STXNEWS LATAM-Chile stocks end up; jump 11.8 pct in Q1

Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:30pm EDT

Santiago's blue-chip IPSA stock index has ended up a preliminary 0.4 percent, clocking its biggest quarterly jump in over a year.

The index accumulated an 11.8 percent gain in the first quarter of the year, its best quarter since the July-September 2010 period, as European debt crisis fears receded and the United States showed healthier economic signals.