EMERGING MARKETS-Latam FX rises on vaccine hopes, Chile’s peso bucks 4-day dropping streak

EMERGING MARKETS-Latam FX rises on vaccine hopes, Chile's peso bucks 4-day losing streak

    * Chilean peso up after central financial institution leaves charges unchanged
    * Argentina central financial institution lowers Leliq fee to 36%
    * Mexican peso outperforms Latam friends for the week

    By Shreyashi Sanyal
    Oct 16 (Reuters) - Latin American currencies rose on Friday
after Pfizer mentioned it might apply for a U.S. emergency
use of its COVID-19 vaccine in November, whereas Chile's peso rose
as its central financial institution held rates of interest regular in its newest
coverage assembly.   
    Information of Pfizer Inc's vaccine, which the drugmaker is
growing with German associate BioNTech, comes after
world markets had been jolted by the halting of two high-profiled
COVID-19 vaccine trials earlier within the week.
    The MSCI's index for Latin American currencies
 rose 0.1%, however was headed for weekly declines of
greater than 1%. 
    Chile's peso rose 1.1%, making beneficial properties for the primary
time in 5 day after the nation's central financial institution left its
benchmark fee regular at 0.5% on Thursday, sustaining its
efforts to revive the economic system following the coronavirus
    The peso was additionally supported by strengthening costs of
copper, Chile's largest export, as demand from China continued
to enhance.   
    Mexico's peso added 0.4%, and was set to outpace its
Latam friends for the week. The nation's foreign money has been
benefiting from an financial rebound in the US, its
fundamental buying and selling associate.    
     The Argentine peso held regular after the central
financial institution mentioned on Thursday it's going to decrease the benchmark Leliq fee to
36% from the earlier degree of 37%, whereas elevating the reverse
repo fee 3 factors to 30%, as a part of a wider push to harmonize
rates of interest.
    "The dearth of a transparent and complete response by the
authorities to the infamous denachoring in expectations is
making a vicious circle and resulting in a quick deterioration in
the financial state of affairs within the nation," rising markers FX
strategists at Citigroup mentioned. 
    Rising market currencies are additionally uncovered to volatility in
the run as much as the U.S. presidential elections in November, with
analysts pointing to a Democratic Sweep as essentially the most favorable
end result for these currencies.  
    The Brazilian actual weakened 0.2%, the one
decliner amongst main currencies in Latin America as buyers
remained uncertain of the federal government's means to fund a brand new
fiscal program with out surpassing its spending ceiling.     
    Key Latin American inventory indexes and currencies at 1445 GMT:
           Inventory indexes                    Newest   Each day %
 MSCI Rising Markets                      1125.00      0.4
 MSCI LatAm                                 1904.96    -0.24
 Brazil Bovespa                            99044.16    -0.01
 Mexico IPC                                37989.64    -0.18
 Chile IPSA                                 3636.77    -0.68
 Argentina MerVal                          48365.19    0.261
 Colombia COLCAP                            1162.58    -0.29
               Currencies                   Newest   Each day %
 Brazil actual                                 5.6397    -0.31
 Mexico peso                                21.2110     0.30
 Chile peso                                     796     0.90
 Colombia peso                              3845.94     0.06
 Peru sol                                    3.5748     0.17
 Argentina peso (interbank)                 77.4500     0.04
 Argentina peso (parallel)                      168     1.79
 (Reporting by Shreyashi Sanyal in Bengaluru
Enhancing by Nick Zieminski)

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