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THE EMERGING MARKET-Brazilian Real surged 1%, Latam shares fell after rally | Instant News


    * Real firms for a second day 
    * Copper surge supports Chile's peso
    * Mexican peso eases from 9-month high 

    By Sruthi Shankar
    Nov 25 (Reuters) - Brazil's real jumped again on Wednesday,
outperforming its Latin American peers on improving economic
data and continued  optimism over COVID-19 vaccines and U.S.
politics. 
    Brazil's real firmed for a second session, rising over
1%after figures showed the country's current account deficit
narrowed to its smallest in 2-1/2 years in October, helped by a
bigger-than-expected surplus in goods trade.  
    Worries about Brazil's fiscal health, record-low interest
rates and a second wave of coronavirus cases have hammered the
real this year, but a brighter global mood has boosted the
currency by more than 7% in November.
    The Chilean peso rose 0.3% as a surge in copper
prices to near seven-year highs supported the currency of the
world's top copper producer.
    The Colombian peso gained 0.6% , but the  Mexican
peso eased from nine-month highs.  
    Investors have rushed to riskier emerging market assets in
recent weeks after positive data on COVID-19 vaccine efficacy,
while news that U.S. President Donald Trump began cooperating
with President-elect Joe Biden's transition team ended weeks of
political uncertainty in Washington. 
    "While there has been already very strong positive news flow
surrounding the vaccine, we do not believe that the vaccine
trade is already done yet," Citi's Dirk Willer said in a note.
    "Pullbacks, maybe related to month end equity selling,
should be seen as a buying opportunity." 
    Stocks in the region edged higher, but
Brazil's Bovespa and Mexico's IPC slipped almost
0.3%.
     A Reuters poll showed Brazilian stocks will reach
pre-pandemic levels by the middle of next year, but concern
about the impact of a resurgent pandemic could limit the
recovery.
    The index is predicted to close this year at 108,000 points.
It was last trading at 109,517. 

    Key Latin American stock indexes and currencies:
    
                                       Latest       Daily %
                                                     change
 MSCI Emerging Markets                    1217.39        -0.7
 MSCI LatAm                               2236.67        0.45
 Brazil Bovespa                         109517.84       -0.24
 Mexico IPC                              42590.89       -0.34
 Chile IPSA                               4200.68        0.08
 Argentina MerVal                        54697.84       1.038
 Colombia COLCAP                          1266.46       -0.33 Currencies                  Latest       Daily %
                                                     change
 Brazil real                               5.3201        1.02
 Mexico peso                              20.0815       -0.42
 Chile peso                                 771.1        0.30
 Colombia peso                            3612.17        0.60
 Peru sol                                  3.6078        0.03
 Argentina peso (interbank)               80.7800       -0.10
                                                   
 

 (Reporting by Sruthi Shankar in Bengaluru; editing by Jonathan
Oatis)
  

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Pelé from Brazil mourned the passing of Argentine footballer Maradona | Instant News


FILE PHOTOS: Football legend Pele waves as he attends the World Economic Forum on Latin America in Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 14, 2018. REUTERS / Paulo Whitaker

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Retired Brazilian soccer star Pelé mourned the death of Argentine great Diego Maradona on Wednesday, following confirmation that he had died of a heart attack earlier in the day.

“For sure, one day we will kick the ball together in the sky above,” he said in a brief statement given to Reuters by a representative.

Reporting by Eduardo Simões; Written by Gram Slattery; Edited by Chizu Nomiyama

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Match Report – Argentina 15 – 15 Australia | Instant News


Argentina and Australia are inseparable as they are satisfied with a 15-15 draw in their Tri-Nations clash at Newcastle. Nicolas Sanchez and Reece Hodge both took five penalties while the Wallabies had two attempts ruled out.

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The best action of the Tri-Nations meeting between Argentina and Australia in Newcastle

The best action of the Tri-Nations meeting between Argentina and Australia in Newcastle

Nicolas Sanchez held back his nerve with a boot as Argentina retaliated from 15-6 down to claim a 15-15 draw against Australia in the trial-free Tri Nations Series in Newcastle.

Australia had plenty of territory and possession in the first half and were certainly impressed on attack but they had two attempts ruled out – Jordan Petaia’s foot was on the set-piece line as she took aim, while Marika Koroibete was denied for a forward pass.

The best action of the Tri-Nations meeting between Argentina and Australia in Newcastle

The best action of the Tri-Nations meeting between Argentina and Australia in Newcastle

However, the Wallabies got a nine-point lead just before the hour mark thanks to five penalties from half-flying Reece Hodge who punished Argentina’s carelessness.

But Sanchez, who scored all Argentina’s points, split the post with three penalties, the last two from 45 yards and a headwind, as the spoils were distributed at McDonald Jones Stadium.

Brandon Paenga-Amosa brings for the Wallabies

Brandon Paenga-Amosa brings for the Wallabies

While Argentina could not find the fluency that saw them claim a shock 25-15 win over New Zealand last week, Puma was able to avoid their first defeat in the competition.

Australia will regret their inability to make their first-half dominance count but they have a chance to snatch victory two minutes from time, only for Hodge to brush off the line with a penalty 40 yards from a sharp angle.

Jordan Petaia lands for a trial that is disallowed

Jordan Petaia lands for a trial that is disallowed

Dave Rennie’s youth team, who also beat New Zealand in their last match, were left frustrated after failing to win a prize for their territorial dominance and not closing out on better game management in the last 20 minutes.

“We tried to play with a lot of territory and I think we won it. Maybe just a little indiscipline in the end and Sanchez made us pay,” said Australia captain Michael Hooper.

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“We can’t solve it tonight.”

All three teams in the competition added six points ahead of next weekend’s final game, when Argentina take on the All Blacks at the same venue.

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THE EMERGING MARKET – Strengthened Mexican peso due to oil boost; Brazil was really hit by the second wave of fear | Instant News


    * Mexico's peso set for third straight week of gains
    * Brazil's real leads losses for the day
    * MSCI Latam stock index down 1.1%

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    By Shriya Ramakrishnan and Ambar Warrick
    Nov 20 (Reuters) - The Mexican and Colombian pesos led gains
across Latin American currencies on Friday thanks to higher
crude prices, while Brazil's real was the biggest faller on
fears of a second wave of coronavirus infections.
    Most regional currencies were set for weekly gains as
investors viewed progress towards a COVID-19 vaccine as a net
positive for sentiment.
    Mexico's currency, which rose about 0.5% to the
dollar, was also set to outpace its regional peers for the week,
as the prospects for effective COVID-19 vaccines and hopes that
OPEC and its allies will keep production in check lent support
to oil prices.
    The currency recently benefited from the Mexican central
bank pausing its rate-cutting cycle.
    "MXN is a carry story pure and simple. When adjusting for
both volatility and liquidity it is still the world's number one
carry currency," said Christian Lawrence, senior market
Strategist at Rabobank. 
    "Any periods of rising demand for risk will see support for
MXN. Domestic fundamentals don't matter at the moment." 
    Colombia's peso rose 0.5%, while Brazil's real
led losses for the day, shedding 1.3% against the dollar as
fears of a second wave of infections in Latin America's largest
economy grew.
    But the currency was set to gain for the week after the
government raised its growth forecast for the year and pledged
to fast track reforms to privatisation and fiscal spending. 
    Brazil's government also trimmed its year-end budget deficit
forecast thanks to an anticipated reduction in mandatory
spending and an increase in revenues.
    Peru's sol fell 0.5%, but was set to end a volatile
week slightly higher as political tensions in the country cooled
after the appointment of interim President Francisco Sagasti. 
    A gauge of Latin American stocks fell 1.1%
during the day, but was still set to end the week higher.    
    Chile's peso fell 0.5% even as prices of its main
export, copper, surged to their highest in 29 months on Friday.

    Argentina's central bank on Thursday said companies that
participate in the country's natural gas production plan will
have free access to the official foreign exchange
market.
    The move opens a potential loophole in strict capital
controls which have been in place since August last year, aimed
at protecting foreign exchange reserves, after the collapse of
the peso currency. 
    
    Key Latin American stock indexes and currencies:
    
                              Latest    Daily % change
 MSCI Emerging Markets         1208.74             0.69
                                        
 MSCI LatAm                    2159.51            -1.09
                                        
 Brazil Bovespa              105999.53            -0.63
                                        
 Mexico IPC                   41884.48             0.04
                                        
 Chile IPSA                    4054.32             0.65
                                        
 Argentina MerVal             51156.96            0.406
                                        
 Colombia COLCAP               1230.70            -0.01 Currencies             Latest    Daily % change
 Brazil real                    5.3791            -1.25
                                        
 Mexico peso                   20.0770             0.51
                                        
 Chile peso                      762.9            -0.52
                                        
 Colombia peso                 3630.95             0.47
 Peru sol                       3.5947            -0.53
                                        
 Argentina peso                80.3500            -0.09
 (interbank)                            
                                        
 
    

 (Reporting by Shriya Ramakrishnan in Bengaluru; Editing by
Kirsten Donovan)
  

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THE EMERGING MARKET – Latam FX makes it easy to profit; Mexican peso, the real revival of Brazil | Instant News


    * Brazil GDP growth next year could top 4% - economy
minister
    * Mexico's peso set to snap two-day losing streak 
    * Regional stocks fall as broader EM retreats

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    By Shriya Ramakrishnan and Ambar Warrick
    Nov 19 (Reuters) - Mexico's peso and Brazil's real led gains
across Latin America on Thursday amid hopes of a swift
post-pandemic recovery in the region's two largest economies,
while most other units eased as excitement over a vaccine cooled
with a surge in global infections.
    Mexico's peso strengthened 1.1% and was set to snap a
two-day losing streak, having benefited from the central bank
recently signalling a pause to a rate-cutting cycle.
    Democratic candidate Joe Biden's victory in the U.S.
presidential election also raised hopes for more stable trade
policies.
    Mexico earlier this week completed a debt refinancing
operation worth $6.6 billion in international markets, including
a heavily over-subscribed bond offer.
    The Brazilian real added 0.6% after the economy
minister said Latin America's largest economy could surprise on
the upside and grow more than 4% next year.    
    Brazil's central bank also said on Wednesday it will
intervene in the foreign exchange market to curb year-end
volatility caused by local banks unwinding their so-called
overhedge positions.
    "Although there are multiple factors pointing to a positive
outlook for Brazil in the short to medium term–including the
stronger-than-expected recovery and preparations for mass
vaccination, the fiscal outlook remains troubling," analysts at
TS Lombard wrote in a note, adding that progress in fiscal
reforms was a sticking point for the government's credibility. 
    The government had recently pledged to fast track reforms to
privatization and fiscal spending.
    Optimism about encouraging developments in vaccines for the
novel coronavirus provided an initial boost to Latam risk
assets, but like last week, the rally ran out of steam as 
infections continued to rise and more countries outlined
economically-damaging lockdowns.
    "(Vaccines)are unlikely to have much impact broadly until at
least Q2. We think the market is a bit too sanguine and
overlooking the near-term outlook, which looks to be more like a
hole in the road than a speed bump," Mazen Issa, senior FX
strategist at TD Securities wrote in a note.
    Chile's peso fell 0.1%, while Colombia's peso
shed 0.2%.
    Peru's sol was set to end a two-day winning streak as
political uncertainty still weighed.
    A gauge of Latin American stocks fell 0.4%
after hitting a more-than eight-month high, while broader
emerging market equities also retreated.
    
    Latin American stock indexes and currencies: 
    
                              Latest     Daily % change
 MSCI Emerging Markets         1200.85              -0.55
                                        
 MSCI LatAm                    2182.01              -0.36
                                        
 Brazil Bovespa              106225.15                0.1
                                        
 Mexico IPC                   41995.30              -0.61
                                        
 Chile IPSA                    4028.50              -1.95
                                        
 Argentina MerVal             51243.13             -0.102
                                        
 Colombia COLCAP               1234.03              -0.04 Currencies             Latest     Daily % change
 Brazil real                    5.3015               0.63
                                        
 Mexico peso                   20.1360               1.12
                                        
 Chile peso                      758.7              -0.11
                                        
 Colombia peso                 3647.95              -0.18
 Peru sol                       3.5757              -0.17
                                        
 Argentina peso                80.2700              -0.12
 (interbank)                            
                                        
  
    

 (Reporting by Shriya Ramakrishnan and Ambar Warrick in
Bengaluru; editing by David Evans and Grant McCool)
  

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