The dollar rose the most in two weeks against the yen as risk appetite swelled amid a higher- than-forecast gain in U.S. industrial production and as companies’ earnings topped estimates, damping demand for safety.
Yields on Brazilian interest-rate futures extended their weekly drop to the biggest since 2008 as the government planned to reduce returns on savings accounts to facilitate deeper cuts in the benchmark Selic rate.
Mexico’s peso fell after a report showing U.S. companies added the fewest number of workers in seven months added to evidence that economic growth in the Latin American nation’s biggest trading partner is slowing.
Argentina is attempting to persuade debt holders to accept a swap offer for the second time this year as the government seeks to regain access to international markets with $7 billion of foreign obligations due next year.
Mexico’s peso gained the most in two months as the Greek government’s deadline for the biggest sovereign restructuring in history passed with a majority of investors signaling their readiness to participate in the swap.
Mexico’s central bank may say this week that inflation is under control, betting the peso’s world- beating rally will curb price increases and allow policy makers to keep the overnight rate unchanged for six months.
Latin American currencies fell, sending an index tracking the region’s foreign-exchange rates to the lowest since 2003, as manufacturing gauges declined in China and the U.S., the region’s biggest trading partners.