There will be a lighter news schedule this week, compared to last week which was quite heavy. There is central bank input expected this week from Australia and New Zealand, as well as a few high-impact pieces of economic data, mostly from Canada and the U.S.A. The market is likely to be most active from Wednesday through to Friday. U.S. Dollar It will be a reasonably light week for the greenback after a slow start, beginning on Wednesday, with the release of Crude Oil Inventories. Thursday will see the release of Unemployment Claims numbers. Finally, on Friday we will have Preliminary UoM Consumer Sentiment data. Australian Dollar It will be a busy and important week for the Aussie, starting on Monday with the release of Retail Sales data. Tuesday brings the monthly RBA Rate Statement and Cash Rate. On Thursday, the Governor of the RBA will be making a minor speech, then finally on Friday the RBA Monetary Policy Statement will be released. New Zealand Dollar It will be a busy and important week for the Kiwi following Monday’s public holiday, starting on Tuesday with the release of Inflation Expectations data and the GDT Price Index. Wednesday brings the monthly RBNZ Rate Statement and Official Cash Rate, followed by the usual press conference. On Thursday, the Governor of the RBNZ will be testifying before Parliament. Chinese Yuan Friday will see a release of Trade Balance data. Canadian Dollar It will be a normal week for the Loonie, starting with Tuesday’s release of Trade Balance data, followed by Employment Change and Unemployment Rate numbers on Friday. British Pound It will be a quiet week for the Pound, with nothing of high impact scheduled except Manufacturing Production data on Friday.

Swiss trade surplus narrowed in June

Switzerland Balance of Trade  | Data | Chart | Calendar

FOREX INVESTORS   Swiss trade surplus narrowed 19 percent to CHF 2.81 billion in June 2017 from CHF 3.47 billion a year earlier and below market expectations of CHF 2.89 billion, as exports rose less than imports. Exports went up by 2.5 percent to CHF 18.74 billion while imports increased by 7.8 percent to CHF 15.93 billion. In May 2017, the trade balance was recorded CHF 3.40 billion surplus Balance of Trade in Switzerland averaged 186.35 CHF million from 1950 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 4779.82 CHF million in January of 2017 and a record low of -1478.68 CHF million in August of 1989.



 Swiss trade surplus

Swiss Trade Surplus Narrows 19% In June

Swiss trade surplus narrowed 19 percent to CHF 2.81 billion in June 2017 from CHF 3.47 billion a year earlier and below market expectations of CHF 2.89 billion as exports rose less than imports. Exports went up by 2.5 percent to CHF 18.74 billion while imports increased by 7.8 percent to CHF 15.93 billion. In May 2017, the trade balance was recorded CHF 3.40 billion surplus. 

Year-on-year, exports rose by 2.7 percent to CHF 18.74 billion, mainly driven by an increase in sales of watches (5.3 percent), metals (11.5 percent), and jewelry and bijouterie (62.5 percent). In contrast sales fell for : chemical and pharmaceutical products (-4.0 percent), machinery and electronics (-1.6 percent) and precision instruments (-1 percent).

Among major trade partners, sales went up to: China (6.1 percent); Japan (5.1 percent); Hong Kong (21.8 percent), and the US (17.8 percent). In contrast sales went down to EU countries (-3.1 percent), mainly Germany (-12.1 percent) and France (-0.5 percent)

Imports rose 7.8 percent to CHF 15.93 billion, driven by an increase in purchases of chemical and pharmaceutical products (24.2 percent), machinery and electronics (-0.2 percent), metals (3.7 percent), jewelry and bijouterie (30.3 percent), and textiles, clothing, footwear (10.7 percent). In contrast purchases decreased for : vehicles (-11.1 percent) and food, beverages and tobacco (-1.0 percent).

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SigmaCoin Announces ICO 

Distributed Trade Commerce Ecosystem, SigmaCoin Announces ICO

Bitcoin Press Release: SigmaCoin, the cryptocurrency powering the new-age distributed trade commerce ecosystem announces ICO, starting July 17, 2017

 SigmaCoin Announces ICO 

FOREX INVESTORS   SigmaCoin Announces ICO  SigmaCoin, a cryptocurrency ecosystem designed to promote decentralized trade has announced the launch of its ICO campaign. Supported by a self-sustained trade agency comprised of eminent entrepreneurs, the platform connects exceptional startups, exporters/importers and investors to promote viable projects with networking and investments.

SigmaCoin utilizes the power of blockchain technology to translate the logic of interactions into successful distributed business models. The platform itself is neither centralized nor decentralized but follows a distributed model. It includes a certain degree of centralization, at least during the onboarding phase for projects to ensure their viability and effectiveness. At the same time, SigmaCoin doesn’t involve any central authority to handle and monitor transactions happening over the platform, thus ensuring the independence of all the participants.

The platform has already proven itself with the various successful projects to its credit. Now, SigmaCoin is going a step further with new experts and advanced module to improve its abilities and effectiveness. The SigmaCoin whitepaper offers in-depth details about the project and its benefits.



SigmaCoin Announces ICO 

 

The platform has already laid out its goals for this year and 2018:

Goals for 2017

– Launch and Support 75 Export/Import Project Funding.
– Develop the core foundation for the platform and define the included processes
– Define the initial elements of the platform to crowdsource
– Prepare a foundation to onboard project supporters that are new to the cryptocurrency space

Goals for 2018

– Launch SME 300 trade finance projects.
– Develop and test the functionalities defined in 2017.
– Create a full roadmap for final platform development.
– Enable simple fund collection from project supporters that are new to the cryptocurrency space.

Following the successful ICO, SigmaCoin will make it easier for entrepreneurs to access funds and raise the required support and investment to make their projects a success. At the same time, investors worldwide will be able to easily discover and invest in innovative projects with a potential to change the world and offer attractive returns on the investment. SigmaCoin calls it the democratization of startup funding.

SigmaCoin ICO

The SigmaCoin ICO follows the pre-ICO which ended on July 16, 2017. Starting on July 17, 2017, at 9:00 AM EDT, the platform is offering 100 million tokens at the price of $0.06 per token. The token sale is accompanied by attractive bonus structure, incentivizing buyers for their early participation. The ICO will last until either all of the tokens are sold or for six weeks. Week one starts with 200% bonus tokens. The bonus offered will progressively decrease each week as the ICO proceeds. During the next five consecutive weeks, SigmaCoin will offer 150%, 100%, 75%, 50% and 25% bonus respectively.

The funds raised during the crowdsale will be distributed towards various activities. Of the total funds raised, 20% of the proceeds will be allocated to support the market, 20% towards trading account to back SigmaCoin trading profits held in BTC and ETH, 15% for admin and operations and the remaining 45% for development and support for selected projects.

About SigmaCoin

SigmaCoin is a fresh new digital currency – managed by a self-sustained trade agency driven by eminent entrepreneurs. SigmaCoin employs new strong technology improving both timing and results. SigmaCoin focuses on carefully-selected trade and commerce projects.

Learn more about SigmaCoin at – http://www.Sigmacoin.io/

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MEXICO STOCKS LOWER   Mexico stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Consumer Staples, Materials and Industrials sectors led shares lower.

MEXICO STOCKS LOWER AT CLOSE OF TRADE; IPC DOWN 0.47%

MEXICO STOCKS LOWER AT CLOSE OF TRADE; IPC DOWN 0.47%

MEXICO STOCKS LOWER   Mexico stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Consumer Staples, Materials and Industrials sectors led shares lower.

STOCK INVESTORS MEXICO STOCKS LOWER   Mexico stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Consumer Staples, Materials and Industrials sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Mexico, the IPC lost 0.47%.

The best performers of the session on the IPC were Grupo Elektra , S.A.B. De C.V. (MX:ELEKTRA), which rose 1.50% or 12.06 points to trade at 815.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Genomma Lab Internacional SAB De CV (MX:LABB) added 1.24% or 0.290 points to end at 23.600 and Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico SAB De CV (MX:SANMEXB) was up 1.03% or 0.370 points to 36.200 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Bolsa Mexicana De Valores SAB De CV (MX:BOLSAA), which fell 3.16% or 1.070 points to trade at 32.820 at the close. Banregio Grupo Financiero SAB De CV (MX:GFREGIOO) declined 2.60% or 3.05 points to end at 114.19 and Cemex SAB de CV (MX:CMXCPO) was down 2.33% or 0.410 points to 17.160.



MEXICO STOCKS LOWER

 

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Mexico Stock Exchange by 148 to 65 and 15 ended unchanged.

Gold Futures for August delivery was up 0.60% or 7.42 to $1241.12 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August rose 0.54% or 0.25 to hit $46.27 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract rose 1.28% or 0.62 to trade at $49.04 a barrel.

USD/MXN was down 0.62% to 17.4780, while EUR/MXN rose 0.01% to 20.1888.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.50% at 94.45.

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There will be a lighter news schedule this week, compared to last week which was quite heavy. There is central bank input expected this week from Australia and New Zealand, as well as a few high-impact pieces of economic data, mostly from Canada and the U.S.A. The market is likely to be most active from Wednesday through to Friday. U.S. Dollar It will be a reasonably light week for the greenback after a slow start, beginning on Wednesday, with the release of Crude Oil Inventories. Thursday will see the release of Unemployment Claims numbers. Finally, on Friday we will have Preliminary UoM Consumer Sentiment data. Australian Dollar It will be a busy and important week for the Aussie, starting on Monday with the release of Retail Sales data. Tuesday brings the monthly RBA Rate Statement and Cash Rate. On Thursday, the Governor of the RBA will be making a minor speech, then finally on Friday the RBA Monetary Policy Statement will be released. New Zealand Dollar It will be a busy and important week for the Kiwi following Monday’s public holiday, starting on Tuesday with the release of Inflation Expectations data and the GDT Price Index. Wednesday brings the monthly RBNZ Rate Statement and Official Cash Rate, followed by the usual press conference. On Thursday, the Governor of the RBNZ will be testifying before Parliament. Chinese Yuan Friday will see a release of Trade Balance data. Canadian Dollar It will be a normal week for the Loonie, starting with Tuesday’s release of Trade Balance data, followed by Employment Change and Unemployment Rate numbers on Friday. British Pound It will be a quiet week for the Pound, with nothing of high impact scheduled except Manufacturing Production data on Friday.

Eurozone trade surplus expanded in May

Euro Area Balance of Trade  | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

FOREX INVESTORS BUZZ  Eurozone trade surplus  The Euro Area trade surplus narrrowed to EUR 21.4 billion in May of 2017 from a EUR 23.4 billion surplus a year earlier. Exports went up 12.9 percent to €189.6 billion and imports rose 16.4 percent to €168.1 billion. Balance of Trade in the Euro Area averaged 4972.37 EUR Million from 1999 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 30219.50 EUR Million in July of 2015 and a record low of -16510.20 EUR Million in January of 2011.

The Eurozone trade surplus increased in May as growth in exports outpaced the rise in imports, data from Eurostat showed Friday.

The trade surplus increased to a seasonally adjusted EUR 19.7 billion in May from EUR 18.6 billion in April. Exports grew 2.1 percent from April and imports by 1.6 percent.

However, the trade surplus fell to an unadjusted EUR 21.4 billion from EUR 23.4 billion in the previous year. Exports logged an annual growth of 12.9 percent and imports posted 16.4 percent increase.



Eurozone trade surplus  

Eurozone Trade Surplus Narrows In May

The Euro Area trade surplus narrrowed to EUR 21.4 billion in May of 2017 from a EUR 23.4 billion surplus a year earlier. Exports went up 12.9 percent to €189.6 billion and imports rose 16.4 percent to €168.1 billion.

Considering the first five months of the year, the trade surplus narrowed to €82.9 billion from €101.5 billion a year ago, as exports were up by 8.5 percent to €898.5 billion while imports rose 12.3 percent to €815.6 billion.
Meanwhile, the European Union recorded a €4 billion surplus in trade in goods with the rest of the world, compared with a €5 billion surplus in May 2016.
In January to May 2017, the trade balance swung to €3.7 billion gap, compared with €5.7 billion surplus in the same period a year earlier, as exports went up by 10.6 percent to €772.9 billion and imports jumped 12 percent to €776.6 billion.
Exports of primary goods surged 23.4 percent to €111.9 billion, led by an increase in sales of energy (54.3 percent), raw materials and (21.4 percent) and food and drink (6.1 percent). Also, manufactured goods rose 8.5 percent to €636.1 billion, driven by chemicals (11.1 percent), machinery and vehicles (7.9 percent) and other manufactured goods (7.7 percent). Among trading partners, the biggest increases in exports were reported for Russia (24.6 percent), China (20.3 percent), South Korea (14.3 percent), Switzerland (14 percent), Japan (11.9 percent) and the US (6.6 percent).

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Business Description Industry: Application Software » Software - Infrastructure NAICS: 423430 SIC: 7379 Compare: NAS:USAT, AMEX:VHC, OTCPK:XAUMF, NYSE:MIXT, OTCPK:CLSK, NAS:OKTA, OTCPK:RDMKF, OTCPK:IDGS, NYSE:RUBI, NAS:CYRN, NAS:SREV, NAS:MAMS, NAS:GEC, OTCPK:DLEXY, OTCPK:BTLLF, OTCPK:SKKY, NAS:SPRT, NAS:DTRM, OTCPK:RSASF, NAS:DGLT » details Traded in other countries: PP0.Germany, PPT.UK, Headquarter Location: USA Planet Payment Inc is a provider of payment and transaction processing and multi-currency processing services. It provides these services through its acquiring bank and processor customers, as well as through its own direct sales force. Planet Payment Inc is a provider of international payment and transaction processing and multi-currency processing services. It offers services to approximately 189,000 active merchant locations in 22 countries and territories across the Asia-Pacific region, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Europe, through its acquiring bank and processor customers, as well as through its own direct sales force. Its multi‑currency processing services segment includes Pay In Your Currency, Multi-Currency Pricing and DCC at ATMs; and Payment processing services comprise end‑to‑end authorization, capture, clearing and settlement

German trade surplus widened in May

Germany Balance of Trade  1950-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

FOREX INVESTORS  German trade surplus widened to EUR 22.0 billion in May of 2017 from EUR 20.7 billion in the same month a year earlier. Exports increased by 14.1 percent year-on-year to EUR 110.6 billion while imports rose by 16.2 percent to EUR 88.6 billion. Considering the first five months of the year, the trade surplus narrowed to EUR 100.1 billion from EUR 104.8 billion in the same period of 2016. On a seasonally adjusted basis, the trade surplus came in at EUR 20.3 billion in May, as exports rose 1.4 percent from the prior month and imports went up 1.2 percent. Balance of Trade in Germany averaged 4880.61 EUR Million from 1950 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 25751.07 EUR Million in March of 2016 and a record low of -535.91 EUR Million in April of 1991.



German trade surplus widened

German Trade Surplus Widens 6.2% YoY In May

German trade surplus widened to EUR 22.0 billion in May of 2017 from EUR 20.7 billion in the same month a year earlier. Exports increased by 14.1 percent year-on-year to EUR 110.6 billion while imports rose by 16.2 percent to EUR 88.6 billion.

Compared with May 2016, exports rose to the EU countries (11.8 percent to EUR 64.2 billion); to the Euro Area countries (13.4 percent to EUR 40.8 billion); to EU countries not belonging to the Euro Area (9.2 percent to EUR 23.5 billion); and to countries outside the European Union (17.3 percent to EUR 46.4 billion).
Imports increased from the EU countries (13.2 percent to EUR 57.8 billion); from the Euro area countries (12.6 percent to EUR 39.1 billion); from EU countries not belonging to the Euro area (14.6 percent to EUR 18.7 billion) and from countries outside the European Union (22.3 percent to EUR 30.8 billion).
Considering the first five months of the year, the trade surplus narrowed to EUR 100.1 billion from EUR 104.8 billion in the same period of 2016.

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 United Arab Emirates stocks were higher after the close on Sunday, as gains in the Services, Insurance and Real Estate&Construction sectors led shares higher.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES STOCKS HIGHER AT CLOSE OF TRADE; DFM GENERAL UP 0.04%

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES STOCKS HIGHER AT CLOSE OF TRADE; DFM GENERAL UP 0.04%

 United Arab Emirates stocks were higher after the close on Sunday, as gains in the Services, Insurance and Real Estate&Construction sectors led shares higher.

FOREX INVESTORS  United Arab Emirates stocks were higher after the close on Sunday, as gains in the Services, Insurance and Real Estate&Construction sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Dubai, the DFM General gained 0.04%, while the ADX General index added 0.32%.

The best performers of the session on the DFM General were Arabtec Holding PJSC (DU:ARTC), which rose 7.43% or 0.240 points to trade at 3.470 at the close. Meanwhile, Drake&Scull International PJSC (DU:DSI) added 2.92% or 0.011 points to end at 0.388 and Takaful House (DU:DTKF) was up 1.82% or 0.020 points to 1.120 in late trade.




The worst performers of the session were Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC (DU:GNAV), which fell 2.76% or 0.040 points to trade at 1.410 at the close. DXB Entertainments (P.J.S.C.) (DU:DXBE) declined 1.34% or 0.010 points to end at 0.737 and Marka Pjse (DU:MARKA) was down 1.29% or 0.01 points to 0.69.

The top performers on the ADX General were Union Cement (AD:UCC) which rose 11.57% to 1.350, Rak Cement Co (AD:RKCC) which was up 6.67% to settle at 0.800 and Ad Natl Energy (AD:TAQA) which gained 4.00% to close at 0.520.

The worst performers were Bank Of Sharja (AD:BOS) which was down 3.08% to 1.260 in late trade, Agthia Group (AD:AGTH) which lost 1.27% to settle at 5.43 and Methaq(AD:METH) which was down 1.16% to 0.850 at the close.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Dubai Stock Exchange by 17 to 15 and 2 ended unchanged; on the Abu Dhabi, 10 rose and 6 declined, while 8 ended unchanged.

Shares in DXB Entertainments (P.J.S.C.) (DU:DXBE) fell to 52-week lows; losing 1.34% or 0.010 to 0.737. Shares in Marka Pjse (DU:MARKA) fell to all time lows; losing 1.29% or 0.01 to 0.69. Shares in Union Cement (AD:UCC) rose to 52-week highs; rising 11.57% or 0.140 to 1.350.

Crude oil for August delivery was down 2.55% or 1.16 to $44.36 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 2.66% or 1.28 to hit $46.83 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.93% or 11.32 to trade at $1211.98 a troy ounce.

USD/AED was unchanged 0.00% to 3.6730, while EUR/AED fell 0.21% to 4.1870.

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Business Description Industry: Application Software » Software - Infrastructure NAICS: 423430 SIC: 7379 Compare: NAS:USAT, AMEX:VHC, OTCPK:XAUMF, NYSE:MIXT, OTCPK:CLSK, NAS:OKTA, OTCPK:RDMKF, OTCPK:IDGS, NYSE:RUBI, NAS:CYRN, NAS:SREV, NAS:MAMS, NAS:GEC, OTCPK:DLEXY, OTCPK:BTLLF, OTCPK:SKKY, NAS:SPRT, NAS:DTRM, OTCPK:RSASF, NAS:DGLT » details Traded in other countries: PP0.Germany, PPT.UK, Headquarter Location: USA Planet Payment Inc is a provider of payment and transaction processing and multi-currency processing services. It provides these services through its acquiring bank and processor customers, as well as through its own direct sales force. Planet Payment Inc is a provider of international payment and transaction processing and multi-currency processing services. It offers services to approximately 189,000 active merchant locations in 22 countries and territories across the Asia-Pacific region, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Europe, through its acquiring bank and processor customers, as well as through its own direct sales force. Its multi‑currency processing services segment includes Pay In Your Currency, Multi-Currency Pricing and DCC at ATMs; and Payment processing services comprise end‑to‑end authorization, capture, clearing and settlement

Canada Trade Gap Widens In May

Canada Trade Gap Widens In May
Canada Trade Gap Widens  Canada's trade deficit Increased to CAD 1.08 billion in May 2017, following an upwardly revised CAD

FOREX INVESTORS Canada Trade Gap Widens  Canada’s trade deficit Increased to CAD 1.08 billion in May 2017, following an upwardly revised CAD 0.55 billion shortfall in the previous month and worse than market expectations of a CAD 0.53 billion deficit. Exports were up 1.3 percent, due to higher sales of metal and non-metallic mineral products and motor vehiclees and parts. Imports rose at a faster 2.4 percent, driven by an increase in aircraft purchases.

Canada Trade Gap Widens



Total imports increased 2.4 percent to also a new record high of CAD 49.8 billion. The main positive contribution came from imports of aircraft and other transportation equipment and parts (45.9 percent), motor vehicles and parts (3.7 percent), and energy products (6.5 percent).Imports from the United States advanced 3.6 percent to a record high CAD 32.7 billion. Imports from countries other than the United States edged up 0.2%, as higher imports from Saudi Arabia (crude oil), China and Belgium were largely offset by lower imports from Germany (passenger cars).

Year-on-year, exports rose 17.8 percent and imports by 10.2 percent.

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Morocco stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Forestry&Paper, Utilities and Mining sectors led shares higher.

MOROCCO STOCKS HIGHER AT CLOSE OF TRADE; MOROCCAN ALL SHARES UP 1.89%

MOROCCO STOCKS HIGHER AT CLOSE OF TRADE; MOROCCAN ALL SHARES UP 1.89%

Morocco stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Forestry&Paper, Utilities and Mining sectors led shares higher.

FOREX INVESTORS Morocco stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Forestry&Paper, Utilities and Mining sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Casablanca, the Moroccan All Shares added 1.89% to hit a new 3-months high.

The best performers of the session on the Moroccan All Shares were Med Paper (CS:PAP), which rose 9.97% or 3.19 points to trade at 35.19 at the close. Meanwhile, Saham Assurance (CS:SAH) added 9.93% or 133 points to end at 1473 and Lydec (CS:LYD) was up 9.52% or 60.00 points to 690.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Stroc Industrie (CS:STR), which fell 4.73% or 2.14 points to trade at 43.06 at the close. Sonasid (CS:SOND) declined 1.48% or 6 points to end at 400 and Jet Contractors (CS:JET) was down 1.23% or 1.75 points to 140.00.



Morocco stocks

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Casablanca Stock Exchange by 41 to 10 and 8 ended unchanged.

Shares in Saham Assurance (CS:SAH) rose to all time highs; rising 9.93% or 133 to 1473. Shares in Lydec (CS:LYD) rose to all time highs; gaining 9.52% or 60.00 to 690.00.

Crude oil for August delivery was down 3.23% or 1.47 to $44.05 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 3.22% or 1.55 to hit $46.56 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 1.07% or 13.04 to trade at $1210.26 a troy ounce.

EUR/MAD was down 0.01% to 11.0130, while USD/MAD fell 0.02% to 9.6400.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 95.77.

 

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MEXICO STOCKS HIGHER   Mexico stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Financial Services, Materials and Telecoms Services sectors led shares higher.

MEXICO STOCKS HIGHER AT CLOSE OF TRADE; IPC UP 0.15%

MEXICO STOCKS HIGHER AT CLOSE OF TRADE; IPC UP 0.15%

MEXICO STOCKS HIGHER   Mexico stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Financial Services, Materials and Telecoms Services sectors led shares higher.

FOREX INVESTORS MEXICO STOCKS HIGHER   Mexico stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Financial Services, Materials and Telecoms Services sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Mexico, the IPC added 0.15%.

The best performers of the session on the IPC were Arca Continental , S.A.B. De C.V. (MX:AC), which rose 2.09% or 2.80 points to trade at 136.56 at the close. Meanwhile, VOLARIS A (MX:VOLARA) added 2.01% or 0.56 points to end at 28.48 and Grupo Financiero Banorte (MX:GFNORTEO) was up 1.10% or 1.270 points to 117.230 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Gruma SAB de CV (MX:GRUMAB), which fell 1.88% or 4.52 points to trade at 235.87 at the close. Industrias Penoles Sab De CV (MX:PENOLES) declined 1.82% or 7.69 points to end at 414.00 and Grupo Aeroportuario Del CentroNorte (MX:OMAB) was down 1.78% or 1.940 points to 107.160.



MEXICO STOCKS HIGHER

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Mexico Stock Exchange by 144 to 93 and 7 ended unchanged.

Shares in Grupo Financiero Banorte (MX:GFNORTEO) rose to all time highs; gaining 1.10% or 1.270 to 117.230.

Gold Futures for August delivery was down 0.94% or 11.51 to $1211.79 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in August fell 2.55% or 1.16 to hit $44.36 a barrel, while the September Brent oil contract fell 2.64% or 1.27 to trade at $46.84 a barrel.

USD/MXN was down 0.89% to 18.0947, while EUR/MXN fell 1.05% to 20.6368.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 95.77.

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