico Transportes SA de CV (MX: GMXT ), which lost 3.07% or 0.780 points to trade at 24.600 in late trade. Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB de CV Class B (MX: BSMXB ) declined 2.12% or 0.550 points to end at 25.360 and Grupo Cementos De Chihuahua (MX: GCC ) shed 1.07% or 1.110 points to 102.440.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 132 to 101 and 17 ended unchanged on the Mexico Stock Exchange.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.25% or 3.10 to $1246.90 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in January rose 3.83% or 1.96 to hit $53.11 a barrel, while the February Brent oil contract rose 2.84% or 1.71 to trade at $61.86 a barrel.

USD/MXN was up 1.13% to 20.2994, while EUR/MXN rose 1.00% to 23.0657.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 97.058.

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